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Bill and Christie Heavener cut ribbon to open Heavener Hall

UF, Warrington celebrate dedication of Heavener Hall

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heavener Hall, the Warrington College of Business Administration’s new home for undergraduate programs and activities, was officially dedicated during a ceremony Friday afternoon on the business campus. Among the distinguished guests in attendance were University of Florida President Bernie Machen, Warrington Dean John Kraft and James W. “Bill” Heavener (BSBA ’70), whose lead gift spearheads a $35 million initiative to invest in undergraduate business education. Heavener Hall and the Heavener School of Business were named in his

Albert signing Heavener Hall beam

Heavener School celebrates progress of new undergraduate building

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration celebrated the progress of Heavener Hall, the College’s new state-of-the-art undergraduate building, with a beam-signing ceremony Friday. About 100 guests gathered for the ceremony, which was held on Heavener Hall’s construction site on the northeast corner of UF’s campus. Among those in attendance were UF President J. Bernard Machen, Warrington Dean John Kraft, former Heisman Trophy winner and UF alumnus Danny Wuerffel and James W. “Bill” Heavener (BSBA ’70), namesake of

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US News ranks Heavener School of Business 16th in the nation among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration ranked 16th among all U.S. public undergraduate business programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2014 Best Colleges” issue. The Heavener School of Business, which ranked 27th among public and private undergraduate business programs, also placed in the top 10 in five specialty categories. The Heavener School placed fourth in Real Estate (seventh overall), fifth in Quantitative Analysis (ninth overall), sixth in Accounting (11th overall),

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Governor names Heavener, Rosenberg to UF Board of Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday appointed two new members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees. James W. “Bill” Heavener and Dr. Jason Rosenberg will succeed Michael Heekin and Alan Levine. Heavener and Rosenberg will serve terms that end Jan. 6, 2016. UF President Bernie Machen praised Scott’s appointments. “Jason has a deep appreciation for the unique opportunities afforded by a college education. In fact, he has been one of the most vocal and visible champions

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UF trustees OK naming building, business school for Heavener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida trustees today unanimously approved naming the undergraduate school of business and a new building that will house it for alumnus James W. “Bill” Heavener. The approval comes as UF prepares to launch a $35 million initiative partnering UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration, a lead gift from Heavener, and private funding from other donors to invest in undergraduate business education. “Bill has proved time and again what an intensely loyal Gator he is.

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James “Bill” W. Heavener receives UF Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In honor of his successful business exploits and dedication and outstanding service to the Warrington College of Business Administration and the University of Florida, James “Bill” W. Heavener received the UF Distinguished Alumnus Award at Commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. “Words can’t describe the feeling one has looking out over all the graduates embarking on their life’s journey,” Mr. Heavener said. “The privilege and honor of being a part of this is unbelievable.”