Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Articles

Roxana Guevara

Roxana Guevara (BABA ’19) | September 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Upon graduation, Guevara (BABA 2019) interned with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. at their Store Support Center (headquarters) in Mooresville, NC. At the end of her 10-week summer internship, she was offered a full-time position with the internal audit department as a Staff Auditor. Guevara looks forward to the new challenges that will arise in her position and is sure her education at the University of Florida has prepared her to succeed. Connect with her on LinkedIn. 

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Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2018-2019 academic year, the Warrington College of Business received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Economist, Eduniversal and Ivy Exec. The exceptional rankings we received from these publications affirm our strong student quality, alumni success, value of programs, faculty excellence, first-class student services, and global recognition and influence. The Warrington College of Business is a top-tier institution, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent

Oren Kantor

Oren Kantor (BA ’10, MSE ’11) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kantor (BA 2010, MSE 2011) recently launched Perfect Practice by OKH Sports, a golf training aid product line. He was also honored as the No. 3 company at the 2018 Gator100 Awards for his business, Salon’s Choice, an Amazon reseller of beauty products, and more recently, grocery, nutritional and apparel items.

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Phil Schwarz (BABA ’21) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Schwarz (BABA 2021) is director at Amerihealth Caritas, which will soon be entering the North Carolina and New Hampshire areas.

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Emily Roth (BABA ’18) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Roth (BABA 2018) is currently in law school at the University of Miami. “I am so happy that I chose to major in Business Administration,” she said. “As a law student who is interested in business law, I am confident in my abilities that I learned at UF, and I know that I have what it takes to succeed as a lawyer.”

Melinda Barwick

Melinda Barwick (BABA ’06) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Barwick (BABA 2006) is CFO of Bolay. She was named to the 2019 South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 list as an “influential leader from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties who exhibited outstanding success in business and contributions to their communities.” Earlier in 2019, she was named CFO of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

Connor Lynch

Connor Lynch (BABA ’03) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lynch (BABA 2003) was named CEO of Plastridge Insurance in Delray Beach, Florida. Founded in 1919, the company has been doing business for 70 years in the hands of the same family. Plastridge Insurance has offices in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart providing business, commercial property, employee benefits, home and auto insurance. Specialized divisions include Healthcare Facility Risk Insurance, Non-Profits, Condominium & Homeowner Associations, Private Client, Hospitality Risk Consultants specializing in Restaurants & Breweries and Employee

Allie Carrasquilla at the United Nations in Europe

Allie in Antibes: Reflections on France

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last December, Heavener students Rahul Kheraj and Allie Carrasquilla were awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to the United States’ national security and economic prosperity. Upon returning from their respective trips to Spain and France, Kheraj and Carrasquilla reflected on how they grew from their experiences. Read what Carrasquilla had to say below, then check out Kheraj’s reflection.  By Alejandra (Allie)

Laura Santiago

Laura Santiago (BABA ’09, MIB ’10) | May 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Santiago (BABA 2009, MIB 2010) received a promotion as Program Management Head for Supply Chain Finance at Citi Bank.

Joe Ketterer and his son Hunter Ketterer kick down the first pallet in a chain of 1,500.

Joe Ketterer (BABA ’04, MHA ’06) | April 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ketterer (BABA 2004, MHA 2006) and a group of volunteers set a world record for “most pallets toppled in domino fashion” as part of an effort to raise the profile of the Yakima Schools Foundation and its annual Celebrate Our Youth breakfast fundraiser. Ketterer, former Yakima Schools Foundation board president, came up with the idea to align and subsequently topple 1,500 shipping pallets to set the record. Check out the video of the record-setting event. Ketterer is Senior Director of