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April 2019 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here's a quick list of just a few of the college's accomplishments and milestones of the past month!

Supporting the next mission

As Duke's first game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tipped off in Columbia, one big Blue Devils fan was not watching. Army veteran Walter James loves basketball, but was happy to be in the kitchen with comrades in the Wounded Warrior Project.

Training up: Students gain real-world experience working March Madness tournament

The return of March Madness brought the national spotlight to Columbia. For dozens of University of South Carolina students, it also brought a chance to work behind the scenes and experience the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament firsthand.

Career journey: Caroline Riffel

Carolina Riffel’s career journey began in January 2016, when she attended the National Retail Federation Conference Student Program in New York City. She was immediately drawn to Belk, and after several interviews was hired into their Executive Training (ET) program in Charlotte, N.C.

Tourism and Event Leaders Share Insights at UofSC

On March 26, 2019, the University of South Carolina's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management hosted the Thomas H. Regan Executive Lecture Series - Major Events in South Carolina.


The economic impact of the equine industry in South Carolina has nearly quadrupled in the past 14 years, and now contributes nearly $2 billion and 29,000 jobs annually to the state's economy.

March faculty, staff and alumni news and notes

Here’s a quick list of just a few of the college’s accomplishments and milestones of the past month!

Her turn at bat

Regan Durham will graduate in May with a B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management, but her journey to the big leagues has already begun.

Upcycled denim designs

There are many on-ramps for the road to success. University of South Carolina retailing major Sarah-Jane Long found her entrance as a high school freshman, and all because of a fashion trend.

Building a vibrant future for South Carolina

Customer experience industries are the lifeblood of South Carolina and the foundation for vibrant economies and communities across the state.


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