Alumni & Friends

A diversified educational portfolio

When Gina Martin Adams (BSBA ’98) first came to the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, finance was not what she expected to spend her time studying, much less make a career out of. In fact, she initially decided to pursue marketing as a major. It wasn’t

Chris Kurtz

Something’s Brewing

During his internship at Anheuser-Busch while a part of the UF MBA program, Chris Kurtz (MBA ’15) learned about the corporate side of the company. Meeting with the vice president of the company’s breweries gave him a new opportunity – brewing. His interest in Anheuser-Busch’s brewing turned into a job

Laura Gonzalez and Katherine O'Hara

UF MBA alumni honored by Poets & Quants

UF MBA’s Laura Gonzalez and Katherine O’Hara were named to Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest MBAs Class of 2017. Learn more about Laura and Katherine, including the impact UF MBA had on their lives and their plans for the future.

Real Estate Executive named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Cliff Taylor was recognized as the Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year on Friday at the program’s Trends & Strategies Conference hosted at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Taylor is the Senior Vice President in the Jacksonville office of CBRE, focusing on retail investment sales as

Warrington alumna featured by Forbes China

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) was featured by Forbes China with a cover photo and story in the publication’s most recent issue. You can read the article about her success here. Sun ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes China list of outstanding businesswomen in the country that was unveiled

Third annual Gator100 Awards honor UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2017 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the university’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses led or owned by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by compound annual

UF honors young alumni from Warrington

Warrington College of Business graduates Justin Jackrel, David Tarabocchia and Aaron Topol received the University of Florida’s 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award was established by UF’s Alumni Association to recognize alumni ages 35 or younger who have distinguished themselves in their profession and community. DAVID

fisher school career banquet

Inaugural banquet opens students’ eyes to accounting careers

As Mike Quackenbush (BSAc ’92, MAcc ’93) surveyed the 40-plus business students gathered for Tuesday’s Fisher School of Accounting’s “Careers in Accounting” banquet at the Hilton UF Conference Center Hotel, he recognized a familiar look on their faces. It was the same one he had about 25 years ago when

george and lisa etheridge

Believers in Business

When George (BSBA ’79) and Lisa Etheridge (BSBA ’80) enrolled at the University of Florida in the mid 1970s, pursuing a business education was not in their plans. George intended on being a dentist while Lisa went the pre-med route. What was once one of the furthest things from their

Warrington alumnus receives nation’s highest civilian honor

Dr. Eduardo Padrón (Ph.D. ’70), the President of Miami Dade College, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 22 during a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security