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April 20th Announced as Full Sail University Day in Winter Park, FL

WINTER PARK, FL, April 28, 2009 – On April 20, 2009, Full Sail University ( held its 30th anniversary and Hall of Fame celebration, where the new Mayor of Winter Park, Ken Bradley, announced April 20th as Full Sail University Day in Winter Park, FL.

Mayor Bradley was at the Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction ceremony to make the announcement to more than a thousand people, including Full Sail students, graduates, and staff, as well as local and national VIPs and special guests.

Full Sail University has been an educational leader in the entertainment industry for the past 30 years and a part of the Winter Park community for nearly 20 years. Full Sail celebrated its 30th anniversary by inducting its inaugural six graduates into the Hall of Fame, unveiling a 60-foot multimedia wall and memorabilia, and held a special concert performance by 2009 GRAMMY award-winning artist, Anthony Hamilton and 2008 Florida GRAMMY Showcase winner, the Jacob Jeffries Band.

“We are truly proud to be a member of the Winter Park and Central Florida community,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “Our mission to provide the highest quality of education possible for our students has always been supported and we feel fortunate to call Winter Park home.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 31,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 7,000 students from 50 states and 65 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 20 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); 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; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

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