UWF students give in a big way

Providing highly-skilled and driven volunteers to communities throughout the region is just one of the ways the University of West Florida is working to make a positive difference for the people that call Northwest Florida home. Last year, UWF students volunteered 57,367 hours in local communities through Volunteer UWF!, the university’s volunteer organization dedicated to […]

A Cajun dream come true

Equipped with a business plan, a love of all things Cajun, a supportive family and a big push from the University of West Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Jerry Mistretta is living the life he’s always wanted. With a little help and guidance along the way, Mistretta has been able to make his dream […]

UWF: giving back to Northwest Florida

After four decades of working diligently within the community to build a prestigious regional institution that is dedicated to shaping today’s students into tomorrow leaders, University of West Florida students, graduates, faculty and staff are also dedicated to improving Northwest Florida. Whether it’s a graduate student working with the UWF Community Outreach Research and Learning […]

Making the connection: UWF alumni mentoring program

Connecting UWF alumni with current students, UWF is implementing an interactive way for alumni to reach out and give back to their alma mater. The program, initiated by Alumni Relations and Career Services, allows UWF students to meet with alumni to ask for advice in their career fields of interest. “The mentoring program is an […]

Professors’ work helps people with disabilities

Keith and Stacie Whinnery, both associate professors in the University of West Florida Teacher Education program, met Breanna when she was just three years old. The little girl had high muscle tone in her legs caused by cerebral palsy. This caused “scissoring” of her legs and significant separation of her hips. The condition significantly limited […]

Public relations class earns “Golden Image Award”

“Leave no one unfed” is the mission of the Manna organization, a non-profit food pantry and gardens committed to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Challenged to develop a comprehensive campaign to promote Manna’s mission and garner increased support for the organization, a University of West Florida Public Relations class was recently awarded […]

UWF alum ready for her Peace Corps adventure

Starting off the day with fresh squeezed juice, fruit, bread and an egg, UWF alumna Christine Tenzycki spends the morning with her host family. Immersing herself in language training, cultural activities and working on technical comprehensions, Tenzycki is preparing herself for one of her biggest challenges yet, serving in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer. […]

Serving those who serve us

Reaching across Pensacola and the Emerald Coast, the University of West Florida is at the hub of a thriving military community. Using their time to not only train and serve our country, military service members are taking advantage of programs offered through UWF’s Online Campus, harnessing their skills to utilize on the job and in […]

Opening kids’ eyes: UWF Explore Summer Camps

Helping children discover interests, develop character and make life-long friends while learning valuable skills, summer camps have always been a haven for kids to make the best memories. Whether their interests are cartoons, robotics, the arts or geography, the University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education has a little something for everyone this summer, […]

Symposium to promote healing for deployed U.S. military and families

Every day a soldier, marine, sailor or airmen is directly affected by war. Equally affected are the families and loved ones of military members serving their country through multiple deployments. Taking steps to expand the knowledge of community-based mental health professionals, government and uniformed health care providers and others interested in deployment or behavioral health, […]

A festival for the eyes and ears

Jazz. Art. Sun. Food. The perfect combination for any event is just a glance at what’s to come for the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green April 4 and 5 on the UWF Main Campus. Students, local artists and many campus community members will come together to presents works through crafts, music […]

UWF Forensics Team topping national tournaments

Not everyone can easily walk up to a podium and own the stage. However for the University of West Florida Forensics Team, inspiring audiences to move to action, debating social issues or performing dramatic literature at a national level are some of the things they do best. Winning a national championship, the UWF Forensics Team […]