Hall of Fame
The Heavener Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders in the Warrington College of Business. It is reserved for those graduating students who have shown truly superior leadership and academic achievement, and have left a lasting legacy in the Warrington community. These students have set themselves apart from other outstanding student leaders and are especially deserving of this unique honor.
Heavener Hall of Fame recipients receive recognition at the Heavener Leaders Banquet.
Applications due by 12:00 noon on Thursday February 23, 2023.
- Senior business or accounting major, or combination degree student graduating from UF in 2023 (spring, summer, or fall).
- Completed at least 60 hours at UF.
- Enrolled during the term of application and be free of conduct probation. Applicants graduating during the term of application must be enrolled for at least the number of hours required for graduation.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.50 Undergraduate UF GPA.
Selection Process & Criteria
Students will be selected for induction into the Heavener Hall of Fame by a selection committee consisting of Warrington faculty and staff members. Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Lasting impact on the College through leadership, involvement and service
- Impact is innovative in nature, demonstrating creative problem-solving or new approaches
- Evidence that these innovations/changes will be sustainable over time
- Leadership qualities & significance of leadership roles
- Participation and engagement in student organizations in Warrington and Heavener School of Business
- Service to the College
- Academic achievement (evidence of scholarship, participation in research, or intellectual pursuits)
- Two letters of recommendation using the request form below (recommenders must be individuals directly related to the applicant’s accomplishments or service at Warrington, and must not be current members of the award selection committee)
- Resume (2-page maximum) detailing Warrington involvement, leadership experiences, service and accomplishments
- Personal statement (3-page maximum, double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12-point font, Times New Roman) on the most significant and lasting contribution you made to the Warrington College of Business, and include a brief summary of your immediate post-graduation plans.
- Completed application form
- One 15-minute interview with members of the selection committee (you will be contacted after the award application deadline, in order to schedule this)
Applications that are incomplete, late, or non-compliant with the items above, will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.
By submitting an application, applicants agree to release their academic records and discipline records to the selection committee. This year’s selection committee members are: Dr. Erica Studer-Byrnes, Dr. Amanda Jackson, Dr. Dennis DiPasquale & Jeffery Danso.
Please complete the Recommendation Request form below for each of your recommenders to get started. Whenever you are ready to submit your parts of the application, click the Apply Now button.
Previous Award Recipients
Jackson Budnik, Mercedes Suazo
Chloe Beaver, Karissa Seepaul
John Goracke and Kristiana Caine
Corey was inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame in recognition of his academic and leadership accomplishments. Corey graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and majored in Economics with a minor in Chinese language and literature. Mr. Ashmeade was a graduate, mentor, and advisory board member of the Florida Leadership Academy. Additionally, Corey has served Warrington as a Mentor in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, the Executive Vice President of the Minority Business Society, and held several leadership positions in the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Corey accepted a position with LinkedIn in San Francisco, CA.
Kara is an accomplished scholar, student leader and Heavener Hall inductee who graduated with her Master of Accounting degree. Ms. Conley was a graduate, mentor, and advisory board member for the Florida Leadership Academy. She also served as the President of the Warrington Diplomats, a student representative of the Warrington Teaching Committee, and a Teaching Assistant for Audit 1, Audit 2, and Managerial Accounting for MBAs. Kara will be joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group in Atlanta, GA.
Kristin’s academic and leadership accomplishments earned her a spot in the Heavener Hall of Fame. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with her major in Economics and minor in Leadership. Ms. Fanto is a graduate, mentor, and advisory board member of the Florida Leadership Academy. She also served the college as a Warrington Diplomat, a teaching assistant for the Business Case Analysis course, and President of the Heavener International Case Competition. Kristin will attend law school at the University of Florida.
Rachel was inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame in recognition of her academic and leadership accomplishments. Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and majored in Information Systems with a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. Ms. Halfaker was a graduate, mentor, and advisory board member of the Florida Leadership Academy. Additionally, Rachel has served Warrington as a Mentor in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, and the co-founder and President of GatorTech. Rachel accepted a technology consultant position with Deloitte Federal Consulting in Washington, DC.
Joey was inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame in recognition of his academic and leadership accomplishments. Joey graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and majored in Finance. Mr. Couture was a graduate, mentor, and Alumni Relations Director for the Florida Leadership Academy. Additionally, Joey has served Warrington as a Mentor in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, and the Director of Case Logistics for the Heavener International Case Competition. Joey accepted a position with Deloitte Federal Consulting as a Strategy and Operations analyst in Washington D.C.
Luis is an accomplished scholar, student leader and Heavener Hall inductee who graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Franco was a graduate, mentor, and advisory board member of the Florida Leadership Academy. He also served as the President of the Heavener International Case Competition, a Teaching Assistant for the Business Case Analysis Course, and was recognized as the Outstanding Mentor of the Year for the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program. Luis will be joining Protiviti as a consultant in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Cara’s academic and leadership accomplishments earned her a spot in the Heavener Hall of Fame. Cara received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with her major in Finance. Ms. Grandstaff balanced her academic career with numerous leadership positions in the college. Cara was a graduate, mentor, and Advisory Board Chief of Staff for the Florida Leadership Academy. She also served the college as a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, a Warrington Welcome Peer Leader, and a Warrington Diplomat. Cara will begin her career in management and risk consulting with Protiviti in Washington D.C.
Kelsey’s accomplishments both academically and as a student leader earned her a spot in the Heavener Hall of Fame. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with her major in finance and served as a Warrington Finance Scholar.
Ms. Loftin balanced her academic career with numerous leadership positions in the college. Kelsey was a member of the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program advisory board for three years and held the Executive Director position for two of those years. Kelsey also served the college as a Warrington Diplomat, a Warrington Welcome Peer Leader, and a Leadership Ambassador.
Kelsey will begin her career at General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio within the Financial Management Program.
Alexandra was inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame in recognition of her academic and leadership accomplishments. Alexandra graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and majored in Economics.
Ms. Mazur was a graduate, mentor, and Advisory Board Chief of Staff of the Florida Leadership Academy. Additionally, Alexandra founded the Executive Council, an initiative that brought together the top leadership of each CCLD program. Alexandra also served the college as a Career and Academic Peer Mentor and a mentor for the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program.
Alexandra accepted a position with IBM in New York City, where she will work with the Blue Spark program.
Nicholas Pinto graduated with a major in accounting and had jointly pursued his Master of Accounting degree. He was awarded the Fisher Fellowship, a scholarship bestowed upon the top student in the undergraduate class. As a Fisher Fellowship recipient, Pinto represented the Fisher School of Accounting at the Florida Institute of CPA Accounting Conference (FICPA) where he delivered a technical analysis presentation to accounting professionals.
An accomplished student leader, Pinto is a graduate, mentor and Advisory Board member of the Florida Leadership Academy. He has served as the President of the Fisher School of Accounting Council and Vice President of Professional Development for the Warrington Diplomats. He has also been the head Teaching Assistant for the Fisher School’s Introduction to Financial Accounting course for the past three semesters.
Upon graduation, he has accepted a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he will be an Audit Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Amanda Cleveland graduated with a Marketing degree and an Entrepreneurship minor, she is also jointly pursuing a Master of Arts in International Business.
Amanda actively served the Heavener School of Business as a Teaching Assistant for Principles of Marketing and as the Vice President of Programming for Warrington Diplomats. She was the Florida Leadership Academy Historian and has held three positions with the Florida Business Leadership Society. She is a Career and Peer (CAP) mentor who prides herself in giving back to her peers through mentorship and service.
Amanda is an Anderson Scholar with Distinction and has been named to the Warrington Dean’s list every semester. She has also been recognized on the President’s Honor Roll and as a Florida Academic Scholar. Amanda was awarded the Jean and Jewel Ahrano Scholarship for the MAIB Program during the Spring of 2013 recognizing her academic achievement and service to the college.
Amanda has completed internships with The Nielsen Company and Altria. After commencement, Amanda will travel to Vallendor, Germany where she will attend the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management’s MBA Summer Institute Program. Here, she will study the changing European Marketplace and complete her MAIB degree. Then she will head to Chicago to begin working for The Nielsen Company as an analyst in the consumer products division.
Katie Orovecz graduated with a Finance degree and a minor in Accounting. She is a Warrington Finance Scholar and has served as a Teaching Assistant for Macroeconomics and for the Finance Department as a Warrington Finance Scholar.
As an accomplished student leader, Katie was a graduate and mentor of the Florida Leadership Academy. She led the Nonprofit Consulting project as an Enactus Project Manager, and served as the Vice President of Recruitment for Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. She is also the Vice President of Professional Development for the Business Administration College Council, and has helped develop her peers as a Career and Academic Peer (CAP) Mentor. Katie also represented the Warrington College of Business in the Scotiabank International Case Competition.
Outside of the Heavener School of Business, Katie was heavily involved with UF’s Horizons Community Service Organization serving in a variety of roles including President, and she also was a member of UF’s Handball Club participating in three national competitions.
Katie has completed internships with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Upon graduation, Katie will join Deloitte as a Strategy and Operations Analyst for the Federal Government.
Ali Thompson graduated with a Finance degree, and a minor in Public Leadership. She is a Warrington Finance Scholar and has served the Department of Finance as a Teaching Assistant for the past two years.
As a student leader with extensive experience, Ali is a graduate, mentor, and Advisory Board Member of the Florida Leadership Academy. She has served as a Peer Leader, and Advisory Council Chair for Warrington Welcome. Ali was also a Mentor and Advisory Board Member of the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program. As the Enactus Project Manager, she led the First Year Florida Ethics Case Competition. She was a Small Group Facilitator for the Young Leaders Conference and also served her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, as the Scholarship Chair.
Ali has represented the Warrington College of Business in four different business case competitions placing third in the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge in Bangkok, Thailand and first in the Johnson & Johnson Case Competition in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is described as being a “harmonizer who uses her positive and supportive attitude to help her team persevere.”
Ali has completed internships with General Electric Healthcare Financial Management Program. Following graduation, she has been accepted into CSX Transportation’s Financial Leadership Development Program. She is truly an outstanding leader and business student.
Mikaela Moore graduated with degrees in Business Administration and Political Science, also has minors in East Asian Literature and Language and Public Leadership. She has studied abroad twice in China, at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and at Tsinghua University.
Mikaela has served as a delegate from the College of Business at 5 total international case competitions, including those in Maastricht and Singapore. She has also served as a University of Florida delegate at the Business Today Regional Conference in Houston, TX, the National Conference on Student Leadership in Atlanta, GA, and the Florida Student Education Policy Conference in Orlando, FL. She has dedicated her time to the community as a participant in Florida Alternative Breaks, as an Immigration Law participant.
Mikaela is also a Career & Academic Peer Mentor and Student Assistant in our college. She has held internships with Google, Inc as part a of the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development Program, as well as with Senator Maria Sachs of the Florida Senate. She is a graduate of Class VI of the Florida Leadership Academy, and a member of Class II of the Gators of Tomorrow. She has continued involvement with the Florida Leadership Academy as a Mentor, and Advisory Board member.
Mikaela has been a mentor in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program, and has served as a First-Year Florida Peer Leader for Warrington Welcome. She has also served as President of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and in various leadership positions with the Student Finance Group.
She is a student in the University of Florida Honors College, and has received the Honors of Presidential Achievement Scholar, Presidential Scholar, and Warrington College of Business Accenture Scholar. She is described as “an inspiring role model, and exceptional with people”.
After graduation, Mikaela joined the 2012 Teach for America Corps as a social-studies teacher in Miami-Dade County, and will then return to Google as an Account Manager with Online Sales.
Hannah Wampole graduated with a Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing and minors in Entrepreneurship and Leadership. In her senior year, she served as a Career & Academic Peer Mentor for our college, and has held internships with TriCoast Worldwide and Altria Sales and Distribution Group.
A student leader with extensive experience, Hannah has held three positions within the Warrington Diplomats, the most recent being President of this organization. She is also a graduate of Class VI Florida Leadership Academy, and has continued her involvement as both a Mentor and later a member of the Florida Leadership Academy Advisory Board.
She has also served as a First-Year Florida Peer Leader for Warrington Welcome, and a Teaching Assistant for Principles of Marketing. Also active in Student Government, Hannah has held the position of Cabinet Director of Career and Development.
Hannah has also held leadership positions within her sorority, and her community involvement includes tutoring at-risk elementary school children in East Gainesville. She has also been involved with UF’s Dance Marathon as Marketing Captain.
Hannah has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an honors organization whose membership consists of the top 10% of undergraduate business and accounting majors. She is also a member of the Order of Omega, a Greek Honor Society for student leaders.
Hannah has received the honor of Anderson Scholar of Highest Distinction. Hannah is described as a “mentor”, and “professional, punctual and relational”.
Jerri graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in Geography. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jerri has been heavily involved in both the School of Business and the wider campus community through her efforts to positively impact others.
Jerri was a member of Class V of the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA). She also served as a mentor to Class VI students, and on the FLA Advisory Board as a member of the Public Relations Committee.
As a student committed to professional and personal development, she has participated in the University Scholars Program, conducting research in the field of management in pursuit of her passion for the study of organizational behavior. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and received the honor of Anderson Scholar with Highest Distinction.
Jerri has also served as a two-time Warrington Welcome Peer Leader, and represented the College at the University of Southern California Marshall International Case Competition in 2010. Her service to the School of Business also includes participation as a mentor to a first-year student in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program.
Jerri has also been a member of the Warrington Diplomats, serving on the Events committee, Resume Critiques and Mock Interview Committee, and the Promotions Committee.
Outside the Warrington College of Business, Jerri has also held the position of Resident Assistant with the department of Housing and Residence Education, leading 43 residents of Broward Hall. She has also served for the past two summers as a Resident Assistant and later Head Resident Assistant for the UF Upward Bound Program, a college preparatory program for high school students.
In addition, Jerri has served as programs director and internal vice president of the Jamaican American Student Association here at UF. Jerri plans to pursue a doctoral degree with research focus on Organizational Behavior. She is very grateful to the faculty who saw and invested in her potential, and plans to continue to remain involved in the initiatives of the Warrington College of Business to continue to give back.
Ashley Boccuzzi graduated with a Business Administration degree with a major in Finance and minors in both Spanish and Religion. She has served in many leadership positions within the School of Business and the wider campus community. As Council Chair of the Warrington Welcome Peer Leader Advisory Committee, Ashley has been an integral part of shaping the direction and impact of the Warrington Welcome program. Ashley has also served as a Warrington Welcome Peer Leader for two semesters, and a Peer Mentor for new Warrington Welcome Peer Leaders. She also served on the First Year Florida Peer Leader Task Force.
Ashley is also a Senior Teaching Assistant for the Warrington Finance Scholar Program, where she served as a mentor to eight other Finance Teaching Assistants. Ashley is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and was named an Anderson Scholar of Highest Distinction.
During her time as an undergraduate in the School of Business, Ashley has held the positions of Finance Intern for Concordia 21 in Madrid, Spain, through Boston University’s competitive Madrid Internship Program. She has also worked as a Financial Risk Management Advisory Intern for KPMG in Jacksonville, Florida.
In her sophomore year, Ashley was a member of Class V of the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA). Ashley has since served as a mentor for FLA Class VI and as a member of the FLA Advisory Board.
Ashley has also been a dedicated Resident Assistant with the Department of Housing and Residence Education since January of 2010. Prior to becoming a Resident Assistant, Ashley served as the President of the Murphree Area Council, representing 1,025 students and being named “President of the Year” for her leadership in this position. She has been actively involved in the Inter-Residence Hall Association as a voting member, and has received an award for being a “Dreamer and Doer” by this association.
After graduation, Ashley joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City in the Operations Consulting Department. She looks forward to helping the next generation of Warrington graduates to achieve their professional goals.
Patricia Allshouse is from Hollywood, Florida, she graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in History. She has served in many leadership positions within the School of Business. As President of the Business Administration College Council (BACC), Patricia has been an integral part of their activities which includes Business Bash, the largest student organization event in the School. Patricia has also served as President of Florida Women in Business and has been a member of the Warrington Teaching Committee and the Warrington Working Group.
Patricia has also been a dedicated member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) for three years, serving as Director of the Exposition Team and coordinating the organization’s efforts for their annual regional and national competitions. Their hard work paid off in 2008 and 2009, when UF SIFE was named regional champion and competed at nationals. In 2009, the team placed second runner up in their league at nationals.
As a member of the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA) Class IV, she served on the community service committee and helped to organize projects in which FLA members donated more than 600 service hours. In addition, Patricia acted as a mentor for FLA Class V and as a member of the FLA Advisory Board, focusing on alumni relations.
In addition to working in the Bill Alcorn Undergraduate Student Center for two years, Patricia has worked for a year and a half as a business analyst trainee at Tower Hill Insurance Group in Gainesville. During her internship at Tower Hill, she was given responsibility for company-wide projects that examined current processes and developed ways to improve efficiency.
Matthew “Matt” Tringali grew up in Beverly Hills, Florida, with his parents, Karen and Michael, and his younger sister Kristin. He graduated from Lecanto High School in May 2006, where he was the captain of both the soccer and tennis teams. In August of that year, he entered the University of Florida as a Finance major. Matt believes that this is where his journey began.
Matt’s significant involvement began during his sophomore year, in the Florida Leadership Academy. There, he developed his greatest relationships, with friends, mentors, and leaders in the business world. After FLA, he was fortunate enough to be selected as a Warrington Diplomat. Matt enveloped himself in all things Diplomats, and at the end of the year he was elected to serve as President. When speaking of his role as President, Matt states, “I’ve worked hard this past year to make the organization the best it can be, and during the process have learned how to be an effective leader.”
Matt balanced academics and extracurricular activities while working as well. He’s held the position of tropical fish salesman here in Gainesville, and Marketing Consultant for Bacardi and Campus Representative Blackberry. He has even interned at Joseph Capital Management, where he performed financial research.
During Matt’s sophomore summer he traveled abroad, studying in Madrid, Spain. While there he was fortunate enough to visit twelve other countries, often having to communicate using pictures and hand signals.
He was also fortunate enough to be selected to compete in a case competition in Auckland, New Zealand where he and his three other teammates competed with teams from around the world.
Rachel E. Kane
In recognition of her extensive service and leadership to the Warrington College of Business and the University of Florida, Rachel E. Kane is inducted into the Warrington Hall of Fame, Spring 2009.
Throughout her undergraduate career at the University of Florida, Rachel has demonstrated her aptitude for academics as well as her passion for extracurricular involvement. As a finance major and a Spanish minor, she maintains a strong grade point average of 3.98 and will be graduating summa cum laude. These academic achievements earned her recognition as a Warrington Finance Scholar, an Anderson Scholar of Highest Distinction, and membership in Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.
Outside of her coursework, Rachel completed a collaborative honors thesis entitled “Investing in Commodities as a Long Term Investment Strategy.” Currently, she serves as the Head Teaching Assistant for Business Finance, overseeing thirty-five teaching assistants and approximately 900 students.
Rachel’s passion for leadership was fueled through her involvement with the Florida Leadership Academy. After graduating from the year-long program, Rachel became a mentor to the Class IV students, and now serves on the Advisory Board. Additionally, she functions as the Vice President of the Warrington Diplomats, the official ambassadors to the Warrington College of Business.
Recently, she has represented the Warrington College of Business at the Undergraduate Business School Leadership Conference at Emory University and the Beta Gamma Sigma Student Leadership Forum in San Antonio, TX. In October, Rachel competed in the University of Arizona’s Eller Ethics Case Competition, winning the Bright-Line Award for the most-sound written ethical argument. The culmination of her undergraduate case competition career was this past February, when she participated in the Copenhagen Business School Case Competition in Denmark.
Rachel’s undergraduate experience was further enriched as a result of an Executive Management summer internship with Target, a summer study abroad in Seville, Spain, and a Corporate Finance Summer Internship with Johnson and Johnson.
After graduation, Rachel will be attending Florida State University where she will be pursuing a PHD degree in Organizational Behavior. Ultimately, she seeks a career researching and teaching within the scope of academia.
Jebi J. Mathew
Jebi J. Mathew is inducted into the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame, Spring 2009, for his impressive academic and co-curricular achievements as an accounting student. Jebi is graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Jebi demonstrated outstanding commitment to leadership and community service as a Warrington College of Business student. Through Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), he led two projects designed to increase financial literacy. Jebi helped expand Managing Money Matters, a program that teaches freshmen students personal finance skills through presentations in Warrington Welcome (WW), First Year Florida classes. Through his leadership, the program was revamped and reached students outside of WW. Jebi also started the SIFE Financial Literacy Challenge, a national program which reached over 4,200 high school students. This project was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and SIFE USA for its innovation and impact.
Additionally, Jebi served the campus community through involvement in other student organizations. He was the Programming Director for the International Business Society, Co-Director of the Gator Teens Mentors Program, and Advisory Board member for the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA). While on the FLA Advisory Board, Jebi helped develop an alumni database to increase connectivity and mentorship between current students and alumni. He also served as a student representative on the Warrington Undergraduate and Teaching Committees.
Jebi represented the college at case competitions and conferences in Hong Kong, Seattle, and New York. He was a member of two winning teams in the PricewaterhouseCoopers xTax Case Competition, and received an Honorable Mention in the national competition.
Beyond academics, Jebi also took advantage of professional development opportunities by participating in an internship every summer during college. He completed internships with Wachovia Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte Consulting. After graduation Jebi will start as an Advisory Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Operations, People, and Change practice in New York City.
Through leadership and service, Caroline has contributed to the College while also being a leader in the Greek Community. She is the current President of the Warrington Diplomats and a member of the FLA Advisory Board, is a teaching assistant for the course “Effective Career Management,” and assists the college in many other areas.
Outside of Warrington, Caroline also serves the community. Through personal volunteering and organizational fund raising, Caroline has served well over 340 hours in the community and has raised nearly $1 million for various charities. Caroline is a leader in the Greek Community. Former Chi Omega President, Caroline served two years on her chapter’s executive board.
Beyond leadership, Caroline has enhanced her undergraduate experience through internships and case competitions. Caroline completed an internship with Kcom Media Inc. and two at Procter and Gamble (P&G).
Additionally, Caroline represented the college at four case competitions (two at UF, one at the University of Arizona, and another in Singapore). The biggest success of the competitions was winning the Asian Business Case Competition in Singapore. Winning in Singapore was a testament of the skills obtained from high involvement and academic achievement at the College.
Because of her leadership, Caroline has received several honorable recognitions. She was elected by fellow Panhellenic chapter presidents as the 2007-2008 “Panhellenic Chapter President of the Year.” Additionally, she is a member of the following honors societies: Mortar Board, Order of Omega, Golden Key, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Alpha Lambda Delta.
Immediately following graduation, Caroline will be working for the Procter and Gamble Company in Orlando, Florida, as the Swiffer and Febreze Account Manager on the Publix Team. In addition to working at Procter and Gamble, she will continue her service to Chi Omega as a chapter advisor.
Shae is inducted into the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame for her impressive academic and co-curricular achievements while a business student. She has a 4.0 in her UF, Core, and Major GPA.
Shae is a graduate of the Florida Leadership Academy and serves as a peer mentor and advisory board member. She is also a Warrington Diplomat and avid case competition participant. She was on the four member team that traveled to Singapore for the Asian Business Case Challenge and took home a victory for the Warrington College of Business. She has interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte, NC and hopes to gain more experience in the field of finance in a second internship with the firm in Summer 2008 prior to her Master’s study.
Shae is very active within her sorority, served as the Panhellenic Council President in 2007, and is a member of Order of Omega and Florida Blue Key. She was also selected in Spring 2008 as a new member in the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Shae tutors athletes for the University Athletic Association and Tutoring Zone and works in both the Economics Department and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Shae volunteered for the summer entrepreneurship program for high school students and will serve as the Head Teaching Assistant for GEB3113 for the academic year 2008-2009.
Her advice for anyone she meets is to “live well, laugh often, and love much.”
Seth has been actively involved in the Warrington College of Business. He was team captain for two Johnson and Johnson Case Competition championship teams, and for the 2007 Asian Business Case Competition team in Singapore. He was the Co-Director of Operations for the Emerging Leaders Conference, which is an annual business honors symposium for top undergraduate students in the nation. Seth was also a member of the undergraduate advisory committee. While serving on the advisory committee he was given a chance to take an active role in his education by providing feedback on his business education. Through the advisory committee, Seth spent an extensive amount of time trying to develop an undergraduate business honors program.
Seth has had the opportunity to serve the University while sitting on the University Housing Committee, University Curriculum Committee, and Reitz Union Board of Managers. Seth has also been in leadership positions in the University of Florida Cicerones, the Outreach Ambassador Program, and GatorWalk.
Additionally, he served as President and Treasurer of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Seth has served the larger US community in national level leadership positions with Boy Scouts of America, including National Vice Chief, the second highest elected youth officer in the nation.
After graduation, Seth will be working in General Electric’s Financial Management Program.
Christina is inducted into the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame for her impressive academic and co-curricular achievements while a business student.
She served in leadership positions in many different organizations within the college and University. Among her leadership positions are President of the International Business Society, one of the founding members of the NaviGators Program, Recruitment Chair of the All-Girl Competition Cheerleading Squad, the Director of Social awareness for the Delta Gamma Sorority, Assistant Director of Marketing for Gator Growl, and as a member of the Florida Cicerones. Additionally, she served the College as a teaching assistant for the Principles of Marketing and Professional Communication in Business courses.
Christina completed a thesis through the University Scholars Program under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Lutz. Her work, entitled “Telenovela Advertising and Viewership”, used focus groups and quantitative data to examine the response to advertising during telenovelas by Spanish speaking U. S. citizens. This topic represents her deep interest in the international arena, which she explored further through study abroad in Rome, Italy and Utrecht, Netherlands. Along with her selection to the Warrington Hall of Fame, she has been honored with a National Merit Hispanic Scholar, membership in Beta Gamma Sigma International, Golden Key International, and the Phi Beta Delta International Honors Society.
After graduation, Christina will be traveling to study at the Universidad Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina as an Ambassador of Goodwill for the Rotary Foundation, an honor bestowed upon only one University graduate this year.
Lee Christoff, a Warrington Hall of Fame inductee, graduates with a perfect 4.0 GPA earning. He is an Honorable Mention recipient of the Two-Year Scholar Award. During his four semester tenure at the University of Florida, Lee engaged in commendable service both in and out of the classroom. A transfer student from Edison Community College, Lee has served in many leadership positions including President of the Business Administration College Council, a member of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, and President/Co-Founder of the University Consulting Group. Lee’s honors thesis, under the guidance of Professor Louis Gapenski, focused on Non-Profit Financial Management. Specifically, Lee analyzed the optimal capital structure for a non-profit firm, extending current models used in managing for-profit firms; his research further includes competitive analysis of non-profit and for-profit local hospitals. Lee worked as a summer intern with Wheaton College in their Discipleship Training Program.
Lee’s honorable accolades include the Brent Schutler Memorial Scholarship, University of Florida Transfer Scholarship, and Beta Gamma Sigma inductee. Lee has represented the Warrington College of Business at numerous national symposia including serving as a member of the UF Johnson & Johnson Case Competition team, placing first in the nation; the Duel in the South personal finance case competition, placing first in the region; and the Wake Forest National Undergraduate Marketing Case competition, taking second place. A true change agent and mentor for his peers, Lee worked diligently this past year with the Warrington College of Business to reinstitute the Warrington Hall of Fame and Student Awards Banquet. Lee will begin law school this fall at DuPaul University in Chicago, IL.
Carlos was honored as an inductee to the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame in the spring of 2006 for his many accomplishments. He was founder of the International Business Society; through this organization he was able to provide UF business students with a way to gain knowledge and resources of life outside of the U.S. Carlos was also involved in the Students in Free Enterprise Team where he contributed his leadership and teamwork skills to the community. Outside of the College of Business he was also a Cicerone where he served as the official ambassadors to the University of Florida. Carlos was elected the role of the Director of Student Government Multicultural Cabinet to help improve diversity of the campus life at UF. Carlos was also a member of Florida Blue key and omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honorary. Mr. Gomez tied his interests and involvement in international affairs by studying abroad in China.
Jen-Lin was inducted into the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame for her excellence in academic and leadership development during her undergraduate career. Jen-Lin served in numerous capacities to the university community including her role as a violinist with the University orchestra, Director and Outreach Chair for the Study Abroad Peer Advisors, on the Warrington Center for Retailing Student Advisory Board, and a Small Group Leader for the Emerging Leaders Conference. Jen-Lin is a 2005-2006 University Scholar; her honors thesis examined Starbucks Coffee Company’s market entry strategy into the greater China market. She has worked as an intern with Brown Shoe Company and Naylor Publications. Committed to global citizenship, Jen-Lin studied abroad in Shanghai, China through the CIEE program and volunteers with the Tzu Chi Buddhist Compassion Relief Organization.
Other volunteer affiliations include tutoring through UF’s OASIS program, CHAMPS mentor, and as a note-take for the Dean of Students Office/Disability Resource Center. Jen-Lin has received numerous awards for her leadership and scholarship including the Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship, the University Women’s Club Scholarship, the JCPenney Retail Scholarship, the Asian Studies Study Abroad Scholarship, and the Alice Zirger Memorial Scholarship; she has been inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. Jen-Lin began her graduate work concurrent with her undergraduate degree and will transition to a full-time graduate student within Warrington’s Master of Arts in Business Administration, International Business (MAIB) program upon graduation.
Kelli Murray is honored as an inductee to the Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame. While at UF Kelli has served her peers through leadership roles within Cicerones, UF Housing as a Resident Assistant for three years, and the First Year Florida/Warrington Welcome program. She has served as the Director of Student Government’s Big Gators/Little Gators Cabinet, Director of Outreach Relations for the Women’s Leadership Council a mentor within the University’s Minority Mentor Program, and as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Building upon a strong commitment for accessible education, Kelli served as an intern for Junior Achievement, an ambassador for the Outreach Ambassadors Program, and as Director of Gatorship.
Kelli’s other affiliations include serving as an Ambassador to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), a member of Florida Blue Key and the Matthew’s Society. Kelli is a recipient of the Alpha Kappa Alpha’s sister of the year, Josephine West scholarship, Best Buy scholars program, and the Reitz Scholars program; she has been inducted into Florida Blue Key, the Matthew’s Society, and the Order of Omega Greek Honorary. Upon graduation, Kelli plans to enter graduate school.