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William R. Hough honored with dedication of new graduate studies facility

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The dedication of William R. Hough Hall, the new home for graduate business studies at the Warrington College of Business Administration, took place Wednesday morning with a host of university leaders and distinguished guests present. The building was made possible by the generous gift of William R. Hough (MBA ’48), who donated $30 million to the University of Florida in 2007. “It’s somewhat overwhelming,” Mr. Hough said. “It’s really an outstanding building. I’m thrilled to have my

Robert J. Adams honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –Robert J. Adams, co-founder and president of Highland Homes, was awarded the Warrington College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumnus Award at the College’s Commencement at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. “I am extremely honored and flattered,” Adams said. “I think about the number of people who have graduated from that institution in the 49 years since I graduated from there. I was completely blown away.” Adams graduated from UF with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in

UF alums, Heggestad honored at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville businessman Richard Allen and UF alumni David Greiff and Brent Berthy were honored for their entrepreneurial achievements at the S. Clark Butler Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 8 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center . The awards are sponsored by UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). CEI bestows these honors each year in recognition of those who best exemplify the ideals of entrepreneurship. The winners were chosen based on their major

Ph.D. alum recognized at global IS conference

Gainesville, Fla. – Hong Guo (Ph.D., 2009), a graduate in Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM), was named runner up for the 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. ICIS is considered the premier and most prestigious conference among IS researchers worldwide. Guo’s dissertation, “For Whom the Net Tolls: A Two-Sided Market Analysis and Public Policy Implications for the Net Neutrality Debate,” spawned further research for Guo and his dissertation advisors, Professors Kenny Cheng and Shubho

UF College of Business namesake commits $16 million to create faculty fellows fund

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citing faculty as the key to a competitive future for the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, UF Trustee Al Warrington announced today that he has committed a deferred gift of $16 million to establish an endowment to privately fund faculty positions in the college. Salary and benefits for the positions will come entirely from the income generated by the newly created Warrington Faculty Fellows Endowment. The faculty positions will be in accounting and entrepreneurship

Bradbury lecture brings Nobel winner to UF campus

Gainesville, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration hosted Nobel Memorial Prize winner and MIT Institute Professor Emeritus Robert Solow on Monday, April 6 as keynote speaker for this year’s Robert Bradbury Distinguished Lecture on International Economics. Solow, who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1987 for his work on the theory of economic growth, delivered a lecture on “Obama’s First 100 Days – An Economist’s Perspective.” The event was co-sponsored by Warrington’s Center for International

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 three have earned accreditation in accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business

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 honors extraordinary Americans. These are amazing people and I am humbled to be put in their company.” Fellow inductees this year included Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, Las Vegas developer and

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 of UF facilities planning, and Rick Rowe of Rowe Architects, conducted a virtual presentation of the facility. Completion of the $23+ million, 70,000 square-foot building is projected to be in

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 program—based on UF’s reputation as a Top 50 MBA program—the classroom facility was quickly outgrown. Last summer, plans were made to create an executive classroom suite exclusively for the South