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Retail Week set for Sept. 25-29

The University of South Carolina's Department of Retailing is hosting its second annual Retail Week Sept. 25-29, with events scheduled each day for students, faculty and staff.

Gamecocks in green

Over the past 20 years, thousands of University of South Carolina students have been part of one of the greatest traditions in sport by working at the Masters Tournament. For students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, there is no better training ground to gain real-world professional experience than Augusta National Golf Club. But the opportunity is open to all majors.

Celebrating Sporty Jeralds

One of the most beloved faces in the history of the University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is retiring after 14 years. Adonis "Sporty" Jeralds has stepped down from his full-time roles as a senior clinical instructor in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management and as assistant dean for diversity inclusion for the college. He will continue to teach part-time.

Career Spotlight with Nikki Crabtree Huber

HRSM alumna Nikki Crabtree Huber (tourism management, '14) is now legislative director for the Greenville (South Carolina) Chamber and Upstate Chamber Coalition. She took time to share how her experience at USC has impacted her life and career.

September 2023 HRSM student, faculty, staff and alumni notes

Sport and entertainment management Ph.D. student Rodrigo Feller published got published in the International Journal of Event and Festival Management, alumna Meghan Keeler accepted a new position as a regional admissions representative with USC, and associate professor Kawon (Kathy) Kim published articles in two journals.

Meet the Dean: Q&A with College of HRSM Dean Michael Sagas

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management welcomed Michael Sagas as its new dean on June 15, 2023. Sagas came to the University of South Carolina from the University of Florida, where he served as a professor of sport management and director of the Institute for Coaching Excellence in the Department of Sport Management.

USC offering free certificate programs in hospitality and tourism management

In collaboration with USC Continuing Education Programs and through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, College of HRSM faculty members have worked with industry leaders to create free online courses focusing on customer service, leadership, and post-pandemic skills in hospitality and tourism.

Professor Stephen Shapiro among 2023 Garnet Apple Award winners

Professor Stephen Shapiro is among six faculty members across the USC campus to earn the prestigious Garnet Apple Award for 2023. Shapiro's teaching philosophy is based on social constructivism, emphasizing collaboration and knowledge development through interactions among peers.

Ralph Lauren Distribution Center site visit opportunity on Sept. 14

The Department of Retailing is offering 20 of its students the opportunity to visit the Ralph Lauren Distribution Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Calling All Students Interested in Working the 2024 Masters Tournament!

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers an unforgettable experiential learning opportunity each April by sending hundreds of students to Augusta, Georgia, to work the Masters Tournament. This opportunity is open to all USC students, but you must fill out our interest form to be considered.


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