UWF College of Business inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class

The University of West Florida College of Business inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class on Friday, Nov. 12 at the UWF Conference Center as part of the Impact Weekend festivities. “Congratulations to the 10 distinguished inductees on this prestigious honor,” College of Business Dean Richard Fountain said. “Their extraordinary success in business is superseded […]

UWF alumnus overcomes depression, inspires others as mental health speaker, author

As the future he envisioned started slipping away and a sense of failure consumed his thoughts, Abraham Sculley ’19 fell into a dark place his freshman year at UWF. Then came a phone call. The phone call. Sculley dodged calls and texts from this persistent friend for weeks, but on that night in 2014, he […]

Fall 2020 cybersecurity graduate ‘destined for big things’ at IBM

In summer 2019, Michael Mitchell interned at IBM and soon after accepted a position with a six-figure salary on the contingency that he complete his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree at the University of West Florida. Mitchell held true to his word, earning his degree, and on Saturday, Dec. 12, he plans to watch […]

2020 Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards

UWF hosts first virtual Spirit of UWF Awards ceremony

The University of West Florida hosted the first ever virtual 2020 Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards ceremony on Oct. 24. The annual awards presentation was an online streaming event, featuring a compilation of videos from presenters and awards recipients sharing notable work done by UWF staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members. “As […]

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New partnership connects UWF students and alumni with employers for micro-internships

The University of West Florida’s Office of Career Development and Community Engagement has partnered with Parker Dewey to help students and alumni gain meaningful job experience and launch their careers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Parker Dewey offers a platform to connect current students with employers to complete micro-internships, which are paid assignments similar to […]

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UWF alumnus capitalizes on unique career opportunity during COVID-19 pandemic

Cody Verhulst ’19 knows the value in taking advantage of every opportunity he’s given, even when it’s presented in the middle of a global pandemic. In college, it was accepting a graduate assistant position with the University of West Florida Department of Recreation, overseeing facility operations and special events on campus, which provided the financial […]

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Complete Florida director at UWF earns statewide recognition with innovator award

The Florida College Access Network has named Dr. Michelle Horton, director of Complete Florida and interim assistant vice president of online innovation at the University of West Florida, as a 2020 Workforce Education Awards recipient. The Workforce Education Innovator Awards honor school, community and business leaders, and professionals who strive to prepare students of all […]

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Nominations open for Spirit of UWF and Alumni Awards

The University of West Florida recognizes those who make a difference at UWF and in their communities through the Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards. Those eligible for nomination include alumni, friends, faculty and staff of the University. These awards are presented in collaboration with the UWF Alumni Association and the UWF Office of […]

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UWF veteran entrepreneurship program graduate beefs up business

Matt Foresman began making jerky in 2014, giving samples to his friends and co-workers. People liked his product, but the U.S. Air Force veteran wasn’t sure how to transform his hobby into a viable business venture. After making the move from North Carolina to Navarre, Foresman was accepted into the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at […]

Jeff Weeks, financial advisor and first vice president-investment officer at Wells Fargo Advisors and UWF alumnus, donated $50,000 to the UWF Foundation and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities on Monday, April 8, 2019, in honor of his father, William "Bill" Weeks.

UWF alumnus honors father by providing scholarships to UWF students

The University of West Florida received a $50,000 gift from UWF alumnus Jeff Weeks to establish the William J. “Bill” Weeks Endowment Scholarship in honor of his father. The scholarship is reserved for first-generation college students majoring in fine arts, performing arts or communications within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. To qualify, […]

UWF celebrates donors, fosters connections at Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

The University of West Florida’s Division of University Advancement recognized donors who are helping students achieve their dreams at the inaugural Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, at the UWF Conference Center. The luncheon fostered a special opportunity for donors to meet the students whose lives are being changed by their generosity. “Events like […]

UWF announces Fall 2018 President’s, Dean’s Lists

More than 2,500 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2018 semester, earning a GPA of 3.50 or higher. The President’s List features 1,004 students who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher and were enrolled in at least six credit […]