May 2020 Wire Articles: page 1

Business Career Services is helping students virtually.

Going Virtual with Business Career Services

By Craig Petrus, Director of Business Career Services The effects of COVID-19 have reshaped how the world does business. It impacts where and how we shop, where and how we spend our work day, and most importantly, how we communicate

Jabil makes protective masks for COVID-19 responders

MBA alumnus helps Jabil stand strong during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed business operations around the globe, Warrington alumni are leading the way and helping their companies innovate to meet demand. Courtney Ryan (BA ’91, MBA ’93) is playing an important role for Jabil, a manufacturing

Bill Hough speaks during dedication of Hough Hall

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of alumnus and supporter William “Bill” Hough

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of one of its alumni and strongest supporters – William “Bill” R. Hough. The namesake of the Hough Graduate School

Reflection of a gator's feet and cleaning products in on a very shiny, clean floor

How to spring clean your home sustainably

Seventy-eight percent of Americans planned on spring cleaning this year, and that was before the coronavirus pandemic. With many Americans under stay-at-home orders and wanting to protect themselves and their families, cleaning has become a popular pastime. Along with all of

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

Feeding Florida families amid COVID-19

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

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

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

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,

Sarah Lentz makes masks to raise funds for charity

Giving to those in need

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,

Someone reaching out for a life-ring

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: Tips for small business owners

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the globe, small businesses are struggling with its impact. According to a survey by Goldman Sachs, 75% of small business owners said their business has already been impacted by fewer sales, with 51% indicating

Luke Kemper is the founder of Swamp Head Brewery

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

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

Grocery stores have empty shelves during this pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chains

Empty shelves. Lately, you see them every time you go to the grocery store. Essential items are missing while grocery stores struggle to keep up with demand. Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director, Supply Chain Management Center in the