John Kraft Articles: page 2

Breaking new ground for graduate business studies

Gainesville, Fla. – Ground was broken on William R. Hough Hall, which will house the Hough Graduate School of Business, on February 21, 2009. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included Bernie Machen, UF president, John Kraft, Warrington dean, and William Hough (MBA 1948), the project’s majority benefactor. Howie Ferguson, coordinator of UF facilities planning, and Rick Rowe of Rowe Architects, conducted a virtual presentation of the facility. Completion of the $23+ million, 70,000 square-foot building is projected to be in

Real Estate Center receives $2.5 million to bolster program

Gainesville, Fla. – It was announced today that Kelley Bergstrom of Kenilworth, Ill. has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Florida’s Center for Real Estate Studies, which is housed in and part of the Warrington College of Business. The center, established in 1986, conducts extensive real estate economic research and offers numerous degree programs, including a one‐year Master of Science in Real Estate degree, a joint program with UF’s Levin College of Law allowing students to earn two degrees

UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the top in rankings

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was ranked in the “First Tier” of regional entrepreneurship programs for 2005 by the research firm EntrePoint in its Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program Rankings. This is the first time that Warrington’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been named one of the 13 centers in the “Top Tier.” The Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program Rankings were compiled through a combination of survey information collected from faculty, students, center directors, deans and program heads, as

Florida Corporate Alliance Scholarship

The University of Florida MBA Program will provide 20 of the state’s top business people with full scholarships to attend its nationally ranked MBA program. Through the Florida Corporate Alliance Scholarship (FCAS) program, 20 highly qualified businessmen and women can attend UF’s One-year Traditional MBA Program at no cost to them or their employer. It’s an incredible ROI for businesses and rising corporate stars. Alex Sevilla, director of Executive and Professional MBA Programs, stated, “The Florida Corporate Alliance Scholarship is