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November 2020 faculty, staff and alumni notes

In the News

Faculty, staff and student notes

  • Simon Hudson spoke on the Tourism/Travel panel during the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) Business Forecast Conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 30.

Alumni Notes

Job changes/promotions


  • Bonnie Ayres (B.S. Retailing) accepted a promotion to store manager with Peter Millar in Atlanta.
  • Heather Brown (B.S. Hospitality Management) started a position with The Amelia Island Club as the Ocean Clubhouse supervisor.


  • Katherine Kerns (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position as a senior coordinator, central content with NASCAR.


  • Brannon Desseyn (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management) started a new position with Eventbrite as a senior product manager.


  • Roland Trout (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management is the CEO and President of BarricAid Technology Group, which was recently featured in an article by Charlotte Inno.


  • Joe Sobieralski (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, M.Acc. Accountancy 2003) started a new position with the University of South Carolina as the university treasurer and assistant vice president/chief of staff for administration and finance.


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