UWF public relations students recognized at state competition

Ten University of West Florida students recently earned the 2012 Florida Public Relations Association Award of Distinction for their campaign for the Pensacola Museum of Art. Eight of the students accepted the award on Aug. 7 at the 74th annual Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) conference in St. Augustine. The competition is open to all […]

UWF receives $2.75 million planned gift commitment

University of West Florida graduate, John Switzer recently committed a planned gift valued at $2.75 million, one of the largest contributions in UWF history. The gift will provide support to the College of Business and UWF Athletics. “John’s planned gift commitment of $2.75 million to UWF represents one of the largest bequests to the institution […]

UWF Military Veterans Resource Center awards six scholarships

The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) recently awarded six scholarships to military veterans and families of veterans. Two of the scholarships came from private donations, and four were awarded through a donation from the First Command Educational Fund (FCEF), a nonprofit, public charity dedicated to improving financial literacy through scholarships […]

UWF to host sixth annual alumni golf tournament

The University of West Florida will host the sixth annual Alumni Scholarship Classic tournament Friday, Sept. 28 at Scenic Hills Country Club. All of the proceeds from the tournament will fund UWF student scholarships. Last year, the tournament raised $8,300, for a total of $36,000 over a six-year period. “The Annual Alumni Scholarship Classic has […]

UWF included in list of Great Colleges to Work For

The University of West Florida is listed as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, according to a survey recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results are based on a survey of 47,000 participants from 294 colleges and universities. Only 103 institutions gained recognition for specific best practices and policies. The […]

UWF Office of Economic Development and Engagement partners with state, community and Navy Federal Credit Union to bring jobs to the region

The Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida announces the funding of $680,000 for the addition of 700 jobs at Navy Federal Credit Union. This is the first economic development announcement that includes funding from the Industry Recruitment, Retention & Expansion Fund Grant Program (IRREF). This program is available to […]

UWF hosts first Super ACE teacher training held at National Flight Academy USS Argo

 The University of West Florida is hosting the inaugural teacher training session at the National Flight Academy (NFA) USS Argo, the first Super Aviation Classroom Experience (ACE) facility. The training will take place July 30 through August 3 in Building 77, Room 145 at the UWF main campus. The training program, developed at UWF, will […]

UWF business student receives $54,000 NOAA contract

Caleb Waller is majoring in business at the University of West Florida (UWF), taking summer classes and is interested in videography. He and his friend Sean Cullen, are currently working on a Federal Government contract to produce informational videos for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The contract will total more than $54,000. The […]

UWF receives grant from BP Oil Spill for mental and behavioral health counseling

Glenn Rohrer, Ph.D., chair of the Social Work Department at the University of West Florida (UWF), has been awarded a $5.04 million grant over five years to fund mental and behavioral health treatment and longer-term supportive services to people and communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Rohrer is the project leader of the […]

Jeff Schmitt wins NIRSA Horace Moody Award

The 2012 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Annual Conference honored UWF’s Jeff Schmitt, associate director of Recreation and Sports Services, with the Region II Horace Moody Award. The Horace Moody Award recognizes and applauds professional members who have made contributions to student development by their encouragement, support and performance. “Jeff’s motivation and involvement in NIRSA […]

Dr. Gayle Baugh appointed editor of Group & Organization Management

Dr. Gayle Baugh, associate professor, Management/MIS, has been appointed editor of the prestigious journal titled “Group and Organization Management” for a period of three years from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014. The journal, published by Sage Publications group, focuses on articles that extend management and organization theory and addresses practitioner implications. The journal […]

Jane Halonen publishes textbook on college success

The 7th edition of Jane Halonen’s college textbook, “Your Guide to College Success” was recently published. The book is currently used in UWF’s freshmen Academic Foundations class, and is a “you can do this” guide to surviving college, according to Halonen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “This book is for students trying […]