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HRSM Peer Mentoring Connection Powers Student Success

HRSM Peer Mentoring Connection Powers Student Success

Imagine a program that would assist first-year students in the transition of their college work and the acclimation of the university that was led by their peers. That "s exactly the idea Dr. Reenea Harrison had with the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) Peer Mentoring Connection. This new initiative encourages student retention and graduation rates and pairs first-year students with successful upperclassmen in hopes of creating successful academic paths and the introduction of lifelong friendships.

Department of Retailing Partners with Walgreens

Department of Retailing Partners with Walgreens

The University of South Carolina's Department of Retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is pleased to announce a partnership with the Walgreen Co. in sponsoring the 2014-2015 Retail Management Strategies Course Case Competition.

Integrated Information Technology Earns National ABET Accreditation

Integrated Information Technology Earns National ABET Accreditation

The University of South Carolina's bachelor's degree program in integrated information technology (iIT) has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

2014 SEVT Sets Records, Ushers In Industry's Best

2014 SEVT Sets Records, Ushers In Industry's Best

The 18th annual Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow (SEVT) Conference set a number of records in 2014 while bringing in some of the biggest and brightest industry stars to the area on November 19-21 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Lifelong Learner. Effervescent Educator.

Lifelong Learner. Effervescent Educator.

His tale didn't start off in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) but his influence in our industry and on campus can be felt around the state thanks to enthusiasm and routine trips to fill up his tank at the gas station.

Lance Grantham

Lance Grantham

While Sport and Entertainment Management (SPTE) alumnus Lance Grantham didn't take the ordinary path to finding industry success, he did find a home decked in garnet and black not just once, but now twice.

Eric Cuthbertson

Eric Cuthbertson

For Eric Cuthbertson, travelling over 7,600 miles to Shanghai, China for an outstanding career opportunity not only meant being immersed into a city full of beautiful culture and tradition but also the chance to showcase his many years of expertise on a global level.

When Ambition Meets Creativity

When Ambition Meets Creativity

Rasheed Muhammed is a graduate of HRSM's retail management program. So, what led him to his current position as the VP of SunTrust Bank's Private Banking Music Division?

How an App is Making Green Greener

How an App is Making Green Greener

According to iIT grad, Zachary Dryman, "When the end users are happy because you have provided them with a new technology tool, and they can work more efficiently and have greater insight into the business that they are hoping to achieve, then that's success."

Thriving on the

Thriving on the "Edge of Disaster"

Mark Lockridge, HRTM '03, is the club manager at the Augusta National Golf Club -- a small private club that also just happens to host one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. Oh yeah, and he's a self-diagnosed adrenaline junkie.

Cathy Jansen,'01, 2001 tears turned Gamecock success story

Cathy Jansen,'01, 2001 tears turned Gamecock success story

Cathy Jansen remembers August 11, 2001 like it was just yesterday. "I remember standing there, crying like a baby looking out at my son, my husband, my nieces, my sister and parents" said Cathy. "I was so proud of what I had accomplished and knew they were too."

As a Gamecock, my determination has No Limits.

As a Gamecock, my determination has No Limits.

A past mistake, the realities of life and a mother's love are markers guiding Michelle Knight's 18-year journey toward a college degree, a trek that has redefined the life of this Carolina employee and forever changed those she loves.

The Wharton Family: Why We Give

The Wharton Family: Why We Give

Perhaps you could attribute it to his 10-year career in the National Football League. Or maybe to his third-round selection in the NFL Draft or his sense of pride by giving back to the school where he played his college ball.