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Full Sail University Announces 8 Graduates Have Been Nominated for GRAMMY® Awards

United States
Winter Park, FL, January 28, 2011 — Full Sail University announced today that eight of its alumni are nominated for this year’s GRAMMY® Awards airing live on CBS Sunday, February 13, 2011. A total of 74 Full Sail University graduates worked on 53 nominated projects, dominating categories such as Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Engineered Album-Classical, to name a few.

In addition, graduates of Full Sail University worked on all five projects nominated for Album of the Year, which includes: The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga, Teenage Dream by Katy Perry, Recovery by Eminem, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, and Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. Full Sail University graduates have worked on 16 GRAMMY®-award winning Album of the Year releases over the past 19 years.
Full Sail University graduates that are personally nominated include:

• Cristian Delano, Engineer, Album of the Year, The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
• Johnny Severin III, Engineer, Album of the Year, The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
• Robert Marks, Engineer, Album of the Year, Recovery, Eminem
• Alex Merzin, Engineer, Album of the Year, Recovery, Eminem
• Carlos Oyanedel, Engineer, Album of the Year, Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
• Phil Tan, Mixing, Album of the Year, Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
• Graham Marsh, Engineer, Record of the Year, F*** You, Cee Lo Green
• Kory Kruckenburg, Engineer, Best Engineered Album-Classical, Eliesha Nelson: Complete Viola Works, Quincy Porter

“Awards season is a very exciting time for us here at Full Sail University,” stated Jay Noble, Director of Alumni, Full Sail University. “We’re always very proud to see our own alumni receive the highest merit of achievement in the music industry for their talent and hard work. We are humbled that our high academic standards have assisted in propelling our graduates to acquire such remarkable accomplishments. It’s an honor to witness their journey and see such positive end results.”

About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University has been an innovation educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 13,000 students from 50 states and 49 countries. Full Sail currently offers a total of 33 Associate, Bachelor and Master campus and online degree programs including: Computer Animation, Creative Writing for Entertainment, Digital Arts & Design, Digital Cinematography, Education Media Design & Technology, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Media Design, Mobile Development, Music Business, Music Production, New Media Journalism, Recording Arts, Recording Engineering, Show Production, Sports Marketing & Media, and Web Design & Development. Full Sail was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges; The Harvard of Game Schools by Tops & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine; one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
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