Screening November 17 & 18, 2012 at the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, and most recently at the GPFF is The Necklace, a 2012 Campus MovieFest entry by Clementine Leger ’12 and Billy Yates ’12. “We had the idea to talk about the issue of hunger, not necessarily in regards to homeless people, but people you would see every day and would have no idea that they are struggling to provide meals for their family,” Leger said.
The four-minute film, which won best drama at Rollins’ Campus MovieFest, is a fictional depiction of a mother and daughter and the struggle to have enough to eat.
Sam Barnes (2010) and Allison Crocker (2010)
In summer 2010, Crummer School of Business MBA students Allison Crocker (2012) and Sam Barns (2012) spent three months in Tanzania, a trip that led to their idea to build a sustainable eco-lodge they’ll call Tuko Pamoja Mkyashi, which means “we are together.” They’ve selected Mkayashi Village for their lodge, which sits about a mile up on Mount Kilimanjaro. The two are working with Minnesota-based non-profit Peace House Africa to develop their own non-profit and raise fiscal sponsorship for the project. Barns’ long term plan is for the villagers to learn how to run the lodge and ultimately take it over. “It will eventually be a sustainable source of income for the village,” Barns explained in a September 28, 2011 Rollins news article. For the full article and to learn about ways you can contribute, see http://r-net.rollins.edu/news/2011/09/students-summer-abroad-turns-into-plans-for-a-tanzanian-eco-lodge-.html
As of September 2012, the duo is advancing their fundraising efforts.
Bryan Bennett, Class of 2009
Since graduation, Bryan has been working in the amateur sports industry running local, statewide and national events for youth sports teams in Florida. In summer 2011, Bryan became the Vice President of Operations with a sports complex in Cocoa, FL
www.cocoaexpo.com. Bryan collaborated with CMC alum Max Bingham (Class of 2009) on the videos on the website (including the main intro on the front page), with Max serving as producer.
Katy Bildahl, Class of 2012
Katy recently accepted a position as Digital Communication Coordinator for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she will be responsible for coordinating the foundation's social media efforts and website maintenance as well as assisting the in-house graphic designer with various projects.
Adrian Cohn, Class of 2010
Adrian is in New Orleans, LA, serving as Site Supervisor for St. Bernard Project (SPB). He reports that “it’s a very similar program to Habitat in New Orleans; they have been active in rebuilding since 2006.” Each week, Adrian supervises 10-15 volunteers on his site, and leads them in the reconstruction process. In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac (September 2012), SPB seeks financial support for the ongoing care of New Orleans. http://www.stbernardproject.org/
Margaret DeWees, Class of 2010
In 2012, Margaret earned her Masters from the University of Texas at Austin in the university’s College of Communication.
Felicia Erlich, Class of 2011
Felicia Erlich is in her second year of study at the California Western School of Law. She moved to San Diego, CA, and began her studies in mid-August 2011.
Louisa Gibbs, Class of 2011
Louisa has made Boston, MA, her home, and is now in her second year of study at New England School of Law.
In summer 2011, Louisa reported that in addition to an internship with sexual harassment and discrimination cases, she also worked as an assistant at the school's Center for International Law and Policy. There, she researched bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, and other human rights issues. She states, “I'm glad to have the chance to explore this area of law more.” These issues were those Louisa studied in her CMC career Rollins.
As for the forthcoming academic year, Louisa also reported that she’s been invited to join the school's Law Review Journal and ranks in the top percentile of her cohort.
Danielle Gumina, Class of 2013
In August 2013, Danielle will be starting her MFA degree in Media Production at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
Chase Jennings, Class of 2012
After a successful debut at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival, where he represented Rollins with a screening of one of his Campus Movie Fest (http://www.campusmoviefest.com/) award-winning films, Chase graduated from Rollins and relocated to San Diego, CA.
Chase is now the author/editor of the 33voices Unplugged series. He's the Executive Producer of 33voices, a global conversation about things that matter in business and in life. He helps to bring together the most influential thinking and thinkers on the planet to help entrepreneurs and business creators build great businesses and live great lives.
He is also the Co-Founder of Lyra Film & Design, a nation-wide production and post-production company. http://www.lyrafilm.com/
Clementine Leger, Class of 2012
Following summer months spent in Paris, France, her birthplace and familial home, Clementine moved to Los Angeles, CA, and immediately landed an internship with Slamdance Film Festival—a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self governed - By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. The year-round organization serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers, and storytellers. http://www.slamdance.com/
In her final two years of study at Rollins, Clementine served Enzian Theater and the Florida Film Festival (Maitland, FL) as Programming Intern.
Kelsey Pike, Class of 2010
In August 2011, Kelsey began matriculating toward a Masters of Natural Resources in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, where she will concentrate on communication within natural resources and natural resource planning. The “vision for the Northern Virginia Natural Resources Program is to be a leader in the areas of natural resource policy, sustainable development of urban environments, and the sustainable management of natural resources on adjacent rural lands-both public and private” (http://www.grads.vt.edu/graduate_catalog/program.htm?programID=002d14431ce38e83011ce38e94b00029). Tech’s innovative program offers distance learning; therefore, Kelsey will retain her current position working for the Shoshone National Forest.
In 2010, after taking a position with AmeriCorps and working at the Ocala National Forest in Ocala, Florida, Kesley moved to Cody, WY, to begin a job with the Shoshone National Forest as an Editorial Assistant for their planning department. In her new position, Kelsey works as a team member charged with the Shoshone’s Forest Plan. She lives and works 50 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Julia Pyzik, Class of 2009
After interning in New York City for two different documentary production companies, Shine Global and Pangolin Pictures, Julia shares that she was then hired by Pangolin as a Creative Development Assistant. Next, after writing treatments and working as a production assistant on other shows, she was promoted to Associate Producer at Pangolin. Her first project as producer, a two-hour special, The Ultimate Tribute to John Belushi, for A&E’s Biography Channel, was nominated for a 2011 Emmy in the Outstanding Nonfiction series category!
Maia Ryan, Class of 2010
Maia reports that she is now in her second year of study in the Masters in Social Work program at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. In summer 2012, Maia reported that she is enjoying the Social Work program and has been able to really get involved with the local Tribal communities. This year she is Research Assistant through HSU's Sociology Department to help manage the Altruistic Personality and Pro-social Behavior Institute. Dr. Samuel P. Oliner, a Holocaust survivor, founded and runs the Institute.
She is also co-managing editor for the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations.