These honors are given for outstanding achievement in film, video, digital arts and media scholarship, as well as outstanding service to the university and community. Solicitation for departmental awards are emailed to all students late in the spring semester. The selection committee reviews applications and awards are presented at the annual student show during exam week of the spring semester. For more information contact Professor Dave Pape, Director of Undergraduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards presented for outstanding creative work in film, video, digital arts and media scholarship, and creative writing in media.
This award was established in Memory of Gregory Capasso a student in the Department of Media Study. Gregory loved films, writing and most of all life and making people laugh. After spending a semester studying in England, he was returning home on December 21, 1988 with 258 other passengers on PanAm Flight 103 when a terrorist bomb caused it to explode over Lockerbie, Scotland killing everyone on board. Gregory was taken from his family, friends, loved ones and this university community. He will live on in the hearts, minds and souls of all who loved him. This award is made possible by the Gregory Capasso Endowment fund established by his family and friends.
Presented for excellence in creative work in film.
The Pierre McAloon Memorial Award was established by the family and friends of DMS student Pierre McAloon. Pierre died shortly after the completion of his documentary film “Corridor.” This memorial award recognizes Media Study film students who demonstrate talent and vision through their Art.
Presented for academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
This award was established by the Levy King and White Companies, Inc. and is awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding academic and excellent work in Media Study.