The ETC celebrates the class of 2015

With the highest class number to date, the ETC welcomed 94 new alumni at the Diploma Ceremony on Sunday May 17, 2015. Following a dinner with the graduates, faculty, the graduate’s guests and staff, each graduate received their diploma in recognition of the completion of the course of study for a Master of Entertainment Technology (MET).

2015_CMU-ETC_0517hats ETC 2015 Graduates and faculty

The ETC diploma ceremony concluded with the awarding of the Anne Humprheys Memorial Award, The Tornado Award and the Pausch Award.

2015 Ann Humphrey Award winner, Seungsuk Cho 2015 Ann Humphrey Award winner, Seungsuk Cho

The Anne Humprheys’ Memorial Award is given in honor ETC faculty member Anne Humphreys’ who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in recognition of Anne’s indomitable character and the fact that she was an inspiration to all who knew her. The award is given to a student who has made the most out of live by living with passion on the moment, and has a focus on community building projects which betters lives for others and in doing so influences others to be positive. This year’s winner was Seungsuk Cho.

2015 Tornado Award winner, David S. Liu. 2015 Tornado Award winner, David S. Liu.

The Tornado Award is given in honor of ETC Co-founder Don Marinelli and  in recognition to the student who goes up against the status quo, the existing parameters and limitations of the entertainment technology industry and makes an impact. This year’s Tornado recipient was David Shiyang Liu.

2015 Pausch award winner Mac Lotze 2015 Pausch award winner Mac Lotze

The Pausch Award is inspired by and in honor of ETC co-founder Randy Pausch is awarded to the ETC graduate who best epitomizes interdisciplinary leadership through artistic, technical and interpersonal initiative growth and excellence. This year’s recipient was Mac Lotze.


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