UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative awards $30,000 for faculty research and creative activities

The University of West Florida’s newly established Faculty Catalyst Initiative, recently awarded $30,000 to highly productive faculty in the area of research and creative activities. The UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative is a Pace Academic Development Award funded project that supports scholarly and creative projects and activities of successful UWF faculty. Of the 13 applications received […]

UWF MBA student places first in international business strategy competition

A University of West Florida MBA student recently earned the title of “Grand Champion” in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global competition that pits student teams against each other as they operate simulated athletic footwear companies. David Brinson, a December 2013 UWF graduate, competed against nine student teams from Florida, Alabama, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Canada and more […]

UWF College of Business to host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Friday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center on the main Pensacola campus. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The conference will feature thought-provoking session presentations and panel discussions from recognized thought-leaders. Attendees will gain knowledge about […]

UWF honors University and community leaders during Fall Commencement

The University of West Florida is hosting its Fall 2013 Commencement today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 963 students will receive bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees. During the morning ceremony, UWF President Judy Bense recognized two leaders who have made a significant impact on the University and Northwest Florida. Jerry L. Maygarden, […]

UWF Communication Arts alumnus recognized with national advertising award

University of West Florida (UWF) alumnus and current UWF staff member, Jarrett Moore, was recognized with a silver Student ADDY® Award at the 2013 American Advertising Federation (AAF) National ADDY® Awards Gala, held on June 8 in Phoenix. This is the first National Student ADDY® Award won by a University of West Florida student. The […]

UWF College of Business, Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola name 2013 Ethics in Business Award recipients

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, named the 2013 recipients of the Combined Pensacola Ethics in Business Award today during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. Ron Gillette was given the award for the small business sector (99 or fewer employees), […]

UWF recognizes successful graduates and business leaders at Spring 2013 Commencement

The University of West Florida held its Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 1,632 students received bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees. President Judy Bense addressed the graduates, recognizing them for being an essential part of the university’s current and future success. “The contributions you make in your work […]

UWF Emerald Coast recognizes 2013 graduates

The University of West Florida held its Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 107 UWF Emerald Coast students received bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Among the UWF Emerald Coast graduates was Tom Schwingle, a 66-year-old Mary Esther resident who received a bachelor’s in criminal justice. Schwingle originally started […]

University of West Florida presents 2013 Alumni Awards

The University of West Florida Alumni Association named its 2013 Alumni Award recipients during the Annual Awards Program & Celebration held April 6 during Festival on the Green. The awards are given each year in recognition of those who work to help and promote the university, the alumni association and the more than 69,000 UWF alumni. Mollye […]

UWF students make feature-length film that gains international attention

A group of University of West Florida students can now add a major accomplishment to their resumes: feature-length filmmakers and actors. Entity, a psycho thriller that is set to debut in local theaters later this year, is the brainchild of Will Phillips, a May 2012 graduate of UWF, and the result of countless volunteer hours from […]

University of West Florida top ranked in nation and Florida for CPA exam pass rates

The University of West Florida is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. for first-time pass rates by small accounting programs on the CPA exam, according to recent results released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). UWF was competing against 266 institutions classified as small programs with 10 to 20 reported candidates. […]

Pamela Bowen Schwartz gifts $25,000 scholarship endowment to UWF

University of West Florida alumna, Pamela Bowen Schwartz, recently bestowed a scholarship endowment award of $25,000 to the university. This award celebrates Teachers Connecting Schools to Community on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Florida Alpha Delta Kappa. With this award, Schwartz also pays tribute to the teachers, mentors and scholarships which have enabled her […]