Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]

Four-year-old Jack Carroll receives the first modified vehicle from UWF’s ArgoTots program

UWF puts ArgoTots Program in motion, helping children with disabilities

A new program at the University of West Florida helps young children with physical disabilities move around independently. “ArgoTots” provides modified vehicles to young children who experience limited mobility. Students in UWF’s Enterprise program recently completed the first modified vehicle since the program’s inception. “Seeing the positive impact of the ‘Go Baby Go’ program, a […]

UWF Haas Center to host inaugural Fall Forum

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global LLC and the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary, will be the keynote speaker when the Haas Center at the University of West Florida holds its inaugural Fall Forum. Ridge will share his thoughts about organizational resiliency and the importance of managing cyber risks in […]

National Writing Project inspires area teachers, impacts students

Thirty-seven local school teachers converged upon UWF’s Pensacola campus June 10-27 to participate in the fifth annual UWF Emerald Coast National Writing Project, a professional development opportunity for teachers. The National Writing Project is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities, serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. […]

Owners Matt and Devon Foresman of Smokey Jerky Quality Meats with jerkey from the the smoker.

UWF veteran entrepreneurship program graduate beefs up business

Matt Foresman began making jerky in 2014, giving samples to his friends and co-workers. People liked his product, but the U.S. Air Force veteran wasn’t sure how to transform his hobby into a viable business venture. After making the move from North Carolina to Navarre, Foresman was accepted into the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at […]

UWF Archaeology Field School students conduct shovel testing

UWF faculty recognized for commitment to historic preservation Bense awarded prestigious honor

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bense was one of three UWF faculty members honored during the 41st Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony, held May 17 at the Pensacola […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders and UWF Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson

UWF Student Body President elected chair of Florida Student Association

The Florida Student Association elected University of West Florida Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson to serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year. The FSA is an organization representing more than 300,000 students in the State University System. As chair, Johnson will serve as the student representative and a voting member of the Florida State […]

UWF Dance Marathon Executive Board members present check to Pensacola's Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

UWF Dance Marathon raises more than $55,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The seventh annual University of West Florida Dance Marathon raised $55,261.02 on March 23 in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. All proceeds from UWF’s event will be donated to Pensacola’s Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred […]

UWF celebrates donors, fosters connections at Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

The University of West Florida’s Division of University Advancement recognized donors who are helping students achieve their dreams at the inaugural Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, at the UWF Conference Center. The luncheon fostered a special opportunity for donors to meet the students whose lives are being changed by their generosity. “Events like […]

UWF student Basil Kuloba in the Cybersecurity Battle Lab in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 4.

Grand opening ceremony to celebrate UWF Center for Cybersecurity’s move to downtown Pensacola

  WHAT: The University of West Florida will celebrate an increased presence in downtown Pensacola with a new home for the Center for Cybersecurity in the Studer Community Institute Building. A grand opening ceremony, held as part of UWF’s Founders Week festivities, will introduce the community to the new facility, which is positioned to build […]

UWF encourages giving during second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event

The University of West Florida will host its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 18, inviting alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to donate to 14 featured funds. The 24-hour fundraising event is an online, social media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. “We invite all alumni and friends to […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders celebrates Founders Week

UWF celebrates second annual Founders Week with special events

For the second year, the University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its annual Founders Week, which will be held April 13-18. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors […]