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 […]

Fall 2018 graduates celebrating UWF's 100,000th degree

UWF to confer 100,000th degree at Fall 2018 Commencement

The University of West Florida will celebrate a significant milestone at the Fall 2018 Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 15, awarding the 100,000th degree since the institution opened in 1967. “Fifty-one years ago, UWF opened its doors and classes began,” said President Martha Saunders. “At our first graduation ceremony in June 1968, 58 graduates received their […]

Gift from UWF alumnus names University Park Center, establishes scholarships

Gift from UWF alumnus names University Park Center, establishes scholarships

The University of West Florida has announced a major gift to name University Park Center the Darrell Gooden Center and establish scholarships for UWF students, in honor of UWF alumnus Darrell Gooden and his wife, Debbie Gooden. The Goodens’ gift commitment, along with their planned gift, are a continuation of Darrell Gooden’s legacy at UWF. […]

A chemistry class at the University of West Florida.

Chemistry success starts at UWF

Two students who were part of the first group of UWF Chemistry Scholars have recently earned their doctorate in biochemistry. Janae Baptiste, ’13 and Josh Brown, ’12 both attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for their doctoral studies. Baptiste, a biochemistry major at UWF, now serves as a post-doctoral research associate and adjunct professor […]

UWF graduate makes her mark at Marten Transport

After graduating from the supply chain logistics program at UWF, DaCotah Ledbetter landed a job at Marten Transport. Less than a year later, she has helped start a new division, received a promotion and embodied UWF’s goal of producing workforce-ready graduates.  During her short tenure with Marten Transport, Ledbetter has also helped three additional graduates […]

UWF announces spring President’s, Dean’s Lists

More than 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2018 semester at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists. The Spring 2018 President’s List features 1,238 students who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher and were enrolled in at least six credit hours. The Spring 2018 Dean’s […]

UWF Spring Commencement celebrates graduates, honors Quint and Rishy Studer

The University of West Florida hosted its Spring 2018 Commencement Saturday, May 5 at the Pensacola Bay Center. Addressing approximately 1,500 graduates, UWF President Martha D. Saunders commended the students’ achievements and contributions to the University.  “We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments,” Saunders said. “Today we join with their professors, families […]

UWF’s inaugural Day of Giving raises more than $113,000 from over 900 donors

The University of West Florida hosted its inaugural Day of Giving event on Thursday, April 19, raising more than $113,000. Over 900 people donated online and in-person on campus, during UWF’s first ever 24-hour fundraising initiative. Day of Giving is an online, social-media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and […]

UWF alumnus Darrell Gooden invests $100,000 in UWF football

University of West Florida alumnus Darrell Gooden, founder of Gooden Homes, has gifted $100,000 to the UWF football program. Gooden’s contribution will help address the growing program’s facility and equipment needs. In recognition of the generous gift, the UWF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will name the new Student-Athlete Academic Center in his honor. “This is […]

UWF Fall 2016 Commencement honors John Appleyard, marks milestone for Bense

The University of West Florida hosted its Fall 2016 Commencement today at the Pensacola Bay Center. Addressing the graduates, UWF President Judy Bense noted the significance of Commencement ceremonies in marking a momentous milestone from college to career. She emphasized the unique importance of this Commencement in her own life, as well. “Today, I’m preparing […]

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 […]