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  • Alumni Success: Carl Lyon

    For DEC Alumnus Carl Lyon, it began when he had reached the point of age crisis. He was roughly 20 years old, staring at the ugly head of a soul-sucking job at a local factory smack dab in a boring town. Each day was the......

  • Savini Link Continues on SyFy Channel’s “Face Off”

    From TLC’s Cake Boss (Ralph Attanasia) to the Food Network’s Sugar Dome  (Melissa Coulter), there’s no denying that DEC graduates take command of the screen – enthusiastically. If the names Michael Westmore and Greg Nicotero mean anything to you, odds are you’re either a Trekkie, a Walking Dead fan, or a special make-up effects......

  • How It All Began…

    Sometimes it’s nice to reminisce. The story of how Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program began is one often talked about amongst the staff here at DEC. Now in it’s 14th year, the Program was launched in October 2000. Check out the first class! There’s a......

  • Savini Duo Leads SFX Department on SyFy’s Z Nation

    Many students who pass through Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program do so with the hope that one day they could be working on the set of a major motion picture or hit television series.  For DEC graduates Tess Laeh and Logan Tobia, their hard......

  • Protecting your privacy when applying for financial aid

    Protecting your privacy online is a hot topic these days. It is more important than ever before to safeguard your personal information while using social websites to prevent your information from being sold and then eventually used against you. When applying for financial aid, you’re......

  • Do what you love

    As the saying goes, “If you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Douglas Education Center Cosmetology Academy graduate Gina Mosco can definitely attest to that. “I think I’m so lucky that I found something that I love because......

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