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Heavener Leadership Challenge prepares students to lead

The keystone of the Heavener School of Business’ mission is to instill dynamic leadership skills into students. The College does this through a variety of career and leadership development programs where students take the leadership reins. The Heavener Leadership Challenge (HLC) uses principles from the best-selling leadership book “The Student Leadership Challenge” by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The organization demonstrates to students that leadership is a learnable skill. Each semester, about 50 accepted students complete a self-assessment where they

Hough student turns rejection into elation, earns second UF degree

Kelsey Grant’s journey to becoming a University of Florida graduate began with an unexpected and disappointing start four years ago: A rejection letter. However, through Grant’s academic excellence, passion for technology, and desire to be a Gator, that unpleasant setback is now a distant memory. Grant will receive her Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) degree—her second UF degree in as many years—during UF’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Stephen J. O’Connell Center. Four years ago,

Warrington graduate details his fight against cancer

Daniel Ellis may have left UF Warrington in December after receiving his degree, but he’s still feeling the support of The Gator Nation—especially those involved with the College’s Heavener Leadership Challenge. That’s why Ellis (BSBA ’15) is so eager to show his gratitude despite facing the most difficult challenge of his life. Ellis was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma two weeks before Commencement last fall. His dreams of pursuing a business career were replaced with disbelief. “You certainly don’t expect to