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The Full Sail University Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of select Full Sail graduates who have excelled in their career field.

Six new graduates are chosen for the Hall of Fame each year. In order to be considered for induction, grads must have at least ten years of industry experience. More importantly, the alumni must show a passion and dedication for their career that serves as a model for future artists and the Full Sail community at large.

Hundreds of candidates are considered for selection, and the individuals chosen for a given year’s class are confirmed by a Full Sail committee of faculty, administrators, and past Hall of Fame inductees.

The inductees’ career accomplishments are highlighted at the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit, which features a 60-foot mixed-media wall that includes video, sound, pictures, and credits of chosen graduates, as well as artifacts and memorabilia from their work in the industry.

2013 Hall of Fame
Kim Alpert

With over a decade of working for world-renowned marketing and advertising agencies, Kim has been the creative force behind award-winning campaigns for global brands including Nintendo, Samsung, Motorola, Sears, Pizza Hut, Reynolds Wrap, and Seattle’s Best Coffee, just to name a few. She's currently the Founder and Director of Creative Strategy at Make Amazing.

Tom Boyd

Tom is an Underwater Cinematographer, and during his 20+ year career, Tom has worked on more than 35 award-winning film and television projects including: 'Parenthood,' 'CSI: NY,' 'NCIS,' 'Little Miss Sunshine,' and 'Crimson Tide.' His work has also been featured by popular national and international brands including: TLC, IMAX, NCAA, and Nike.

Demacio “Demo” Castellon

A native of Florida, Demo has worked as an engineer, mixer, producer, programmer, artistic director, and A&R representative for countless artists such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, Rihanna, One Republic, Jay Z, Timbaland, and Chris Cornell.

Leon Hopkins

Serving the world of concert touring for more than 28 years in two major capacities Leon currently serves as the Road Staff Manager for Clair Global, a leading sound reinforcement provider worldwide. Previously, Leon served as a Live Sound System Engineer working around the globe with touring projects including major artists such as: Boston, Genesis, George Michael, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and more.

Larry Katz

Working in production for over a decade in the motion picture industry – most recently as a Second Assistant Director – Larry’s credits on major blockbuster films include: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' 'X-Men: First Class,' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.' In addition to feature film credits, his career includes work on numerous television projects including 'ER,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Castle,' and 'Californication.'

Juan Peralta

Juan is a Re-Recording Mixer at Skywalker Sound, and has worked on more than 90 film, television, and video game titles, including: 'Oblivion,' 'War Horse,' 'TRON: Legacy,' 'Avatar,' 'Ratatouille,' 'Cars,' 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,' 'The Incredibles,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' In 2009, he won the Best Sound Editing award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) for his work on 'WALL•E.'

Blog Coverage

Keep up with news, announcements, and other coverage of the Fifth Annual Hall of Fame over at the Full Sail Blog.

Each Hall of Fame inductee is awarded a "Sailee" - a custom-made, handcrafted trophy with a design inspired by the Douglas DC-3 aircraft in Full Sail's logo.
Previous Guests
Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
Musician
Tionne
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Singer, TLC
Matt Pinfield
Matt Pinfield
MTV icon and radio host
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
Director, Producer
Nate 'Danja' Hills
Nate 'Danja' Hills
GRAMMY-winning producer
John O'Hurley
John O'Hurley
Actor and television personality
Jeff Timmons
Jeff Timmons
Founding member of 98 Degrees
Lee Corso
Lee Corso
ESPN broadcaster and sports analyst
Tom Savini
Tom Savini
Actor and horror makeup artist
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The inductees’ career accomplishments are highlighted at the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit that includes media, credits of chosen graduates, as well as artifacts and memorabilia from their work in the industry.
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