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.
Retired Teacher/K-12 Gifted Coordinator for Escambia County School District
Owner, Sandy Sansing Dealerships
Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties Inc.
Retired Professor, Cornell University
Vice Grand Chancellor (Administration), The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
Retired Comptroller, Orange County, Florida
Managing Member, Warren Averett, LLC | Chair, UWF Board of Trustees
Retired Public Servant
President, Appleyard Agency
Operations and Utilization Manager for Space Station, Boeing Defense and Space Group
Shareholder, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Global Claims Officer at Chubb