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A heart for entrepreneurship

Altrese Hawkins has always been an entrepreneur at heart. That passion began in 2017 with Little Miss Turbans, LLC, a company that creates handmade, pre-sewn stylish turbans for babies and adults. When Hawkins and four others were laid off from their full-time jobs in April 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they discovered another entrepreneurial passion as the virus spread around the world. “Instead of throwing a pity party for ourselves, we saw an opportunity where we could make a

Graduating Student Spotlight: Eden Shamir

Eden Shamir came to the University of Florida without knowing what career path she wanted to pursue. But when she looks back at her life, she now admits that it probably should’ve been clear to her. “I have always devoted my free time to customer service, whether through volunteering throughout high school or serving as a student assistant throughout college,” Shamir said. “Many of the activities and organizations that I have found to be the most fulfilling incorporate some aspect

UF MBA students hone consulting skills, aid real Latin American businesses despite pandemic

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have halted international travel, it didn’t stop UF MBA students from “Zooming” across oceans and continents to help real businesses in Latin America with their challenges. As part of the Global Business Consulting class led by Andy Naranjo, John B. Hall Professor and Chair of the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department, UF MBA students worked in teams of five with local businesses in Perú and Panamá, providing them with

We Are Warrington | From classmates to alumni, relationships matter

Rachelle Antoine: It was just so funny. My first impression was, oh my gosh, his last name is Lord. He seems he’s gonna be very serious. Andy Lord: I would have been scared. The Lord of admissions. “We Are Warrington” is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business community about the University of Florida experience, business industry insights, innovative research and more. I’m your host, Andy

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

5 things Warrington students are thankful for this year, despite COVID-19 disruption

The holidays are a time of giving thanks and expressing gratitude for all we have in life. While the COVID-19 pandemic has clouded our ability to see all we have to be thankful for, here at the Warrington College of Business, we still believe there is a silver lining to every challenge. To shed light on what we have to be thankful for, despite the disruption the pandemic has brought to our lives, we asked current students to share what

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