Scripps Social Media Summit

In May 2017, Dr. Courtney Childers, along with three CCI students were invited to share social media expertise at the Scripps Networks Social Media Retreat in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Childers’ presentation discussed the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center and how CCI is infusing Salesforce Social Studio into curriculum. The students participated in focus groups and share opinions on social media platform use and best practices.



In April 2017, the team from Moxley-Carmichael visited the ABSMCC to see the new space and interact with Salesforce Social Studio. Alan Carmichael (BS/JEM ‘69) is the president of Moxley-Carmichael and current Board of Visitors members for the College of Communication & Information.

Social Media team from ESPN College GameDay

In September 2016, Katie Hughes (Associate Editor, Social Media, ESPN) and Nick Rago (Producer, ESPN) stopped by to visit the ABSMCC prior to the Florida vs. Tennessee football game. ESPN College GameDay selected the University of Tennessee as its location to broadcast from during the second weekend in September. From this visit, Dr. Childers and two students from the ADVT/PBRL Social Media course were selected to go back stage during the College GameDay broadcast. It was a unique experience and one the students will never forget.