Milenko Martinovich

Milenko Martinovich

Milenko Martinovich is the former Editor at the UF Warrington College of Business. He served in the role from 2010-2016.

Stories by Milenko Martinovich

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Hough student turns rejection into elation, earns second UF degree

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kelsey Grant’s journey to becoming a University of Florida graduate began with an unexpected and disappointing start four years ago: A rejection letter. However, through Grant’s academic excellence, passion for technology, and desire to be a Gator, that unpleasant setback is now a distant memory. Grant will receive her Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) degree—her second UF degree in as many years—during UF’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Stephen J. O’Connell Center. Four years ago,

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Believers in Business

Reading Time: 3 minutes When George (BSBA ’79) and Lisa Etheridge (BSBA ’80) enrolled at the University of Florida in the mid 1970s, pursuing a business education was not in their plans. George intended on being a dentist while Lisa went the pre-med route. What was once one of the furthest things from their minds is now one of the closest to their hearts. George and Lisa have championed the Warrington College of Business for the past four decades, generously supporting the College’s scholars

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Unintended consequence of SEC tax letters: Companies pay more taxes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever slow down when approaching a spot where you got stopped for speeding? Major companies react in a similar fashion when filing taxes the year after being flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While motorists hit the brakes, public companies increase their tax payments the year after receiving a comment letter from the SEC, according to new research from UF accounting professor Michael Mayberry. Mayberry, along with Thomas Kubick of the University of Kansas, Daniel Lynch of the University

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Fisher team takes second place in Deloitte case competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting finished in second place at the Deloitte Audit Innovation Case Competition on Dec. 3-4 in Charlotte. The case focused on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), the new accounting model the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued for the recognition and measurement of credit losses for loans and debt securities. Fisher’s team of Kriss Camacho, Rachael Laky, Alex Nelson, Connor Pleban, and Matthew Tuohy focused on

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Information systems scholar receives distinguished service award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – McClatchy Professor Dr. Asoo Vakharia received the 2016 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 19-22 in Austin, Texas. The award is named in honor and memory of Dennis E. Grawoig, the Institute’s founder, first president, and executive director.  The recipient is selected based on exemplary service to the Institute over a significant number of years. Fewer than 50 members have received the award in the Institute’s 45-year history. Dr. Vakharia, who is also

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UF International Center honors Warrington students

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business had five students receive the Outstanding International Student Award from the University of Florida’s International Center on Nov. 15. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients are: Ashish Aggarwal (MS ’16, MSM ’16): Aggarwal is pursing master’s degrees in Management and Computer Science. He is currently a Research Assistant at the Engaging Learning

Student Spotlight: Victoria Turbyfill

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spending the next four years researching in a laboratory was not in Victoria Turbyfill’s plan. She was looking for a more direct route to launch her career. She found it in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (The Thomas S. Johnson Program) and the Gator Hatchery, the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center’s student incubator. Turbyfill and her fellow Hatchery mates will have their ventures on display Friday during the Gator Hatchery Fall Showcase (noon to 2pm in Heavener Hall 140).

Warrington alumnus receives nation’s highest civilian honor

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr. Eduardo Padrón (Ph.D. ’70), the President of Miami Dade College, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 22 during a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Dr. Padrón has been one of the most effective and

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Ethics team takes fourth in regional competition, qualifies for nationals

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business’ Ethics Case Competition Team finished fourth at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday. The team’s impressive finish qualified Warrington for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Feb. 26, 2017, in Dallas. The competition’s winner, Lynchburg College (Va.), as well as Wake Forest University (second place) and Clemson University (third place) also qualified for nationals. The competition featured 18 teams from 15 universities (Lynchburg, the University of North Carolina, and the

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Accounting programs recognized in latest TaxTalent rankings

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate and graduate programs both ranked among the nation’s top 10 public accounting programs in TaxTalent’s 2017 “Top in Tax Survey.” The Fisher School’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program and its MAcc—Taxation Specialization program were both ranked No. 3 among U.S. publics and No. 6 overall. The Fisher School’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAc) Program ranked seventh among publics and No. 12 overall. The Fisher School has been recognized repeatedly for