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From left: Abigail Fielding, John Goracke, Kristiana Caine, Charles Keegan and Anna Kelly.

Heavener students honored with prestigious awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded four of students with the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet on April 25.

Kristiana Caine and John Goracke were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Abigail Fielding, Charles Keegan, Anna Kelly and Lauren Lindsay were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award.

“We are proud to recognize the students being inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame and honored with the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award,” said Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. “These students personify the best of the Heavener School, having demonstrated exemplary leadership and served their community with excellence. Their achievements have made an immense impact at the University of Florida, and we can’t wait to see how they flourish in their future careers.”

The Heavener Hall of Fame is reserved for undergraduate business students who have shown truly superior 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 UF. Students are also judged on scholarship, campus leadership, campus involvement and service to the College or UF.

The Distinction in Leadership and Service Award is presented to students who demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College through participation in student organizations and other extracurricular activities. The students have demonstrated a strong commitment to the College and made a significant positive impact on its students.

Caine, a combined marketing undergraduate and information systems and operations management graduate student, has interned at CSX as a financial planning and analysis intern. She is involved with Heavener Leadership Challenge, Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Warrington Welcome and Florida Leadership Academy.

Goracke, a combined finance undergraduate and international business graduate student, has interned at Protiviti Consulting and Lockheed Martin in the area of finance. He is involved with the Heavener International Case Competition, the Business Administration College Council, Career and Academic Peer Mentors, Florida Leadership Academy, and is a member of the UF International Case Competition Team.

Fielding, a finance major and real estate minor, has completed internships in finance at Protiviti Consulting, Wells Fargo and Modera Wealth Management. She is a University Scholar and is involved with a number of organizations, including Career and Academic Mentors, Warrington Welcome, Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Business Ethics Ambassadors, Heavener Leadership Challenge and Enactus.

Keegan, a combined finance undergraduate and international business graduate student, has interned at Gartner as a business development coordinator. He is involved with Career and Academic Peer Mentors, Warrington Diplomats and Florida Business Leadership Society.

Kelly, a marketing major, has interned at Gartner as a business development coordinator. She is involved with Warrington Diplomats, Florida Leadership Academy and the Heavener International Case Competition.

Lindsay, a marketing major, has interned at PepsiCo and Bimbo Bakeries in the sales department. She is involved with Enactus, Warrington Welcome, Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program and Heavener Leadership Challenge.

The Heavener School also gave out a number of other awards to members of its leadership and service organizations. Please see the full list of winners below:

Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program Distinguished Service Award

Anderson Petry

Lindsey Morrell

Kristiana Caine

Business Ethics Ambassadors Awards

Ria Shah – BEA Excellence Award

Abigail Fielding – Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year

Warrington Diplomats Awards

Katie Freeley – The Iron Diplomat Award

Enactus Awards

Meera Srinivasan – The Kenwyn Harrilal Expo Presenter of the Year Award

Anna King – The Patricia Allshouse Enactus Leader of the Year Award

Heavener Leadership Challenge Awards

Austin Hunt and Annie Tedesco – Model the Way Award

Kristiana Caine – Inspire Shared Vision Award

Mariya Markova – Challenge the Process Award

Lea Cataldo – Enable Others to Act Award

Allie Flores – Encourage the Heart Award

Warrington Welcome Peer Leader Excellence in Service Awards

Kristiana Caine

Abigail Fielding

Kristina Hargrave

Madi Kennedy

Michael O’Brien

Valeria Volkova

Paige Zyserman

CAP Mentor of the Year Award

Bianca Munoz

Celine Chan

Abigail Fielding

Brenna McKeown

LDP Outstanding Leadership Award

Alexander Nunner

 

The Heavener School also honored a number of other students and faculty at the Student and Faculty Awards Banquet hosted in early April. Please see the full list of honorees below:

Ph.D. Teaching Award

Patrick Kielty for Introduction to Auditing

Valeria Alterman for Human Resource Management

Jingchaun Pu for Business Systems 1

Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Warrington Welcome Instructor of the Year

Jamie Little

Electronic Platform Professors of the Year

Dr. Mark Rush

Dr. Thomas Knight

Faculty of the Year by Department

Dr. Mark Rush – Marketing

Jill Goslinga – Accounting

Lindy Archambeau – Management

Dr. John Banko – Finance

Dr. Sean Limon – Communication

Dr. Patrick Thompson – Information Systems and Operations Management

Professional Advisor of the Year

Bernadine Thomas

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Recipient

Charles Lowell

Warrington College of Business Freshman of the Year

Mercedes Suazo

Warrington College of Business Student Organization Awards

Outstanding Service Project of the Year

Enactus – TRUing Project

Outstanding Program of the Year

Florida Business Leadership Society – Student Opportunity and Achievement Retreat

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Dr. Dennis DiPasquale – Gator Selling Professionals

Outstanding Student Officer of the Year

Charlie Keegan – President, Florida Business Leadership Society

Most Improved Student Organization

Retail Society

Citizenship Award

The Global Business Society

Student Organization of the Year

Gator Student Investment Fund

 

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