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Master of International Business alumna selected for UF Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Master of International Business alumna Nicolette Duong was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame this spring. Since 1921, the UF Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities and scholastic achievement. It is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to students by the Division of Student Affairs at the

Carbon emissions tracking app wins $25,000 in Big Idea Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – LiveGreen won first place at the 2019 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by CEO and Co-Founder Brian De Souza and CTO and Co-Founder Pablo Garces, LiveGreen is a mobile platform that empowers people to reduce their carbon footprint so they can be part of the solution to end climate change in one generation. LiveGreen does so by allowing people to track, reduce and offset their daily emissions. Through LiveGreen’s proprietary database, the platform makes it easy

UF MBA Full-Time students named to Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2019

UF MBA Full-Time students Nick Ramos and Chris Salinas were named to Poets & Quants’ Class of 2019 Best & Brightest MBAs. Read more about why Nick and Chris chose UF MBA, how they’ve transformed throughout the UF MBA process, where they’ll be working after graduating this spring and more from Poets & Quants.

Warrington finance faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Jay Ritter, Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 32 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2019-2022. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. “The UFRF Professorships recognize our most innovative and productive faculty, the best examples of researchers and scholars

Two Fisher alumni receive prestigious CPA award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumni Emily Buzby and Michael Dougherty received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.90 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have completed testing in 2018. Out of the nearly 86,000 people who took the CPA Exam in 2018, only 110 candidates met the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

Heavener student honored with award for commitment to ethics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jared LeVine was named the 2018-2019 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year Award. He is the third 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. “I am extremely honored to be able to represent

Seven Warrington alumni named to inaugural 40 Under 40

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alumni from across the Warrington College of Business were named to the first 40 Under 40, presented on the University of Florida campus during the Orange & Blue weekend festivities. Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Under 40 honors Gators who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington

Heavener students recognized for their excellence in leadership, community service

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business inducted a new student into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded three students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet on April 9. Ophir Rotem was the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Alaina Brown, Katelyn Chandler and Suzanne “Suzy” Dabage were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award. “It is our pleasure to

Management and Information Systems & Operations Management PhD students honored with teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ph.D. students Avinash Geda and Benny Cooper were awarded Warrington College of Business Ph.D. Teaching Awards for the spring 2018 and fall 2018 semesters, respectively. The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient for each semester is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee. Geda is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Warrington’s Department of Information Systems & Operations Management. His research interests include

UF MBA students claim 4th consecutive ACG Cup for the University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four UF MBA students secured the ACG Cup for the University of Florida this March. This is the fourth consecutive year students from the University of Florida have won the ACG Cup and UF’s seventh first place win overall. Carolina “Caro” Perez, Patrick Doyle, Miki Hirama and John Wilson, all students in the UF MBA Full-Time Two-Year program, bested teams from the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa to take home