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 […]

UWF alumna working on Wall Street

Kim Mustin, B.A. Accounting, ’90, went from walking the campus pathways of the University of West Florida to navigating the streets of New York City. Mustin, who had an affinity for tax class and a drive for accounting, used her UWF degree to make her own path. She now works for one of the largest […]

UWF is helping teachers guide future generations

With a sense of humor and commitment to always being there for his students, Casey Fearon, 2008 Santa Rosa Rookie Teacher of the Year, has been able to find his passion through the TeacherReady program offered by the University of West Florida’s Institute for Innovative Community Learning (ICL). “By observing veteran teachers, I’ve been able […]

UWF center connects graduate students to the community

In 2007, the University of West Florida Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Center opened its doors to graduate students to provide valuable opportunities for community-based research projects. Serving as liaisons with community organizations, students gain hands-on research skills while providing crucial information to local agencies. “One of the biggest benefits of the CORAL Center […]