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Student highlights from the graduating class of 2022

As December 2022 commencement approaches at the University of South Carolina, faculty and staff of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management nominated students for special recognition.

HRSM professor helps grow sport, entertainment management program

Andy Gillentine was on the path to his career goal of becoming an athletics director at a large university — until he found himself teaching in a college classroom as a graduate student in Mississippi.

College of HRSM Student Spotlight: Kayla Shannon

Kayla Shannon, a senior sport and entertainment management major, is serving as vice president of campus relations this year, works part-time at Colonial Life Arena and has done internships with the New York Mets, Learfield and Gamecock Hockey.

Purpose, passion and pinot

Wine is poetry in a bottle. Each glass conveys a story of crisp tartness or velvety luxury and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management instructor Emilio Guerra narrates those stories. Guerra transports students to another world with every class thanks to his enthusiasm, passion and flair for storytelling.

USC tourism management researchers find travel anxiety is down

The arrival of the holiday season means traveling time for many Americans, and tourism management researchers at the University of South Carolina say travelers are less anxious about the journeys now than they have been in nearly two years.

Win an experiential learning trip to New York Fashion Week in Spring 2023

Two University of South Carolina Department of Retailing students will receive scholarships to travel to New York City and attend New York Fashion Week events from Feb. 9-12, 2023.

Tepper Scholars Program welcomes third cohort

The 2022-23 academic year has had a great start at the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, thanks in part to the arrival of the newest cohort of Tepper Scholars. The four freshmen join the top-ranked Department of Sport and Entertainment Management and its most prestigious scholarship program.

November 2022 HRSM student, faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here are just a few of the many accomplishments from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management faculty, staff and alumni this month!

With loss prevention issues on the rise, South Carolina retailing students are earning industry certifications

Seven University of South Carolina students earned not only good grades but also a valuable certification from a national organization during fall semester--preparing them to tackle industry issues as they enter the job market.

USC Hospitality Management student wins life-changing scholarship

University of South Carolina hospitality management student Sarah Locke has won the Statler Foundation's $25,000 Scholarship of Excellence. Locke is the fourth University of South Carolina student to win the prestigious scholarship, underscoring the impact of the school's highly ranked hospitality management degree program.


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