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College of HRSM Dean's Executive Lecture Series Presents Sheila Johnson and Craig Melvin on Oct. 4

Sheila Johnson has shattered barrier after barrier in becoming the first Black female billionaire, a co-owner of several pro sports teams and a leader in the tourism industry as founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. On Oct. 4, she will be at the University of South Carolina to talk about the book and her incredible life in a special interview discussion with Today Show Anchor and USC alumnus Craig Melvin.

Carolina Trustees Professorship Award: John Grady

As a professor in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, John Grady teaches sports law and risk management to undergraduates. At the graduate level, he teaches a doctoral seminar in sport and entertainment law and risk management. He excels as a classroom teacher and is a past winner of the Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.

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.


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