UWF to host human capital consultant, former higher education executive for lecture on women and leadership

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs, Office of Equity and Diversity, Women’s Leadership Initiatives and University College have partnered to host Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Frances Lucas Consulting, as she presents, “Lessons Learned: One Woman’s Leadership Journey in Higher Education.” The lecture will take place on May 10, 2016, from 3 […]

UWF students two of 13 nationwide selected to receive endowed scholarship from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Two University of West Florida seniors, Pristine Kirkconnell (left) and Chiena Whitt (below), were recently selected to receive endowed scholarships from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program, an honor bestowed to only 13 students nationwide. The ACS Scholars Program is observing its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the society began raising funds to endow […]

UWF President hosts 2015 State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Judith Bense presented the 2015 State of the University address today, providing an update on the University’s recent accomplishments, as well as priorities and initiatives for the 2015-16 academic year. Bense began her address with a recap of University accomplishments from the 2014-15 year, including the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement […]

UWF receives $1.46 million federal grant for student support services program

The University of West Florida’s 21st Century Scholars program in the Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs was awarded a $1.46 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the TRiO Student Support Services program. The five-year grant will support staff and resources that will help eligible students achieve a high level […]

UWF Army ROTC student named Honor Graduate at Basic Airborne Course

Cadet Hakeem Douglas, a student in the University of West Florida Army ROTC program, was named Honor Graduate at a Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. The course took place from June 24 through July 17, and Douglas was selected as best in class in a group of more than 400 soldiers and cadets. […]

UWF libraries recognized by national information literacy database

A committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries recently recognized the University of West Florida’s John C. Pace Library for a large-scale information literacy tutorial project that will now be included in its national “Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online” (PRIMO) database. Made possible with funding from a 2013 Pace Academic Development Award, the tutorials […]

UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center awards scholarships to seven students

The University of West Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center awarded scholarships to seven students who are military veterans or dependents of active or retired military at the center’s annual scholarship luncheon held on Wednesday, July 29. The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment, Buzz and Larue Ambersley Memorial Scholarship and the Navy […]

UWF develops second nursing cohort to meet workforce demand

The University of West Florida has approved the development of a second cohort for pre-licensure BSN nursing students to meet the increasing needs of the local workforce. The new cohort, set to begin in Spring 2016, is expected to add 30 to 40 nursing students to the first cohort’s average of 60 students admitted each […]

UWF to offer new degree program in supply chain logistics management

Students at the University of West Florida will soon have the opportunity to earn a degree in Supply Chain Logistics Management as the department of marketing and economics prepares to offer high quality and highly practical logistics courses that produce skills desired by industry managers making new-hire decisions. Although the University has offered various logistics […]

UWF graduates 2014-15 LEAD: the Staff Version class

Today, the University of West Florida hosted a graduation ceremony for its 2014-15 graduates of LEAD: the Staff Version program. LEAD (leadership, enhancement, activities and development) is a ten month-long UWF leadership program designed for University staff to cultivate opportunities for leadership development. Approximately 15 participants are selected annually to take part in monthly leadership […]

Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola and UWF College of Business name 2015 Ethics in Business Award recipients

The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola and the University of West Florida College of Business named the 2015 recipients of the Annual Ethics in Business Award today during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. Michael Murdoch was given the award for the large business sector (50 or more employees), while Heidi Blair […]

UWF to host National Writing Project summer institute for educators

The University of West Florida and Escambia County School District are set to host a Summer Invitational Institute for educators June 8-25, 2015, as part of ongoing efforts to become a National Writing Project site. The three-week workshop invites teachers to become students, immersing participants in engaging writing activities to create innovative and motivating curriculum […]