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 […]

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 […]