Message from the President: Derek Chauvin Verdict

We recognize that over the past few weeks, many members of our University community have felt a mix of emotions awaiting the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin. The guilty verdict does not make up for George Floyd’s murder or the feelings of anguish, fear and frustration felt by so many of us in […]

UWF alumnus overcomes depression, inspires others as mental health speaker, author

As the future he envisioned started slipping away and a sense of failure consumed his thoughts, Abraham Sculley ’19 fell into a dark place his freshman year at UWF. Then came a phone call. The phone call. Sculley dodged calls and texts from this persistent friend for weeks, but on that night in 2014, he […]

Photo: Paula Shell, president and CEO of BBBS Northwest Florida, and Hope, a junior at the Escambia Virtual Academy, in 2016

UWF partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters for college and career sessions

The University of West Florida is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida to provide virtual college and career information sessions for high school students. The virtual sessions last through mid-April and explore options for students to consider beyond high school, with a special emphasis on paths to earn a college degree affordably. […]

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UWF honors local trailblazers who inspire and empower community at annual awards

The University of West Florida and Epps Christian Center partnered to award eight community members who have made a lasting impact on the community. The fifth annual Trailblazer Awards was hosted virtually on Feb. 18. “I look forward to the Trailblazer Awards every year because I get to see the great work so many individuals […]

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