Alumni & Friends

Nicolette Duong

Master of International Business alumna selected for UF Hall of Fame

Reading Time: 2 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Master of International Business alumna Nicolette Duong was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame this spring. Since 1921, the UF Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus

Richard Miranda

How a Master of Science in Management helped this alumnus get his dream job

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Thanks to his Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree, alumnus Richard Miranda (BS ’14, MSM ’15) was able to get the position he set his sight on ten years ago, Florida’s State Plant Health Director at the United States Department of Agriculture. We spoke with Miranda about how the

Carolina Perez

UF MBA alumna named to Poets & Quants’ 2019 MBAs to Watch

Reading Time: 1 minute  UF MBA alumna Carolina “Caro” Perez was named to Poets & Quants’ 2019 MBAs to Watch. Read more about Caro, her favorite UF MBA course, how she transformed from the UF MBA experience, the biggest myth about the UF MBA program and more from Poets & Quants.

Northeast corner of Hough Hall, home of the UF MBA program

Two Views, One Business School: UF’s Warrington College of Business

Reading Time: 1 minute  “Making the decision to get an MBA is easy: graduates generally double their salary, a statistic that holds even in a severe economic recession,” writes Matt Zbrog for “But where to get the MBA is a much more complicated decision. And, with the advent of better online MBA programs,


“City” CEO, Community Champion

Reading Time: 5 minutes  His business is a household name, but this Gator great believes the measure of real success is in giving back. by David Finnerty Ah, 1972 — Volkswagen Beetles and lava lamps, miniskirts and mustaches, a sweet bye-bye to Miss American Pie. Flower Power was still groovy, Pong far out. And

Piggy bank wearing glasses looking at paper and a calculator with stacks of coins in front

Want to save more money for retirement? Check the fees on your 401(k)

Reading Time: 3 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – What do you dream of doing after you retire? Maybe you’d like to travel the world, buy a vacation home on the beach or, perhaps, get back to work by starting the business you’ve always been passionate about. Whatever it is you choose to do, you’re going

Michael Dougherty and Emily Buzby

Two Fisher alumni receive prestigious CPA award

Reading Time: 1 minute  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

Reading Time: 8 minutes  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!

Reading Time: 2 minutes  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

Reading Time: 3 minutes  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