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Designed for success

For some people, childhood dreams fade away. For others, those dreams endure and become goals. For a lucky few, like Alex Kunkle, hard work and preparation meet just the right opportunity, and those dreams come true.

Global Gamecocks: Students test classroom skills 9,000 miles from home

More than 6,600 athletes from 71 nations and territories competed in the XXI Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, and nine University of South Carolina students are part of the production team behind the mega-event.

Leading the way

Catherine Snyder did not come to the University of South Carolina with the intention of becoming a leader almost immediately. However, when the opportunity came, she was ready to make the most of it.

2018 HRSM faculty and staff awards

The University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport management celebrated a successful school year and honored outstanding faculty and staff at an awards ceremony and luncheon May 1.

HRSM celebrates student scholarship donors and recipients

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management celebrated 55 award-winning students with a Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, April 27 at McCutchen House.

HRSM students honored at 2018 Awards Day

The University of South Carolina recognized nine students from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management during the university’s annual Awards Day ceremony on April 19 on the Horseshoe.

Knocking it out of the park

At the University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, students and faculty alike are proving that there’s no truth to the old saying, “Those who can’t do teach.”

Role model

With determination and a strong passion for style, Marquis Bias founded USC Fashion Week and now students can create a runway experience on campus.

Thank you 2017 / 2018 corporate engagement partners!

Each year, the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) invites industry thought leaders, individuals, alunmi and friends of the college to engage with our students.

UofSC to host 2018 CSRI Conference April 12-14

The College Sport Research Institute’s 2018 CSRI Conference will take place at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center April 12-14.

HRSM congratulates fall 2017 honors list students

Congratulations to the following HRSM students who made the fall 2017 Dean's and President's Lists.

Dean's quarterly update—March 2018

The semester is certainly in full swing with events and conferences, study abroad trips, internship experiences, midterms, research competitions and graduation on the horizon.

Dancing for $1 million

University of South Carolina Dance Marathon has grown to be the largest student-run philanthropic organization at USC, and HRSM students helped the club break a new record for the kids at Palmetto Children’s Hospital.

Drive for success

Just one year after graduating, Rachel Nesbitt has managed employees at one of the world's largest golf tournaments, traveled the country to meet club management leaders and is starting a new position as a food and beverage managers.

SEVT announces Behrens and O'Neil as keynote speakers

University of South Carolina's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is proud to announce two leaders of the sport industry as keynote speakers for the 2018 Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow Conference (SEVT).

Champion for diversity

When people think about sports, there are many African-Americans who have made history as pioneers, role models, leaders and elite champions. But, when the topic is sport management research at the highest academic level, it becomes a bit of a different story. Victor Kidd is working to change that.

Rising Star: Freshman retailing major shares scholarship experience

Freshman retailing major Sydney Bernhardt visited New York City for the National Retail Federation Student Convention, thanks in part to winning a Rising Star Scholarship from the organization. She shares her experiences with us in her own words.

Partnering for student success

The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is expanding its corporate engagement efforts to help students make a successful transition from classroom to career.

Chocolate fix: Agrotourism research to help Honduras

Two University of South Carolina professors are working on interdisciplinary research to help improve life in one of the most poverty-stricken countries in Latin America.

Retail innovation

A flurry of new partnerships will provide a digital foundation to prepare Carolina's retail management students to lead the industry.

Planning for success

The HRTM Event Planner student organization has been awarded 2017 Student Chapter of the Year by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The club is one of 18 student organizations affiliated with USC’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management and gives students the opportunity to get involved on campus and make new friends while gaining experience relative to their career goals and interests.

Purchase with purpose

Liliann Pineda-Hawkins knew what was important to her before arriving at the University of South Carolina. The opportunities she found as a Gamecock allowed her to develop her two passions and learn to combine them in ways which may shape her future career.

Master of His Field: Paul Graham adds a master's degree to a successful career spanning four decades

When Hootie & the Blowfish became the hottest band in the world, Paul Graham, a 1989 graduate of the University of South Carolina, was one of the people behind the scenes helping fans enjoy the music as the band’s tour manager. When the group launched Monday After the Masters, a celebrity pro-am golf tournament to raise money for charity, they called on Graham to serve as tournament director.

Comeback win: Former Gamecock pitcher returns to graduate

It’s been 13 years since Billy Buckner played baseball for the University of South Carolina, memorably striking out 16 batters one afternoon against Clemson and winning seven games in the 2004 season.

Dean’s quarterly update December 2017

Finals are underway and winter break is on the horizon, so I’d like to take a moment to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and festive holiday season. As we prepare to celebrate the commencement of our Fall 2017 graduates next week, I also want to say thank you to our faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and parents for the difference you have made this year in the lives of our students and the future of our fields.


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