Ryan Fleet, '13 DMAC/Media Arts

Ryan Fleet graduated from the department this past December. He has made his mark in the department producing several short films, one which was an official selection of the 2013 Trinity Film Festival. Here's a video the department produced which profiles Ryan in his natural habitat - the edit booth!

Student Profile, Media Arts and Production from Chris Gallant on Vimeo.
Ryan is presently being pulled apart by marketing and advertising companies who are fighting to hire him as a in-house cinematographer and editor. It will no doubt be a lucky agency that lands him. Good luck Ryan!

UPDATE! Ryan has been hired as an in-house cinematographer/editor by Ballpoint Communications Group of Pensacola, FL.

Below are some images from the making of Ryan's film Mega-Millions. The whole department was involved in the making of the film as well as the Hilbert College Communication Club, which is funded by SGA.

Notable DMaC Alumna

Recently I had the chance to visit with notable DMaC alumna, Cheri (White) Leight. She graduated from Hilbert College with a BA degree in Digital Media and Communication with a minor in Leadership in 2006. She was later hired at Ingram Micro in July of 2006. Leight was originally hired as a Marketing Administrator and has since been promoted in the company to a Marketing Manager, responsible for the Ingram Micro Solution Centers in Buffalo, NY and Santa Ana, CA.

In the photograph above, Leight poses in a brand new green-screen studio which she oversees. She acknowledges her college experience in media production was a key reason why she was hired. Videos are produced in these studios to educate clients of the services available to them through Ingram Micro's solution center.

The Solution Centers are state-of-the-art training and demonstration facilities designed to address the needs of IT solution providers. Cheri develops and implements comprehensive vendor marketing plans for a significant number of partnering manufacturers. Her responsibilities include monitoring and driving revenue goals, expenses and profit margins for the Solution Centers.

Another successful DMAC Alum

Earlier this semester the Hilbert College alumni board chose Sarah Reynolds Seweryniak as the 2010 GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) award recipient for this year’s Alumni Awards and Reconnection Dinner on Nov. 12. I just spoke to Sarah today and she's very excited about the award. If you remember Sarah or know of any students or faculty/staff that would also like to be there to congratulate Sarah, please let them know. Sarah now works as a regional editor and reporter for Metro Group Newspapers, Inc., a position which she was recently promoted to in the company. Congratulations to Sarah! ~CRG

Hilbert College | Digital Media and Communication

The communication field is lucrative, dynamic, and exciting! Communication majors go into varied professions; they work in many areas: journalism, television, film, public relations, marketing and research. Our major is designed to be comprehensive but at the same time focused and connected to the industry!

In our program you will learn the foundation common to communication studies, but you will also learn specific skills and gain advanced knowledge in key areas. You will also be taught on state-of-the-art equipment, and have access to that equipment from the very beginning of your education!

The Digital Media and Communication (DMAC) program has several concentrations: media arts, media writing, integrated marketing and communication. These concentrations allow you to focus on key areas in the field. Each concentration closes with a capstone experience in which you gain real-world experience. These capstones range from various internships to independent projects.

Come explore the many areas of the communication field, and prepare for a great future career!

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