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2020 Alumni News Roundup

In 2020, Warrington College of Business alumni proved why they are difference makers, even during unprecedented times. With their eyes set on innovation and results, Business Gators around the world made a positive and robust impact on their businesses and in their careers. From being named among the 40 Gators Under 40, building successful businesses and stepping up to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic, read more about how Warrington College of Business alumni made an impact in 2020. Alumni

Gainesville named best city for LGBTQ+ inclusion by Human Rights Campaign

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The city of Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, has been named among the best municipalities for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion by the Human Rights Campaign in its 9th annual Municipal Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign, which supports LGBTQ+ individuals, allies and institutions with resources via a set of comprehensive programs, created its list based on a nationwide assessment of LGBTQ+ equality regarding municipal policy, law and services. Gainesville earned an almost perfect score of

Information systems professor named outstanding reviewer of the year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu recently added another award for excellence in research to his portfolio. The associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management has been named the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly Outstanding Reviewer of the Year. He is the first recipient of the award from the University of Florida. The MIS Quarterly Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of reviewers, whose insightful and supportive feedback has helped authors substantially

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

Warrington student wins best reviewer, nominated for best paper on how social marketing influences public perception

Warrington College of Business student Trish Kalis was among the top honorees at the Academy of International Business Southeast Chapter Conference this October. Kalis (BSBA ’18, MSM ’19, MIB ’20) was named Best Student Reviewer and was nominated for Best Student Paper at the conference focused on academic research in the field of international business. Kalis said it feels rewarding to have been awarded with Best Student Reviewer. “It’s great to know that my reviews were perceived so positively,” she

Heavener student wins award from Executive Leadership Council for excellence in business commentary

Heavener School of Business student Jaden Baron (BSBA ’21) is among the winners of the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) 2020 Award for Excellence in Business Commentary. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the ELC Award for Excellence in Business Commentary is a scholarship program open to high achieving undergraduate Black students attending a four-year college or university. Baron, a finance major with dual minors in economics and sustainability studies, was selected as one of 12 awardees receiving a one-time scholarship ranging

Economics student honored with award for commitment to ethics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Carly Ritterband was named the 2019-2020 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award. She is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award. The Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award honors students in the Warrington College of Business who have demonstrated a commitment to the role of ethics in business, as evidenced through academic excellence, leadership, personal integrity and civic engagement. It feels incredible to win this award!” Ritterband said.

How UF MBA took home the first-place win at the Katz Invitational Case Competition

Compete (v): to strive consciously for an objective When Ali Kassam (BSBA ’15, MBA ’20) and Nick Carpenter (MBA ’20) asked Chelsea Creech (MBA ’21) and I to be a part of their case competition team, we had no idea what we were getting in to. We knew that Ali and Nick wanted a second chance at winning the Katz Invitational Case Competition and that their expectations were high. But we knew absolutely nothing about case competitions. We were asked

Management professor’s paper named third most popular of the decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A research paper by Dr. Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, was named among the most popular articles of the past ten years by Nonprofit Management & Leadership. From 2010-2019, “Sources of volunteer motivation: Transformational leadership and personal motives influence volunteer outcomes” was cited 33 times per year, making it the No. 3 article on the list. Nonprofit Leadership & Management’s list established the 15 most popular articles published in the journal between 2010 and 2019 by

Warrington management department ranked No. 4 in research productivity per capita

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 4 for research productivity per capita in the 2019 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. “I am really proud of our department’s prolific work,” said Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, Department of Management Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center. “Compared to our peers, we are a rather small department, but we have world-class productivity.”