Full Sail Welcomes Industry Leaders, VIPs, and Celebrity Guests to Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week

Full Sail is proud to welcome industry leaders, VIPs, and celebrity guests to the 5th Annual Hall of Fame Week.

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Full Sail is proud to welcome industry leaders, VIPs, and celebrity guests to the 5th Annual Hall of Fame Week, featuring the induction ceremony of the 2013 class of the Full Sail University Hall of Fame on February 21, 2014. The induction ceremony is the highlight of a series of campus-wide special events scheduled to take place from February 19-21, 2014.

Full Sail’s 5th Annual Hall of Fame Week is sponsored by Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America, with supporting sponsors WWE, Adobe Systems, Inc., Avid, CDW-G, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Co., Murphy Lighting Systems, and Sennheiser. The week will feature guest lectures, panels, and Q&A sessions for the university’s student body, with select educational lectures being made available to the public via online streaming.

In addition to 17 past Full Sail University Hall of Fame inductees, with credits that span the global entertainment industry, other guests scheduled to appear at the Full Sail University 5th Annual Hall of Fame Week include:

  • Actor and television personality, John O’Hurley
  • GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, Nelly Furtado
  • Businessman, educator and speaker, Stedman Graham
  • Anchor, “ESPN SportsCenter,” Kevin Negandhi
  • GRAMMY award-winning recording artist, New York Times best-selling author, Faith Evans
  • Founding member of the GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum selling group 98 Degrees, Jeff Timmons
  • Actor, Producer, Director, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Tom Savini
  • Producer, composer, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter, BT
  • DJ, Producer and Rapper best known for his work with the Beastie Boys, DJ Hurricane
  • City of Winter Park Mayor, Ken Bradley
  • Vice President US Sales, Sony Electronics Inc., Professional Solutions of America, John Studdert
  • Executive Vice President of Special Events at WWE, John Saboor
  • Vice President – Programming and Development, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Endyia Kinney-Sterns
  • GRAMMY award-winning audio engineer and music producer, Bruce Swedien
  • Visual Effects Supervisor on The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, and TitanicRob Legato
  • Former NARAS President and Music Attorney, Al Schlesinger
  • Head of Industry – Education, Google, Kevin Fried
  • ‎Director, Creative Technology at ESPN, David Saphirstein
  • Film and Music Producer, Co-creator of the TONTO synthesizer, Robert Margouleff
  • President/COO, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network & Executive VP, Baltimore Orioles, John Angelos
  • Director – Post Production, Discovery Communications, Wayne Caffrey
  • Campus Relations, Discovery Communications, Laura Mateus
  • CEO, Steel Wool Entertainment & Former Senior VP of Touring, Live Nation, Kevin Morrow
  • Talent Manager, 3 Arts Entertainment, Mark Schulman
  • Sound Designer, Author, Sound Effects Producer, Blastwave FX, Ric Viers
  • Producer/Director for shows “Arrow,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “90210,” “Private Practice,” “Weeds,” and more, Bethany Rooney
  • Senior Director of Media Services, Golf Channel, Don Browning
  • Festival Producer, Vans Warped Tour/Rockstar Mayhem, Kevin Lyman
  • Business Development Manager for Media and Entertainment, Adobe, Sebastian Distefano
  • People Magazine Writer and New York Times best-selling author, Steve Helling
  • Co-hosts of the nationally syndicated morning show “The Daily Buzz”, Charles Divins & Lisa Spooner
  • Mojo Brands Media COO, Troy McGuire
  • Editor, Orlando SentinelAvido Khahaifa
  • Creative Director/Owner, Tandem Digital, Greg Russell
  • CEO/Founder Marketing Nutz, Pam Moore
  • Managing Partner, Indaba Media Capital, LLC, Robin Cowie
  • Co-Founder/CEO of RocketHub, Brian Meece
  • Vice President, General Manager, Hit Factory Miami, Trevor Fletcher
  • Chief Workflow Architect, FCPWorks Los Angeles, Sam Mestman

In addition, this year’s Hall of Fame celebration will include a 3-day Music Festival sponsored by WWE®, featuring performances by: Beartoe, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Courrier, Good Graeff, Gringo Star, Have Gun Will Travel, Jeremy Ellis, Melodime, The Pauses, Ruth King, Skywire, Solillaquists of Sound, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, and many more. Admission to the music festival is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 12pm daily and performances held on the university’s Hollywood-style backlot from 3pm to 9pm. 

Information regarding events, music festival schedule, special guests, and sponsors can be found by visiting the mobile-optimized site fullsail.edu/hall-of-fame. For a full list of events accessible via live, online streaming, please visit go.fullsail.edu/hof-live. Follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.