Category Archives: Alumni

PROFESSOR KEITH OPPENHEIM AND ALUMNA DANIELLE HAZELTON AT VTIFF

The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VITFF) ran Oct.16-27 in downtown Burlington and featured films produced by Champlain faculty and alumni. The festival featured almost 70 independent films shown at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and Echo Lakeside Hall. Continue reading

Champlain Game Programs Featured in U.S. News Article

Champlain College game students and faculty were featured in a Burlington Free Press article that was picked up by U.S. News. The article, which was written by Nicole Higgins DeSmet and published on March 18, explains how many Champlain game major graduates find that they have to leave Vermont to find well-paying jobs related to their majors. […]

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Ian Frisch ’09 Releases New Book “Magic is Dead”

Ian Frisch ’09 returned to Champlain College this week to present a reading from his new book “Magic is Dead: My Journey into the World’s Most Secretive Society of Magicians.” The book is nonfiction and details Frisch’s journeys with the most exclusive club of young magicians, the52, and how they are revolutionizing the world’s perceptions […]

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2018 Grad Lands Dream Job at Insomniac

Congratulations to Champlain Game Art & Animation 2018 alum, Colton Orr, who landed a dream job immediately after graduation at Insomniac Games as a character artist. His latest project was Marvel’s Spider-Man that was released in September on PS4. Orr went from student to character artist and entrepreneur in this feature by ArtStation Magazine. “As artists, we are […]

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Champlain Alumnus Wins BEA Award

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award for short form video documentary was awarded to Tyler Bradley, a 2017 Broadcast Media Production graduate of Champlain College. His video, titled Safe Harbor, Welcome Home, won first place in its category. The documentary will be screened on April 9 at the BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts […]

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Champlain Alum Book Reading

Kaela Coble graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. Her first book, Friends and Other Liars, was published on Feb. 6. Coble will be doing two readings, which will include book sales and signing. The first reading will take place at Phoenix Books in downtown Burlington, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at […]

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Champlain Alumni Win Innovation Award

Left to Right: Shannon Mitchell, Marguerite Dibble and Brook Chipman

Winners of the Innovation Award were announced at the 2017 Tech Jam Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. Among this year’s winners was a team of Champlain College alumni with their company, GameTheory.
GameTheory was founded by Champlain alumna Marguerite Dibble, who graduated with a degree in Game Art & Animation in 2012. The company was originally called Birnam Wood Games, and was started during Dibble’s time at Champlain College. Located in Burlington, it now employs several Champlain alumni, including team members COO Shannon Mitchell (Management of Creative Media ’16) and Lead Artist Brook Chipman (Game Art & Animation ’16).
The Vermont TechJam Innovation Award recognizes “companies and individuals… for building innovative ventures and products, tirelessly promoting Vermont’s strengthening tech ecosystem, and newcomers to the scene who bring fresh ideas and momentum to the state.” There were more votes than ever this year, which makes the GameTheory win even more exciting for the team.
Cailey McCalister ’18

Champlain Alumnus Wins VTIFF Award

Jeremy Lee Mackenzie, Champlain College alumnus, received the James Goldstone Award at this year’s Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF). His film, Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey is described as “A hybrid film that details the history and creation of a collection of wood-scrollwork that was designed and hidden in prison. It tells the story […]

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CCM Grad Turns Passion into Small Business

Knowing no better way to guarantee a postgraduate job with an immediate opening, Maggie Bean chose to create her own freelance marketing agency. Bean graduated in 2016 with a degree in Management of Creative Media offered through the Stiller School of Business and a specialization in Publishing which is offered through the Division of Communication […]

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The 2017 Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) released its lineup, and recent creative media graduate, Jeremy Lee MacKenzie, made the cut. His featured piece, “Hidden Blueprints,” is a hybrid documentary. The film will be screened on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Main Street Landing Black Box in Burlington. It tells the history of his wood scrollwork collection that he designed and hid while he was in prison, and the powerful transformation it created in his life.

VTIFF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through film. The entire festival takes place from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information about “Hidden Blueprints” or this year’s programming, please visit the festival’s website.

(This photo appeared in a 2015 article from the Seven Days by Rachel Elizabeth Jones).

Julia Woodward – ’18