Alumni Success Tag

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 I...

All in the family

[caption id="attachment_27922" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cosmetology Graduate Jade Morriston[/caption] Family definitely influences decisions for us all. No one knows you like your family does and luckily they’re sometimes willing to give you the push in the right direction you’ve been waiting for. [caption id="attachment_27923" align="alignright" width="222"] Jade Morriston,...

Meet Brittany Fontaine – Mold and Silicon Technician on Deadpool

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Brittany Fontaine Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program Graduate - September 2011 Dorian’s Fantasy Art Program Graduate - May 2012 [caption id="attachment_4014" align="alignright" width="300"] Brittany Fontaine[/caption] Have you seen Suicide Squad?  How about Deadpool? Surely you’ve seen the American epic fantasy war film 300: Rise of...

Alumni Success: Will Hartman

The transition from school to real world can be one that causes much anxiety. When students graduate they are faced with so many ideas of what the world is going to be like, how they are going to live, and where they are going to...

DEC Graduate Finishes in Second Place on SyFy’s ‘Face Off’

From DEC graduate to reality star, Tyler Green unleashed his passion and creativity in special make-up effects, finishing second in the SyFy channel's breakout reality competition series, Face Off. Face Off showcases some of the best special make-up effects talent in the country. Competitors prove they’ve got the skills to...

Alumni Success: Katie Gauden

Katie's family and friends encouraged her to dream - and to learn. She spent a long time practicing on her family and friends' hair before she decided that she needed to go and learn how to do it properly from the folks who knew how...

Alumni Success: Johnny Bones

Walt Disney. Jim Henson. Tim Burton. Guillermo Del Toro. Peter Jackson. These are some of the world’s greatest directors, and all are inspiration for DEC alumnus Johnny Bones. “I have a relentless need to live in a fantasy world and these guys changed my life....

Alumni Success: Breanna Swan

Compassion. Patience. Focus. A career in the medical field is a career in caring. DEC alumnus Breanna Swan says, "Learning how to be compassionate and sensitive toward patients and families who are dealing with serious conditions, injuries, or even past due bills, is essential in...

Alumni Success: Haley Stringhill

"Love your clients," is DEC alumnus Haley Stringhill's mantra. Whether behind the chair making someone's day, or in front of a team educating them in color techniques and application, Haley makes it her mission to spread the love wherever she goes. Cosmetology is a thriving career....

Alumni Success: Carl Soderholm

Edgy graphics, striking models, clever placement. Advertisers have relied on these common ingredients for years. But what makes a "good design" one that consumers will connect with and remember? DEC alumnus Carl Soderholm has proven that the answer may be quite simple. "Graphic design and animation...

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