Alumni & Friends

Michael Dougherty and Emily Buzby

Two Fisher alumni receive prestigious CPA award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumni Emily Buzby and Michael Dougherty received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.90 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have

Gator Ubiquity statue with overlay of 40 Under 40 logo and seven circles with portraits of each 40 Under 40 winner.

Seven Warrington alumni named to inaugural 40 Under 40

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alumni from across the Warrington College of Business were named to the first 40 Under 40, presented on the University of Florida campus during the Orange & Blue weekend festivities. Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Under 40 honors Gators who are going

Thank you, Business Gators!

Wow! The response from the Warrington College of Business community to the inaugural Gator Nation Giving Day in February was nothing short of amazing. Thank you, Business Gators! It was a historic day for the university with 11,535 donations made by alumni, students and friends in all 50 states and

Charles Carmakal speaks to students in the Scarola Auditorium.

Guardian of the Cyber Galaxy

In middle school, Charles Carmakal (BSBA ’02, MS-ISOM ’03) used to be shy about describing himself as a computer nerd. These days, it’s a descriptor he embraces, and one his clients are likely glad is accurate. As Vice President and Strategic Services CTO at Mandiant, Carmakal leads a team of

Sandy Hostetter with her Alumnus of the Year Award.

Financial services expert named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sandy Hostetter was honored as the 2019 Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. She is the second female recipient of the award. Hostetter is Central Florida Market President at SunTrust Bank.

Crystal Chiang

Master of Science in Management helped expand this alumna’s career opportunities

Making the decision to remain at the University of Florida to complete her Master of Science in Management at the Warrington College of Business was a simple one for Crystal Chiang (BS ’15, MSM ’16). “I wanted to be a Double Gator,” she said. With a degree in psychology, Chiang

Bergstrom Center names Lifetime Service Award after Edgar Jones, Jr.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center announced the first Edgar Jones, Jr. Lifetime Service Award at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on March 15. The award is named in honor of Edgar Jones Jr., a long-time South Florida real estate

Bergstrom Center presents inaugural Lifetime Service Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center presented the first Edgar Jones, Jr. Lifetime Service Award at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on March 15. Richard Bezold was the first ever recipient of the award. Bezold is a partner in the

Master of International Business set Castano’s sights on the world

Javier Castano (BSBC ’06, MIB ’07) didn’t want to pigeonhole himself into one industry. With familiarity in building construction and a passion for international travel, the Master of International Business program offered the perfect step to further his business knowledge and prepare him for the future. Today, Castano serves as

Incivility takes a toll in the workplace, according to new research

Consistent rudeness or incivility at work can do more than hurt self-esteem; it can actually decrease productivity, increase costs, and increase employee turnover. Richard Kuerston (DBA ’18), who has a DBA/MBA and is program director in Emory’s cognitive neurology program, has studied the fallout of this type of negative workplace