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 […]

UWF business logistics students at the top of their game

University of West Florida business logistics students Andrew Blevins, Annalee Chiswell and Melida Mendez traveled to East Lansing, Mich., in April to compete against the world’s top logistics students at the 2009 Supply Chain Challenge. The challenge was hosted by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical, Motorola, Shell Oil, Flextronics, IBM, GM and Chrysler. By creating […]

Legal studies student ready for future career

“Surprise, surprise, right in your eyes!,” exclaimed Logan McEwen to Kimberly Tatum, University of West Florida assistant professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, when the UWF Mock Trial Team captured the Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association Award at the East Coast Regional Tournament. McEwen, a UWF senior majoring in Legal Studies, was […]

UWF alumnus appointed to State Board of Accountancy

University of West Florida accounting alumnus and Destin business leader Steve Riggs, ’76, a partner and member of the executive committee of Carr-Riggs-Ingram, one of the largest accounting firms in the United States, was recently appointed to the Florida State Board of Accountancy by Gov. Charlie Crist. Riggs will serve a four-year term in the […]

Business booming for UWF students

For the University of West Florida College of Business, life is good. Students in the program have placed first in national competitions, scored nationally on the ETS Major Field Test in Business and are being recruited by corporate giants like Shell Oil, Exxon, General Motors and Home Depot. On top of that, the College of […]

UWF students play integral role in Social Security Administration pilot program

Seizing the chance to work with Pensacola’s District Social Security office, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller’s office, University of West Florida students from the Department of Communication Arts received the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real world situation. After months of research, UWF students helped create an information campaign to increase […]

UWF lends a helping hand to local Job Development Center

Not only driven to help students take big steps towards their futures, the University of West Florida is also making sure to continue reaching out to the community to offer help and assistance to local organizations. Recently in collaboration with the Century Community Development Partnership Inc. (CCDP), UWF donated 20 computers, a chalk board and […]