Setting the pace: UWF runner shows promise

Named “Most Promising Freshman” last year by the University of West Florida Women’s Cross Country team, UWF sophomore Bailee Hedstrom continues to exceed expectations. Placing first in almost everything she participates in, Hedstrom is the first UWF female cross country runner to earn a Gulf South Conference “Runner of the Week” award and she took […]

UWF: a home-away-from-home

Anticipation and the excitement of new beginnings eclipsed the rain that fell on hundreds of new and returning students as they moved into the residence halls at the University of West Florida Wednesday. Traveling from near and far, students eagerly unloaded their boxes and belongings and hauled them into their new homes. Accompanied by parents […]

Master in public health program meets regional needs

There’s no doubt that public health is one of the main concerns facing the nation. In spring of 2006, the University of West Florida launched the online Master in Public Health (MPH) program within the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences to provide opportunities for people who aspire to work in the fields of […]

Chemistry student gains hands-on experience researching phytoplankton

Opting to major in biochemistry at the University of West Florida, Jennifer Glancy never imagined she would dedicate an entire summer to researching phytoplankton, tiny organisms that serve as a primary link in the marine life food chain. Glancy, along with Pamela Vaughan, assistant professor of Chemistry, and Wade Jeffrey, professor of Biology, is conducting […]

Costa Rica becomes classroom for marine biology students

Eleven University of West Florida students, enrolled in field ecology, will explore coral reefs off the Pacific coast, investigate mangrove habitats, study an active volcano and zip line through the rain forest canopy beginning Aug. 10. Costa Rica will become their classroom as they embark on a 10-day journey through the most ecologically diverse tropical […]

Engineering student takes flight

The sky’s not even the limit for Neil Edmonston, a University of West Florida senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. Aspiring to work in the unmanned aerial systems field developing airframes and electronics, Edmonston is about to take flight on his future career path. For the past two years, he has served as the captain for […]

Planning underway for futuristic facility grand opening celebration

Featuring state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, solar paneling to provide electricity for student projects, an Internet café, a 92-seat auditorium, a virtual reality center and much more, the University of West Florida’s new School of Science and Engineering Building is slated to open in spring 2010. The cutting-edge, four-story facility will be a hub for innovation […]

Math skills pay off for computer science alumnus

Leave it to a computer science major to dream of designing electronic circuitry. University of West Florida alumnus Stephen McGourty, ’85, turned this dream into his reality. Now, McGourty works for Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company. He works at the enterprise level projecting network traffic using a software system that he invented. He attributes […]

Bob Stinnett hired as new head men’s basketball coach

Bob Stinnett was hired as head coach of the University of West Florida Men’s Basketball Team. His appointment was announced by UWF President Judy Bense and Athletic Director Dave Scott at a press conference held at the Argonaut Athletic Club Monday. Stinnett, a UWF Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and team captain of the first […]

UWF Haas Center analyzes regional needs

Understanding the local economy is critical to economic growth and vitality. That’s where the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, a part of the University of West Florida College of Business, comes in handy. The Haas Center collects, analyzes and distributes information about the Northwest Florida region and provides basic data services to […]

Students study abroad during summer semester

Traveling the world is a dream for some, a goal for others and an attainable educational opportunity for students at the University of West Florida. There are more than 20 countries covering five continents available through UWF partnerships for study abroad experiences. Students who study abroad enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new […]

Funding for engineering and IT scholarships presented to Northwest Florida Consortium

Florida’s Great Northwest is investing in certificate and degree programs in information technology (IT) and engineering at seven Northwest Florida post-secondary institutions. Participating in the scholarship program are the University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College, Northwest Florida State College, Gulf Coast Community College, Chipola College, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. Through its […]