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Alumni Spotlight: Corey Knapp, Class of 2013

Sep 1, 2022 | Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Corey came back to Mount Vernon last May to join Dr. McCubbin’s Strategic Communications class and talk about his experiences in Sports Marketing, he recently joined the Social Media team at the Atlanta Hawks organization. After MV, Corey went on to University of Georgia and graduated with the Bulldog’s Class of 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism, with a Spanish minor, and a Sports Media Certificate. (We love that he, like MV, is Team Oxford Comma.) Telling the story behind the roar of the crowd: his life as a sports fan allowed him to quickly realize, what really connects with audiences as a sports journalist, whether he is on the air doing play-by-play for a live game broadcast, writing an in-depth feature story, or quickly producing a breaking news item. His passion for, and strong knowledge of, numerous sports as well as strengths in a variety of sports media platforms gives him the ability to succeed.

“My time at MV laid the foundation for my communication and writing skills that I’ve continued to sharpen and currently use every day in my role with the Hawks. Being back on campus and speaking to Erin’s class was an honor! I really enjoyed getting to showcase the ins and outs of what me and my team do each day, and I was impressed with the great questions her class asked. It’s the type of experience I wish I could have gotten more of while I was a student.” -Corey

Check out Corey’s impressive Digital Portfolio