Alumni & Friends

Lokesh, Fracture give back to Warrington

Reading Time: 2 minutes Abhi Lokesh learned about the importance of giving back from his time at the University of Florida. Today, it drives his decision making as the co-founder of Fracture, which specializes in printing photos on glass. Fracture continued its reputation for giving back by donating $50,000 to support UF Warrington’s Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative. “Fracture wouldn’t be here today without Warrington’s focus on social entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center,” Lokesh said. “Those were the things that started this

Management PhD alumna honored with Rising Star designation

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business management Ph.D. alumna and current assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Le “Betty” Zhou was named an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, the designation

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The Business of…New Year’s resolutions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Business principles are prevalent throughout almost all industries that impact your life. We decided to take a look at how business leaders implement these principles in their companies and how academic experts explain the impact business principles have on the decisions business leaders make. From real-world practice to years of study, our experts break down the business of everything you’ve wanted to know about. This month, we start with something that an estimated 60 percent of us make, but only

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How this veterinarian is benefitting from a Master of Science in Management

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flavia Vaduva is a Master of Science in Management alumna from 2015. She also has an undergraduate degree in animal science, minor in psychology, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from UF. Dr. Vaduva currently resides in Michigan, working as a small animal veterinarian and occasionally practicing shelter medicine as well. Q: Please tell us about your background. Dr. Vaduva: “I was born in Slobozia, Romania. I always had an affinity for science and helping animals, so in

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Alumni News Roundup: Business Gators going greater in 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2019, Warrington College of Business alumni proved why they are difference makers. With their eyes set on innovation and results, Business Gators across the world made a positive and robust impact on their businesses and in their careers. From being named among the 40 Under 40, building successful businesses and empowering female employees, read more about how Warrington College of Business alumni made an impact in 2019. Alumni Accomplishments Warrington alumni accomplishments know no bounds. Here are just a

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Warrington’s top 10 stories of 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute As we wrap up 2019, we take a look back at the stories that you loved the most. From UF MBA receiving its highest ever ranking from U.S. News and World Report to two students who made their entrepreneurial dreams come true to suggestions for the best books to read from our faculty, check out the top 10 stories in the UF Warrington Newsroom from 2019. UF MBA receives highest ever ranking from U.S. News & World Report Seven Warrington

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Gator Hatchery graduates named to Forbes 2020 Class of 30 Under 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute Samyr Qureshi (BA ’14) and Dennis Hansen (BS ’16), leaders of Knack, which got its start in the Gator Hatchery and was the winner of the 2016 Big Idea Competition, were recently named to Forbes’ 2020 Class of 30 Under 30. The Knack founders, whose website connects college students with others on campus for tutoring and mentoring at a 20% cut, were named to the Education Forbes 30 Under 30 list. See Qureshi and Hansen on the Forbes list and read

Jane Sun speaks during an interview with Bloomberg’s Sun on gender equality in tech industry | Bloomberg Equality

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Bloomberg Equality, Bloomberg’s Selina Wang speaks to Fisher School of Accounting alumna Jane Sun (BSAc ’92), the CEO of, China’s largest online travel agency. As the only female CEO of a major internet company in China, Sun shares her views on how has boosted female leadership in the company. 

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How a Master of Science in Management complements this alumna’s medical school goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Master of Science in Management (MSM) alumna Leanne Dumeny is currently pursuing her MD/Ph.D. at the University of Florida. We spoke with Dumeny about why she felt a business degree would complement her science background, how an MSM has been beneficial on her academic journey, why she would recommend an MSM to other medical students and more.  Q: Can you tell us about your academic journey to UF’s medical school? Dumeny: “I graduated from the combined MSM program to complement

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Why communications professionals should consider an MBA

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology, communication and the sciences. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this series, we talk with MBA alumni and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to