Hall of Fame

35+ Years of Shaping Entertainment and Pop Culture

From Oscar and GRAMMY-winners, to animators, to creative directors and entrepreneurs, our Hall of Fame alumni have made significant contributions to their industries – as well as the Full Sail community. Every year, we celebrate their accomplishments through a weeklong event complete with educational panels, entertainment, and more.

Six new graduates are chosen for the Hall of Fame each year. This honor serves as a tribute to the creative inspiration, technical brilliance, and determination of each inductee, their unyielding dedication to more than a decade of excellence in their professional career, and their heartfelt commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and graduates of Full Sail University. 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.

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Inductee credits include

Bunim/Murray • Blizzard Entertainment • Cirque du Soleil • CNN • Disney • DreamWorks • ESPN • HBO Studios • Hit Factory Studio • Industrial Light & Magic • Miramax • MTV • NFL Films • Nickelodeon • Pixar • Rockstar Games • Universal Studios • WWE

Hall of Fame Week

Each year, Full Sail honors past and present inductees by hosting a week-long celebration in and around its Winter Park campus. The event features panels presented by industry leaders and alumni, workshops, meet and greet sessions, and other educational opportunities for students.

Guests may experience the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit featuring artifacts and memorabilia from the careers of select alumni presented in 60-foot-mixed-media wall. The week culminates in an induction ceremony honoring the six most recent graduates entering the Hall of Fame.

Full Sail University's Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts.

February 13-17, 2018

Meet the 9th Annual Inductees

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Meet the Inductees

From producing indie films, to launching creative studios, to sitting behind the boards on chart-topping albums, our alumni have amazing stories to tell. Check out some of our favorite Hall of Fame moments and get to know these outstanding Full Sail graduates.

Credits: Minions, Oblivion, We Own the Night, How to Train Your Dragon, Batman Begins, Maleficent

Learn More About Gary Rizzo

Credits: Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Vives, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz, La Santa Cecilia, Luis Fonsi, Kinky, Los Rabanes, Obie Bermudez

Learn More About Sebastian Krys

Credits: Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington, Gravity, Captain America: The First Avenger, Clash of the Titans, Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Despereaux, Valiant

Learn More About Laurie Brugger

Credits: Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Björk, TLC, Jay Z, Madonna, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Akon, T.I., Monica, Michael Jackson, Cher, Mary J. Blige, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner

Learn More About Leslie Brathwaite

Credits: Janet Jackson, The Eagles, The Black Keys, Christina Aguilera, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Sublime, Mariah Carey, Ringo Starr, Eric Benet, Queen Latifah, The Pussycat Dolls, Marilyn Manson

Learn More About Charity Lomax

Credits: Cars 3, Toy Story 4, Brave, Up, Wall·E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.

Learn More About Kristifir Klein

Credits: Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Monica, Meek Mill, M.I.A, Jason Derulo, Kid Ink, Missy Elliot, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey, Timbaland, Christina Aguilera, Wyclef Jean, Usher

Learn More About Marcella Araica

Credits: Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts

Learn More About Chance Glasco

Credits: The Devil's Carnival, The Barrens, Abattoir, 11-11-11, Mother's Day, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV

Learn More About Darren Lynn Bousman

Credits: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Monica, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Jamie Foxx

Learn More About Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young

Credits: The Shield, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Arrested Development, Torchwood, The Mist, Mother's Day, Mob City, From Dusk Till Dawn, The 100, Damien, The Preacher

Learn More About Hunter M. Via

Credits: The Bourne Conspiracy, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4

Learn More About Keith Guerrette