1971 Articles: page 1

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In Memoriam | September 2023

Alex P. Digges, II | BSBA ’71 | 1949-2023 | Digges, of DeBary, Florida, passed on September 2. He was a proud graduate of the University of Florida, remaining a fan of the Gators. The majority of his career was

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In Memoriam | February 2023

Sigmund Levine | BSBA ’49 | 1925-2023 | Levine, of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, passed on January 28. Although Levine was born in Florida, he grew up in Israel and lived in many other places around the world, including Egypt

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In Memoriam | July 2022

Charles Kerekes | BSBA ’50 | 1925-2022 | Kerekes, of Clearwater, Florida, passed on May 30. Born in Ft. Pierce, Florida, he served in the Navy during WWII as an EOD technician and later graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in

Joe Hair

Joe Hair (BSBA ‘66, MS ‘69, Ph.D. ’71) | June 2021

Hair (BSBA ‘66, MS ‘69, Ph.D. ’71) is Distinguisher Professor of Marketing and Director of the Ph.D. in Business Administration Program at the University of Southern Alabama.  He has written more than a dozen books on marketing and is the

Thomas Olmstead with his coffee can collection

Thomas Olmsted (BAA ’65, MBA ’71) | January 2021

Olmsted (BAA 1965, MBA 1971) retired from the accounting industry after 25 years of working at a Gainesville firm. He is an avid collector, with over 100 collections in his possession.  Read more about Olmsted and his collections, from coffee

Class Notes - General

Robert Falzone (MBA ’71) | February 2018

Falzone (MBA 1971) recently celebrated his 80th birthday. He and his wife, Martha, retired in Orlando, but are moving to California to be closer to family. The Falzones are supporters of the UF Opera Workshop.

Bill Werther

Bill Werther Jr. (BSBA ’68, MA ’69, Ph.D. ’71) | July 2016

Bill (Phi Beta Kappa, 1971) was an NDEA Title IV Fellow in Economics and Business Administration. Retired from the University of Miami this past May, Werther (BSBA 1968, MA 1969, Ph.D. 1971) had held the Friedman Chair in Executive Management and

J. Stephen Becker (MBA ’71) | April 2015

Steve (MBA 1971) and his wife, Judy, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23. Steve says the couple is enjoying their retirement with frequent travel and spending time with their four grandsons. Steve retired as Controller at