UWF students witness history

Believing that the best way for students to learn about history is to experience it first-hand, Patrick Moore, Public History Program director at the University of West Florida, jumped at the opportunity to lead 11 UWF students to watch the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Braving frigid weather, road blocks, intense security and overwhelming crowds, […]

Oh the places you will go

Enhancing the values of their college degrees, breaking out of their normal academic routines and traveling to places they never thought they’d experience, more than ever University of West Florida students are taking advantage of the UWF Study Abroad Program. This spring, 27 students are studying abroad. From the Netherlands to Japan to Switzerland, UWF […]

UWF alumnus appointed to State Board of Accountancy

University of West Florida accounting alumnus and Destin business leader Steve Riggs, ’76, a partner and member of the executive committee of Carr-Riggs-Ingram, one of the largest accounting firms in the United States, was recently appointed to the Florida State Board of Accountancy by Gov. Charlie Crist. Riggs will serve a four-year term in the […]

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 […]

International trade internship opens doors for UWF student

Alejandra Lopez, native of Colombia and University of West Florida senior, is all about checking things off her list of goals. Pursue her education in the United States, check. Find a university that feels like home, check. Not only has Lopez completed her check list, she’s adding to it. Now Lopez has checked the completion […]

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 alumna named Woman of the Year in technology

Working to troubleshoot an antenna that’s going to orbit our planet or personally mentoring an up-and-coming engineer, it’s no wonder Theresa Brunasso, ’82, was named “Woman of the Year in Technology” by the Georgia-based organization Women in Technology (WIT). With an unwavering commitment to the professional development of women in engineering, the University of West […]

A can’t miss classic: “A Christmas Carol”

A true feast for the senses, with it’s beautiful music, costumes and vivid lights and sets, UWF’s “A Christmas Carol” will have audiences saying anything but “bah humbug” this holiday season. The UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present the community-wide production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in […]

UWF student to intern with the Department of Energy

Pensacola native and University of West Florida chemistry student Luther McDonald is getting the opportunity to explore the west coast, after receiving a prestigious internship with the Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington. McDonald is anxious for the adventure ahead and grateful for the thorough preparation he’s received from the UWF Chemistry Department. “I’m incredibly […]

“Goblin Market” not just any fairy tale

Providing evocative imagery, displaying intense bonds of sisterhood and bringing rhyme schemes to life, University of West Florida students will perform Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Goblin Market” Nov. 13 through 23. Exploring the sensibility and sensuality of women in the Victorian era, the play tells the tale of two sisters who are lured by goblin men […]

For love of the fish

If you have a question about fish, Will Patterson, University of West Florida associate professor of Biology, is the man to ask. Patterson grew up fishing in Virginia. He now teaches marine biology, dedicating his career to the study of underwater inhabitants. Educating students and the community about the ecological processes that drive our region’s […]

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 […]