Alumni & Friends

Warrington maintains AACSB accreditation

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration was among 57 schools that maintained their accreditation in business, and 14 that have maintained their accreditation in accounting, AACSB International announced today. Additionally, eight institutions of higher learning from five countries have earned accreditation in business, and

Tom Shannon, 1966 alum, wins Horatio Alger Award

Gainesville, Fla. – Thomas Shannon (BSBA `66) was presented with the 2009 Horatio Alger Award on April 2. Shannon, a successful collegiate athlete and businessman, was inducted as a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association, and stated, “every award is an honor, but this is extremely humbling because it

Breaking new ground for graduate business studies

Gainesville, Fla. – Ground was broken on William R. Hough Hall, which will house the Hough Graduate School of Business, on February 21, 2009. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included Bernie Machen, UF president, John Kraft, Warrington dean, and William Hough (MBA 1948), the project’s majority benefactor. Howie Ferguson, coordinator

UF MBA establishes new home in South Florida

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA program has put its stamp on the South Florida landscape with the opening of its new executive classroom suite in Sunrise. The UF MBA program has offered its professional MBA program in South Florida since 2004, but due to the high demand for the

Beall and Burns named Distinguished Alums for 2008

Gainesville, Fla. – Robert Beall II and Laurie Burns received the University of Florida Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies for the Warrington College of Business Administration held on Sunday, May 4. Robert Beall is executive chairman of Bealls Inc., based in Bradenton, Fla., which is the parent company for

Kaufman, Rossin & Company donate $50,000 to Fisher School of Accounting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kaufman, Rossin & Company have pledged $50,000 to the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida in honor of firm founders and managing principles James R. Kaufman (BSBA ‘57) and Jay H. Rossin (BSBA ‘55). Founding the company in 1962, Fisher School alumni Jim and

Bill Hough names graduate school with largest gift in UF history

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William R. “Bill” Hough graduated as a member of the University of Florida’s first MBA class in 1948, and has been supporting UF ever since. Now, he makes university history again, as the donor of the largest private gift UF has ever received, $30 million dollars. In

Real Estate Center receives $2.5 million to bolster program

Gainesville, Fla. – It was announced today that Kelley Bergstrom of Kenilworth, Ill. has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Florida’s Center for Real Estate Studies, which is housed in and part of the Warrington College of Business. The center, established in 1986, conducts extensive real estate economic research

Hough Program in Finance receives $1 million towards Faculty Challenge

William R. Hough , MBA 1948, knows a good business deal when he sees one. So when he saw the opportunity to enhance the finance program that bears his name at the Warrington College of Business, and at the same time answer UF President Bernie Machen’s Faculty Challenge, he couldn’t