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Sean Gallagher

Talent Scout New York Yankees

Sean is a 2005 graduate from Southeast.

He majored in communication studies and minored in creative writing. He co-founded COMMrades (now known as Collegiate Communication Organization) and served as the organization’s inaugural president.

Sean has been working in the player development / amateur scouting department of the New York Yankees Baseball Operations in Tampa, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina since the 2017 season.

While at Southeast, Sean relished his time as a student. He credits his experiences working with professors in the Department of Communication and the leadership roles he played at the Show-Me Center, in helping him become the first student from the University to be accepted into the Frank & Peggy Steele Youth Leadership Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

Before finding his way back into the sport he started his career in, Sean took time to serve his country through the National Service program, AmeriCorps / City Year New York, in underserved communities throughout New York City – which later led to working for the top 10 public relations agency, Porter Novelli (where he focused on Corporate Social Responsibility public relations and sports marketing). Along the way, Sean earned a Master of Public Service Management at DePaul University’s School of Public Service.

Reflecting upon his time at Southeast, Sean writes:

"I was a transfer student into Southeast, after studying abroad the majority of the previous year in my paternal grandparents’ native country of Ireland. The time abroad taught me the value of a university in achieving worthwhile dreams, and Southeast (specifically the Department of Communication Studies) gave me the perfect vehicle to pursue my passions which resulted in national and international opportunities. I am forever grateful for the friendships, fellowships and networks that allowed me to achieve me dreams. Dr. Glen Williams and Catholic Campus Ministries were two (of many) resources that pushed me to be a better student and person, and have allowed me to weave my passions of sport and service into my career. I couldn’t ask for a better three years than my time spent at Southeast."


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