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Warrington freshman wins UF’s 2008-09 Common Reading Essay Contest

Gainesville, Fla. – Amber Laniewski, a first-year student in the Warrington College of Business Administration, is one of two winners of the university’s 2008-09 Common Reading Program Essay Contest. Amber, an Englewood resident, submitted an essay based on this year’s common reading book “When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century,” written by freelance journalist Fred Pearce. Her essay, “Water as a Catalyst for Cooperation, Not a Source of Conflict,” calls on developed nations to assist

Finance major wins $5,000 study abroad scholarship

Gainesville, Fla. – Gustavo Bartczak, a senior in the Warrington College of Business Administration, is the winner of a $5,000 Freeman-ASIA scholarship award. Gustavo, a Coral Springs resident, will use the prize this Fall semester to study in China at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial

Bart Weitz wins Retailing SIG’s First Lifetime Achievement Award

Gainesville, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration is proud to announce that Professor Barton A. Weitz is the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award presenting by the Retailing SIG of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Professor Weitz has been a faculty member of the Warrington College of Business Administration since 1985 as the JCPenney Eminent Scholar in Marketing, where he also serves as executive director of the David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, one

Steve Shugan among inaugural INFORMS Marketing Fellows

Gainesville, Fla. – Leading market researchers in the U.S. and Canada were honored in Hanover, Md. on Friday by the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS), which announced that Steven M. Shugan was one of the inaugural 10 recipients of its new Fellow Award. This is an unparalleled achievement, heralding not only past accomplishments, but also a distinct future leadership role in the study of marketing science. This first round of award winners also includes John D.C. Little and the

Lutz named Sherwin-Williams Distinguished Teacher

Gainesville, Fla. – Richard Lutz, JCPenney Professor of Marketing, was named one of three recipients of the 2008 Sherwin-Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. The award, now in its 11th year, will be presented by the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) at its Annual Conference in St. Petersburg November 4 – 9, 2008. The annual award honors marketing educators for significant contributions to the quality of marketing education. The selection process for the SMA award begins in the spring of each year

Professor Sanford Berg scores teaching hat trick for 2008

Gainesville, Fla. – Dr. Sanford Berg has been recognized for Teaching Excellence with three awards for the 2007-2008 academic year. Berg, Distinguished Service Professor in economics and director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC), now has another title to add to his collection: Distinguished Teaching Scholar. Berg was recently honored at a banquet ceremony on UF’s campus, where he received three teaching awards for Spring 2008, including induction into the University of Florida Academy of Distinguished

Beall and Burns named Distinguished Alums for 2008

Gainesville, Fla. – Robert Beall II and Laurie Burns received the University of Florida Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies for the Warrington College of Business Administration held on Sunday, May 4. Robert Beall is executive chairman of Bealls Inc., based in Bradenton, Fla., which is the parent company for Beall’s Department Stores, Inc. operating in Florida, and Beall’s Outlet Stores, Inc., operating stores in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. Beall’s employs approximately 11,500 people and has annual sales exceeding $1.2

Undergrad takes 1st Place in national writing competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The Center for Management Communication is pleased to announce that Nicole Thomas, a graduating senior and a student in Warrington’s “Writing for Business” course, placed first in the Association for Business Communication’s (ABC) national 2008 Student Writing Competition. This is the second time in three years of entering the competition that a Warrington undergraduate has won first prize (UF students placed first and third in their first year of competition). In this year’s ABC competition, students had

Undergrad Takes 1st Place in International Charrette

Gainesville, Fla. – Sylvia Borek, a graduating senior and one of Warrington’s top students, recently won first place in the 2nd Annual ACRA (American Collegiate Retailing Association) Charrette in Toronto, Canada. A Charrette is an intense, real-world case business competition in which interdisciplinary student teams solve a complex problem for a business organization. This year’s retail client was Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd (MLSE). One of the largest sports and entertainment companies in North America, it owns the Air

Undergrads earn top honors in business strategy challenge at Georgetown

Gainesville, Fla. – A team of undergraduates from Warrington took first place at the Fourth Annual Business Strategy Challenge held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Team members Sarah Anassori, Leilani Diaz, Justin Fung, and Shea Parrish claimed the top spot for the University of Florida. Georgetown came in second place, and the University of Washington, third. The Business Strategy Challenge is one of the largest business strategy competitions in the nation. This year’s invite-only contest featured teams from a