WWE (NYSE: WWE), in conjunction with the 7th Annual Full Sail University Hall of Fame Celebration, awarded seven $10,000 scholarships to the following Full Sail University students:
· Tyler Beach, an Entertainment Business student
· Denia Brand, a Recording Arts student
· Clayton Gaudette, a Show Production student
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· Harrison Herbst, a Sports Marketing & Media student
· Jennifer Stadelman, a Sports Marketing & Media student
· Marva Williams, a Music Production student
· Victoria Yurillo, a Film student
WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor was joined on stage by WWE Superstar The Miz during the Full Sail University Hall of Fame Celebration on Friday, Feb. 19 at Full Sail Live in Winter Park (near Orlando) to share the latest scholarship announcement.
Since WWE began its partnership with Full Sail University in May 2012, WWE has awarded 25 scholarships to Full Sail University students, totaling $250,000. These scholarships are applied toward the recipient’s areas of study within the university.
“WWE would first like to congratulate the 2015 Full Sail University Hall of Fame inductees on their achievement,” said WWE Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events Paul Levesque. “As we reflect on the achievements of those who have graduated; we also look to the future in granting scholarships to these seven current Full Sail University students to continue their education in their chosen fields. Since we began this partnership, WWE has had the honor of granting $250,000 in scholarships to several deserving students. We look forward to continuing this program that recognizes great academic accomplishments.”
Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University, said: “The Full Sail University Hall of Fame celebration is a time honored tradition on our university’s campus. It is a time to acknowledge and celebrate our alumni, in addition to providing one-of-a-kind experiences for our current student body. Without a doubt, this latest scholarship announcement from our valued partners and friends at WWE will be an experience that our students will never forget. On behalf of our university community, it is my great honor to extend our thanks to WWE for supporting our students dreams through this impactful scholarship initiative.”
WWE selected Beach, Brand, Gaudette, Herbst, Stadelman, Williams and Yurillo to receive these scholarships for exhibiting exceptional professionalism, creative talent and maintaining good academic standing, while shadowing professional WWE staff and crew during the production of NXT events at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University.
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- About Full Sail University
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2015 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine.
Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
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, and Web & Technology.
Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR, Emmy, GRAMMY, ADDY, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects. To learn more about Full Sail, visit
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