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June 2020 faculty, staff and alumni notes

In the News

Faculty/Staff Notes

  • SPTE Ph.D. student Tsu-lin Yeh received a two-year, $32K grant for her dissertation work.
  • BAIS Director Marianne Bickle, Associate Dean for Academic Programs David Cardenas and Research Professor and Director of Sloan Center for Tourism Research Rich Harrill were reappointed to their positions.
  • Simon Hudson’s latest book, COVID-19 & Travel. Impacts, Responses and Outcomes, is scheduled to be published in June. Preordering is now available.

Alumni Notes

Accomplishments/awards

2019

  • Shari-Zhane Harvin-Langley (M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was featured in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after sparking a company-wide conversation at the Atlanta Hawks about racial injustice.
  • Jessica Rhinesmith (B.S. Hospitality Management) started a new position as hotel operations supervisor with SeaPines Resort on Hilton Head Island.

2017

  • Kirsten Simmons (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was featured in an article by SPort MAnagement Hub (link below) detailing her work as an NBA agent with Thread Sports Management.

2014

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Job changes/promotions

2019

2018

  • Kaajal Negi (M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with American Express as a Senior Credit Specialist.

2017

  • Stephanie Weissenburger (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was promoted to Vice President of the New York Law School Sports Law Society.

2016

  • Brysen Rush (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a position with Morrison Healthcare as a Regional Manager.

2015

  • Carly Ourada (B.S. Fashion Merchandising) started a new position as a Senior Merchandise Assortment Planner with Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Randy Williams (B.S. Retail Management) started a position with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. as a Store Manager.

2014

  • Chase Blake (M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position as the Associate Athletics Director for Revenue Generation at Troy University.
  • Ellen Brady (B.S. Integrated Information Technology) was promoted to Director of Operational Effectiveness and Digital Transformation at Colonial Life.
  • Beshada McGregor (B.S. Information Technology) started a new position as a Cyber Security Analyst at Boeing.
  • Matt O’Brien (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was promoted to Manager of Global Brand Communications for Basketball and InstaPump Fury at Reebok.

2012

  • Laura Fielden (B.S. Fashion Merchandising) started a position with Ross Stores, Inc. as a Buyer.

2007

  • Brent Simmons (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was promoted to Senior Director of Partnership Marketing for the Americas at City Football Group.

2006

  • Toni DeVoe (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a new position as Human Resources Business Partner at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

2005

  • Jack Halloran (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) started a new position with PANTHR as an Artist Relations Specialist.

2000

1999

  • Bo Moran (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) was promoted to Director of Operations at Lash Group.

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