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. […]

Trailblazer Awards 2020

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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UWF, Escambia County Public Schools Foundation launch free virtual workshops supporting students and parents

The University of West Florida has partnered with the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation to offer six workshops to help parents support their student and their student’s teachers. “We are excited to partner with the University of West Florida,” said Kristie Kelly, executive director at the Foundation. “Their faculty will share strategies to support your […]

Voices of Pensacola hosts new exhibit covering African American history

A new exhibit open now at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center in downtown Pensacola allows visitors to explore and teach the untaught history of America beginning in 1619 with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, on board a Dutch slave ship. “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” was […]

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UWF-Teach Program prepares STEM majors to teach in high-need school districts

At a mere 22 years old, Kara Montgomery walked into her Pine Forest High School classroom fully trained for her first official day as a science teacher. The 2019 University of West Florida graduate prepared two years for this defining moment as a UWF-Teach Program Robert Noyce Scholar, learning how to teach science classes from […]

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Haas Center develops online dashboard with economic indicators in Escambia and surrounding counties

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has developed an online market indicators dashboard that provides easy, quick and simple navigation for a look at county-by-county statistics. The dashboard includes tabs for tourism rates, real estate transactions, employment/unemployment rates and sales and tax collections in Northwest Florida and South Alabama counties. “The dashboard […]

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Emerald Coast Writing Project hosts first-ever virtual summer institute

This summer, the Emerald Coast Writing Project transitioned its annual Invitational Summer Institute to a virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting more than 140 teachers for a successful reunion called “The NWP Reboot 2020.” “What amazed me most is that even during this stressful time, teachers wanted to spend three days together […]

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Donations from community partners provide over $1.2 million to small businesses through Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Programs

The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF processed 275 grants totaling over $1,278,500 for Northwest Florida small businesses needing financial assistance due to COVID-19. Gulf Power, BBVA Bank, the cities of Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Milton, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and the commissioners of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties funded these grant programs. Gulf […]

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UWF invites public to vote on inspirational Songs of Impact

Inspired to support their fellow Argonauts amid COVID-19, the University of West Florida community has answered the call by submitting songs of impact for the public to listen to and vote on as their favorites.  UWF received more than 50 submissions from faculty, staff, students and alumni after the call to submit songs and lyrics […]

Dr. Michelle Horton, director of Complete Florida and interim assistant vice president of online innovation at the University of West Florida

Complete Florida director at UWF earns statewide recognition with innovator award

The Florida College Access Network has named Dr. Michelle Horton, director of Complete Florida and interim assistant vice president of online innovation at the University of West Florida, as a 2020 Workforce Education Awards recipient. The Workforce Education Innovator Awards honor school, community and business leaders, and professionals who strive to prepare students of all […]

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UWF to offer Explore Summer Camps virtually

University of West Florida Continuing Education is bringing Explore Summer Camps straight to students this year with virtual editions of the most popular programs. Camps are available for students entering first through ninth grade, with a variety of themes for specific age groups including Jr. Mad Scientists, Broadway Bound, Ozobots, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and […]

UWF faculty sign greeting cards for nursing home residents on March 27, 2020 in Crosby Hall, Building 10.

Cards from UWF community brighten days for nursing home residents

Greeting cards from the University of West Florida community recently brightened the days of residents in nursing homes, assisted facilities and senior centers throughout the Pensacola area.  The University mailed more than 3,500 cards to residents at 50 locations. Faculty and staff from 20 departments signed cards, featuring a pink camellia on the front and […]