Hall of Fame

45 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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Hall of Fame award

The SAILEE is presented to all Hall of Fame inductees to honor their success and commitment to the Full Sail University community.

Inductee credits include

Apple • Bioware • Disney • Electronic Arts • ESPN • Google • HBO • Hit Factory Studio • Industrial Light & Magic • Insomniac Games • Meta • MTV • NASA • NASCAR • NFL • PBS • Pixar • Sony • TikTok • Unity Technologies • Universal Studios • Warner Bros. • 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.

Benjamin Rice

Producer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer, Mixer, Engineer

Credits: Lady Gaga, Elton John, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels, John Legend, James Bay

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Mark Diaz

Lead Gameplay Programmer

Credits: Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Marvel's Wolverine, DOOM Eternal, DOOM VFR, DOOM (2016)

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Michael La Plante

Vice President of Technology

Credits: Proforma, Fireeye, La Plante Web Development (clients include Shell, Redcell Technologies, Facebook, MadcapLogic)

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Nadine Santos

Vice President of Programming & Artist Relations

Credits: Music Choice, iHeart, CBS Radio

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Natalie Asport

Senior Prop Artist

Credits: Mortal Kombat 1, Just Cause 4, Just Cause 3, RAGE 2: TerrorMania DLC, Contraband

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Nina Lopez-Corrado


Credits: The Last of Us (show), Perry Mason, The Nevers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., A Million Little Things

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