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Melissa L Forgione

Asst Dir Academic & Career Advising

Business Phone:
(352) 273-0165

Business Email


Welcome to the Heavener School of Business! I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. Here at the Heavener School of Business, we help our students to focus on the four key areas necessary to be successful at UF and beyond:

  1. Academics
  2. Career Development
  3. Leadership Development
  4. International Studies

Being a college student can be a challenge, and the Heavener School of Business and I want to be here to help you through every part of your development. I encourage you to reach out for any assistance you may need, as we will gladly help you along the way. We offer appointments as well as walk-in advising, hopefully creating the most convenient options for you.

I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in 2003, with a major in psychology, and minors in general education and health science education. I then spent over 6 years working in the fitness industry, not only as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, but in management positions that gave me first-hand experience in managing, marketing, hiring, training employees, systems development and revision, budgeting, and establishing strategic objectives. I then returned to school to complete my Masters of Education and Education Specialist degrees, majoring in Mental Health Counseling. During my time in graduate school, I worked at the University of Florida Career Resource Center as a Graduate Counselor and then as the Graduate Assistant for Experiential Education. Because of my experience in higher education, as well as in the competitive business field, I feel I have a unique view that can really help students in achieving their academic, career, and personal goals, while maintaining balance in their lives.

Welcome to Heavener, to the University of Florida, and Go Gators!

Contact Details

Business Address:
University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Heavener School of Business
Heavener Hall 333

Business Phone:
(352) 273-0165

Business Email