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Andres Diaz received the PCAOB scholarship

Fisher student earns prestigious scholarship

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fisher School of Accounting student Andres Diaz received the 2020-2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover $10,000 worth of tuition, fees, books and supplies. Diaz will graduate in May 2021 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. “The scholarship will significantly reduce the financial burden my family must bear to support both me and my two sisters through college,” Diaz said. “It is also a huge personal accomplishment to know that my hard work

Johanna Pallmann

Student Spotlight: Johanna Pallmann

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series features exceptional students from across Warrington. Johanna is a current international student in the Master of International Business (MIB) program with a double-degree in Textile and Clothing Technology from Germany and China. Learn more about what makes Johanna a standout student from the Warrington College of Business. Q: Tell us

Nicole Howe with the Poets & Quants logo on a banner that reads MBA Best and Brightest 2020

UF MBA Full-Time student named to Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute UF MBA Full-Time student Nicole Howe was named to Poets & Quants’ Class of 2020 Best & Brightest MBAs. Read more about why Nicole chose UF MBA, how she transformed throughout the UF MBA process, where she’ll be working after graduating this spring and more from Poets & Quants.

Karissa Seepaul, Chloe Beaver, Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero

Heavener School recognizes students for excellence in leadership, service at virtual event

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded two students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, which was hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19. Karissa Seepaul and Chloe Beaver were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and

The Lowder sisters both graduate from Warrington.

A family affair at Warrington

Reading Time: 2 minutes Like most incoming freshmen, Brianna Lowder knew she would have an adjustment to college when she showed up in Gainesville four years ago. But unlike most incoming freshmen, she had a special advantage. Her sister, Alyssa, was early in her graduate school career and able to ease the transition and serve as a sounding board. The two both graduate at the end of this semester. Alyssa completes a nine-year span at UF by receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master

Cocovana founder Sheldon Barrett, wearing a blue Gator shirt and hat, drinks out of a coconut through a straw with an umbrella.

Cocovana wins $25,000 in 2020 Big Idea Competition

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cocovana won first place at the 2020 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Founded and led by Sheldon Barrett, Cocovana is a tropical lifestyle company currently focused on creating innovative tools for opening coconuts and other fruits, which promotes a healthier lifestyle and sustainability. Its first product, the Coconut Twist, allows anyone to safely open coconuts in seconds without creating a mess, much like a can opener, but for coconuts. “Winning the Big Idea Competition makes me

Blake Jackson will graduate from the Heavener School of Business

Graduation spotlight: Blake Jackson

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students in their final semester reach the end of their Warrington journeys this week. We congratulate the Class of 2020 graduates who finish their time at the Warrington College of Business and begin their careers impacting the business world. Learn more below about standout Heavener graduate Blake Jackson. The Sarasota, Fla. native earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. Q: What are your plans for after graduation? Jackson: “Ph.D. in Finance from UF.” Q: Did you always

Sarah Lentz makes masks to raise funds for charity

Giving to those in need

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sarah Lentz has always been passionate about sewing. She started making blankets for the homeless when she was nine years old and continued to prioritize others throughout her childhood. Now as a first-year student at the Warrington College of Business, she’s using her sewing skills to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lentz (BSBA ’23) is interested in working in sales after graduating, but as she works toward a final decision on the industry she’ll some day work

Raymond Buehner is an MIB student at Warrington.

Student Spotlight: Raymond Buehner

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  After growing up and attending college in Pennsylvania, Raymond Buehner moved to Gainesville for the Master of International Business program.  Learn more about what makes Raymond a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: What is your degree program and when

Heavener student Briana Klein

Paying it forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes Briana Klein experienced the benefits of UF Warrington’s Business Career Services office throughout her four years at Heavener and turned it into a full-time job with Google as an Associate Product Marketing Manager. As a freshman, her connection to the office started through her relationship with a Career and Peer Mentor. What she thought was a meeting to edit her resume served as the launching point for a support system from the entire Business Career Services team. “As I got