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Gary McGill named Senior Associate Dean and Hough Graduate School of Business Director

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business is proud to announce the appointment of Gary McGill as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. In addition to his new role, McGill will continue to serve as Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “Gary’s leadership has been instrumental to the success of both the Fisher School and the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “His insights and experience will be key

10 top Warrington stories from 2020

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. From the loss of our beloved college namesake to a brand-new dean to an alumnus who accidentally emailed the entire university, it was a year filled with highs and lows, and kept us at the edge of our seats all 366 days (2020 had to be extra and also be a leap year). To recap all that happened at Warrington this year, we collected the top 10 most popular stories

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

Connecting UF past and present: Fred Fisher and Quinn Fisher Simpson

Pride for the University of Florida runs deep. With it comes a significant connection through multiple generations of families who bleed orange and blue. To highlight this connection, we asked current Business Gator Quinn Fisher Simpson (BSAc ’22) to reminisce with her grandfather, alumnus and namesake of the Fisher School of Accounting Fred Fisher (BSAc ’59) about life at UF, lessons learned in college, advice for the future and more.   Quinn Simpson: Why did you choose UF as the

A legacy of helping students

Professor Williard Everard Stone (1910-2003) was appointed to the University of Florida faculty from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 with his eyes set on a long-term goal—turning the academic programs in accounting into some of the nation’s finest. Having served as a member of one of the best business schools in the world, Stone understood the need to attract the very best faculty and students to UF. “Williard had a challenge, bringing in individuals from

Gainesville restaurants use UF grad’s app for food pickup

Alumna Victoria Liu (BSAc ’19, MAcc ’19) founded Byppo, an app that allows customers to place orders at local restaurants and pick up their food on site, while she was a student at the Fisher School of Accounting. Since March, more than 20 local restaurants have partnered with Byppo, including Cilantro Tacos and Embers Wood Grill. Read more about Liu’s success in this story from The Gainesville Sun.  You can also read more about Liu in Warrington’s story, Trading security for

An entrepreneurial passion

Shannon Carbone always knew she’d be an entrepreneur. After graduating from the Fisher School of Accounting in 1994, she worked at KPMG before later moving into the banking industry. But the dream to start her own company never left. As she worked with clients in her early roles, she started to see gaps in the market. She worked with mid-market companies who needed a qualified Chief Financial Officer but had a less than full-time, long-term need. That’s where CFO Strategic

Paying it forward

Suzanne Christensen was honored to speak on a panel at the 12th annual Fisher School’s Women in Accounting Symposium. The panel was titled “Specializing – How to Find your Specialty and Be Good At It,” and she heard good things about the other women on the panel with her, but they weren’t going to meet until the symposium began. That’s when she got a text from her sister-in-law, Wendi Christensen, with a picture of the event brochure showing they were

12 tips from Warrington students on how you can be successful in your online courses

To all of our students at the Warrington College of Business, we applaud your phenomenal efforts to remain successful in your courses despite being away from Bryan 130, Heavener 140, Hough 250, Gerson 126 and all the classrooms, breakout rooms and common areas you’ve come to know during your time here. Your adaptability and determination make us proud. To that end, when we asked you via Instagram Stories what tips you had for being successful in online classes, we knew

For the fourth consecutive year, Fisher School named sixth best public undergraduate accounting program by U.S. News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program was named No. 6 among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Colleges” edition released Monday. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked the No. 11 program in the U.S., as it was on the 2018, 2019 and 2020 “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News & World Report. The Fisher School also continues to be the No. 1 ranked undergraduate accounting program in the state