February 2024 Wire Articles: page 1

Ann Ruckstuhl

No limits

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ann Sung Ruckstuhl (BS ’86, MBA ’92) describes her experience coming to the United States at 15 years old as that of many immigrants – a blessing and a curse. While she had to quickly learn

A group of about 15 people, including students and alumni, pose for a photo in the Omani desert while holding a UF MBA and University of Florida flag.

Alumni giving back their most valuable assets – time and expertise

The generous gifts of time, talent and expertise from alumni like Bill and Carol Moss, Marty Schaffel and Rick Scarola have enabled Warrington students to thrive. Read more about the different ways in which these alumni are giving back to

Rick Scarola speaks in front of a classroom of students.

Rick Scarola: Practical application of real estate knowledge

Since graduating from the University of Florida in 1982, Rick Scarola (BSBA ’82) has combined his educational background in business and passion for engineering into a career path in real estate. For 23 years, Covenant Capital Group, which Scarola co-founded

A group of about 15 people, including students and alumni, pose for a photo in the Omani desert while holding a UF MBA and University of Florida flag.

Bill and Carol Moss: Personal connections facilitate learning opportunities

When Carol Moss (MBA ’87) first enrolled in the University of Florida’s MBA program, she didn’t quite know what she was getting into. As a nurse taking classes while working full time at Shands Hospital, she realized that there was

Marty Schaffel stands in front of a classroom speaking to students

Marty Schaffel: First-hand insights from a successful entrepreneur

In the years after he graduated from the University of Florida, Marty Schaffel (BA, BSBA ’76) took on a few different roles in management and sales, but it wasn’t until he started his own company at age 27 that he

Richard Lutz holds a drill and a textbook.

Drilling into marketing

With a good-natured grin, Peter S. Sealey PhD Professor of Marketing Richard J. Lutz stalked between desks in his Marketing 101 classroom. Every student in the packed auditorium leaned forward, curious to see what he’d do with the electric drill

Four students wearing graduation caps and gowns pose for a photo while at graduation.

University of Florida Full-Time MBA graduates set record salary highs

Students in the University of Florida’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 offer a distinctive value to today’s top employers, as demonstrated by their record-high program salaries, signing bonuses as well as excellent job placement. In 2023, UF MBA Full-Time graduates

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2023 Alumni News Roundup

University of Florida Warrington College of Business alumni have continued to charge towards the forefront of achievements in 2023. As leaders in their industries and communities, these driven innovators are boldly tackling challenges with fresh perspectives. Whether on an international