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Alex Mazur and Kelsey Loftin

Following in their footsteps

Three years ago, Kelsey Loftin went looking for inspiration and found it in Hannah Wampole, a dynamic senior who Loftin admittedly idolized. For then-freshman Alex Mazur, inspiration found her in 2012 when senior Mikaela Moore delivered an impactful speech during a Florida Leadership Academy banquet. Later that year, Wampole and

Kelsey McKeag, Liz Kleinfeld and Kaitlyn Czencz

Warrington well-represented at Presidential Service Awards ceremony

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seven students from the Warrington College of Business Administration were honored with the University of Florida’s Presidential Service Awards on March 31 during a ceremony at the President’s House. The Presidential Service Awards recognize students who have dedicated their time and efforts while at UF to promoting

Jamie Shisler

Study abroad transforms gymnast into a Global Gator

Jamie Shisler was bored on a Wednesday night three years ago. Her solution? Catch a flight to Budapest. It’s the inspired and envious answer only a study abroad student can muster. “We had no expectations for it,” Shisler remembered. “It ended up being one of the best weekends ever.” Proponents

UF Alumni Affairs

Recent Warrington graduates receive special UF honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three graduates from the Warrington College of Business Administration—Charles Carmakal, Brittany Rawlings and Keith Robinson—received the University of Florida’s Young Alumni Award on Saturday at Emerson Alumni Hall. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award was established by UF’s Alumni Association to recognize alumni ages 35 or younger who

Kelsey Noris and Harrison Porter

Heavener students making an impact

Kelsey Noris and Harrison Porter are both members of UF Enactus, a University of Florida student organization that aims to better the community through entrepreneurship. Their contributions will be recognized tonight when they receive UF’s Impact Awards, sponsored by the university’s Center for Leadership and Service. The Impact Awards are

Robert Knechel

Knechel receives UF research professorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2015-18. Dr. Knechel was one of 34 University of Florida scholars to receive the honor. UFRF professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members

Jason Rife, David Price, Elizabeth Merrick, Matthew Lukas, Henry Liu and Kara Cupoli

UF MBA claims third consecutive SEC case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the 2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) MBA Case Competition on Saturday at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. UF MBA was represented by Xiaoyu “Henry” Liu, Matthew Lukas, Elizabeth Merrick and David Price—the same quartet

Brittany Rawlings

Alumna bringing fashion law in vogue

When Brittany Rawlings—then a newly minted law school graduate in 2010—sought employment at a Miami entertainment law firm, her first request was memorable. She asked for a pay cut. For Rawlings (BSBA ’07), the financial sacrifice was worth it to officially implement the fashion law niche she had developed during

Haibing Gao

Ph.D. candidate named finalist for marketing organization’s award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Haibing Gao, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2015 Mary Kay/Academy of Marketing Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will be announced at AMS’s Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Denver. To be eligible,


Entrepreneur adds TEDxUF talk to dance card

By day, Rob Castellucci leads one of the most innovative ventures to ever address university student housing. By night, he immerses himself in the Gainesville Salsa dancing scene that he’s helped cultivate. Whether it’s in his personal or professional life, Castellucci’s entrepreneurial passion shines through. He will be sharing his