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2017 HRSM faculty, staff and student awards

2017 HRSM faculty, staff and student awards

The University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is proud to recognize its 2016-2017 faculty, staff and student award recipients.

Ph.D. takes USC grad from down South to Down Under

Ph.D. takes USC grad from down South to Down Under

An education at the University of South Carolina can open doors anywhere in the world, as Henry Wear knows firsthand. Wear will formally receive his Ph.D. in sport and entertainment management in May, but his work at South Carolina has already earned him his first postdoctoral position, as a lecturer in the sport management program at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Survivor

Survivor

Fellow classmates might know Maddy Pease as a friendly face, a lacrosse player, a traveler, a retailing major, the winner of the 2017 Fashion Board Design Challenge or a senior graduating with leadership distinction. What they might not know is that she accomplished all of that while quietly battling cancer.

Drew Martin named director for School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Drew Martin named director for School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

The University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is proud to welcome Drew Martin, Ph.D. as the new director of its School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Martin will begin his new role on July 1, 2017 and will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department.

Rising above the odds

Rising above the odds

Growing up in the small rural town of Estill, South Carolina, Aleisha Gray has always been aware of the statement numbers can make. One stoplight. Population 2,025. Less than 100 students in your graduating class. “The schools I attended from K-12 were ranked lowest among the nation’s worst districts and considered to be in ‘The Corridor of Shame’ – a severely neglected region of impoverished education districts,” said Gray. When faced with those odds, it might be easy to set your sights low or make excuses if life gets hard. But Gray did neither of those things.

Mission complete

Mission complete

As a military veteran, husband and father, Reggie Regester's walk across the graduation stage has taken longer to get to than some students. But on May 5 he will leave the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies and the satisfaction of knowing his academic mission is complete.

Marching to her own beat

Marching to her own beat

Sarah Brinks' college life started with a clarinet and a pressure-packed audition. That moment set the stage for an academic career marked by the willingness to take on new challenges and embrace the unexpected--a theme that shows no signs of stopping as Brinks takes the next step on her career journey.

Gone Hollywood: HRSM alumnus lands dream job

Gone Hollywood: HRSM alumnus lands dream job

Three years ago, Brandon Davis was an HRSM student. Now, he travels the world, spending much of his time on television show sets and at movie premieres. He says the career would not have been possible without the lessons learned here.

20 years of SEVT: conference marks milestone

20 years of SEVT: conference marks milestone

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management hosted the 20th SEVT conference March 22-24.

Star students invited to International Hoteliers Summit in Switzerland

Star students invited to International Hoteliers Summit in Switzerland

Spring break opportunities took students from the University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) all over the world, including two students who were selected to attend the eighth annual Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

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