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Find Your Admissions Counselor

We are dedicated to supporting our students by helping them navigate the admissions process. All students are assigned an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor.


Connect With Us

If you would like to schedule a time to chat, please contact your counselor, whose direct contact information is provided on this page. Our departmental contact information is:

admissions@uwf.edu
850.474.2230
800.263.1074


Freshmen - Living in Florida

Look for your county under these regions in Florida, and reach out to your local recruiter.

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Layla Zandi

Layla Zandi

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

Counties:
Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa

lzandi@uwf.edu
850.857.6249

About Layla

Schedule a virtual meeting with Layla

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Nate Benton, Jr.

Nate Benton, Jr.

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

Counties:
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

nbenton1@uwf.edu
850.474.2519

About Nate

Schedule a virtual meeting with Nate

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Grace Tennyson

Grace Tennyson

Senior Coordinator of New Student Recruitment

Florida Counties:
Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter

gtennyson@uwf.edu
850.474.2121

About Grace

Schedule a virtual meeting with Grace

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Alexa Ingram

Alexa Ingram

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

Florida Counties:
Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

aingram@uwf.edu
850.474.2253

About Alexa

Schedule a virtual meeting with Alexa

Freshmen - Living Outside of Florida

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Nate Benton, Jr.

Nate Benton, Jr.

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

States:
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

nbenton1@uwf.edu
850.474.2519

About Nate

Schedule a virtual meeting with Nate

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Grace Tennyson

Grace Tennyson

Senior Coordinator of New Student Recruitment

States:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

gtennyson@uwf.edu
850.474.2121

About Grace

Schedule a virtual meeting with Grace

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Alexa Ingram

Alexa Ingram

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

States:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

aingram@uwf.edu
850.474.2253

About Alexa

Schedule a virtual meeting with Alexa

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Grace Tennyson

Grace Tennyson

Senior Coordinator of New Student Recruitment

States / Territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; West Virginia

gtennyson@uwf.edu
850.474.2121

About Grace

Schedule a virtual meeting with Grace

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Alexa Ingram

Alexa Ingram

Freshman Student Admissions Counselor

U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands

Military: AA (Armed Forces Americas); AE (Armed Forces Europe); AP (Armed Forces Pacific)

aingram@uwf.edu
850.474.2253

About Alexa

Schedule a virtual meeting with Alexa

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Grace Tennyson

Grace Tennyson

Senior Coordinator of New Student Recruitment

gtennyson@uwf.edu
850.474.2121

About Grace

Schedule a virtual meeting with Grace

Transfer Students

For U.S. students, look for the first letter of your last name to find your admissions counselor. 

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Kara Torres

Kara Torres

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

ktorres@uwf.edu
850.857.6062

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Toni Carr

Toni Carr

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

tcarr@uwf.edu
850.857.6084

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Lindsey Hampton

Lindsey Hampton

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

lhampton@uwf.edu
850.474.3292

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Stephanie Kinnard

Stephanie Kinnard

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

skinnar0@uwf.edu
850.473.7320

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Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell

Senior Assistant Director

sbell@uwf.edu
850.474.2119

Returning Students

Look for the first letter of your last name to find your admissions counselor. 

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Kara Torres

Kara Torres

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

ktorres@uwf.edu
850.857.6062

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Toni Carr

Toni Carr

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

tcarr@uwf.edu
850.857.6084

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Lindsey Hampton

Lindsey Hampton

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

lhampton@uwf.edu
850.474.3292

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Stephanie Kinnard

Stephanie Kinnard

Transfer Student Application and Admissions Counselor

skinnar0@uwf.edu
850.473.7320

Other Students

If you have any questions about what type of student you are, feel free to contact our office at 850.474.2230 or email admissions@uwf.edu.

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Jamie Zielinski

Jamie Zielinski

Transfer Pathways Coordinator

jzielinski@uwf.edu

Schedule a virtual meeting with Jamie

Last Name: A-G
Allison Barnabus

Student Services Representative, Undergraduate Admissions

abarnabus@uwf.edu
850.857.6251

 

Last Name: H-M
Brenda Akers

Senior Assistant Director for Freshman Processing, Undergraduate Admissions

bakers@uwf.edu
850.474.2115

 

Last Name: N-Z
Celina Robinson

Student Services Representative, Undergraduate Admissions

crobinson@uwf.edu
850.474.3378

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Celina Robinson McNeil

Senior Student Services Representative

crobinson@uwf.edu

Schedule a virtual meeting with Celina

Scholarships

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Ethan Henley

Ethan Henley

Associate Director

ehenley@uwf.edu
850.474.2063