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Ken and Linda McGurn receive Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ken and Linda McGurn were recipients of the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award at commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The Award is the highest honor a graduate can receive signifying a graduate’s contributions in his or her chosen field or outstanding service to the university. Saturday’s ceremony marked the first time a couple had received the award. The McGurns own McGurn Investment Company and have been instrumental in the redevelopment of downtown

UF trustees OK naming building, business school for Heavener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida trustees today unanimously approved naming the undergraduate school of business and a new building that will house it for alumnus James W. “Bill” Heavener. The approval comes as UF prepares to launch a $35 million initiative partnering UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration, a lead gift from Heavener, and private funding from other donors to invest in undergraduate business education. “Bill has proved time and again what an intensely loyal Gator he is.

Warrington celebrates dedication of Miller Retail Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly-remodeled David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education & Research was officially dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon at David Stuzin Hall on the campus of the University of Florida. Among the luminaries on hand to open the new facility were David F. Miller, former Vice Chairman of jcpenney and for whom the Center is named; Dr. W. Andrew McCollough, UF’s Associate Provost for IT, E-Learning and Distance Education; and Dr. Steven Kirn, Executive Director

Ribbon-cutting for David F. Miller Retail Center set for Wednesday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Warrington College of Business Administration will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting for the newly remodeled David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education & Research on Wednesday, October 19 at 4 p.m. at David Stuzin Hall on the business campus of the University of Florida. Scheduled to speak at the event are Dr. Selcuk Erenguc, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs; Dr. W. Andrew McCollough, UF’s Associate Provost for IT, E-Learning and Distance Education; David F. Miller,

Bergstrom Center announces annual conference to be held Feb. 16-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, a leader in real estate research, education and leadership, at the Warrington College of Business Administration is pleased to announce its 2012 Real Estate Trends & Strategies Conference to be held Feb. 16-17 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The conference will focus on the future of Florida real estate and will feature several world-renowned experts including Dr. Karl “Chip” Case, co-developer of the Case-Shiller

Warrington hosts panel discussion on “The State of the U.S. Economy”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s most accomplished scholars along with special guest speaker Dr. David E. Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gather for a panel discussion and in-depth analysis of the U.S. financial crisis Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the George W. and Lisa Onkey Etheridge Classroom (Room 150) in William R. Hough Hall. The event, which will also be streamed live online

UF, Warrington celebrates CEI, Experiential Learning Lab dedication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly-remodeled Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) and its Jeff Gold Experiential Learning Laboratory was officially dedicated in a ceremony Friday morning at David Stuzin Hall on the campus of the University of Florida. “CEI’s mission is to teach, coach and inspire, and this new space is worthy of our innovative programs and students,” CEI Executive Director Jamie Kraft said. “From the technology to the design, the focus will be on creative experimentation and learning by

Hough Hall nets LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William R. Hough Hall, the Warrington College of Business Administration’s new graduate studies facility, was awarded a Gold level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is “an internationally-recognized green building certification system that promotes sustainable building and development practices and recognizes projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.” LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human

James “Bill” W. Heavener receives UF Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In honor of his successful business exploits and dedication and outstanding service to the Warrington College of Business Administration and the University of Florida, James “Bill” W. Heavener received the UF Distinguished Alumnus Award at Commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. “Words can’t describe the feeling one has looking out over all the graduates embarking on their life’s journey,” Mr. Heavener said. “The privilege and honor of being a part of this is unbelievable.”

Warrington graduates honored with Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business Administration graduates Melissa Hilliard, Scott Bridgman and Peter Chung were recipients of the University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumni Award this past weekend. The Outstanding Young Alumni Awards recognize graduates under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in business, community or service. Hilliard (BSPR, ’02, MBA ’08), representing the Hough Graduate School of Business, is the Media Relations Manager for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control coordinating with national, international, trade