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

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

A family affair at Warrington

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 wins $25,000 in 2020 Big Idea Competition

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

Graduation spotlight: Blake Jackson

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

Giving to those in need

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

Student Spotlight: Raymond Buehner

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

Paying it forward

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

9 tips for students in online classes

This is a unique time for everyone. Amidst global health concerns, Warrington and University of Florida students are taking online classes exclusively after being encouraged to return to their hometown. But how can students who are new to online learning succeed in their classes? We asked Warrington students and alumni for advice. Here is what you can do to make sure you still experience a transformational education while taking online classes: “Try to have a designated place in your home

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.

Executive MBA Spotlight: Leah Stokes

The UF MBA Executive program provides high-ranking business leaders with a transformational MBA experience. Learn more about Leah Stokes and her experience in the Executive program. Q: What year will you graduate from the Executive MBA program? Stokes: “I’m in the EMBA Class of 2020.” Q: What undergraduate degrees do you hold and from what institutions?  Stokes: “Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Economics — both from Converse College in South Carolina. I also have a