UWF receives $1 million gift from Pen Air to name football field

The University of West Florida announced today a $1 million gift from Pen Air Federal Credit Union to support UWF football. The gift will name Pen Air Field, home of UWF football on the Pensacola Campus. “For 80 years, Pen Air has been giving back locally throughout the communities we serve,” said Stu Ramsey, president […]

Palafox Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to efforts of UWF alumna

The Palafox Historic District, spanning from Chase to Zaragoza streets and Spring to Tarragona streets in downtown Pensacola, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to the organizing efforts of University of West Florida public history alumna Cynthia Catellier. The National Register of Historic Places, administered through the National Park Service, […]

UWF alumnus Anthony Pelezo gifts $100,000 to football program

Alumnus and community advocate, Dr. Anthony Pelezo, will donate $100,000 to the football program at the University of West Florida. To recognize this generous gift, the UWF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has dedicated a space in the Athletic Operations Building to be named in his honor. This gift is also representative of Dr. Pelezo’s membership […]

UWF College of Education and Professional Studies Hosts 2016 Annual Showcase

The University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies recently hosted its 2016 Annual Showcase. The event was held on April 26, 2016, at Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power, located in downtown Pensacola. The event highlighted the wonderful work being done in the college and all of the achievements made in the […]

UWF College of Business and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola name 2016 Ethics in Business Award recipients

Today, the University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named Dr. Judith Bense and Dick Appleyard as the 2016 recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award. The two were honored today during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. The Ethics in Business Award is […]

UWF Executive Mentor Program continues to connect students with business leaders

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program welcomed its fourth class, matching 50 students with mentors from businesses throughout the Northwest Florida community. The Executive Mentor Program accepts new participants each fall and spring and provides mentors and mentees a unique space to learn from one another. Mentees work with executives […]

UWF alumni and friends create Holmes County Argonaut Scholarship

Alumni and friends of the University of West Florida and organizations in Holmes County, Florida have partnered to create a scholarship endowment for high school graduates to attend the University of West Florida. The goal of the Holmes County Argonaut Scholarship Program is to increase the number of students from the rural county attending the […]

UWF Alumni Association announces 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors

The University of West Florida Alumni Association recently announced its 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors. The Board consists of 11 members: Joel Balistreri ’98, Brett Barrow ’87, Jeff Bedenbaugh ’92 & ’02, Sonya Daniel ’14, Jennifer Hammond ’93 & ’95, Stephen Hester ’91, Kristie Kelley ’98 & ’99, Paul Pratofiorito ’81, Luke van Blaricom […]

UWF alumna receives Southern Criminal Justice Association award

University of West Florida alumna Kati Andrews was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association for her accomplishments at UWF. A committee from the association selected her from an array of nominees among criminal justice programs throughout the Southern region. “I’ve been to their conferences […]

Eglin Federal Credit Union endows legacy scholarships to UWF

The University of West Florida today announced two scholarship endowments from Eglin Federal Credit Union, to honor the legacy of distinguished leaders Joseph E. Majors, Sr. and Phipps McGee. “We sincerely thank Eglin Federal Credit Union for their generosity and investment in UWF,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, VP for university advancement. “The gifts will enhance […]

UWF student addresses environmental issues through NASA DEVELOP Program

A University of West Florida alumna and current graduate student Talia Smith experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent the summer participating in the NASA DEVELOP Program at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a certificate in geographic information systems, or GIS, […]

UWF College of Professional Studies recognizes alumni, community partners during Annual Showcase

The University of West Florida College of Professional Studies recently honored distinguished alumni and community partners at its 5th Annual Showcase, held at the UWF Conference Center. The event recognizes the College’s alumni who are doing great work in their fields; community partners who work closely with faculty and students to provide rich learning experiences, […]