In the News
- Mark Rosenbaum was featured on CMSWire.com in the article, "When The Customer Is Not Always Right: Do Retail's Customers Expect the Impossible?"
- Tom Regan was featured in the article, "NBA All-Star will bring economic benefits to Charlotte. How much? That's debatable," published by the Charlotte Business Journal.
- Scott Smith was featured in the article, "This Is Why Walt Disney World Tickets Are So Expensive," published in Reader's Digest but also picked up by multiple outlets including MSN and Yahoo)
- UofSC's Fashion Board held a successful Spring in Bloom Fashion Show & Fashion Designer Showcase. The Fashion Show was sponsored by Belk — WIS (feat. HRSM students, clip unavailable online)
- The Department of Sport and Entertainment hosted a NASCAR panel discussion — WLTX (feat. Jackie Hague, clip unavailable online)
- Dean Haemoon Oh was cited in the article, "How Hilton Head chamber spent $175,000 in public funds for Florence recovery" — Hilton Head Island Packet
Faculty / Staff Notes
- Karen Edwards has won a 2019 Garnet Apple Award for teaching innovation and excellence from the Office of the Provost.
- Kathy Smiling, Valeria Bates, Stephanie Richardson, Kate Blanton, Scott Kaplan and Collin Crick were all nominated for the U101 Outstanding Teaching Award.
- Collin Crick recently earned his certification as an Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer by The Protocol School of Washington.
- Jeff Campbell was a panelist and presenter at the Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference in Las Vegas, on the topic of “How to Successfully Recruit Millennials and Gen Z on College Campuses.”
- Richard Southall presented “Making Sense of U.S. College Sport” for the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series in London.
- Richard Southall presented a workshop on the governance structure of the NCAA and Power-5 conferences as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Visitor Program.
- Nick Watanabe and Grace Yan’s paper, “Market disruption as a regime for athlete activism: An economic analysis of college football player protests,” was published in Sport Management Review. It was co-authored with Brian Soebbing of the University of Alberta.
- Nick Watanabe and Grace Yan’s paper, “Air pollution and attendance in the Chinese Super League: Environmental economics and sport demand,” was published in the Journal of Sport Management. It was co-authored with Brian Soebbing of the University of Alberta and Wantong Fu of University of Mississippi.
- Kevin So had his paper, “Peer-to-peer accommodation services: Effects of psychological distances on guest loyalty,” published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
- Donna Watts was the guest speaker at TD Bank’s annual Metro Carolinas Women in Leadership training seminar in Lexington, S.C. Her topic was "Developing Your Professional Presence."
- Sam Piccione III (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, 1998) was named president of Oak View Group International.
- Dominique Gray (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2012) earned his Certified Club Manager accreditation from the Club Managers Association of America.
- Sarah Dyer (B.S. Retailing, 2018) started a position as a style consultant at Brideside in New York, N.Y.
- Casey Sparks (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, 2002) was named general manager of the BOK Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa.
- Lenny Swinton (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014) was promoted to front office manager at Hyatt Regency Savannah.
- Chad Staggs (Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2007) accepted a linebacker coaching position with Coastal Carolina.
Justin Steele (B.S. Retailing, 2018) started a job as an assistant buyer at Burlington Stores, Inc. in New York, N.Y.
- Stephen Bork (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, 2018) started a new job as coordinator of suite sales and service at Monumental Sports and Entertainment.
- Christina L Saragnese, CGMP (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2011), worldwide sales manager, Hilton, has been nominated for the SGMP Gilmer Institute of Learning for the Education & Programming Trustee.
- Aaron Reeves (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, 2011) started a new position as senior manager fantasy & gaming- Global Partnerships with the National Basketball Association.
- Alysa DeLuca (B.S. Retailing, 2012) was promoted to product development merchant at Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
- Courtney Keefer (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2010) started a new job as an event coordinator at Grey Oaks Country Club.
- Michael Gheduzzi (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, 2018) started a position as a client services coordinator at MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
- Scott Hill (B.S. Retailing, 2016) started a position as an outside sales representative at Sherwin-Williams.
- Tracy Waller (B.S. Retailing, 2011) was promoted to sales and trade marketing manager at MISSION in New York, N.Y.