Nominations open for UWF Alumni Awards

The University of West Florida Alumni Association has an Annual Awards and Recognition Program for those who make a difference to the Alumni Association, the university and/or their respective communities. 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 […]

Alumnus contributes to Grammy-winning children’s album

University of West Florida (UWF) graduate, Michael DeMaria, 82’ was a contributing artist on the Grammy-winning children’s album, “All About Bullies… Big and Small.” The winners were announced Feb. 12 at the Grammy’s in California. This is DeMaria’s fourth Grammy nomination and his first win. His album titled, “Gaia,” was nominated for Best New-Age Album […]

Faculty and alumna publish research on Taser use

University of West Florida Associate Professor Matt Crow and former graduate teaching assistant, Brittany Adrion, were recently published in Police Quarterly for their research on police use of force and taser use. Crow, who is also the assistant director of the School of Justice Studies & Social Work, worked alongside Adrion for nearly eight months compiling […]

Late airman’s patriotism lives on through his graduating daughter

April May, a University of West Florida global marketing student, will walk across the stage at this fall’s commencement ceremony Dec. 10 knowing that she has made herself and her parents proud. May explained that it was a culmination of support from her parents, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and her College of Business professors […]

UWF Alumni Association Presents Annual Awards

By Josh Newby, University Communications The University of West Florida Alumni Association named its 2011 alumni award recipients during the Annual Awards Program and Celebration held April 2 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 […]

Five Questions with Alumnus Chris Musto

By Lauren Haggett, University Communications From studying chemistry in the labs at UWF to testing fireworks and children’s toys for safety for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chris Musto, B.S. ’06, has gone far since he graduated from UWF. Musto earned his degree in chemistry and now works for the CPSC in Washington D.C. […]

UWF alumnus wins regional Emmy award

By Josh Newby, University Communications Michael Wolcott, a ‘02 alumnus and producer on the show “Loma Linda 360,” won an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “Loma Linda 360” was named the best health/sciences program and best magazine program in the region at the 37th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. […]

Five Questions with Alumnus Steve Siegert

By Josh Newby, University Communications Steve Siegert, B.A. ’72, recently attended the University of West Florida’s victory at the NCAA Division II baseball national championship in Cary, N.C. Siegert graduated from UWF with a degree in Psychology and said that he was very proud of his alma mater and hopes this does great things for […]

UWF graduate turns storm chaser

By Lauren Haggett, University Communications A graduate of the University of West Florida is now living life on the edge as a storm chaser. Jim Edds, a 1984 chemistry graduate, discovered his true calling in life after working as a research chemist in Pensacola in 1992. Today, he is his own boss following his dreams […]

Five Questions with Alumnus Don DeLucia

By Josh Newby, University Communications Capt. Don DeLucia, B.S. ’70, was recently named Public Information Officer of the year by the Florida Association of Public Information Officers. The 29-year department veteran serves as a liaison between the fire department in Palm Beach County and the media. He also promotes the department and ensures that the […]

Five Questions with Alumnus Paul Bowers, CEO of Georgia Power

Mr. Bowers was named chief executive officer of Georgia Power on Jan. 1. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest producers of electricity. He also serves as executive vice president of Southern Company. Mr. Bowers is a graduate of the class of 1978. Q. You are now COO […]

UWF alum accepts opportunity in D.C.

Elona Jouben a graduate of the University of West Florida, who majored in political science in 2000 and legal studies/pre-law in 2006, has recently accepted a position as a paralegal/program assistant position with the American Association of University Professors in Washington, D.C. The AAUP, founded in 1915, is a national organization that is active in […]