UWF alum heading back into space

More than any other Florida institution, the University of West Florida has six alumni who have gone on to become astronauts. Of those six, one is UWF alumnus John Phillips, retired Navy Reserve Captain and NASA astronaut, who is just beginning his training for his next mission into space. The STS-119 mission is targeted for […]

UWF researcher deep sea dives

Matthew Schwartz, University of West Florida assistant professor of Environmental Studies, has an affinity for the ocean. As he should, since he recently traveled over a mile and a half below its surface. Schwartz participated in a three-week cruise aboard the research vehicle (RS), “Atlantis” which was the mother ship to the “Alvin,” a deep-sea […]

Local companies opening doors for UWF construction students

Local companies, like the Green-Simmons Company continue to show support for the UWF Construction Program by hiring students as interns and for positions after they graduate. The Green-Simmons Company recently provided a gift of $30,000 to continue to build and sustain the UWF construction program, as well as to establish an endowed scholarship to support […]

UWF’s student efforts enhancing Milton’s community

Standing before a council composed of city officials including Milton mayor, Guy Thompson, University of West Florida students from the “Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Planning and Design” course presented feasibility studies Dec. 11, which included plans for and against the implementation of an Olympic-sized pool for the Milton Community Center. “I was impressed with their […]

UWF receives gift to become an “All-Steinway School”

PENSACOLA – The University of West Florida announced today the receipt of a significant gift from Helen Wentworth which has allowed the UWF Department of Music to purchase 18 Steinway pianos (10 grand pianos and eight uprights) and receive the prestigious designation of “All-Steinway School.” The remainder of the gift will initiate a “Steinway Piano […]