UWF alumnus awarded U.S. Patent for Profit Solver accounting technology

When launching a new business, many entrepreneurs play a guessing game in determining the price to charge for their products and services. Thanks to a new technology implemented by UWF alumnus Dan Zalta ’88, business owners can now determine the exact price to charge for products or services to cover costs and break even, or […]

UWF alumnus receives Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year award

For many military personnel, the thought of a desk job or a teaching position after retiring from their glory days in the field is a dreaded prospect. Lt. Col Bill Powley, University of West Florida alumnus, avoided teaching at all costs while on active duty, but after retiring from the U.S. Air Force he became […]

UWF graduate inducted into National Teacher Hall of Fame

Students at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach are not the only ones getting good grades these days, one of their teachers is as well. English and journalism teacher Linda Evanchyk, a 1979 graduate of the University of West Florida, was one of five teachers recently inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame […]

UWF alumna Amanda Brewer earns recognition as Rookie Teacher of the Year

Since she was a little girl watching her mother teach, Amanda Brewer knew she wanted to spend her life teaching special education. To that end, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of West Florida in 2007, and now teaches special ed. at Pea Ridge Elementary. Her enthusiasm, […]

Computer science alumnus works on NASA project

In 1969, walking on the moon was considered “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” In 2013, it’s possible that this statement may be recapitulated as “one small step for a humanoid, two giant leaps for mankind.” University of West Florida alumnus John Carff, a research associate at the Florida Institute […]

UWF alum featured in New York Times for electronic invention

A self-described “serial entrepreneur,” UWF graduate Augi Lye has accomplished more than the average 31-one-year old. In early 2007, only one year after graduating from UWF with a degree in electrical engineering, Lye launched ToneRite, Inc. The company, which was recently featured in The New York Times, specializes in providing musicians with advanced play-in devices. […]

Alumni profile – Joe Martin: “The Educator Motivator”

When Joe Martin Jr., a 1990 communications arts graduate of UWF, was 17, he devised a 33-year plan for his future. Though his career reflects little of what was outlined in his original plan, he is not complaining. He would not complain anyway – he’s a motivational speaker. For the past eight years, Martin, based […]

From UWF to CIO of Fortune 500 company

The University of West Florida has thousands of successful alumni. Tom Keiser is no exception. Keiser graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s in systems science – Business (equivalent to the current management information systems degree program). Today, he is the executive vice president and chief information officer for Gap Inc. responsible for the technology organization […]

Nominations sought for Annual Alumni Awards

The University of West Florida National Alumni Association is gearing up for their 2010 Annual Alumni Awards Recognition Program, which will take place Saturday, March 27 on UWF’s Main Campus in the Conference Center. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the event. The program serves to recognize those who work to help and promote […]

Career Services caters to job-hunting seniors, alumni and others

Soon-to-be-graduates need not fret if they are without a job, but they do need to pay a visit to Career Services on campus. “We try to provide the tools necessary for their next step, whatever that next step might be, whether that is getting a job or attending graduate school,” Lauren Loeffler, director of Career […]

System science alumna: 30 years later

Since graduating from the University of West Florida in 1979 with bachelor degrees in math and systems science, alumna Diane Bourg has enjoyed a diverse career. From working on satellite tracking and control, to computer telephony, to hot air ballooning, she attributes her education for enabling her to engage in such scientific pursuits. Bourg reflects […]

The thrill is not gone for bestselling alumnus author

After spending a number of years as a freelance writer reviewing fiction for newspapers, University of West Florida Alumnus Joe Moore had an epiphany. He started to believe that he could write books as well as many of the writers whose work he was reading. His novel conviction combined with immense creativity has led him […]