Four honored with Warrington’s teaching, advising awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business recognized faculty members Dr. Brian Ray and Dr. Liangfei Qiu along with advisors Bernadine Thomas and Gus Kreatsoulas as its 2017-2018 Teaching/Advising Award winners. BRIAN RAY: Dr. Ray is a Lecturer of Leadership and Ethics, as well as the

Jim Heaney

A Surprising Passion

After graduating from the UF MBA program in 1988 and working for two non-travel related companies, Jim Heaney was offered a position with Royal Caribbean Cruises. He had only one hesitation. “I had never been on a cruise ship or even thought about it as a career,” Heaney said. Being

PhD student honored with teaching award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Patrick Kielty was awarded the Warrington College of Business Spring 2017 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee. “I am so

Devin Williams

Fisher School alumnus wins award from American Accounting Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Devin Williams received the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association in January. Williams graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting Ph.D. program in 2016. He has been consistently recognized for his work in accounting education, including being named an


Miller was named the marketing & communications manager of the Punta Gorda Airport. She will assist the chief executive officer in a variety of airport marketing initiatives, public outreach and communications functions in support of the airport’s master plan. Connect with her on LinkedIn.


Deviney was promoted from financial planner to director of retirement plan consulting at Provenance Wealth Advisors (PWA), based in Ft. Lauderdale. He is responsible for all aspects of PWA’s corporate retirement plans division. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Warrington Management Department ranked No. 1 in research productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Management Department the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 1 for research productivity in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. Warrington’s Management Department was the top-ranked group for its production of research in 2016 out of 95 public

UF MBA Online Program remains in the nation’s top 5

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Warrington College of Business ranked fifth among publics in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Online MBA Programs” rankings released Tuesday. UF MBA’s Online Program has ranked in the top 5 among U.S. publics since U.S. News & World Report began publishing

KYLE PAXTON (BSAc ’17, MAcc ’17)

Paxton was promoted to Associate Accountant in the James Moore & Company, P.L. Gainesville office. He will assist with business advisory services and perform research and preparation of individual and corporate tax returns. Connect with him on LinkedIn.


Connery, of Hill Ward Henderson (Tampa, Florida), was elected to serve on the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) global board of directors.  Members of ACG’s global board of directors are nominated and elected by their peers to serve a three-year term. The global organization, founded in 1954 and based in Chicago,