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Real Estate Executive named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Cliff Taylor was recognized as the Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year on Friday at the program’s Trends & Strategies Conference hosted at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Taylor is the Senior Vice President in the Jacksonville office of CBRE, focusing on retail investment sales as

Vera Bradley co-founder to headline UF symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host its 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The featured speaker will be Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Director. The event begins at 9 a.m. and

Warrington alumna featured by Forbes China

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) was featured by Forbes China with a cover photo and story in the publication’s most recent issue. You can read the article about her success here. Sun ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes China list of outstanding businesswomen in the country that was unveiled

Second annual Heavener International Case Competition a success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener International Case Competition honored Corvinus University of Budapest as the winner of the second annual event that took place from February 5-11, 2017. Corvinus emerged out of a 20-team field that traveled to Gainesville from all over the world to compete. Joining them in the

Third annual Gator100 Awards honor UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2017 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the university’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses led or owned by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by compound annual

Warrington honors four with teaching, advising awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professors David Ling and Adam B. Munson joined Associate Director of Master of International Business Dena Roberts and academic advisor and career coach Leigh Smadbeck as the recipients of the College’s 2016-2017 Teaching/Advising Awards. DAVID LING: Dr. Ling teaches courses in commercial real estate finance and investment

Heavener School wins 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four Heavener School students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition on Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the University of Florida’s second time winning the competition in the last three years. Simone Benscher, Connor Boles, Mateo Galvis, and Amanda Rorabaugh came

Student Spotlight: Melody Zargari

Melody Zargari returned from one of the most exclusive internships in the country: the White House Internship Program. Learn more about Melody, her passion for politics, and her experience working at the nation’s most famous address. Name: Melody Zargari Hometown: Niceville, FL Major: General Business Year: Senior Student Organizations/Activities: Freshman Leadership

Jacksonville real estate leader to be inducted into Bergstrom Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville businessman and community leader Peter Rummell will be inducted into the University of Florida’s Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Hall of Fame on Feb. 24 during the research center’s annual Real Estate Trends & Strategies Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The Bergstrom Center Hall

Why it’s so hard for women to break into the C-suite

Warrington College of Business professor Joyce E. Bono and Ph.D. student Elisabeth Gilbert write that while Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, Trump’s nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias