Marion native to direct Tabor communications

HancockMarion native Katrina Hancock has been named the director of communications at Tabor College.

Hancock graduated from Marion High School in 1995. After graduation, she spent two years at Wichita State University. Then in August 1997, Hancock received a full-ride basketball scholarship and transferred to Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

In 2000, Hancock graduated from Bradley with bachelor of science degrees in both chemistry and communications.

From 2001 to 2012, Hancock worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter in four television markets: Cheyenne, Wyo.; Topeka; Toledo, Ohio; and Detroit.

During her broadcasting career, Hancock covered nearly every major sporting event and handled the color commentary for the former Detroit Shock basketball team of the WNBA during the 2008-09 seasons.

Hancock took the past year off to spend time with her family and travel, and to start two businesses in Michigan.

?I?ve spent so much time away from Kansas that I decided it was time to find a job close to home,? she said. ?Tabor College is giving me a chance to be close to my family, plus an opportunity to tell positive stories about the students at a Christian college.

?It is going to be a new and exciting challenge in my journalism career.?

Ron Braun, vice president for advancement, welcomes Hancock back home and to the college.

?Katrina brings considerable experience to her position, including broadcast journalism,? he said. ?We are excited to have Katrina join our staff; she brings passion and energy for sharing the Tabor experience through the media.?

Hancock started in her new position Monday, Jan. 27.

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