From left to right: Xinyi Pan (BSAc), nominated by Georganne Watson; Yue Li (BSBA), nominated by Jason Ward (not pictured); Hankun Jin (MIB, MS-ISOM), nominated by Ana Portocarrero (not pictured); Sang Kyu Park (Ph.D. -Marketing), nominated by Dr. Aner Sela; Bruno Pintchovski Rodriguez (MS-ISOM), nominated by Jessica Samsom; Joe Rojo, Director of International Programs Heavener School of Business.
From left to right: Xinyi Pan (BSAc, MAcc), nominated by Georganne Watson; Yue Li (BSBA), nominated by Jason Ward (not pictured); Hankun Jin (MIB, MS-ISOM), nominated by Ana Portocarrero (not pictured); Sang Kyu Park (Ph.D. -Marketing), nominated by Dr. Aner Sela; Bruno Pintchovski Rodrigues (MS-ISOM), nominated by Jessica Samson (fourth from left); Joe Rojo, Director of International Programs at the Heavener School of Business.

Five Warrington students honored by UF International Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five students from the Warrington College of Business received Outstanding International Student Awards from the University of Florida International Center on November 14.

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 for 2018 are:

Xinyi Pan (BSAc, MAcc ’20): Pan is a combined degree student in the Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accounting program at the Fisher School of Accounting. She is originally from Dalian, in the Liaoning province of China. At the Fisher School of Accounting, she is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals, and is also a teaching assistant for Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting. Pan said she feels honored to receive an Outstanding International Student Award.

“I never imagined receiving this award as one of the hundreds of international students at Warrington,” she said. “I am grateful to the Warrington College of Business and the Fisher School of Accounting for nominating me.”

 Yue Li (BSBA ’20): Li, originally from China, is a marketing major at the Heavener School of Business. She said receiving this award made her feel like a part of the University of Florida community, and that other international students shouldn’t be discouraged because of language barriers.

“Being nominated for this award made me feel involved and cared for by my advisor,” Li said.

Hankun Jin (MIB, MS-ISOM ’20): Jin is candidate in the Master of International Business and Master of Information Systems and Operations Management programs. She is originally from Tangshan, China and received her bachelor’s degree from East China University of Science and Technology. At the Warrington College of Business, Jin is a Master of International Business Ambassador. She has served on the philanthropy committee, coordinating a therapy event for students with rescue animals, and currently serves on the professional committee where she helps coordinate professional development events like the mock career fair and negotiation seminar. Jin said she is appreciative she’s received for this award.

“I want to say thank you to my advisor, Ana [Portocorrero, MSM/MIB program director],” she said. “I didn’t imagine someone would see my effort.”

Bruno Pintchovski Rodrigues (MS-ISOM ’19): Rodrigues is a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management candidate. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, he received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Rodrigues said he felt honored and grateful that his efforts at the Warrington College of Business were recognized.

Sang Kyu Park (Ph.D. ’21): Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Warrington College of Business’ marketing department. Originally from South Korea, he received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Korea University. Park’s research interests include studying factors that influence consumers’ decision confidence, and most recently, how people interact with new technology, like AI. In the spring of 2019, he will teach consumer behavior at the undergraduate level.

“I am deeply honored,” he said. “As grateful I am to receive this award, it encourages me to continue striving.”