UWF President Martha Saunders during the grand opening of the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator Grand Opening

University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship unveils new space supporting economic innovation

The University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship celebrated the grand opening of the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator, a new student work space for aspiring entrepreneurs. Located on the first floor of University Commons, the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator will help UWF students transform their ideas into reality by providing networking opportunities and expert support from faculty […]

UWF College of Business calls for Ethics in Business nominations

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is accepting nominations for the 2020 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. This is the 18th year the college and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola have sponsored the awards. “Over the past 18 years, the Combined […]

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as the 2019 recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola on Monday, May 6, 2019.

UWF College of Business calls for Ethics in Business nominations

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is accepting nominations for the 2020 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. This is the 18th year the college and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola have sponsored the awards. “Over the past 18 years, the Combined […]

UWF announces 2020 Women in Leadership conference date and keynote speaker

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host the 2020 Women in Leadership Conference on Friday, Feb., 28, 2020. Registration will open on Jan. 6, 2020. The event, which is free and open to the public, has grown in popularity since it was started in 2014. The conference will be […]

Military and Veterans Resource Center at UWF

UWF earns highest ranking to date on ‘Best for Vets’ list

The University of West Florida was recognized as a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times for the fourth consecutive year. The institution came in at No. 28 out of more than 100 four-year schools, marking its highest ranking to date. “The culture at UWF supports veterans through thoughtfully created programs designed to ease […]

The Military and Veterans Resource Center at the University of West Florida hosting an entrepreneurial class with the Veterans Florida program.

Panhandle Chambers rally to support economic growth via veterans’ entrepreneurship

Panhandle Area Chambers of Commerce have partnered with the University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center to offer no-cost entrepreneurial workshops in multiple Panhandle Cities. The Fort Walton, Pensacola, Santa Rosa, Crestview, Gulf Breeze, Niceville and Walton County chambers are hosting several UWF-MVRC-Veterans Florida led sessions that will help veterans determine if they […]

Argie, UWF's mascot, at a UWF home football game

UWF football generates $9.7 million in economic impact

An economic impact analysis completed by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida shows the 2018 football season generated an estimated $9.7 million in sales in Escambia County. The Haas Center used various inputs, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales information from UWF Athletics, student spending and other data in its calculations. Nearly […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

Nicole Gislason, interim assistant vice president of the UWF Haas Center with team members

UWF combines units, expands Haas Center

The University of West Florida announces the expansion of the UWF Haas Center in its mission to support communities with market research, workforce development and industrial innovation. The Office of Workforce and Industrial Innovation along with the Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory now operate as part of the Haas Center. The Haas Center is in its […]

UWF Haas Center to host inaugural Fall Forum

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global LLC and the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary, will be the keynote speaker when the Haas Center at the University of West Florida holds its inaugural Fall Forum. Ridge will share his thoughts about organizational resiliency and the importance of managing cyber risks in […]

The Florida SBDC at UWF named Region of the Year at annual conference

Florida SBDC at UWF wins top state awards

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida was named Region of the Year at the Florida SBDC Network’s annual conference on Tuesday, June 25. The Florida SBDC at UWF was honored out of nine regional host partner universities and colleges. Throughout 2018, the Florida SBDC at UWF delivered more than […]

Owners Matt and Devon Foresman of Smokey Jerky Quality Meats with jerkey from the the smoker.

UWF veteran entrepreneurship program graduate beefs up business

Matt Foresman began making jerky in 2014, giving samples to his friends and co-workers. People liked his product, but the U.S. Air Force veteran wasn’t sure how to transform his hobby into a viable business venture. After making the move from North Carolina to Navarre, Foresman was accepted into the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at […]