Full Sail University

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.

Meet the 13th Annual Inductees View All Inductees

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.

Caris Baker

Senior Technical Artist

Credits: Unity Technologies, Walter P Moore, Throwback! Jai-Alai Heroes, Game Dev: The Board Game

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Brandon Blackwell

Front of House, Monitor & Broadcast Mixer, Award-Winning Author

Credits: A$AP Rocky, Lizzo, Steve Lacy, Camilla Cabello, Grammy Awards Music Mix Broadcast, The Beat in My Head

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Aaron Hamilton Cook

Producer

Credits: Bioware, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, The Lord of the Rings (game), The Wizard of Oz (game), James Bond (game)

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Devan Renea

Staff Writer, Founder

Credits: Warner Bros. Television, Boss Up Productions, OWN Network

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Victor Herrera da Silva

CEO, Founder & Managing Partner

Credits: Nuestra Visión, ReadyAnt Studios

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Jeff “Supa Jeff” Villanueva

Sound Designer/Recording Engineer

Credits: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Worldwide, Electronic Arts, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Beyoncé

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Stephanie Dawson

Producer

Credits: Great Performances (PBS), House Hunters International, Selling the Hamptons, Down With The King, Maya & Her Lover

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Bobby Jones

Founder & CEO

Credits: Meta, Cartoon Network, Oculus, Disney, Lego, Universal NBC, NASA

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Narie Kay

Senior Producer

Credits: Star Wars: Hunters, Game of Thrones Slots, ABCMouse.com, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Phil Pallen

Brand Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Credits: CNN, Adweek, Daily Mail, New York Times; Speaking engagements: London, Tokyo, Dubai, Cairo, São Paulo; Clients on: Shark Tank, Project Runway, The Doctors, MasterChef Jr.

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Justin Rathbun

A1 & Production Sound Engineer

Credits: Hamilton, In The Heights, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Holland America Line

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Tom Todia

Audio Director & Co-Founder

Credits: EA College Football, Madden NFL, NBA Live, NBA Live Mobile, Engine Audio, Google Blocks

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