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Master of the course and the courtroom

When Fred Ridley arrived at the University of Florida campus as a student, he expected it to be a quick stop on his way to a professional golf career. Instead, it turned into four years that would help shape his

Candan Erenguc

Young Alumni Spotlight: Candan Erenguc

A. Candan Erenguc (BSBA ’00, MS-ISOM ’00) was recently appointed Chief Operating Officer at Anthropologie. With more than 20 years of experience holding various positions in operations and management, including Chief Supply Chain Officer at Away, Chief Revenue Officer at

Virtual Women's Entrepreneurship Summit Better Together: Women Co-Founders, Collaborators & Changemakers.

Virtual UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit brings together women co-founders, collaborators and changemakers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The University of Florida Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit will connect the Gainesville community with local, national and international women entrepreneurs on Friday, March 25. The virtual event will feature teacher training non-profit P4H Global leaders Dr. Bertrhude Albert

David Habib stands in a warehouse with an American flag behind him.

Sauce is the secret for young entrepreneur with an ‘old soul’

Starting out with just a dream in his parents’ kitchen, David Habib’s (BSBA ’14, MIB ’15) star has risen like a rocket in the food industry. Read more about Habib and his Clearwater business, Yo Mama’s Foods, which makes pasta, pizza

Tanya Sanders

Engineering a business executive

Tanya Sanders’ love for math and science started at an early age. She always had a natural interest in the fields, but one particular experience solidified her passion. Around the second or third grade, Sanders participated in her school’s science

Ted McGowan accepts an award from David Ling

Real estate executive director named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ted McGowan was honored as the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s 2022 Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. McGowan is the Executive Director of Clay County Port,

A family of 5, mother, father and three young daughters, pose for a photo by a fence at sunset.

Partners on the path to success

Alex and Kim Abreu’s paths to college can both be described as a humble dirt road – not always smooth and requiring more effort to arrive at the final destination. As first-generation college students, both Alex and Kim note the

Young Black woman wearing commencement regalia stands during a graduation ceremony.

UF MBA sets new program highs in placement

Students graduating from the UF MBA Full-Time program in May 2021 set new career placement records for the program. Placement rates for students accepting jobs at graduation (91.3%) and accepting jobs within three months of graduation (97.8%) are the highest

Drew Marshall

MS-Marketing Alumni Spotlight: Drew Marshall

Drew Marshall completed his Master of Science in Marketing (MS-Marketing) in December 2021. He recently started his full-time role with Gartner in Fort Myers, Florida. Read more about Drew, why he chose the MS-Marketing program and the unique place he’s

Heavener Hall behind the University of Florida Archway with a student walking underneath the arch.

Top 10 Warrington stories from 2021

Following a year like 2020, we had high hopes for what was to come in 2021. Even with its continued ups and downs, the year brought some reminders of why it’s great to be a Florida Gator. From top rankings