An international internship to remember

After simply stating “I want to do an internship overseas,” Jonathan Zedonek, University of West Florida Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management major, was pointed in the right direction by his professors, and before he knew it, he was on a plane to Seoul, South Korea. Zedonek was one of 25 students nationwide selected for an […]

UWF to offer master’s in social work

The National Association of Social Work’s Center for Workforce Studies predicts a shortage of Licensed Clinical Social Workers to meet the needs of organizations serving children and families in coming years. To assist the need for licensed social workers in the region, the University of West Florida will now offer a master’s degree in social […]

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 […]

UWF welcomes new and returning students

Tears were shed. Boxes were unpacked. A wide assortment of nervous, anxious and excited smiles were displayed. These were just some of many images portrayed by students, parents and families during move-in day at the University of West Florida. The smiles grew bigger as families who arrived that morning realized that UWF students, faculty and […]

UWF student interns with District Department of the Environment

While many of his peers were getting ready to hit the beach, University of West Florida Legal Studies major Alex Krivosheyev was waiting at the metro station, preparing for a day of investigating, reviewing and assisting professionals, getting a real-world glimpse of his future career opportunities. Krivosheyev always made sure to be on time for […]

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. […]

UWF faculty member consulting for Beijing Olympics

University of West Florida faculty member Charlie Song, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science (HLES), is serving as a senior consultant for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Song works to help the Beijing government utilize the Olympics as a development and growth opportunity for the city of Beijing, even after the games end. Song is bringing his […]

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 […]

Welcoming new students in style

Designed to introduce incoming students to the academic and social cultures of campus life, the University of West Florida’s New Student Orientation is helping students step out of their high school comfort zones and onto the pathway towards their college careers. Welcoming students with a pep rally full of cheers, step routines and dance show-downs […]

Business booming for UWF students

For the University of West Florida College of Business, life is good. Students in the program have placed first in national competitions, scored nationally on the ETS Major Field Test in Business and are being recruited by corporate giants like Shell Oil, Exxon, General Motors and Home Depot. On top of that, the College of […]

UWF alumna named top teacher in the state

Walking into the classroom of miniature desks and chairs, it might not initially be apparent that lives are being transformed between the four walls. But, as the school bell rings and her students bound through the door, it’s obvious that something special happens in Lenora Shilston’s classroom. Whether she’s creating finger puppets, hatching butterflies or […]