The mission of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) at the University of West Florida is to provide innovative programs of excellence in education, research, and public and professional service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. HMCSE promotes the production of highly competitive graduates as judged by the highest academic standards in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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The University of West Florida received the largest gift from a living donor in its history today. Long-time supporter Harold E. ‘Hal’ Marcus allocated $5 million to the College of Science and Engineering. The College will be named the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering in his honor, marking it the University’s first named college.
“This is a significant moment in the University’s history,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, vice president for University Advancement and chief philanthropic officer. “Not only is this the largest gift by a living donor, this support marks a turning point in UWF’s capacity in STEM education. We are grateful to Hal for enlacing his legacy with UWF’s future.”