Posted April 16, 2018
Top photo: Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Pruit, award recipient Britt Hogg and Anna Edwards, associate vice president for student life.
Britt Hogg, operation manager for the Kennedy Greenhouse Studio, was named the 2018 Student Organization Advisor of the Year by USC Student Life at their annual awards program on Thursday, April 12.
The Advisor of the Year Award recognizes faculty and staff members in the Carolina community who are committed to supporting their student organization and fostering leadership abilities in students.
Hogg is the advisor for Student Gamecock Television, which produces some of their shows in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Kennedy Greenhouse Studio.
He was nominated by SGTV station manager Ivey Spellman, a junior information science major.
In her nomination letter, Spellman wrote that Hogg is more than just an advisor; he is a "coach" who goes above and beyond what a typical advisor does.
"Britt sits in on all of our interviews helping pick all of our executive staff," Spellman wrote. "He trains students on how to use equipment in the Greenhouse Studio and shows them how to properly run a live broadcasted show."
But Spellman says Hogg invests more into the students than just in production of their shows. "Britt Hogg perfectly blends teaching us without doing it for us. He teaches us to learn and grow from our mistakes,” she wrote. "Britt is always there. Whether it be a simple equipment question or a major crisis, he always makes himself available to help.”
Dr. Andrea Tanner, director of the SJMC, says it should come as no surprise that USC students chose Hogg for the award.
“Although he was originally hired because of his technical expertise, Britt excels in his position because of his kindness and his ability to connect with students, faculty and staff,” said Tanner. “He is truly focused on student success.”