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Oct 20, 2020
Full Sail University Named Award Winner for COVID-19 Response Across Three Individual Categories at the 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards®

Full Sail University announced today that the Golden Bridge Awards has named the university, alongside two of the institution's senior leaders, as winners in three individual categories at the 12th Annual 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards®. The university earned the prestigious designation of winner in the following categories:

  • Education Hero of the Year – GOLD WINNER
    Full Sail University | Setting the bar in digital learning during COVID-19 | Isis Jones, CIO & Executive Director of Education
  • Company Response of the Year – SILVER WINNERS
    Full Sail University | Setting the bar for innovative education
  • Executive Hero of the Year – SILVER WINNER
    Full Sail University | Fostering community through innovation during COVID-19| Garry Jones, President

The Golden Bridge Awards celebrates business achievements and innovations of organizations globally. During the 2020 awards, Full Sail was highlighted for the university's response during the pandemic. Within two of the award winning categories, Full Sail was noted for “Setting the bar for innovative education and digital learning during COVID-19.” This was a testament to the institutions forward thinking and its decade-plus investment in developing robust virtual curricula and project-based educational experiences, including its proprietary online learning management system.

The third category in which Full Sail was awarded, highlighted the university's efforts in “Fostering community through innovation during COVID-19” which included an enhanced exclusive virtual learning master lecture series featuring notable alumni and industry stars. In addition, Full Sail's COVID-19 support extended beyond the university. Using its cutting-edge technology and vast educational resources, Full Sail aggregated digital assets, created webinars and provided open source material to help supplement instruction to assist K-12 teachers with virtual training sessions. Going further, Full Sail committed over $1Million in full-tuition scholarships to its Instructional Design & Technology Masters online degree for over thirty K-12 educators.

In that same spirit of fostering community, the university's commitment to following expert guidelines and using technology in innovative ways has created safe, robust educational experiences for both campus and online students during the pandemic. To begin its gradual campus reopening in July (2020), Full Sail consulted with Dr. Michael Lauzardo, Deputy Director of Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, in addition to following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control. The university started offering limited on-site experiences for all students beginning this month (October 2020), and will continue its cautious, and safety-focused campus reopening into 2021.

Full Sail was honored to have been recognized amongst many notable organizations including, UnitedHealth Group, Cisco Systems and Jasco Products. Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2020 award winners.

For a complete list of the 2020 Golden Bridge Award winners visit https://globeeawards.com/golden-bridge-awards/winners/

About the Golden Bridge Awards:

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes and honors the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies and successful deployments, public relations and marketing campaigns, product management, websites, blogs, white-papers, videos, advertisements, creativity, partner programs, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Learn more about the Golden Bridge Awards at https://goldenbridgeawards.com

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its over 40-year history, including most recently: One of the 2020 "Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design" by The Princeton Review, one of the 2020 "Top 50 Film Schools" by The Wrap Magazine, and was also named the 2019 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 78,950+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.


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