Today, Full Sail University, an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts, and technology, is proud to announce the involvement of its graduates in this year's Super Bowl. The 55th annual Super Bowl (Super Bowl LV) is scheduled to be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. where the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7, and will air live on CBS.
"In our Sports Marketing & Media Bachelor of Science degree program, we spend a great deal of time focusing on educating students about the fundamentals of marketing and content creation in sports business. It is great to see that our grads are implementing their knowledge from the classroom to a sporting event as large as the Super Bowl," said RaeLynn McAfee, Program Director of Sports Marketing & Media at Full Sail University.
At this year's annual Super Bowl, graduates are working behind the scenes to help the event come to life. These Full Sail graduates primarily span across the Sports Marketing and Media, Film, Show Production, and Recording Arts degree programs and serve in roles ranging from production supervisor, hosting committee, high speed ground action cinematographer, and more. The university is proud to share that the participating graduates include:
- 2003 Recording Arts Graduate – Carl Golembeski
- 2008 Film Graduate – Blake Steigerwald
- 2009 Film Graduate – Stephen Lynch
- 2009 Film Graduate – Michael Sluck
- 2010 Recording Arts & 2011 Entertainment Business Graduate – Glorius Coffee-Price
- 2013 Film Graduate – Austin Porter
- 2016 Show Production – Basar Akonder
- 2017 Film Graduate – Zack Stauffer
- 2018 Sports Marketing and Media Graduate – Casey Dehart
- 2018 Film Graduate – Joshuah Pittman
- 2019 Sports Marketing and Media Graduate– Roxanne Hafer
- 2019 Film Graduate – Maxwell Labadie
- 2020 Sports Marketing and Media Graduate – Cherish Armendariz
As a result of the pandemic, Super Bowl LV will have limited in-person attendance. With the assistance of these Full Sail graduates working behind the scenes, fans can still watch as their team battles for the title of champion.
"We are proud of the incredible efforts of our Full Sail alumni. They continue to positively impact the world of entertainment, media, arts, technology, and business. We look forward to tuning in on Sunday to cheer them on as they lend their talents to this tremendous production," stated Jay Noble, VP of Alumni at Full Sail University.
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 numerous accolades throughout its 40+ year history, including most recently a 2020 "Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design" by The Princeton Review, a 2020 "Top 50 Film Schools" by The Wrap Magazine, and a 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 75,000+ 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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