UWF announces 2012 Annual Alumni Awards Recipients

PENSACOLAFla. – The University of West Florida (UWF) announced the recipients of the 2012 UWF Alumni Awards for those who make a difference to the Alumni Association, the university and/or their respective communities. The awards are given each year in recognition of those who work to help and promote the university, the alumni association and the more than 66,000 UWF alumni. Those eligible for nomination include alumni, friends, faculty and staff of the university.

The 2012 alumni awards were presented on Saturday, March 31 on UWF’s Main Campus in the Conference Center during Festival on the Green. Missy Grace, director of alumni relations, led the ceremony for the presentation of the winners, and Mollye Barrows, ’96, BA Communication Arts, served as this year’s program’s emcee.

The program recognized alumni in five areas: Alumni Service, Outstanding Young Alumnus, Distinguished Alumnus, Honorary Alumnus and Friend of the University. The winners included:

  • Alumni Service (presented for ongoing service to UWF with special emphasis on one or more of the programs of the Alumni Association) – Tim Haag
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus (presented for making significant contributions to their field of endeavor or community service and must be 39 years or younger) – Steven Barry and Tyson Ray
  • Distinguished Alumnus (presented for significant achievements or leadership in their chosen career or field of interest) – Greer Harvell, John Jerralds and Frances Yeo
  • Honorary Alumnus (presented for significant contributions to UWF in administration, academics, student relations or university advancement) – Dr. Carl Backman and General Mike Ferguson
  • Friend of the University (presented for contributions to UWF resulting in the creation of goodwill, increased visibility and overall growth of the university) – Gulf Power Company and Pen Air Federal Credit Union

“We appreciate each of these winners for their commitment to UWF,” said Grace. “These alumni awards offer us the opportunity to thank these notable alumni and partners for their cooperation and dedication to the university.”

For more information about the UWF Alumni Association, contact Missy Grace at 850-474-3423.