UWF Masters in Public Health program ranked in Top 10 nationwide

The University of West Florida Masters in Public Health program was recently ranked No. 10 out of the Top 50 public health graduate programs nationwide by Masters Degree Online. The list selects programs based on the following criteria: diversity, focus and Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation. Other universities listed in the Top […]

UWF signs agreement for educational opportunities in China

The University of West Florida will be the new host to a Chinese government-sponsored Confucius Institute, through a partnership with Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) in Chongqing, China. There are currently three Confucius Institutes in Florida, and roughly 90 in the United States. Confucius Institutes are committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources, […]

UWF donor initiates fundraising challenge to support construction program

Local contractor and UWF supporter Nathan Green recently initiated a $35,000 fundraising challenge, where he has committed to match every dollar donated, up to $35,000, toward the University of West Florida’s Community Outreach Research and Education Initiative (C.O.R.E.). The C.O.R.E. initiative was developed to create opportunities for the UWF Building Construction Program to improve construction […]

Senate President Gaetz, Speaker Weatherford visit UWF during regional tour

Senate President Don Gaetz, Speaker of the House Will Weatherford as well as representatives Matt Gaetz, Clay Ingram and Doug Broxson, visited the University of West Florida today as part of their Work Plan Florida Regional Tour to highlight critical investments in higher education made through the 2013-2014 Florida State budget. During their visit, they […]

UWF Communication Arts alumnus recognized with national advertising award

University of West Florida (UWF) alumnus and current UWF staff member, Jarrett Moore, was recognized with a silver Student ADDY® Award at the 2013 American Advertising Federation (AAF) National ADDY® Awards Gala, held on June 8 in Phoenix. This is the first National Student ADDY® Award won by a University of West Florida student. The […]

UWF partners with local elementary school to increase reading fluency

Students at Ferry Pass Elementary School are increasing their reading skills as a result of the collaboration of 5th grade teacher and UWF alumnus Philip Ebert and UWF professor Dr. Keith Whinnery, serving as an example of the strong partnership between the UWF School of Education and the Escambia County School District. Last year, Ferry Pass […]

State budget supports higher education, UWF

The Florida State Legislature recently voted to approve the 2013-14 budget, which was signed by Governor Scott today, infusing the State University System with millions in programmatic and capital outlay funding as well as renewal of the $300 million reduction taken during the last legislative session. For the University of West Florida (UWF), this equates […]

UWF College of Business, Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola name 2013 Ethics in Business Award recipients

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, named the 2013 recipients of the Combined Pensacola Ethics in Business Award today during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. Ron Gillette was given the award for the small business sector (99 or fewer employees), […]

UWF recognizes successful graduates and business leaders at Spring 2013 Commencement

The University of West Florida held its Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 1,632 students received bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees. President Judy Bense addressed the graduates, recognizing them for being an essential part of the university’s current and future success. “The contributions you make in your work […]

UWF Emerald Coast recognizes 2013 graduates

The University of West Florida held its Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 107 UWF Emerald Coast students received bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Among the UWF Emerald Coast graduates was Tom Schwingle, a 66-year-old Mary Esther resident who received a bachelor’s in criminal justice. Schwingle originally started […]

UWF, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. and Gulf Power unveil plans for Multicultural Resource Center

Gulf Power Company and Southern Company have donated $605,000 to the West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. (WFHPI) to transform one of its downtown properties, the Beacon Building, into “The Voices of Pensacola,” a multicultural resource center highlighting the city’s diverse history. “Gulf Power’s vision of an active center celebrating the multicultural history of our region, […]

UWF to welcome new Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Affairs

The University of West Florida announces Joffery Gaymon as the new Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Affairs, effective July 15, 2013. In this position, Gaymon will be responsible for directing recruitment and admissions, financial aid, records and registration, and campus wide enrollment management oversight. In addition, she will work with other senior university officers and the Board […]