Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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

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Fisher’s Beta Alpha Psi named a superior chapter

The Fisher School of Accounting’s Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received recognition as a superior chapter for its outstanding efforts during the 2016-17 academic year. Last year, the Fisher School’s chapter received the Most Improved Chapter award at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting. They continue their exemplary success

Fisher School hosts 11th Annual Women in Accounting Symposium

The Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business recognized the importance and impact of its female students and alumnae at the 11th Annual Women in Accounting Symposium on Sept. 29. “I never dreamed that when I started in 1973 in public accounting that I’d

Dr. Gary McGill

Fisher School ranks in top 10 among U.S. publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked sixth among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” edition released Tuesday. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked 11th in the U.S. “I am very pleased to see recognition of

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Fisher School’s programs remain among nation’s elite in PAR rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs moved up or held their ranking among public programs in Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) 36th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. Among publics, the Fisher School remained No. 7 in undergraduate programs while jumping to No. 8 in

Shannon Costello

Fisher graduate receives prestigious CPA award

Shannon Costello (BSAc ’15, MAcc ’16) received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.5 across four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2016. With