Alumni & Friends

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

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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

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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

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Fisher School mourns loss of former Ph.D. student

The Fisher School is saddened by the loss of Dr. Dave Stewart (Ph.D. ’80), who passed away on Nov. 3. He was 64 years old. Dr. Stewart taught at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management for 36 years, and was honored numerous times for his teaching and research. He

Steve Weiss

Alumnus joins cloud solutions leader

Steve Weiss (BSBA ’80) was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Accelera Solutions, an industry leader in Cloud, Mobility, and Virtualization solutions. Read more about Steve here.

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The Trader Turned Teacher

Will Frazer has always been good with numbers. It allowed him to flourish at the Fisher School of Accounting, and have a successful career on Wall Street. But it wasn’t until later in Frazer’s life that his affinity for numbers made a true impact. As a teacher at Gainesville’s Buchholz

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How Big Data is changing retail

What comes to mind when you think about careers in the retail industry? Store management? Merchandising? Buying and planning? It’s a common misconception that retail is limited to these fields alone. However, many other industries are branching from retail. In fact, retail supports 1 in every 4 American jobs. Nielsen

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Alumnus named to influential list of global executives

Tom Arnold (BSBA ’80, JD ’83) ranked No. 10 in Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s ranking of the “100 Most Significant and Impactful Asset Owner and Public Executives of 2016.” Arnold, a candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Doctor of Business in Administration Program, is Head Americas Real Estate