Alumni & Friends: page 30

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 as an Associate Professor in 1980, after serving on the faculty at the University of Texas-Austin from 1975 to 1979. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of

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 recovery. Matthew, although partially paralyzed from the mid-chest down, will be able to thank his classmates for their kindness when he receives his degree at UF MBA’s commencement ceremony Sunday.

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 have distinguished themselves in their profession and community. Jeremy Delaplane, Hough Graduate School of Business Jeremy Delaplane (MAIB ’02) earned a Master of Arts in International Business from the Hough

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 is bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, and passed all four sections of the Examination

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, is designed for current and former students of the Hough Graduate School who wish to work and remain in the Gainesville area. “More and more of our students want to

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 were included in Eduniversal’s Global Ranking and the other 14 programs were ranked by regions. The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) was ranked 30th in

J. Ronald Terwilliger to be inducted into Bergstrom Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company, will be inducted into the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies Hall of Fame on Feb. 22 during the 2013 University of Florida Bergstrom Center Real Estate Trends & Strategies Conference at The Peabody Orlando. Under Mr. Terwilliger’s direction as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1986, Trammell Crow residential became the nation’s largest developer of multi-family housing. Trammell Crow has developed more than 225,000

Warrington unveils Active Learning Studio

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida celebrated the opening of its new Active Learning Studio on Friday in Matherly Hall. The new classroom is designed to blend active learning, a participatory style of learning where students engage and interact with other students, with distance education. This allows distance students to collaborate with their on-campus peers in real time providing a vibrant learning facility. “This Active Learning Studio gives us the unique opportunity

Experienced executive named Chairman of CEI Board of Advisors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Timothy L. Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Vice President-Strategy and Alliances at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and a former senior executive at Microsoft, has been appointed Chairman of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Board of Advisors at the Warrington College of Business Administration. “We are excited at the prospect of working closely with Tim on strategic planning initiatives for the Center and look forward to building upon the foundation of success that we’ve established at the graduate and undergraduate

Warrington young alumni honored for achievements

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three graduates of the Warrington College of Business Administration—Kristine Ferrone, Brian Zophin and Bill Miller—were recipients of the University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The Outstanding Young Alumni Awards recognize graduates under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in business, community or service. Ferrone (MBA ’07), representing the Hough Graduate School of Business, is a Space Vehicle Concept Design Engineer for The Aerospace Corporation in Washington, D.C. She performs integrative spacecraft systems engineering and