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HRSM students shine at Darlington and The Masters

On the Rise: Silver Spoon Bake Shop

DiPietro, Smoak win HRSM awards

Legendary promoter visits SPTE class

CSRI Conference announces 2014 speakers and panelists

Leading in style: RETL's Brittany Terry

USC College of HRSM announces
2014 distinguished alumni and friends of the college

USC officially launches tartan

USC Fashion Board Set to Host Sixth Annual Fashion Week

Dr. John Grady, Sport and Recreation Law Association Research Fellow

SPTE associate professor designated research fellow by Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA)


Master sommeliers test HRTM students

From student intern to IT professional: Dan Wright

Mastering the industry: Chris Asouzu

HRSM dean, alumnus win SCRLA awards

HRSM peer mentoring connection powers student success

SPTE alumnus aims for 2018 Olympics

Armen Shaomian's SPTE Course Takes A Look at Columbia's Nonprofit Next Door

The College of HRSM Teacher of the Year Committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Harry E. and Carmen S. Varney Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. Click here to see finalists.

Under Armour defends suits as U.S. speedskaters go cold (feat. John Grady)

HRTM programs land national rankings

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Mastering the industry: Chris Asouzu

The smoky flavor of success—Kris Pfaehler

Karen O'Neill found a hospitality niche

AnnaBelle LaRoque is making a name in fashion


Chasing her Olympic dream ... Ava Jones. More...

Google internship leads iIT’s Greene to Boeing opportunity. More...

Ready for her retail career to take flight. More...

For HRTM student Jenny Troutman, getting involved is what fuels her future. More...

The Right Direction
Scholarship reaffirms winner’s direction and commitment to mainframe.


Ballouli, K., & Bennett, G. (in press). New (sound)waves in sport branding: Do semantic differences in analogous music impact shopping behaviors of sport consumers? Sport Marketing Quarterly, 1-39.

Ballouli, K., & Heere, B. (in press). Sonic branding in sport: A model for communicating brand identity with through musical fit. Sport Management Review, 1-33.

Hudson, S., & Thal, K. (2014) “Wellness Vacations: Softer Side of Medical Tourism.” Medical Tourism Magazine, January / February, 104-106.

Hudson, S. (2014) “Fix it, Plus one’: Solving Problems for Hotel Guests.” Hotel Business Review, February.

Crews, Tena B., Sheth, Sradha Narendra, and Horne, Tamlyn M. (2014, February). Understanding the Learning Personalities of Successful Online Students. Educause. Available for down load here.

Harris, Mark A. and Patten, Karen (2014). Mobile Device Security Considerations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Business Mobility. Information Management and Computer Security, 22:1, 97-114.

San-Niccolas, T., Schooley, B. (2014). Design and Development of a Patient-Centered eHealth System to Improve Patient Understanding at Discharge. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34, Article 24.

San Nicolas-Rocca, T., Schooley, B., Spears, J. (2014). Designing Effective Knowledge Transfer Practices to Improve IS Security Awareness and Compliance. In proceedings of the 47th Annual IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, January 4-7, 2014.


Bluffton, Heart of the Lowcountry: A Branding Study (Full Publication)
A Branding Study Conducted by Rawle Murdy, the SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development at the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina Beaufort .

Hudson, S.
Teaching Innovation Grant: $7,747 to develop an online customer service course for hospitality undergraduate students.

Hudson, S., Meng, F., Cardenas, D.
USDA Training Grant: $2,484 to develop and facilitate a customer training program for Gaffney, SC.

Hudson, S., Meng, F., Cardenas, D.
USDA Training Grant: $2,492 to develop and facilitate a small business training program for Calhoun Falls, SC.

Smith, S., & Hudson, S.
Lake City Partnership: $3,890 to assist with the development of a hotel management contract.

Harrill, R., Brown, M., Ballouli, K., Li, X. A Comprehensive Visitor Profile, Economic Impact and Destination Image Study for Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown. ($32,000). Sponsor: Patriots Point Development Authority.


Paris! England! Ireland! Check out HRSM's exciting 2014 Study Abroad Trips!Click here for more information. dot_clear.gif

HRSM Website Audience Survey: We Need You!
The College of HRSM will begin redevelopment and redesign of the HRSM website and we need your input! Please take a few moments to complete our audience survey. Your honest evaluation is very important in helping us determine how best to serve our website visitors.

Fashion Group International (FGI) of Charleston has opened up six student membership spaces for USC students who are pursuing a career in the fashion field. Preference will be given to those with senior standing in fall, but juniors may also apply.
To apply, click here.
For more information about FGI, visit charleston.fgi.org