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2022 Alumni News Roundup

In 2022, Warrington College of Business alumni used their skills to be leaders of change. Propelled by energy and ambition, Business Gators have made impacts in and beyond their businesses and careers, creating resources that lift up the communities around

Ashley Haynes-Gaspar

Living each day to learn

For Ashley Haynes-Gaspar (BSBA ’99), learning wasn’t just something she did in school – it was woven into every day of her life. Growing up with a business-leader father, Haynes-Gaspar jokes that she was the only 5-year-old with a three-year

Eight men line up for a photo with the three men in the center holding a large check for $12,000.

Fire Neural Network wins UF AI Days Pitch Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fire Neural Network rose to the top of the business ideas presented at the inaugural UF AI Days Pitch Competition. Fire Neural Network uses AI to quickly and accurately locate lightning-initiated wildfires, reducing detection times from 24

Hurricane Ian destroyed homes in Florida residential area. Natural disaster and its consequences.

UF Warrington alumna provides disaster relief after Hurricane Ian

On September 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida. Countless communities were devastated by the storm’s fury. Even now, a month later, people are reeling in the wake of destruction and trying to figure out what to do next.

Steve Raney

Lessons in leadership

When Steve Raney (BSBA ’88, MBA ’99) first came to the University of Florida, he thought that law school would be his next step upon completing his bachelor’s degree. One semester working in the UF Law library, though, was enough

Jerome Fulton Jr.

Using the past to create a better future

Jerome Fulton Jr. (BSAc ‘15) isn’t afraid of hard work. Driven by past experiences and his hopes for the future, Fulton Jr. pursues his goals with determination and tenacity. At a young age, Fulton Jr. tragically lost both of his

Jazz Naglee

UF MBA alumna named MBA to Watch by Poets&Quants

Every year, Poets&Quants compiles a list of the MBAs who deserve your attention as they graduate and make their way into the world. Who makes up this year’s MBAs To Watch list? You’ll find them in every corner of their

Exum Family

Fisher in the family

When Chris (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’92) and Chelly (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’92) Exum met as undergraduate students in the UF accounting program in 1989, they never could have imagined the legacy that was beginning. Today, Chris and Chelly manage Exum

Mark Dawkins

Sustaining the ‘language of business’

Mark Dawkins (MBA ’87, MAcc ’88) had long been interested in tinkering with objects, like clocks, radios and other mechanical items. His interest ran deep enough to persuade him to begin his college career at Georgia Tech as a mechanical

Kate Mays

Relentless forward motion

For Kate Mays (BSBA ’06), the decision to bolster her education with a degree from the University of Florida was straightforward. The Jacksonville native’s father was an alumnus of UF Law, and her older brothers were both Warrington graduates. Her