Alumni & Friends

Dr. Gary McGill

Fisher School’s undergraduate program ranks sixth among U.S. public accounting programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked sixth among all U.S. public accounting programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2014 Best Colleges” edition. Overall, Fisher’s undergraduate program ranked 11th among all U.S. private and public accounting programs. “Our students, faculty and staff work tirelessly toward

Bill Alcorn

Organization’s award highlights alumnus’ work for businesswomen

In the competitive and sometimes cutthroat world of big business, Bill Alcorn (BSBA ’71) is somewhat of an enigma. While some business executives do all they can to shield competitors from the marketplace, Alcorn did everything he could to welcome them in, especially female entrepreneurs who he felt weren’t given

Bill Heavener

Governor names Heavener, Rosenberg to UF Board of Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday appointed two new members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees. James W. “Bill” Heavener and Dr. Jason Rosenberg will succeed Michael Heekin and Alan Levine. Heavener and Rosenberg will serve terms that end Jan. 6, 2016. UF President Bernie Machen

Larysa Switlyk

Fisher alumna ready to be “unleashed” on NBC Sports Network, Animal Planet

Larysa Switlyk (BSAc ’07, MAcc ’07) was following a successful path that many Fisher graduates before her had travelled. She completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting in four years and went on to earn her CPA License. She completed a coveted internship with a Big 4 Accounting firm—Pricewaterhouse

College mourns passing of influential accounting professor

Dr. John L. “Jack” Kramer passed away the evening of April 17 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife of 43 years, UF accounting professor Dr. Sandra Kramer, and family, including his four sons. He was 66. Jack, a U.S. Navy veteran, joined the University of Florida

Matthew Price

UF MBA comes to aid of injured student

When Matthew Price, a student in UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Professional 1-Year Program, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in December 2012, his cohort sprung into action to help. The outpouring of generosity was inspiring as Matthew’s cohort raised more than $5,000 for his

Warrington graduates honored with UF Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business Administration graduates Jeremy Delaplane, Diana Kelly and Allison McCarthy were recipients of the University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumni Awards on Saturday at Emerson Alumni Hall. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, established by UF’s Alumni Association, recognizes alumni ages 35 or younger who

Fisher alumnus wins prestigious award

Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Brian Krogol (MAcc ’11) is one of the winners of the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Awards. The Elijah Watt Sells Award program was established in 1923 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Examination. The award

Craig Petrus

Hough Graduate School to host “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair

The Graduate Business Career Services office (GBCS) at the Hough Graduate School of Business will host the first-ever “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday at Hough Hall (Room 150). The event, co-sponsored by Florida Works and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce,

Hough graduate programs featured prominently in global rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business had nine of its programs rank in the top 20 among U.S. public universities, including seven placing in the top 10, in Eduniversal’s Best Masters Rankings 2012/2013. Eduniversal divided the 30 graduate programs it measured into two parts: Sixteen specialized majors