UWF alumni turning science fiction into science fact

In what may seem like science fiction, two University of West Florida Chemistry alumni are working diligently to find ways to restore and re-grow damaged tissue. Benjamin Harrison,’98, admits that the research he and Sarah Genet,’08, are working on at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) stemmed from a UWF final exam question. […]

Honoring Northwest Florida’s Spanish history

Resurrecting Spanish history through the archeological study of Northwest Florida’s beginnings, University of West Florida scholars and students have continued to put pieces of the past together and also recently played a part in welcoming King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia of Spain to Pensacola as part of the city’s 450th Anniversary Celebration. “We […]

An unforgettable dream just inches away

Bringing fantasy, mischief and love to the stage, University of West Florida Theatre students will lightheartedly show audiences a happy ending in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The UWF Department of Theatre will present the production Feb. 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 22 and March 1 at […]

UWF intern learning the ropes at “The View”

Every day Keith Quinones, communication arts student, is faced with new adventures during his internship with ABC’s hit television show “The View.” Each day is unique working in a different area of production, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Some days he shadows producers or works in the editing room, control room or […]

UWF honors program enhances the student experience

Making each student one of distinction, the University of West Florida Honors Program is determined to give UWF Honors students every opportunity to thrive and learn through core programs, international travel opportunities and enriched faculty and student relationships. “The Honors Program is designed to give students educational advancement so that they can be the best […]

UWF students witness history

Believing that the best way for students to learn about history is to experience it first-hand, Patrick Moore, Public History Program director at the University of West Florida, jumped at the opportunity to lead 11 UWF students to watch the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Braving frigid weather, road blocks, intense security and overwhelming crowds, […]

Oh the places you will go

Enhancing the values of their college degrees, breaking out of their normal academic routines and traveling to places they never thought they’d experience, more than ever University of West Florida students are taking advantage of the UWF Study Abroad Program. This spring, 27 students are studying abroad. From the Netherlands to Japan to Switzerland, UWF […]

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 […]

International trade internship opens doors for UWF student

Alejandra Lopez, native of Colombia and University of West Florida senior, is all about checking things off her list of goals. Pursue her education in the United States, check. Find a university that feels like home, check. Not only has Lopez completed her check list, she’s adding to it. Now Lopez has checked the completion […]

A Cajun dream come true

Equipped with a business plan, a love of all things Cajun, a supportive family and a big push from the University of West Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Jerry Mistretta is living the life he’s always wanted. With a little help and guidance along the way, Mistretta has been able to make his dream […]

UWF alumna named Woman of the Year in technology

Working to troubleshoot an antenna that’s going to orbit our planet or personally mentoring an up-and-coming engineer, it’s no wonder Theresa Brunasso, ’82, was named “Woman of the Year in Technology” by the Georgia-based organization Women in Technology (WIT). With an unwavering commitment to the professional development of women in engineering, the University of West […]

UWF student to intern with the Department of Energy

Pensacola native and University of West Florida chemistry student Luther McDonald is getting the opportunity to explore the west coast, after receiving a prestigious internship with the Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington. McDonald is anxious for the adventure ahead and grateful for the thorough preparation he’s received from the UWF Chemistry Department. “I’m incredibly […]