Alumni & Friends

Doctor of Business Administration Class of 2017: Where are they now?

One year ago, this month, the Warrington College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program conferred the degrees of its inaugural class. Fourteen students received their doctoral degrees as part of the first class, many of which immediately put their education in action as faculty members at higher education

Ron Edwards

The building blocks of a serial entrepreneur

Even before Ron Edwards (BSBA Accounting ’70) graduated from college, he was building his entrepreneurial skills – quite literally, in fact. Edwards started his first business building wood pallets with his father and brothers in his small hometown outside of Jacksonville, Florida. “We decided to try [building pallets] one weekend

Marissa Almeida

UF MBA alumna named to MBAs to Watch list by Poets & Quants

UF MBA Full-Time alumna Marissa Almeida was named to Poets & Quants’ exclusive list of 100 MBAs to Watch in the Class of 2018. Read more about why Marissa chose the UF MBA Full-Time program, how she grew from the experience, and how she left a lasting impact on other

Lauren Koff

UF MBA alumna wins $15,000 in grant competition for startup

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA alumna Lauren Koff (MBA ’18) recently won The Trailblazer Prize of $10,000 for her startup Mind&Melody as part of the United Way of Miami-Dade’s first Inspire305 grant competition. In a surprising last-minute twist, an anonymous donor added $5,000 to her award, along with the other

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The Business of Vacations: Rebecca Sforza Monchecourt

Summer is now in full-swing, and with it comes summer vacations. In fact, according to Generali Global Assistance, 68 percent of Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, up from 61 percent in 2016. If you live in Florida, vacation options are plenty. From beaches to theme parks,

Roger Block

The Business of Vacations: Roger Block

Summer is now in full-swing, and with it comes summer vacations. In fact, according to Generali Global Assistance, 68 percent of Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, up from 61 percent in 2016. If you live in Florida, vacation options are plenty. From beaches to theme parks,

JAMES SPRADLIN (MBA ’14)

Spradlin is the Founder, Executive Creative Director and Executive Producer of Orlando Creatives, a creative services and branding agency. He has nearly two decades of experience driving creative projects across brand strategy, brand filmmaking, photography and design. Spradlin and his team at Orlando Creatives have completed projects for Universal Orlando,

UF MBA Online students recognized among Best & Brightest by Poets & Quants

Two UF MBA Online students, Diana Miako Aguon Hock and Andrew Spradlin, were named among Poets & Quants’ inaugural Best & Brightest Online MBAs. Read more about why Class of 2018 members Diana and Andrew chose UF MBA’s Online program, the benefits of earning their MBAs online and their plans for

Brian Levine

A passion for giving back

When Brian Levine (BSBA ’92) first came to the University of Florida, he didn’t intend to study business. Like many young students, he began his college career pursuing a much different major than he would eventually earn a degree in. In Levine’s case, psychology was his first chosen academic discipline.

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RICHARD A. “TRIP” MILLER, III (MBA ’00)

Miller is the founder and managing partner at Gullane Capital Partners, and was recently featured as an expert on CNBC. He is a frequently quoted and trusted source for financial market news, also having been featured in Barron’s, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,