Alumni & Friends

Mitch Jacobson

Powering the world of new technologies

Mitch Jacobson (BSBA ’80) had doubts about his first job after graduating from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Following several interviews with multiple companies, he decided to take a position in sales at then-printing and office equipment giant A.B. Dick. “I wasn’t sure if I would be

Jennifer Cainas

Taking the next step

Dr. Jennifer Cainas had been teaching at the University of South Florida (USF) for nine years, but she wanted to keep growing in her career. Enrolling in the University of Florida Warrington College of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program helped make that happen. “I was extremely impressed with the high-quality faculty teaching

Teaching and Learning Center at the Warrington College of Business

Supporting the future of Warrington

Since graduating from the University of Florida, Tom Frankland (BSBA ’70) has watched the university grow from a small state university to one of the top 10 public universities in the country. Frankland, who retired after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation and Chairman

Richard Ahrens

Passing the business baton

Since Richard Ahrens (BSBA ’69) graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in marketing, he’s only ever worked at one company. The only person who’s ever been his boss was his father. In fact, over the span of almost 50 years, Ahrens has worked in every department at

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,