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1977 to 1986

UWF students in this decade saw the creation the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and the College of Education. Freshmen enrolled for the first time in Fall 1983. It was a time of incredible change and economic prosperity, with the invention of the first personal computer and the first video game, while MTV was changing television and music forever.


Suzanne Lewis ’78

Retired Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park


Paul Bowers ’78

Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power

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Antoinette “Ann” McCorvey ‘78, ‘79

Chief Financial Officer, Davidson College


Linda Evanchyk ’79, ’93

English and Journalism Teacher, Choctawhatchee High School

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Alonzie Scott ’80, ’82

Director, NAVSEA’s Enterprise Talent Management Office

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Dr. Michael Summers ’80

University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Linda Brotherton ’81, ’82

General Manager, ConnectWise


Theresa Brunasso ’82

President, D&S Microwave


Dr. Michael DeMaria ’82

Integrative Psychologist


Terry Halvorsen ’82

Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics


Tad Ihns ’82

Founder and President, Avalex Technologies Corporation


Dr. Ken Ford ’84

Founder and CEO, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

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Stanley Harper ’84

Operations Services, Navy Exchange

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Jill Tummler Singer ’84, ’85

Vice President for National Security, AT&T Government


Tim Haag ’85

Director of Government Affairs, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

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K.C. Clark ’85, ’86

Senior Vice President, Energy Equity Capital Markets at Raymond James and Associates

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Anthony Pelezo ’86

President of Reimbursement Policy and Chief Medical Officer, Equian