Hunter Lyons

Turbulent childhood in rearview mirror for thankful UWF student

Hunter Lyons is building an impressive resume as a student leader at the University of West Florida and positioning himself for a bright future—which didn’t seem remotely possible during his turbulent childhood. The 2017 Pine Forest High School graduate spent much of his youth in the foster care system, lacking the typical, central support system […]

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence

‘Miracle baby’ epitomizes Argo Spirit

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence describes himself as a “miracle baby.” His mother was diagnosed with advanced multiple sclerosis while pregnant with him and died from complications three days after his 5th birthday. Lawrence lost his mother at a young age, but he said she positively influenced him in their precious few years […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with 2019 UWF National Merit Finalists Adeline Watson and Shane Durepo

UWF welcomes third consecutive class of National Merit Finalists

The University of West Florida welcomed its third consecutive class of National Merit Finalists this fall, for a total of nine finalists enrolled since fall 2017. Adeline Watson and Shane Durepo were among approximately 16,000 students across the country who met the requirements for Finalist standing, out of an estimated 1.6 million high school juniors […]

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UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

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