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Connecting UF past and present: Fred Fisher and Quinn Fisher Simpson

Pride for the University of Florida runs deep. With it comes a significant connection through multiple generations of families who bleed orange and blue. To highlight this connection, we asked current Business Gator Quinn Fisher Simpson (BSAc ’22) to reminisce with her grandfather, alumnus and namesake of the Fisher School of Accounting Fred Fisher (BSAc ’59) about life at UF, lessons learned in college, advice for the future and more.   Quinn Simpson: Why did you choose UF as the

Student Spotlight: Amber Yoo

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Learn more about what makes Amber Yoo, a student in the Doctor of Business Administration program, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: Where are you from originally?  Yoo: “I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I remember

Warrington student turns lemons into lemonade, named UF Outstanding Scholar

Marketing senior Kenzie Whiting (BSBA ’20) is among the university-wide recipients of the University of Florida Outstanding Scholar Award from the UF Alumni Association and UF Honors Program for her exemplary scholarship during her time as a student. The Outstanding Scholar Award is given to select graduating candidates each semester, and recipients are featured in the commencement program. “It feels really amazing to have won this award,” Whiting said. “I am not one to actively seek recognition, but it certainly

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

Business Analytics Experiential Learning course boosts MS-ISOM student’s skills and experience

Like many students across the University of Florida and nation, my summer internship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was tough to swallow, I knew there were still opportunities for me to grow my experiences. For me, the new opportunity to learn was in Dr. Hoover’s Summer Business Analytics Experiential Learning Course. When I received an email from Dr. Carrillo, who was also involved in the class, about qualifying for the class I figured it’d be a

How I put my UF MBA skills into practice immediately in my job

I had planned on 2020 being the year I would start my MBA for quite some time, but I had no idea that we would be in the middle of a pandemic. I also did not know that I would leave my position of nearly six years for a new one at an entirely different company – the same week. So, when I say 2020 has been an interesting year, I mean that on so many levels. The past few

Virtual UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit highlights confident creators, collaborators and changemakers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit will connect the Gainesville community with local and national women entrepreneurs on Friday, November 6. The virtual event will feature storytelling organization Guts & Glory GNV creative director Taylor Williams as its keynote speaker.  Held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., the Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit is free for all UF students, faculty, staff and members of the local community. The event also includes presentations from other notable women entrepreneurs, including: Seyi

12 tips from Warrington students on how you can be successful in your online courses

To all of our students at the Warrington College of Business, we applaud your phenomenal efforts to remain successful in your courses despite being away from Bryan 130, Heavener 140, Hough 250, Gerson 126 and all the classrooms, breakout rooms and common areas you’ve come to know during your time here. Your adaptability and determination make us proud. To that end, when we asked you via Instagram Stories what tips you had for being successful in online classes, we knew

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

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

Documents turned over to the AP show how Venezuela is trying to skirt harsh U.S. sanctions through a financial arrangement with an asphalt company based in Thailand. Forensic accountant, Salisbury University Clinical Assistant Professor and Doctor of Business Administration student David P. Weber was part of the team that investigated the corruption. Read more from Weber in this story from The Washington Post.