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
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
Richard Southall presented “Making Sense of U.S. College Sport” for the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
Public Seminar Series in London.
Lenny Swinton (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014) was promoted to front office manager at Hyatt
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,
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.