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ALUMNI NEWS HEADLINES
Dilip Patel, HRTM ‘95/SPTE ’02, has been elected to serve on the Franchisee Advisory Committee (FAC) for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. The FAC help advise on behalf of the owners of Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham to the Corporate Office for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. Dilip also serves on the Charlotte Collegiate Football committee which puts on the Belk Bowl and the ACC Football Championship. He will also continue to serve on the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors for the next year.
David T. Seaton, BAIS ‘84, chair of the Carolina’s Promise Campaign Committee, has been honored with the prestigious Transparency International-USA Integrity Award on behalf of Fluor during the TI-USA Annual Integrity Award Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Quincy Williams, IIT ’00, has recently been named Employee of the Year at SCDPPPS (State Probation, Parole, Pardon Agency) as the Network Manager.
New Job Positions:
Younesse Alami, HRTM ’04, has recently been named the Catering Manager for Marriott in Charleston, SC.
Todd Bedenbaugh, HRTM ’88/MHRTM ’95, has been named the Director of Nutrition for Lexington and Richland Counties.
New Job Positions (continued):
Jake Corbett, SPTE ’04/MHRTM ’06, has been named the Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment Operations for Columbia University.
PJ Cross, HRTM ’05, is has opened Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant in Columbia, SC in March 2013.
Miranda Druga, RETL ’12, has recently been hired by Ali Ro in New York City, New York.
Nichole Dunst, RETL ’12, has launched an online shopping company featuring eco-friendly clothing called Tweetie.
Matthew Garrick, SPTE ’’08, is now Director of Event Marketing and Sales for Feld Entertainment in New York City, New York.
Katharine Gausmann, HRTM ’12, has recently been hired by the American Feed Industry Association as the Membership and Meetings Coordinator.
Jerry Gepner, ’79, is now an Industry Advisor at Silverwood Partners in Boston, MA.
Matt Herpich, SPTE ’07, has recently been named the General Manager at Cleveland State University Convocation Center.
Cathy Jansen, BAIS ’01, is the City President for Regions Bank.
Glenn Kavanagh, HRSM ’90, is now the Branch Manager and Senior Mortgage Consultant for Movement Mortgage.
Lisa Lebovitz, HRTM ’12, has been hired by the Jewish Federation of Atlanta as a PJ Library Associate.
Elizabeth Letts, HRTM ’06, has been name Account Director for Westin Hotels & Resorts at Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
Stephen Mabe, SPTE ’08, has been hired as the Marketing Manager for Brad Keselowski Racing.
Danielle Minter, RETL ’13 , has just accepted a position within the Stage Stores as Assistant Buyer.
Chris Riccardi, MHRTM ’92, has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales at Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) in Washington D.C.
Wesley Rowe, MSEM ’12, is now a Group Sales Consultant for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club.
Shannon Sellers, HRTM ’11, has recently been named a Port Shopping Guide by OnBoard Media.
Ashton Sniderman, SPTE ’12, has been hired by Live Nation as the Sponsorship Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA.
Hannah Wagner, SPTE ’13, has been hired by Feld Entertainment, Inc. as the Event Marketing and Sales Coordinator for the Southeast region.
Jake Anderson, MSEM ’13, recently wed Brantley Anne Culver on March 9, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Rufus Blackmon Jr., IIT ’10, wed Ms. Brandi Thompson, USC ’11 in Rock Hill, South Carolina this April.
Katherine Smith Blouin, MSEM ’08, married Mr. Jesse Ashe Smith in Greenville, SC in January.
Elizabeth Robertson, RETL ’06, is engaged to wed Terry Whigham on August 31, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Natalie Zimmerman, RETL ’04, is engaged to wed George Salley on June 29, 2013 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
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