UWF center connects graduate students to the community

In 2007, the University of West Florida Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Center opened its doors to graduate students to provide valuable opportunities for community-based research projects. Serving as liaisons with community organizations, students gain hands-on research skills while providing crucial information to local agencies. “One of the biggest benefits of the CORAL Center […]

Public awareness campaign shares UWF’s story

Did you know that UWF’s estimated economic impact on Northwest Florida is $650 million? Or that approximately 25,000 UWF graduates live and work in Northwest Florida? After four decades of working diligently within the community to build a prestigious regional institution that is dedicated to shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, UWF is confident and […]

UWF alum soccer star living out his dream

Drafted 43rd overall by the Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA in the 2008 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, University of West Florida alumnus Keith Savage, Physical Education ’07, almost immediately stepped off the UWF soccer field and leapt into the national soccer scene, grabbing the opportunity to live out the dream that his coaches, […]

Making the connection: UWF alumni mentoring program

Connecting UWF alumni with current students, UWF is implementing an interactive way for alumni to reach out and give back to their alma mater. The program, initiated by Alumni Relations and Career Services, allows UWF students to meet with alumni to ask for advice in their career fields of interest. “The mentoring program is an […]

An international internship to remember

After simply stating “I want to do an internship overseas,” Jonathan Zedonek, University of West Florida Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management major, was pointed in the right direction by his professors, and before he knew it, he was on a plane to Seoul, South Korea. Zedonek was one of 25 students nationwide selected for an […]

UWF to offer master’s in social work

The National Association of Social Work’s Center for Workforce Studies predicts a shortage of Licensed Clinical Social Workers to meet the needs of organizations serving children and families in coming years. To assist the need for licensed social workers in the region, the University of West Florida will now offer a master’s degree in social […]

UWF welcomes new and returning students

Tears were shed. Boxes were unpacked. A wide assortment of nervous, anxious and excited smiles were displayed. These were just some of many images portrayed by students, parents and families during move-in day at the University of West Florida. The smiles grew bigger as families who arrived that morning realized that UWF students, faculty and […]

UWF student interns with District Department of the Environment

While many of his peers were getting ready to hit the beach, University of West Florida Legal Studies major Alex Krivosheyev was waiting at the metro station, preparing for a day of investigating, reviewing and assisting professionals, getting a real-world glimpse of his future career opportunities. Krivosheyev always made sure to be on time for […]

Public relations class earns “Golden Image Award”

“Leave no one unfed” is the mission of the Manna organization, a non-profit food pantry and gardens committed to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Challenged to develop a comprehensive campaign to promote Manna’s mission and garner increased support for the organization, a University of West Florida Public Relations class was recently awarded […]

UWF faculty member consulting for Beijing Olympics

University of West Florida faculty member Charlie Song, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science (HLES), is serving as a senior consultant for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Song works to help the Beijing government utilize the Olympics as a development and growth opportunity for the city of Beijing, even after the games end. Song is bringing his […]

Serving those who serve us

Reaching across Pensacola and the Emerald Coast, the University of West Florida is at the hub of a thriving military community. Using their time to not only train and serve our country, military service members are taking advantage of programs offered through UWF’s Online Campus, harnessing their skills to utilize on the job and in […]

Welcoming new students in style

Designed to introduce incoming students to the academic and social cultures of campus life, the University of West Florida’s New Student Orientation is helping students step out of their high school comfort zones and onto the pathway towards their college careers. Welcoming students with a pep rally full of cheers, step routines and dance show-downs […]