UWF professor’s microbe research could come into play in oil spill aftermath

Microbial research at the University of West Florida in the past two decades could be a vital resource in the aftermath of continuing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. UWF crews have been collecting water and sand samples from specific locations in the area for the past two weeks in order to establish […]

UWF Environmental Studies instructor helps monitor Pensacola shoreline

Chasidy Hobbs, an environmental studies instructor at the University of West Florida since becoming a graduate teaching assistant in 2006, says she “loves having the opportunity to help students see the big picture and interconnectedness of our lives and the world around us.” As executive director of Emerald Coastkeeper of Pensacola, a non-profit member of […]

UWF faculty collect research samples in oil spill’s wake

University of West Florida faculty members from the university’s Center for Environmental Diagnostic and Bioremediation have begun local research into the potential impacts of the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana that began April 20. Dr. Richard Snyder, biology professor and director of the CEDB, said water from offshore as well as sand from […]

UWF partners with Ford to provide next generation education

This month, the University of West Florida, along with the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Northwest Florida Next Generation Learning Community, announced its partnership with the Ford Motor Company to serve as a Resource Hub Provider for Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS). Ford PAS is an educational program sponsored by Ford Motor […]

UWF helps launch Economic Development Council Innovation Center

New development is critical to building a strong economy. Understanding this, the University of West Florida Emerald Coast partnered with the Okaloosa Economic De­velopment Council and School Board to de­velop and launch the Economic Development Council Innovation Center. The goal of the center is to cultivate and strengthen the development of technology-based start-up companies in […]

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 […]

Mock trial courtroom will serve as learning laboratory

The new mock trial courtroom at the University of West Florida may not be real, but the possibilities it creates are very real, according to those gathered to celebrate its dedication. A former professor at UWF, Judge Ross Goodman, 1st Judicial Circuit, was present at a retreat years ago when the idea of a mock […]

Program grooms students for Service and Tourism Industry

The University of West Florida Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management program, now in its sixth year, is attracting a significant number of students with its promises of high hire-ability and beachfront workplace possibilities. Graduates of the program are managing restaurants, greeting tourists, planning weddings  and patrolling parks all along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. […]

UWF Haas Center analyzes regional needs

Understanding the local economy is critical to economic growth and vitality. That’s where the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, a part of the University of West Florida College of Business, comes in handy. The Haas Center collects, analyzes and distributes information about the Northwest Florida region and provides basic data services to […]

UWF MBA alumna putting degree to work

The University of West Florida Master of Business Administration Program is a top-notch program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 15 percent of programs around the world have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education. Because UWF’s academic excellence is exceptionally high, MBA graduates have a great […]

Students study logistics and business in China

Business students have read about the global economy, however, true understanding requires getting out of the classroom. That is why Scott Keller, associate professor of Marketing and Logistics, took 20 UWF business students to China for three weeks during the month of May. “This experience enriched the students’ understanding of logistics and business at a […]

UWF honors student researches Congressional Black Caucus

For Angelica Jenkins, senior majoring in Criminal Justice, being a member of the University of West Florida Honors Program has definitely had its perks. With her sights set on a career in law, the ambitious and energetic young woman has already had the chance to meet and talk with some of the leading policy makers […]