1967 to 1976
The alumni you will meet here are trailblazers—the first to attend classes at UWF. Students who took a chance with a new institution during a time of great turmoil for our country. North Vietnam launched the Tet Offensive and support for the Vietnam War was waning. The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy happened within months of 58 students walking across the commencement stage to become the University’s first graduating class in June 1968.
Pamela Bowen Schwartz ’68, ’78
Retired Teacher/K-12 Gifted Coordinator for Escambia County School District
Marny Gilluly ’71
Vice Grand Chancellor (Administration), The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
Ron Jackson ’76
Shareholder, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund Certified Public Accountants and Consultants