Vincent Loignon

I work at Ubisoft on Rainbow 6 Siege. I am a gameplay programmer working on the maintenance of the live game as well as new (and unreleased) content. I am very proud of my work the fast few months on this project. I’ve had an opportunity to learn and experience what its like to collaborate…

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Chris O’Connor

“Currently I am working as a 3D Character Artist on Marvel Heroes for Gazillion Entertainment. My job is to create iconic Marvel characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Colossus, Hawkeye and many more for use in the companies popular MMO game. I can difinitively say that I would not be doing what I am today if…

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Bryan Hare

I am a Senior Software Engineer at Sonos, working on the team responsible for setup and configuration. Personally I am most proud to have helped so many other talented friends and connections find work in companies I work at. -Bryan Hare, ’13 Game Programming at Champlain College, Senior Software Engineer at Sonos Check out what other current…

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Thomas McGillicuddy

When I had my first game class here at Champlain, I was told to make a board game. Unlike all the other people in my class, I took the opportunity to come down to the makerspace down at the EMC and learn how to build a really stellar board. The project got me a great…

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Rich Nadworny

One of the most fun and innovative events I’ve hosted here in Burlington occurred at the Emergent Media Center in February 2012 – The Localvore Socialhack. We started with speakers Richard Ting, Global Chief Experience Officer at RGA, and Liz Gerber, founder of Design for America and professor at Northwestern University. The 72 attendees then…

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Joshua Leavitt

One of my favorite experiences at the EMC was when the video team and myself where able collaborate with the sand box team on the interviews that are needed for their promotional video. The experience was so great because it allowed me to collaborate with others inside of the EMC and create a cross project…

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Adam Streeter

The biggest takeaway I’ve had from my time at the EMC so far is a new found respect for the power of collaboration. I’ve never before experienced an environment that is so productive and functions so cleanly and efficiently, especially considering that everyone manages to be friends while doing it! That “business-casual” feeling to working…

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Amanda Nielsen

For me, the best thing about working at the EMC is all the experience I’m getting from already having a job related to major. As a marketing major, being a marketing assistant here at the EMC has helped to prepare me for future internships and jobs in this field. Not to mention it looks awesome…

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Ricky Rizzo

I have never had a job where one of my tasks would be to organize a team of 3d artists, one of which was put in charge of physically sewing an enormous alien plush.  That was delightful. -Ricky Rizzo EMC SandBox artist Check out what other current students, alumni, partners, faculty and staff are sharing…

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Ann DeMarle

It literally is impossible for me to pinpoint any one moment – there are so many! But cumulatively, the biggest realization has been that the original vision that youth given the “wicked problems” alongside support and mentorship, create powerful, life altering solutions. And they do it with passion, intensity, and fun! Whether in St. Lucia…

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Jason Rauck

It looks different but it’s the same. You can still go in and know exactly where you need to go, how everybody’s cooperating and how well it fits together even though we’re always expanding. It’s the same essence. -Jason Rauck ’13 Game Designer, Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton This quote was taken during Alex’s…

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Mollie Coons

One of my favorite memories working at the EMC was the dedication everyone had to their craft, and the fun they had creating! When I was heading up the storyboard team for Breakaway, my team would have after-hours work parties, order pizza and storyboard scene after scene, taking photos of poses and dropping them into…

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Tyler Feralio

One of the high points of my time here at the EMC was when, after making some pretty incredible 3D design projects in the MakerLab, Niles Fromm, a senior MakerLab Tech, let me know that he was accepted to Pratt Institute’s industrial design graduate program. It made me feel like I was making a real…

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Auston Montville

A defining moment in my career as a game developer was when we showed the Searchlight project off at the Burlington Art Hop. We had so many different people enjoy a cleverly disguised game about learning and research. One of the players was this young girl. She must have been 4 or 5 years old.…

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Rick Harrington

I came to Champlain to (re)open an Emergent Media Center in Shanghai, China which is at the center of the largest digital media “industry” on the planet. Along the way the project was modified several times – we found a great venue inside the planned HongKou International Education Park, then discovered our audience among entrepreneurs…

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Sarah Jerger

It’s impossible for me to pick just one memory, so for now, I’ll just pick one of my *first* memories. This was in April 2008 at John Cohn’s house, an IBM Fellow and project sponsor for the “IBM Game Tomorrow” project which was an interactive multimedia piece to encourage kids to explore STEM career fields.…

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Grant Parker

When you’re in a company they’re very risk averse, they’re not going to be on that bleeding edge … The EMC has allowed itself to be a a lot more agile, trying new things — it’s mission statement is different from a regular company. It’s a bit cooler, jumping out into that unknown. It gives…

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James Keats

Working on Flight at the EMC over the summer of 2016 was one of the best experiences I’ve had. It made me realize how challenging and how fun (almost) full-time game development can be, especially when you’re working with a group of talented and motivated individuals. -James Keats, ’18 Game Programmer at Champlain College Emergent…

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Terrence Sehr

Terry recently gave a lightning talk during Champlain College’s innovation week event. He has shared his visual presentation and we have taken excerpts from his talk to share with you. “Hello, I’m Terry Sehr. I’m an adjunct instructor in the Masters in Emergent Media program at Champlain, after having graduated from that program in May…

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Kyle Patterson

My semester spent at EMC was a great learning experience for me and one of my favorite memories was attending the Vermont Tech Jam and talking with attendees about the different EMC projects I was apart of, as well as seeing what other people and studios in Vermont were creating. A number of companies from…

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Mahmoud Jabari

I miss and think of my time at the EMC often. I have learned so many valuable things there that makes me more confident and more eager to learn in my day-to-day job. I miss and love the EMC and its amazing leadership and management. -Mahmoud Jabari, ’15 Currently pursuing his master’s degree in International Relations…

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EMC 10 Year Anniversary!

Education’s task is to inspire! As we move into this celebratory 10th year, we hope to reconnect with all of you through various Champlain Connect events across the country and online through our Emerge, Innovate, Inspire campaign. To kick off our celebration, Ray McCarthy Bergeron and Lauren Nishikawa, EMC alumni and former staff members have created…

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Lauren Nishikawa

To kick off our celebration, Ray McCarthy Bergeron and Lauren Nishikawa, EMC alumni and former staff members have created some fun video memories to share with you. We hope you’ll look back, celebrate, and create the future EMC with us by adding your stories to this center stage… photos, videos, text, whatever you’d like to…

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