This new opportunity for Honors Program connects students with members of the Academy of Senior Professionals. Over the semester, students will be required to meet with their mentors a minimum of five times. Meetings will be at least two hours and cover a variety of experiences such as discussing a book chosen by the mentor that relates to the common professional or academic interest shared with the student, attending a cultural or artistic event, participating in professional networking, attending lectures, touring businesses, attending professional meetings or conferences, and volunteering with local professional organizations. Students will complete program assessments and produce a ten page reflective journal. Students will be registered for one semester hour of credit and receive credit for one Honors elective. Interested students should contact the Honors Program Director
Carl Backman has been the Dean of the College of Education, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at UWF. Currently, Carl works with the College of Business at UWF on accreditation issues and assists with the reaffirmation of UWF's regional accreditation.
O. Lewis Humphrey is a retired executive vice president and chief credit officer of the financial services segment of Fortune 250 Textron which has among it's world class businesses Bell Helicopter and Cessna. He is chairman-elect of the Wallace Community College Foundation (Dothan, Al) board of directors.
Norm Richards is an environmental scientist, a national leader in the reduction of emissions from facilities including those that can be minimized by architecture, energy use, transportation and reuse of materials. Interests lie in the greening of our UWF campus and environmental education
Bob Robinson started his varied career as a programmer in the space industry at the time of Sputnik, writing the programs to simulate the guidance systems for Thor and Titan. He started his own company, making computer based personal information organizers combined with stationery products.
David Seymour is a retired communications executive with BellSouth Corp. He developed the first Consumer Relations program in the corporation, and is experienced in advertising and public relations. He is interested in programs involving higher education and in consulting with organizations in communications matters.
Annalee Leonard owns Mainstay Financial here in Pensacola. She is an author and local radio personality on issues of finances, especially retirement planning. (Her associates include Dan Morris and Eudora Lankist).
Jane Dysart is retired from the History faculty at UWF. She also serves on various boards across the region.