UWF Volleyball Team Serves the Community

Winning games isn’t the only thing that UWF’s Volleyball team is known for-they are also known for serving those in need. The Argos held their third annual “Pack it Pink” match Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness and raised $1,800 for the Side-Out Foundation as well as the Susan G. Koman Institute. They […]

UWF to offer summer programs for kids

Summer programs provide K-12 students opportunities to increase their knowledge in a variety of fields, develop friendships and build character in enjoyable environments. The University of West Florida’s Division of Continuing Education has a wide variety of programs that will be offered to first through 12th graders this summer. Summer programs hosted by UWF will […]

Crawford in final stretch of 2,200 mile bike ride

Pat Crawford, executive director of WUWF Public Media, is willing to do anything to raise awareness for public radio and raise funds to ensure the sustainability of the university’s beloved radio and television station. In 2007, he walked 1,000 miles from Jacksonville to the National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters in Washington, D.C., raising more than […]

Ethics award to recognize those who put “Service Above Self”

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola will sponsor the seventh annual “Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award.” The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals from Northwest Florida who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and work to build a positive sense […]

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 […]