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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Win a trip to New York Fashion Week!

The University of South Carolina’s Department of Retailing, UofSC Trademark Licensing and IMG College Licensing are teaming up to provide two UofSC students with a free trip to New York City to represent UofSC at New York Fashion Week in February 2020.

Airman works toward master’s degree at UofSC while serving his country

The first words visitors see at the U.S. Air Force website are “We do the impossible every day.” As an airman, husband and father of two working toward his second master’s degree while on active duty, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon has learned that the slogan is true, and that the key word is “we.”

Category management partnership opens new career opportunities for UofSC students

Product placement, inventory decisions and other analytic decisions are part of the lucrative and fast-growing segment of the retailing industry known as category management. A new partnership is opening doors to that job market for University of South Carolina retail management students.

Preserving a family tradition

Anna and Bob Williams founded Lizard's Thicket in 1977. While the company has grown from that first Columbia eatery to 15 locations and more than 700 employees, it remains a family business. UofSC students are now part of that family, thanks to The Bob and Anna Tronco Williams Lizard's Thicket Scholarship Support Fund, established by Anna and Bob's children to honor their parents and help students succeed.

November 2019 faculty, staff and alumni notes

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

2019 HRSM Distinguished Alumni and Friends of the College Award Recipients

The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is proud to announce the winners of its 2019 HRSM Distinguished Alumni and Friends Awards.

Tourism career journey: Warren Jahn, Jr.

Warren Jahn joined IHG in 2007 as a revenue management training consultant, and today he leads a remote-based team of senior training consultants who conduct field-based and virtual training workshops for all IHG affiliated properties and brands in the Americas region.

Tourism career journey: Nora Thomas

As manager for National Councils / Industry Relations and ESTO for the U.S. Travel Association, Nora Thomas gets to work with talented professionals who push her to continue reaching for the next level in my career.

Hospitality management student awarded $25,000 scholarship of excellence

Faculty and staff at the University of South Carolina have known Florencia Laber was a rising star since she first arrived on campus. The Statler Foundation has now confirmed it, awarding the senior hospitality management major its $25,000 Scholarship of Excellence.

HRSM students research around the globe with help from Magellan Scholar Award

At the UofSC, learning is never limited to the four walls of a classroom, the Columbia campus, or even to the U.S. Programs like the Magellan Scholar Award help make it possible for Gamecocks to go anywhere in the world to pursue knowledge and build the foundation for great careers.


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