The STEAM camp experiences offer hands-on learning opportunities from University faculty and local educators for incoming 1st-12th graders. Camps are located on the Pensacola campus

UWF to offer 60 Explore Summer camps

The University of West Florida Continuing Education will offer 60 UWF Explore Summer Camps this year. Since 2006, UWF Explore Camps has offered quality summer programs to the University and community.   The STEAM camp experiences offer hands-on learning opportunities from University faculty and local educators for incoming 1st-12th graders. Camps are located on the Pensacola […]

UWF honors inspiring and empowering community leaders at annual Trailblazer Awards

The University of West Florida Office of Equity and Diversity, in partnership with Epps Christian Center, awarded nine community members who inspire and empower the Pensacola area. The sixth annual Trailblazer Awards was hosted virtually on Feb. 23, 2022 via the UWF Equity and Diversity Facebook page. “This year’s awards are particularly special because they […]

Downtown Pensacola hosted their montly Gallery Night with January's theme celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year with all ages of the public. UWF's International Programs also were represented during the event on Jan. 23, 2022.

UWF International Programs host Lunar New Year celebration at Pensacola’s Gallery Night

The University of West Florida paid tribute to the Lunar New Year 2022 on Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola on Friday, Jan. 21. UWF’s Department of International Programs, Center for Asian Studies, Office of Equity and Diversity and Gallery Night partnered for The Lunar New Year Festival honoring the “Year of the Tiger.” “After a […]

UWF Center for Behavior Analysis enhances ROTC, law enforcement training with virtual simulation system

A virtual simulation system at the University of West Florida Center for Behavior Analysis is providing hands-on training for UWF’s Army ROTC cadets and local law enforcement agencies. The VirTra 300 LE firearms training simulator is a virtual reality system designed to incorporate applied behavior analysis with behavior-based fluency. “Behavior analysts strive to understand behavior […]

UWF receives 6th national excellence in diversity award

The University of West Florida has been awarded the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time overall. “Inclusive excellence is truly a priority at UWF. We are honored that our efforts have been recognized with the HEED award for another […]

University of West Florida and Miami Dade College Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Updated February 9, 2022 The University of West Florida and Miami Dade College have completed an articulation agreement that aims to expand cybersecurity workforce development in Florida.A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Under the agreement between UWF and MDC, MDC students graduating with […]

UWF Historic Trust opens 9/11 exhibit ahead of 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks

An exhibit honoring victims lost and others impacted by the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display on the second floor of the Pensacola Museum of History. The University of West Florida Historic Trust curated the exhibit, 9/11 Remembered, which runs through January 2022, with items on loan from the 9/11 Memorial & […]

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UWF hosts GenCyber Cybersecurity camp for Girl Scouts

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity gave Cadette Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to earn three badges while exploring the field of cybersecurity through one of its GenCyber summer camps in June. The UWF GenCyber Journey in Cybersecurity camp, funded through the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation GenCyber Program, aims […]

UWF faculty and several alumni assist with teaching and reading to children at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School of the Central Gulf Coast on June 24, 2021 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Florida.

‘Freedom School’ empowers young students through literacy and cultural education

Some local children are spending their summer gaining reading skills and cultural knowledge at Central Gulf Coast’s Freedom Schools. Thirty children in grades kindergarten through five are benefiting from the six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program. In just its second year, the program received over 100 applicants this year, more than three times the […]

Nathan Thrower, senior professional accountancy and finance double major, accepted an offer for an accountant position at Andrews Research and Education Foundation upon completion of his Fall 2020 internship.

Kugelman Honors Program, Andrews Institute Research and Education Foundation partner to create internship opportunities for UWF’s best and brightest

The Kugelman Honors Program and Andrews Institute Research and Education Foundation are collaborating to offer the University of West Florida’s brightest students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through a flagship internship program. Each semester, between four and seven UWF students in the Kugelman Honors Program are selected for internships in biomedical research, marketing or accounting. Dr. Gregory […]

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 […]