UWF hosts Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards ceremony

The University of West Florida hosted the 2023 Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards ceremony on Oct. 6 at the Museum of Commerce in Historic Pensacola. The awards recognize those who work to contribute to the University, improve their communities and promote the Alumni Association. “We are proud to celebrate the distinguished achievements of […]

UWF enters into Educational Service Agreement to support certificate program partnership with U.S. Navy

The University of West Florida Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz Center for Leadership, in collaboration with the UWF College of Business MBA Program and Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, is providing graduate education to more than 200 student naval aviators. Launched this fall, UWF recently received $1,211,196 from the U.S. Navy to provide […]

UWF receives approval for Triumph grant to address nursing workforce demands

The University of West Florida is positioned to fill projected gaps in the Northwest Florida nursing workforce, following the final approval of a $6,685,757 Triumph grant. Details of the grant were approved on Sept. 28, 2023. Triumph Gulf Coast’s board of directors tentatively approved of the award in June. “This new funding will enhance nursing […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders touts enrollment growth, provides vision for the future during State of the University address

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders reflected on the institution’s accomplishments from the past year and outlined plans for the future during her 2023 State of the University address on Sept. 28, 2023. Saunders addressed students, faculty and staff in the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre. “The good ship […]

UWF welcomes three National Merit Finalists and top scholarship recipients to campus

The University of West Florida welcomed its sixth class of National Merit Finalists this fall, for a total of 14 students since 2017. Julia Allgeyer, Aiden Black and Alana Davis were among approximately 15,000 students across the country who met the requirements for Finalist standing, out of an estimated 1.5 million high school juniors who […]

UWF ranks top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools – Regional South Rankings

For the second consecutive year, the University of West Florida ranks in the top 10 public institutions in the region by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2024 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 18. “We are pleased that our high-quality programs and the opportunities we provide students are reflected in these national rankings,” […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity awarded ​$8.3 million grant to launch cybersecurity training program for Florida state and local government personnel

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity received an $8.3 million grant to launch the UWF Florida Cybersecurity Training Program to provide free cybersecurity training for state and local government personnel. “We are honored to ​​strengthen Florida’s cyber-ready workforce​ by equipping public sector personnel with up-to-date industry certifications​, knowledge and​ skills​,” said Dr. Eman […]

UWF named ‘Great College to Work For’ for 11th year

The University of West Florida was named a 2023 “Great College to Work For,” for the 11th year, with special designation as an Honor Roll institution for the fifth straight year. “Our talented faculty and staff, at every level, are engaged in the success of our students and the University,” said UWF President Martha D. […]

UWF engineering students develop software to improve military intelligence gathering

Students in the UWF Dr. Muhammad Harunur Rashid Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are working with the Air Force Research Laboratory to improve battlefield intelligence gathering by creating a machine-learning algorithm. As part of their capstone project, seniors Nathan Harris and Bradley Edgar, are analyzing and training an algorithm to automatically identify military equipment […]

UWF students explore the human body with new high-tech virtual dissection tables

The University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health has acquired three technologically-advanced anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tables, enhancing learning experiences for anatomy and physiology, nursing and athletic training students. The Anatomage Tables have large, fully interactive, multi-touch screens which provide students the opportunity to learn about the complex systems and structures […]

UWF engineering students develop innovative battery charging system for soldiers

A team of University of West Florida undergraduate electrical engineering students at UWF’s Emerald Coast location in Fort Walton Beach has developed an innovative battery charging system for soldiers training and operating in jungle environments. The idea sprang from a meeting with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group Innovations team. Earlier this year, members […]

University of West Florida forms a new Office of Workforce Development

The University of West Florida is launching the Office of Workforce Development, a one-of-a-kind presidential initiative aimed at aligning education with career success and economic growth. UWF President Martha D. Saunders has named Dr. Sherry Hartnett as director of the Office of Workforce Development. “We envision a talent pipeline that builds on our strengths and […]