Five students doing the gator chomp.

Heavener students honored for leadership and service at Gator Globes award ceremony

The Heavener School of Business inducted two students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded three students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at the annual Heavener Gator Globes award banquet.

Aarsh Chokshi (BSBA ’24) and Sophia Castellanos (BSBA ’24) are the latest students to be inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for undergraduate business students who have shown exceptional leadership and achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the college community. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 UF GPA and be in good standing with the university. Students are also judged on scholarship, campus leadership, campus involvement and service to the Warrington College of Business or the University of Florida.

Katherine Gaucher (BSBA ’23, MIB ’24), Anna Haydostian (BSBA ’24) and Kyla Martin (BSBA ’24) received the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award, an award presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the college through participation in student organizations and other experiential learning programs. The students are recognized for their strong commitment to the college and the significant positive impact they have made on their fellow Business Gators.

Aarsh Chokshi will graduate with his undergraduate degree in finance this year. During his time at Warrington, he has undertaken roles in sales, consulting and finance through various internships. He has also boosted his professional experience by founding and serving as the co-president of multiple sales and consulting clubs on campus. After graduation, he anticipates beginning a consulting role at Oliver Wyman.

Sophia Castellanos also graduates this year, finishing her undergraduate degree in information systems. In addition to her studies, she has completed internships in data analysis, finance, management and strategy and demonstrated her leadership skills through mentorship and her service as the president of UF Florida Women in Business, a professional development organization. After graduation, she will begin working as an operations analyst for The Walt Disney Company.

Katherine Gaucher finishes her graduate degree in international business this year. While at Warrington, she has held leadership positions in many campus organizations, completed multiple internships, both nationally and abroad, and served as the finance vice president of the UF Panhellenic Council and as executive director of the Warrington Welcome.

Five students pose on and around a gator statue. Anna Haydostian completes her undergraduate degree in business administration this year. Through her role as a Heavener peer advisor and director of recruitment, she discovered a passion for mentoring and advising college students that has inspired her to pursue a career in human resources management and talent acquisition. After graduation, she will begin a position at PepsiCo.

Kyla Martin graduates with her undergraduate degree in information systems this year. She has been employed by many of the banks where she interned and has held leadership positions at the Florida Leadership Academy, UF Career Connections Center and UF Florida Women in Business. After graduation, she aims to continue her career track into banking, securities and investments.

The Heavener School of Business also recognized the following students and student organizations for their leadership and service at the Heavener Gator Globes event:

CAPitalizer of the Year

Olivia Kenningham

Distinguished Service to Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program

Sofia Rizzo

Dylan Melby

Florida Leadership Academy Horace Tucker Leadership Award

Caroline Boulris

Global Business Society Leadership Award

William L. Butterworth

Heavener Leadership Challenge Dave Sullivan Award

Evan Kerr

International Programs Student Ambassadors Leadership Award

Isabela Kunigk

Iron Diplomat Award

Derek Fletcher

Warrington Welcome Pinnacle Peer Leader

Jasmine Glover

Leadership Development Program Team Leader of the Year

Matthew Selbach

Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year

Katherine A. Bi-Ji

Heavener Program Leader of the Year

Ella McIntyre

Heavener Peer Advisor of the Year

Ellie Kunze

Heavener Program Advisor of the Year

Stephanie Fajre

Heavener Program of the Year

Warrington Diplomats

Outstanding Event of the Year

Warrington Welcome Peer Leaders

Bright Idea Award

Warrington Welcome Peer Leaders

Global Business Society

Most Improved Student Organization

Florida Women in Business

New Student Organization of the Year

Product Space

Student Organization of the year

American Marketing Association

Student Organization Officer of the Year

Adam Goga

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Dr. Steve Tufts

On behalf of the Heavener School of Business, congratulations to all the award winners!