Deborah Brosdahl was also recently featured as an expert in several media interviews.
Congratulations to Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty member Cathy Gustafson who just received a Garnet Apple Award for teaching innovation. She is the third
HRSM faculty in a row recognized in this annual university award.
Congratulations to Sport and Entertainment Management faculty member Grace Yan on being named a Research Fellow for the North American Society for Sport Management.
After serving as an ad hoc reviewer for 7 years, Kevin So has been invited to join the editorial board for one of the three leading tourism
journals, Tourism Management.
Four students from the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management competed in
the 2020 Team USA Olympic Symposium Case Competition in Colorado Springs, Colorado
during spring break this year. Brian Mihalik served as a faculty advisor for the students on the trip, and he and Linda Mihalik made a multi-year donation to help support the experiential learning opportunity
Congratulations to the following Ph.D. students who recently defended their dissertations:
Fei Gao and Su Jara-Pazmino for sport and entertainment management; and Jing Li and Chuhan (Renee) Thomsen for hospitality, restaurant and tourism management. Congratulations also to Yvette Sands, sport and entertainment management adjunct, on her recent dissertation defense.
Led by Brittany Sims, the HRSM Pancake Breakfast raised more than $600 for the American Heart Association.
Faculty, staff and students participated in the Dean’s Leadership Luncheon at McCutchen
House as part of University of South Carolina Leadership Week.
Mark Nagel co-authored the chapter “Sporting Goods and Sport Licensing” in the newly published
textbook, Governance in Sport.
Sandy Strick’s advanced wine class, with 22 students and 11 industry professionals, achieved 100
percent passing scores on the introductory master sommelier exam.
Stephen Shapiro’s research on fantasy sport and sport gambling was featured in the Winter 2020 issue
of Breakthrough Magazine
Congratulations to two HRSM alumni who have been honored on The State’s 20 under 40
list: David Erbacher, ‘10, B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management; Jared Evans, '12, B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management
Kara Komondor (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with Georgetown
University as the associate director of engagement and events.
Beaty Fisher, C. S. (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a new position with
Augusta National Golf Club as a sommelier.
Brittany Martin (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a new position with the
Georgia World Congress Center as an event manager.
Krystal Slade (B.S. Fashion Merchandising) started a new position with Charlotte Russe as a store
Kerry Brundage (B.S. Hospitality Management) started a new position as online account executive
at Zoom Video Communications
Sam Chisholm (B.S. Retail Management) was promoted to human resources generalist with Foodbuy
Alysa DeLuca (B.S. Retail Management) started a new position with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. as an
online associate merchant.
Jackie O’Conner (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with Bank of America
as the vice president of relations and management.
Jason Zipperian (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started in a new position with Lyft
as an optimization specialist.
Lindsey Culley, SCCED (B.S. Tourism Management) started a new position with Mashburn Construction
as the director of marketing and communications.
Remmi Ott (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a new position with Amazon
as a stylist.
Paige Kenmore (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with The Madison Square Garden Company as a senior production manager.
Jason Pruitt (B.S. Retail Management) was promoted to senior regional launch manager at Amazon.
Todd Green (M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with the Carolina
Panthers as the director of football video operations.
Robbie Liles (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management; M.S. International Hospitality Management,
2004) started his own business, REL Consulting, LLC.
Tom Webb (B.S. Integrated Information Management) started in a new position with the University
of South Carolina as a cyber threat analysis cell (CTCA) architect.