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 […]

UWF College of Business AACSB accreditation renewed

The University of West Florida College of Business has achieved accreditation renewal for its undergraduate business degree programs and its graduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accreditation agency for business schools. Only 15 percent of business […]

A festival for the eyes and ears

Jazz. Art. Sun. Food. The perfect combination for any event is just a glance at what’s to come for the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green April 4 and 5 on the UWF Main Campus. Students, local artists and many campus community members will come together to presents works through crafts, music […]

Studers gift $2.25 million to support Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that Quint and Rishy Studer have gifted $2.25 million to support the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The gift to the UWF Foundation will be submitted for a dollar-for-dollar match through the state of Florida’s Alec P. Courtelis program for […]

$1 million gift names aquarium exhibit at Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that the Lamar, Switzer and Reilly families have donated $1 million to name the Ocean Aquarium Exhibit at the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The aquarium will be named the Charles W. Lamar Sr. Ocean Aquarium. The gift to the […]