Eman El Sheikh, Ph.D. Director Center for Cyber Security
Curated Collection Of The Best Interviews From Our Pensacola Studio
Eman El Sheikh, Ph.D. Director Center for Cyber Security
With more than thirty years as an administrator, educator, and trainer in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice, Dr. Richard Hough offers consulting and litigation support services in: criminal justice use of force, law enforcement/police policies and practices, jail policies and practices, juvenile justice and detention policies and practices.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Dr. Erica W. Taylor received a BS in Biology from Prairie View A&M University in May 2005 and her doctorate in Physiology with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2013. She has been a faculty member in the Biology department at the University of West Florida for two years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Taylor serves as the faculty liaison between Housing and the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering for the STEM living learning community and is the director of the NSF S-STEM Scholars program.
Tina Morrison/Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival & Jeff Spade / Ace Art
The 7th annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be held at Villagio Town Center (13700 Perdido Key Drive) on May 13-14, 2016. The festival is being co-sponsored by Perdido Key Events and its original host the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2015 Wine & Art Festival attracted an estimated 1,250 attendees – up 43% from 2014’s event. Guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts.On Friday night, May 13, we are bringing back the ever-popular “Taste of Perdido” for those wishing to enjoy a signature dish from local restaurants paired with an ideal wine.
Tickets for Friday night’s Taste of Perdido will be $30 per person from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Jazz guitarist Pat McCann will be the featured performer and Jeff Spade will be the featured artist. Jeff is a resident of Pensacola and the owner of ACEART. His artistic mediums are one-of-a-kind acrylic paintings on canvas and reclaimed windows.
Jenna’s Psychic Insight will also be a featured performer. Stop by and have your palm read, or maybe even see your future in her Tarot Cards.
Tickets for this evening must be purchased in advance on this website or at Artworks Studio and Gallery in Villagio (13700 Perdido Key Drive).
“Taste of Perdido” Restaurants
Leisure Learning Director | Distance & Continuing Education | 850-474-3491 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhonda Robinson serves as Assistant Director of the University of West Florida Center on Aging and as Director of Leisure Learning. She is responsible for pursuing innovative programming and maintaining a vibrant community of lifelong learners. Rhonda’s passion for graphic design and strong attention for detail allow her to play an active part in contributing to the development and growth of Leisure Learning. Recently, she earned a designation of Certified Program Planner and is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree of Communication Arts in Advertising at UWF. Rhonda previously served as the Director of Concert Operations for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra in Roswell, NM, where she managed all marketing, graphic design and promotional efforts throughout Southeastern New Mexico.
Youth Education Director | Distance & Continuing Education | 850-474-3221 | email@example.com
Valerie Taylor facilitates youth education programs for The University of West Florida’s Continuing Education department. Valerie serves as Director of Explore Summer Camps is responsible for coordinating all camp programs and activities.
A graduate of the University of West Florida, Valerie has spent several years working in early and elementary classrooms in our community. Most recently, Valerie served as a Teacher Collaboration and Community Outreach volunteer in Thailand with the United States Peace Corps.
Kishane Patel and Brandon Robinson
Sonshine Companion Care LLC, started in 2009 is owned and operated in Pensacola, FL. We are an expanding senior care service that specializes in non-medical in home care.
Sonshine Companion Care, LLC
1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 233
Pensacola, FL 32501
Client Hotline: 850.346.0352
Caregiver Hotline: 850.764.6638
We offer the following services, among others.
Staci Miron, Director of Business Development
Billing & Compensation
Michael Krueger/UWF Leadership Award Recipient
HOST- Kolleen Edwards Chesley
Founding Director, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast
Find me on Linked In at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kolleenedwardschesley
Cell 850-529-0908 PO Box 1125, Pensacola, FL 32591
Amy Miller/Port Of Pensacola
An Ohio native, Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Following a successful career in print journalism, she entered the seaport industry in 1993 as Communications Director for the Port of South Louisiana. In 1997, she was named Trade Development Manager at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi.
She relocated to Florida in 2002 when she became Port of Pensacola’s Manager of Business & Trade Development and, through the years, she absorbed additional duties in the areas of financial management and human resources. In November 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward appointed her to the position of port director, making her the first women to lead Pensacola’s port enterprise. She is the only female port director in Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico region and is one of less than a dozen female port directors in the U.S.
Stacey Kostevicki / Gulf Coast Kids House
I graduated from Florida State University with a BA and earned my MBA at the University of West Florida. My most recent job before accepting the Executive Director position at GCKH was at Studer Group. My heart has always been with not-for-profit organizations though and I have a decade of experience in this area. I have been with GCKH since December 2010. I serve as the President of the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, a statewide membership organization representing all of the children’s advocacy centers in Florida. I also serve on the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition Board and am a proud Cordova Rotarian and United Way of Escambia County volunteer.
Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve.
Lusharon Wiley / Senior Associate Dean of Students
University of West Florida
Dr. Lusharon Wiley is a successful manager and leader in higher education with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of student services. She currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Case Management Services at the University of West Florida.
Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000.
Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.
Carrie Fonder / University of West Florida, Department of Art
Carrie Fonder currently teaches art and art appreciation at the University of West Florida. Before coming to UWF in 2015, she taught at several institutions in the greater Detroit Metro Area, including the College for Creative Studies, and was the director of the Summer Art Studio at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
The Before I Die Wall is a participatory public art project created by New Orleans artist Candy Chang: http://candychang.com/work/before-i-die-in-nola/
BEFORE I DIE IS A PARTICIPATORY PUBLIC ART PROJECT that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved, Chang channeled her grief and depression into this project on an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood to restore perspective and find consolation with her neighbors. She covered the crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.” The wall quickly filled up with responses, from the poetic to the profound: Before I die I want to… see my daughter graduate, abandon all insecurities, get my wife back, eat all the candy and sushi in the world, be a Youtube sensation, straddle the International Date Line, tell my mother I love her, be completely myself.
The wall gained global attention and many people have contacted Chang about creating a wall in their own community. Chang created a project sitewith step-by-step resources and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1,000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, the project explores how public space can cultivate self-examination and empathy among neighbors and compassionately prepare us for death and grief. It has also inspired dozens of remixes that offer new ways to engage with the people around us. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. See much more on the project site and follow the latest Before I Die walls and responses on Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook.
2011, New Orleans, LA. Chalkboard paint, spray paint, chalk, abandoned house. 41′ x 8′. With permission from the property owner, residents of the block, the neighborhood association’s blight committee, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the Arts Council of New Orleans, and the City Planning Commission. Installation assistance by Kristina Kassem, Cory Klemmer, Anamaria Vizcaino, James Reeves, Alan Williams, Alex Vialou, Earl Carlson, and Gary Hustwit.
Rick Duke / UWF Center for Entrepreneurship
In July 2015, UWF announced the formation of the Center for Entrepreneurship through a $1 million gift commitment from Quint and Rishy Studer. Thanks to the Studers’ generosity, the Center will encourage and support educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking while serving as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, industry and community partners.
Duke’s experience in entrepreneurship and economic development includes 25 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked from 1984 to 2009. He served in a variety of roles in economic development at Georgia Tech, culminating as General Manager for Business Development at the Enterprise Innovation Institute. He also spent four years as Director of the Economic Development Institute, which was named the “best university-based economic development organization in the country” by Innovation Associates in 2005.
Duke then transitioned to the University of Southern Mississippi where he was hired in 2010 to lead the startup of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, a university-based community engagement enterprise. His most recent position was Director for Economic Development and Executive Director for Insight Park at the University of Mississippi. In that role, Duke established a framework for the technology incubator and research park marketing plan and engaged the university community to identify knowledge assets suited for both economic development and university-industry partnerships.
UWF Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a source of support for the complete life cycle of the entrepreneur.
The University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to seeding economic growth. The Center encourages and supports educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking and serves as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, faculty, industry and community partners. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to support the complete life cycle of an entrepreneur.
The Center is housed in the College of Business and hosts numerous activities and initiatives related to creating a culture of entrepreneurial thinking. Additionally, affiliate units and organizations create a synergistic support for entrepreneurial efforts and innovation. Quint Studer serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to mobilize a professional network of entrepreneurs that positively impact the Center through contributions to advisement, seminars, classes, workshops and a host of other initiatives.
The UWF College of Business is actively developing degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship. The College of Business recently launched the MBA program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and the College provides an undergraduate certificate in small business management/entrepreneurship and a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship.
Jennifer Jackson / Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Director of Marketing & Activities
Director of Marketing and Activities for Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Marketing Committee Member for Visit Pensacola, and Meeting and Travel Trade Committee Member for Visit Florida.
Calvin Bonifacio/Tech for Non-Profit
YourTechnoGeeks was created with the idea of making information technology easy for everyone. Business owners have an overabundance of information available to them regarding different information technology solutions, which is where a knowledgeable company, such as YourTechnoGeeks, comes in handy. Every detail of hardware, software, document storage, security, and compliance will be covered during a series of consultations regarding any services required. YourTechnoGeeks prides itself on educating companies and business owners as to what IT solutions are available to them in a way that the best decision regarding services can be made. Constant communication, understanding, and guidance is essential in establishing an IT system within your company powerful enough to project it to the next level.
Tech Non Profit is YTG’s way to help give back to the community. If you are in need of Tech for Non-Profit please contact YTG.
Dr. Karen Rasmussen
Ph.D., Instructional Design and Development, University of South Alabama
HER INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
Dr. Karen Rasmussen is the Chief Academic Strategist of the Innovation Institute and Assistant Provost at the University of West Florida. She leads initiatives related to distance learning, academic policy and infrastructure. Dr. Rasmussen leads MyCareerShines, the state of Florida career and readiness tool. As part of the Complete Florida initiative, Dr. Rasmussen works with academic affairs colleagues across the State of Florida to build systems for program completion and data integration. She has worked on the implementation of mobile learning program delivery in the areas of Performance Technology and Technology Systems Support. Dr. Rasmussen holds the rank of professor, teaching courses in Instructional Systems, Curriculum, Performance Technology, and Instructional Technology. Dr. Rasmussen has co-authored a text on web-based instruction and conducts research on the variables affecting learning in distance environments and persistence and success in program completion. Dr. Rasmussen has served as Department Chair and Associate Dean.
Jonathan Hoffman / Air Care Wizard
Air Care Wizard is locally owned and has been proudly serving the Gulf Coast area since 2004. We are active in the community and our team members can been seen at Chamber of Commerce functions, networking events, music festivals, ballgames, sporting events, and of course the Mardi Gras parades.
As long- time residents of the Gulf Coast, all of our team members take pride in doing the best work we can for our neighbors. We believe there are no better people in the world than those who reside along our Gulf Coast.
At Air Care Wizard our motto is “Do the Right Thing.” If it is the “Right Thing” we all are winners.
Air Care Wizard is proud to have been chosen as the Small Business of the Year 2013-2014 by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award demonstrates our adherence to ethical business practices in dealing with the community.
The Better Business Bureau has accredited us with its highest A+ rating. We received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List in 2013 and 2014.
At Air Care Wizard, we know that when doing business a positive experience is what cultivates customer loyalty and stimulates referrals for more business. It is our belief that your experience is not limited to the indoor air quality of your home or business – it begins with your first call to Air Care Wizard and continues through each sale, installation and service process.
We call many of our customers friends and are proud to be a part of this community