Fisher School of Accounting Articles

Robert Knechel

Fisher School professor receives honorary doctorate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business this June in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of accounting. “This was quite a surprise, and

Annual awards banquet honors Fisher School students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Michael Dougherty was named the Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year at the Fisher School of Accounting Spring Awards Banquet on April 19 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The award is selected by the faculty and is the highest honor

Michael Donohoe, Candan Erenguc and Juliane Iannarelli

Warrington graduates honored as Outstanding Young Alumni by UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Three graduates of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business were recently honored by the UF Alumni Association as 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni. Juliane Iannarelli, Michael Donohoe and Candan Erenguc are three of 30 University of Florida alumni who received this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Fisher School Graduate program maintains top 10 status

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business remained in the top 10 among public schools as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2019” rankings released Tuesday. The graduate accounting program is ranked No. 8

Alumna Jane Sun speaks at World Economic Forum

Fisher School of Accounting alumna and Ctrip CEO Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) spoke at the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She highlighted the current security challenges facing the travel industry and how tourism is conducive to the promotion and momentum of global economic growth. Read more about Sun’s

Patrick Kielty

PhD student honored with teaching award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Patrick Kielty was awarded the Warrington College of Business Spring 2017 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee. “I am so

Devin Williams

Fisher School alumnus wins award from American Accounting Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Devin Williams received the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association in January. Williams graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting Ph.D. program in 2016. He has been consistently recognized for his work in accounting education, including being named an

Debbie Garvin retires after 34 years at Fisher

When Debbie Garvin moved from her home state of North Carolina to Gainesville, Fla. after six years of practice in the tax department of a large public accounting firm, she didn’t think she’d be staying for very long. Thirty-four years later, Garvin is set to retire from the Fisher School

Accountant and Advocate

Barbara Jean Raskin (BSBA ’73) recalls that when she graduated in 1973 from the Warrington College of Business the accounting students she walked across the stage with were mostly male. “There were maybe 3 or 4 women in the program, tops,” she said. While it was something that she never

Ted Fernandez

A Calculated Risk

Ted Fernandez (BSAc ’78) was staring at what most would consider a dream opportunity. He was the youngest of six candidates for the open Chairman position at KPMG while already running the firm’s strategic consulting business and serving as a member of its executive committee. However, he was also beginning