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 […]

UWF student teacher working on her laptop to teach remotely

Argos adapt amid COVID-19

UWF student teachers have made the transition to online classrooms alongside their cooperating teachers, implementing new technologies and learning invaluable lessons in agility that will serve them well in their future teaching careers.  The printer whirred in the background as University of West Florida senior, Kate Powers, answered the phone. “Hello! I’m so sorry for […]

(Pictured left to right) J.O. Gatson, Sonya Culliver, Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Sue Straughn, Norm Ross, Laverne Baker, Jerry McIntosh

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

In honor of Black History Month, the University of West Florida Office of Equity and Diversity and Epps Christian Center partnered to award eight community members who have blazed trails and made a lasting impact on the community. The fourth annual Trailblazer Awards luncheon was hosted on Feb. 20 at the Museum of Commerce in […]

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Faculty experts examine how to combat coronavirus air travel exposure

Faculty experts from across the nation convened on Feb. 6-7 at the University of West Florida, examining how to combat air travel exposure to coronavirus, amongst other viruses. First identified in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus causes respiratory illness and is fatal in many instances. As of Monday morning, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has […]

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UWF Board of Trustees welcomes three appointees

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Stephanie White and Jill Singer and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed Alonzie Scott to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. White, an attorney specializing in adoption and child-related issues, and Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T, will replace Adrianne Collins and Mort O’Sullivan […]

Military and Veterans Resource Center at UWF

UWF earns highest ranking to date on ‘Best for Vets’ list

The University of West Florida was recognized as a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times for the fourth consecutive year. The institution came in at No. 28 out of more than 100 four-year schools, marking its highest ranking to date. “The culture at UWF supports veterans through thoughtfully created programs designed to ease […]

The Military and Veterans Resource Center at the University of West Florida hosting an entrepreneurial class with the Veterans Florida program.

Panhandle Chambers rally to support economic growth via veterans’ entrepreneurship

Panhandle Area Chambers of Commerce have partnered with the University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center to offer no-cost entrepreneurial workshops in multiple Panhandle Cities. The Fort Walton, Pensacola, Santa Rosa, Crestview, Gulf Breeze, Niceville and Walton County chambers are hosting several UWF-MVRC-Veterans Florida led sessions that will help veterans determine if they […]

University of West Florida Innovation Institute Design Thinking Workshop 

UWF Innovation Institute to offer Design Thinking Workshop

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute will host a Design Thinking Workshop on Nov. 1, where participants will learn how to solve problems through the institute’s trademarked Incubate Design Experience Act, or IDEA method. Registration is open now through Oct. 25. The workshop, which will be held at the Innovation Institute in downtown Pensacola, […]

UWF student in the Sea3D lab

UWF one step closer to addressing high-tech workforce demand through Triumph Gulf Coast proposal

 The University of West Florida is further positioned to find and fill critical gaps in Northwest Florida’s high-tech workforce. Triumph Gulf Coast’s board of directors voted to move forward with discussing the terms of Project 10[X] funding on Friday, Oct. 4. Designed to address shortages in additive and advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, the project received […]

Argie, UWF's mascot, at a UWF home football game

UWF football generates $9.7 million in economic impact

An economic impact analysis completed by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida shows the 2018 football season generated an estimated $9.7 million in sales in Escambia County. The Haas Center used various inputs, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales information from UWF Athletics, student spending and other data in its calculations. Nearly […]