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January 2020 faculty, staff and alumni notes

In the News

Alumni Notes

Honors/Life Events

  • Becca Lino (Hospitality Management), now senior technology manager for Cadence Travel, was recognized at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders Conference in San Francisco as one of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties class of 2020.
  • Jared Evans (Sport and Entertainment Management) was featured in the December edition of the My Carolina alumni spotlight.
  • Jennifer Randall-Collins (Sport and Entertainment Management), founder of PROOF Alcohol Ice Cream, received the 2019 SC Branded Award for Product Innovation from the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce.
  • Congratulations to Olivia Casey Hyatt (Sport and Entertainment Management, 2011, and current Alumni Society Board chair), and her husband Shane, on the birth of their son Ryan Alexander on December 10, 2019.
  • Congratulations to Amy Jackson Ramage (master’s in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2010, and former School of HRTM Internship Director) and her husband Daniel on the birth of their daughter Madilyn Grace on December 16, 2019.

Job Changes/Promotions


  • Matthew Schwartz (Master of Sport and Entertainment Management) accepted a new position as membership associate with the Atlanta Hawks.


  • Madi Chernick (Retailing) was promoted to associate product line manager, footwear — Run at Under Armour.


  • Erik Little (Retailing) started a new position with Robert Half as a recruiting manager. 

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