Dr. Raid Amin, a distinguished university professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, stands before a map where his research has identified high rates of breast cancer death in America.

UWF study uncovers US counties with high mortality rates and incidences of breast cancer

A research team from the University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has identified geographical areas of unusually high rates of mortality and incidences of breast cancer. The surveillance study locates cancer “hot spots” and provides health officials with valuable information about where additional attention and proactive measures could be taken. […]

UWF graduate poses in front of the archway on the Pensacola campus.

UWF rises to top two in Florida State University System

The Florida Board of Governors named the University of West Florida as a top-performing public university for the third consecutive year, securing a spot in the top two. The University earned 94 points out of the 100-point scale in the Board’s performance-based funding model results from the 2018-19 academic year. UWF scored its highest point […]

Owners Matt and Devon Foresman of Smokey Jerky Quality Meats with jerkey from the the smoker.

UWF veteran entrepreneurship program graduate beefs up business

Matt Foresman began making jerky in 2014, giving samples to his friends and co-workers. People liked his product, but the U.S. Air Force veteran wasn’t sure how to transform his hobby into a viable business venture. After making the move from North Carolina to Navarre, Foresman was accepted into the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at […]

UWF President honored with national higher education career services award

For her forward-thinking leadership in support of career services education, University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders is the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Champion Award recipient. The national award is bestowed upon one college or university president or chancellor from an accredited institution of higher education. The NACE Honors […]

Dr. El-Sheikh presenting at NATO

UWF showcases cybersecurity initiatives on international stage at NATO cyber defence conference

Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the NATO Cyber Defence project, the University of West Florida showcased its cybersecurity initiatives this month on the international stage at the 5th NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, UWF Center for Cybersecurity director, presented both at the conference and the […]

UWF Archaeology Field School students conduct shovel testing

UWF faculty recognized for commitment to historic preservation Bense awarded prestigious honor

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bense was one of three UWF faculty members honored during the 41st Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony, held May 17 at the Pensacola […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders and UWF Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson

UWF Student Body President elected chair of Florida Student Association

The Florida Student Association elected University of West Florida Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson to serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year. The FSA is an organization representing more than 300,000 students in the State University System. As chair, Johnson will serve as the student representative and a voting member of the Florida State […]

UWF announces Spring 2019 President’s, Dean’s Lists

A total of 2,611 undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2019 semester at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists. The Spring 2019 President’s List features 1,108 students enrolled in at least six credit hours who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher. The Spring 2019 Dean’s List […]

Olevia McNally and David Apple, recipients of the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards, posing for a photo with rotary leaders during the seventeenth annual event held on May 6 at New World Landing in Downtown Pensacola.

UWF College of Business and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola name 2019 Ethics in Business Award recipients

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as this year’s recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. The Ethics in Business Award recognizes […]

UWF Dance Marathon Executive Board members present check to Pensacola's Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

UWF Dance Marathon raises more than $55,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The seventh annual University of West Florida Dance Marathon raised $55,261.02 on March 23 in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. All proceeds from UWF’s event will be donated to Pensacola’s Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred […]

UWF student holds Argie cut-out in honor of Day of Giving during UWF Founders Week

UWF surpasses goal number of donors during second annual Day of Giving 

The University of West Florida hosted its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 18, raising more than $130,000 from 1,120 donors across the country. With a theme of “double the goal, double the impact,” the University built upon the success of last year’s event by doubling the goal number of donors during the […]

Cybersecurity executives collaborate to address evolving cyberthreat landscape

Tasked with thwarting an evolving cyberthreat landscape but limited by a critical national workforce shortage, National Security Agency Executive Director Harry Coker Jr. and 300 other executives from across the county convened in Pensacola, Florida, in search of answers. “We absolutely need more cybersecurity professionals that are trained properly and can protect our world,” Coker […]