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1997 to 2006

UWF students during this time saw the opening of the Health, Leisure and Sports Facility. They also braved Hurricane Ivan as it ravaged the Gulf Coast and descended on campus. This decade in history was marked by the turn of the century and the Y2K bug that threatened to upend the World Wide Web as we knew it—and a Harvard dropout launched Facebook.

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Tyson Ray ’97

Founding Partner of FORM Wealth Advisors | Founder of Children’s World Impact


John Gormley ’98

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking at BBVA Compass

Namrata Singh Gujral

Namrata Singh Gujral '98

Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker and President of Uniglobe Entertainment

Todd Harris

Randall “Todd” Harris ’99

Judge in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

Brandon Young

Judge Brandon Young ’99

Judge in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida

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Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder ’98, ’04

Co-founders, One Student Nonprofit

Stephan Hall

Stephan Hall ’00

Finance Director

Dr. Karen Barber

Dr. Karen Barber ’01

Superintendent, Santa Rosa County School District

Chris Lovell

Chris Lovell ’01

CEO and Founder of Lovell Government Services


Rev. LuTimothy May ’02

Senior Pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church | Executive Director, Dixon School of the Arts

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Derrik Lang ’03

Senior Editor, American Way Magazine | Former Entertainment Reporter and Producer, the Associated Press


Rockford Sansom ’03

Actor and Educator in New York City

The Honorable Kerra A. Smith ’03

The Honorable Kerra A. Smith ’03

County Court Judge in the First Judicial Circuit

John Brake

Major John Brake ’04, '07

UWF Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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Emily Ley ’05, ’07

Founder and Creative Director, Emily Ley


Erik Medley ’05

Owner, Medley Sports Construction

Captain Neslihan Suhi-Moore

Neslihan Suhi-Moore ’05, ’08

Captain, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office


Justin Tate '05

Vice President, Corporate Middle-Market Banking at BBVA Compass

Hong Potomski

Hong Potomski ’06

Florida Blue, Market Leader

Devin Collier

Devin Collier ’06

Judge in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida