Florida SBDC celebrates 45 years of service helping small businesses

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating 45 years of service helping small businesses grow and succeed. The network is sharing “45 Stories for 45 Years” using the hashtag #FloridaSBDC45 to share stories of small businesses, partners, and the greater community. “Our 45-year story is a testament to the hard work and commitment […]

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 2021 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. This is the 19th year the college and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola have sponsored the awards. “For almost 20 years, the Combined Rotary […]

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UWF to distribute $10 million in funding to businesses creating jobs in Northwest Florida

The University of West Florida is accepting applications for the Industry Resilience and Diversification Fund, a regional economic development program with the goal to distribute $10 million in funding to businesses seeking to create jobs in Northwest Florida. “UWF is honored to manage this program and the distribution of State of Florida economic development funds […]

UWF’s College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course

The University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Department, housed in UWF’s College of Business, is offering a free self-paced online certificate course for anyone interested in pursuing or advancing their career in the hospitality and tourism industry. Leaders and experts on hospitality and tourism share their industry expertise in one of the few […]

Students in Argo Investments Program gain real-world experience with unique opportunity to manage UWF Foundation Funds

Students in the University of West Florida’s College of Business are engaging in experiential learning by managing a $1-million bond fund and $500,000 stock fund in two fund management courses this year. The fund courses have been offered since Summer 2019 at UWF, but this is the first semester real money is being managed. The […]

UWF Dr. Sherry Hartnett and UWF student DaCotah

College of Business moves Executive Mentor Program online, hosts speakers virtually

Known for helping College of Business students and members of the community connect with business leaders, the Executive Mentor Program continues to provide personal and professional development opportunities, now virtually. The program, housed in UWF’s College of Business, has guided more than 50 relationships between executive mentors and mentees through the COVID-19 pandemic. College of […]

Cody Verhulst

UWF alumnus capitalizes on unique career opportunity during COVID-19 pandemic

Cody Verhulst ’19 knows the value in taking advantage of every opportunity he’s given, even when it’s presented in the middle of a global pandemic. In college, it was accepting a graduate assistant position with the University of West Florida Department of Recreation, overseeing facility operations and special events on campus, which provided the financial […]

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Supply chain operations pivot to meet consumers’ needs amid global pandemic

“Supply chain” and “logistics” have become buzzwords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer, among other items, have been hard to come by for many Americans. Now, more than ever, people are considering how the supply chain, or the network that brings goods to consumers, operates. Dr. Scott Keller, speaks with expertise on […]

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COVID-19 impact: local hospitality and tourism industry

When the COVID-19 outbreak caused local businesses to pivot and find new ways to stay afloat during the economic downturn, Dr. Alison “Ali” Green, UWF Department of Global Hospitality & Tourism Management chair and associate professor, wanted to do her part. Through her podcast, “Navigating Hospitality,” she hosts weekly virtual hospitality roundtables that bring prominent […]

Dr. Robert Perkins, professor of management and Fulbright Specialist in Entrepreneurship.

UWF assistant professor earns prestigious Fulbright Specialist designation

The University of West Florida announces that Dr. Robert Perkins has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Perkins is an assistant professor of management in the UWF College of Business. Established in 2001, the Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals abroad […]

(Pictured left to right) UWF faculty advisor Gerry Goldstein and UWF students Stacy Shrader and Morgan Jernigan

UWF MBA students earn first place for work with Pensacola business

A team of University of West Florida MBA students and alumni won first place at the Small Business Institute’s annual academic conference for their project “Hard Rock Hotel: a $270 Million Feasibility Study.” UWF students Stacy Shrader and Morgan Jernigan presented the project at the conference on Feb. 29 in New Orleans. UWF alumni Melissa […]

The 2020 Women in Leadship keynote speaker, Deshauna Barber, a former Miss USA, U.S. Army Captain and STEM graduate taking the stage

2020 Women in Leadership Conference reaches hundreds on campus and online

The seventh annual Women in Leadership conference, hosted Friday, Feb. 28 in the University of West Florida Conference Center, reached more than 430 students, young professionals and executives in attendance, along with those who watched the conference online via livestream.  “Our motivation for this highly regarded Women in Leadership Conference is to educate the next […]