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Hooding and Cording Fall 2020

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management congratulates its students who are on track to graduate with honors or at the graduate-degree level in December 2020. To recognize the achievements of these students, the college will hold a modified version of its traditional Hooding and Cording Ceremony on Friday, November 20, 2020. 

The event has been adjusted to meet all university health safety guidelines, and invited students can attend in person or virtually.  The event will also  be livestreamed so that  family and friends can watch the ceremony. 

Please join us for the livestream event on Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m. here:
bit.ly/HRSMHoodingAndCordingFall2020


The ceremony program is below, including the names of all students who are candidates to graduate with honors or with their graduate degree this December from the University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. 


Hooding and Cording Ceremony

Friday, November 20, 2020, 5 p.m.

 

Order of Exercises

Invocation

Tina Weeks Weaver, Director of Alumni and External Relations

Welcome and Remarks

Matt Brown, Interim Dean

Guest Speaker

Danny Morrison, Professor of Practice

Recognition of Master’s Graduates

Sam Todd, Associate Dean

Hooding of SPTE Master’s Graduates

Matt Brown and Tom Regan, Interim Chair, SPTE

Recognition of Honor Graduates and HRSM Ambassadors

David Cárdenas, Associate Dean

Cording of Honor Graduates and HRSM Ambassadors

Departmental Representatives:

Scott Smith, Associate Professor, HRTM
Jeff Campbell, Chair, RETL
Tom Regan
Sam Todd
Tina Weeks Weaver

Closing Remarks

Matt Brown


“We Hail Thee Carolina”

We hail thee, Carolina, and sing thy high praise
With loyal devotion, remembering the days
When proudly we sought thee, thy children to be:
Here’s a health, Carolina, forever to thee!


About the Speaker

Danny Morrison

Danny Morrison is a professor of practice at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Sport and Entertainment Management and also serves as executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. Prior to joining UofSC’s faculty in 2017, he served for eight years as president of the Carolina Panthers.

In addition to his time as a successful NFL executive, Morrison served as director of athletics at Texas Christian University (2005-2009), commissioner of the Southern Conference (2001-2005), and as senior vice president (1997-2001) and director of athletics (1985-1997) of Wofford College. Morrison also served as both a high school- and college-level mathematics instructor and sports coach earlier in his career.

He earned his B.A. in mathematics from Wofford College, his M.E. in administration and supervision from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina.


MASTER'S GRADUATES

Last Name First Name Degree Name
Adams Victoria Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Bayer Marissa Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Causey Hannah Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Chen Ting-Yu Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Edwards Claire Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Gao Yuming Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Geng Zhi Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
He Xuan Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Huang Xiaoling Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Jiang Zijie Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Khasyanov Ilya Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Li Jitong Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Li Yibei Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Li Zehui Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Liu Zixu Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
O Kjahna Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Peterson Patrick Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Qi Jingyi Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Randolph Sarah Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Russell Benjamin Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Seifert Allison Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Seo Nuri Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Shadwell Grant Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Walker Dennis Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Wang Shichen Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Watson Zachary Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Xu Junyan Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Xue Xuechang Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Yang Zhenping Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Zhan Ziyang Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Zhang LingRui Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management
Zhu Weiming Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management

 

HONORS GRADUATES

Last Name First Name Degree Name Honor
Crowley, Jr. Kevin M. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Gyemant Katherine L. Retailing Cum Laude
Oh Songyoon Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Painter Jacob S. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Perrone Emily E. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Schmeling McKenzie A. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Beaty Kiarah R. Retailing Cum Laude
Biccum Taylor R. Retailing Cum Laude
Burns Sarah E. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Collier Madeleine D. Sport and EntertainmentManagement Cum Laude
Dattolo Katharine B. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
DeGrouchy Alexandra N. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Doud Reagan A. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Faile Taylor W. Retailing Cum Laude
Gerrity Matthew S. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Hummel Jordan R. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Large Sophie E. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Lea Cason P. Retailing Cum Laude
Lehman Hayden H. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Marshall Rebecca B. Interdisciplinary Studies Cum Laude
Ming Zhiqi Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Moore Madison E. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Morrison Brittany N. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Murray Kimber-Leigh Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Norman Rachel L. Retailing Cum Laude
Patel Deep V. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Patel Neel N. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Patrick Megin S. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Pennacchio Natalie A. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Romaniello Julia L. Retailing Cum Laude
Shook, Jr. Franklin T. Retailing Cum Laude
Stoll Regan L. Hospitality Management Cum Laude
Thompson Heather N. Retailing Cum Laude
Zito Kara M. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Leech, Jr. William H. Retailing Cum Laude
Burns Jared D. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Hix Hanna M. Retailing Cum Laude
Payne Lauren A. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Todle Tabitha L. Sport and Entertainment Management Cum Laude
Barrett Michael J. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Hulett Samuel J. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Kay Hannah E. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Vangellow Teegan E. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Weiss Rena Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Bonilla Andrea Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Campbell Lydia A. Hospitality Management Magna Cum Laude
Caspio Nicolas R. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Dobbs Haley R. Tourism Management Magna Cum Laude
Geng Wenyang Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Green Daniel D. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Gregory Cassidy E. Tourism Management Magna Cum Laude
Homesley Sydney A. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Kunkle Kori E. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Parker Katherine R. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Reeves Davis W. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Russell Marcus R. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Saint Hayley Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Saulino Catherine A. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Sebastian Christina T. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Stalvey Annie-Margaret D. Tourism Management Magna Cum Laude
Stokes Raven A. Retailing Magna Cum Laude
Waples Meredith N. Hospitality Management Magna Cum Laude
Zullo Luciana M. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Arnold Katherine O. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Schnepfe Michael R. Sport and Entertainment Management Magna Cum Laude
Silber Samantha P. Sport and Entertainment Management Summa Cum Laude
Bernhardt Sydney H. Retailing Summa Cum Laude
Brake David A. Sport and Entertainment Management Summa Cum Laude
Burks Keala L. Hospitality Management Summa Cum Laude
Dotterer Emily S. Sport and Entertainment Management Summa Cum Laude
Ehrlich Nina R. Retailing Summa Cum Laude
Ogwal Kira S. Retailing Summa Cum Laude
Salazar Savannah J. Tourism Management Summa Cum Laude
Scherer Cristina M. Hospitality Management Summa Cum Laude
Sharpe Claire O. Hospitality Management Summa Cum Laude
Williams Taylor E. Sport and Entertainment Management Summa Cum Laude
Gormley Andrew L. Sport and Entertainment Management Summa Cum Laude
Thomas Ashley M. Hospitality Management Summa Cum Laude

Honors for degree candidates are based on the cumulative grade point average on file at this time (Nov. 2020). Honors to be printed on the diploma will be based on the final cumulative grade point average on all collegiate work. 


A Brief History of Academic Regalia

The pageantry of today’s Hooding Ceremony has its roots in medieval times, dating back more than 600 years to the early traditions at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Although the exact origins of academic attire are obscured in history, it is likely that today’s distinctive dress is based on modification of early clerical garments.

In 1895, a commission of American educators developed a uniform academic costume code for use in American universities. Today’s regalia has special significance in their styles, patterns and colors.

The Cap or Mortarboards

The mortarboard we see today is a blending of the elements of a square bonnet and a skullcap. As early as 1600, scholars at Oxford University began using lightweight boards to hold out the corners of the bonnet.

The Gown

The gowns worn during today’s academic ceremonies recall a time when all students in centers of higher learning were members of the clergy and therefore wore garments that would keep them warm in the cold drafty churches and lecture halls. Today’s academic gown for master’s candidates is usually black, closed in front, with long pointed sleeves. The doctoral gown worn by faculty and doctoral degree candidates is silk and faced with velvet panels from the neck to the ankle, fitted with bell-shaped sleeves crossed with three velvet bars. The color of the velvet on the sleeves indicates the academic degree. Although the standard gown is black, many universities have their own distinctive colors.

The Hood

Hoods are the most distinctive feature to emerge from the 1895 uniform academic costume code. The academic hood identifies degree, field of study and alma mater. The band of velvet circling the outer edge of the hood varies in width according to the highest degree attained: medium for master’s candidates and broad for the doctoral candidates. The color of the border indicates the field of study and the lining is the official color of the institution conferring the degree.

Honor Cords

The gold-braided honor cord presented today is worn draped from the neck on the front of the gown and designates the wearer as Summa Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.95-4.00), Magna Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.75-3.949) or Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.50-3.749). A braided garnet, black and white cord designates Graduation with Leadership Distinction (already presented). Leadership distinction areas include: community service, diversity, social advocacy, global learning, professional and civic engagement, and research. A braided garnet, teal and silver cord designates outstanding service to the college as an HRSM Ambassador. The braided red and garnet cord recognizes students graduating with a duel degree from Beijing International Studies University and the University of South Carolina, College of HRSM.


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