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 […]

Stephanie Lawrence Yelton announced as new women’s basketball coach

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics welcomed its new women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton in a press conference on Wednesday morning. Fans, alumni, media and other supporters gathered in the Argonaut Athletic Club to greet Coach Yelton and welcome her to the Argonaut family. View the full […]

Town hall addresses parking, growth

The University of West Florida SGA hosted a town hall Dec. 1 with Vice President of Administrative Services Matt Altier, Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Bailey, Vice President of Advancement Kyle Marrero, College of Business Dean Ed Ranelli, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Jane Halonen and President Judith Bense. Administrators answered a variety […]

Mobile Patriots wheelchair basketball takes on UWF

The Mobile Patriots visited the University of West Florida (UWF) Tuesday night for the tenth year in honor of Disability Awareness Month. A rowdy crowd attended an exhibition game between the Patriots and teams of UWF faculty, staff and students and members of the Pensacola Community. “This event is always awesome,” said Alesia Ross, coordinator, […]

Argie’s R&R program: athletes helping the community

Some people appreciate athletes for the sport they play or the inspiration to strive toward goals. Some enjoy reviewing stats and learning all they can about their favorite player. For the students of 14 Pensacola area schools, the University of West Florida Argonauts are much more: they are mentors. Since December 2010, the Argie’s R&R […]

Five Questions with Alumnus Steve Siegert

By Josh Newby, University Communications Steve Siegert, B.A. ’72, recently attended the University of West Florida’s victory at the NCAA Division II baseball national championship in Cary, N.C. Siegert graduated from UWF with a degree in Psychology and said that he was very proud of his alma mater and hopes this does great things for […]

UWF baseball player to blog for College Baseball Lineup

By Lauren Haggett, University Communications UWF baseball player Philip Ebert, a redshirt junior, has joined the roster of bloggers on College Baseball Lineup (CBL).  Formerly known as PING!Baseball, CBL focuses on highlighting Division I and II baseball. Ebert plans to blog about the team’s ups, downs and in-betweens to help gain exposure for UWF and […]

UWF tennis coach wins national award

University of West Florida tennis coach Derrick Racine has received the USTA/ITA Campus QuickStart Provider of the Year Award. This national award recognizes NCAA coaches who help promote tennis education for children under the age of ten. This is the first year that the United States Tennis Association has given this national award, and Racine […]

Mobile Patriots wheelchair basketball takes on UWF, Pensacola teams

The Mobile Patriots visited the University of West Florida (UWF) Thursday night for the ninth year in honor of Disability Awareness Month. More than 300 people attended an exhibition game between the Patriots and teams of UWF faculty, staff and students and members of the Pensacola Community. “This year’s game went extremely well,” said Catherine […]

Dive In: scuba club offers certifications and much more

With its close proximity to the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the University of West Florida is home to a robust diving community. The UWF Scuba Club provides a variety of opportunities for the campus community to get involved with the sport of Scuba Diving as well as snorkeling. The club hosts weekly […]

Coach Stinnett and UWF Basketball are back

The arrival of the basketball season is always a good reason to celebrate, but this year, there is another reason to cheer at UWF – Bob Stinnett is the new head coach of the men’s team. Stinnett, a 1969 graduate, former basketball player at UWF and a member of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame, […]

UWF Volleyball Team Serves the Community

Winning games isn’t the only thing that UWF’s Volleyball team is known for-they are also known for serving those in need. The Argos held their third annual “Pack it Pink” match Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness and raised $1,800 for the Side-Out Foundation as well as the Susan G. Koman Institute. They […]