Heavener School of Business Articles

Photo of an ivy colored Bryan Hall with a logo that reads 40 Gators Under 40 with seven photos of the winners

2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

Reading Time: 6 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals named as honorees.    Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the

Karissa Seepaul, Chloe Beaver, Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero

Heavener School recognizes students for excellence in leadership, service at virtual event

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded two students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, which was hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19. Karissa Seepaul and Chloe Beaver were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and

The Lowder sisters both graduate from Warrington.

A family affair at Warrington

Reading Time: 2 minutes Like most incoming freshmen, Brianna Lowder knew she would have an adjustment to college when she showed up in Gainesville four years ago. But unlike most incoming freshmen, she had a special advantage. Her sister, Alyssa, was early in her graduate school career and able to ease the transition and serve as a sounding board. The two both graduate at the end of this semester. Alyssa completes a nine-year span at UF by receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master

Blake Jackson will graduate from the Heavener School of Business

Graduation spotlight: Blake Jackson

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students in their final semester reach the end of their Warrington journeys this week. We congratulate the Class of 2020 graduates who finish their time at the Warrington College of Business and begin their careers impacting the business world. Learn more below about standout Heavener graduate Blake Jackson. The Sarasota, Fla. native earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. Q: What are your plans for after graduation? Jackson: “Ph.D. in Finance from UF.” Q: Did you always

Kurt and Teresa Long pose for a photo on their boat.

Feeding Florida families amid COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes For Kurt and Teresa Long, life amid the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered too drastically. The St. Petersburg couple feels lucky to say that the biggest change to their lives is limiting their outings to only the grocery store. The Longs recognize, though, that they don’t share the same reality as many of their fellow Floridians.   The reality is that the state of Florida has only been able to process about 4% of its unemployment claims, leaving more than 850,000

Three medical workers in protective equipment making hearts with their hands.

Warrington alumnus transitions plastics company to make face shields amid COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before the coronavirus asserted its grasp on the world, a normal day for Joseph McCabe (BSBA ’10) would have been centered around managing the team at Hialeah-based Faulkner Plastics. In his role as Vice President of the 55-year-old, family-owned company, he oversaw the production and distribution of plastic products, specifically in stock shapes like sheets, rods and tubes. Faulkner Plastics specialized in both distributing a variety of plastic commodities to local and regional businesses as well as fabricating custom-made pieces

Sarah Lentz makes masks to raise funds for charity

Giving to those in need

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sarah Lentz has always been passionate about sewing. She started making blankets for the homeless when she was nine years old and continued to prioritize others throughout her childhood. Now as a first-year student at the Warrington College of Business, she’s using her sewing skills to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lentz (BSBA ’23) is interested in working in sales after graduating, but as she works toward a final decision on the industry she’ll some day work

Luke Kemper is the founder of Swamp Head Brewery

What you need to know about small businesses during COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a challenging time for small businesses around the world. As restaurants close their dining rooms to avoid the spread of COVID-19, they’re forced to go exclusively to curbside pickup and takeout options. In Gainesville, popular hangout Swamp Head Brewery is facing similar challenges. We spoke with owner/operator Luke Kemper (BSBA ’05) about the challenges small businesses are facing at this time and how consumers can help them. Q: What are the specific challenges Swamp Head is facing at

Heavener student Briana Klein

Paying it forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes Briana Klein experienced the benefits of UF Warrington’s Business Career Services office throughout her four years at Heavener and turned it into a full-time job with Google as an Associate Product Marketing Manager. As a freshman, her connection to the office started through her relationship with a Career and Peer Mentor. What she thought was a meeting to edit her resume served as the launching point for a support system from the entire Business Career Services team. “As I got

Jennifer Hilsdon is a standout student at the Heavener School of Business.

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Hilsdon

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  As she pursues her bachelor’s degree in marketing, Jennifer Hilsdon is also working towards a Master of International Business degree as part of Warrington’s combined degree program. She also participated in study abroad programs through the Heavener School of Business with trips to