Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program Graduate: Tina King

Tina King Cosmetology Program Graduate Tina King is a 2011 graduate of Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program and owner of Head Over Heels Salon and Spa located in Smithton, PA.   She has operated her own business for the past five years, which she opened less than a...

Great Partnerships with Great People

NPV Productions, LLC is an award winning high definition video production company located in Monroeville, PA. Owner Nick Padezan started NPV Productions 25 years ago. Before starting his production business, Nick studied film and video production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, offered through the University of Pittsburgh. But, he...

Stephen Dixon Factory Digital Film

Stephen Dixon The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program Graduate

Stephen Dixon The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program Graduate Stephen Dixon grew up in an area close to Douglas Education Center. His friends in high school all talked about the Savini Program, so when Stephen graduated from high school where he took many AV classes it was only fitting that...

Nora Hewitt Scholarship Winner: Ryan Woods

Ryan Woods:  Student Matters Spotlight Meet Ryan Woods, the first recipient of the Nora Hewitt Scholarship – Dedication to Excellence and Creativity and future Douglas Education Center student.  Ryan was one of many participants to enter the contest and even though Nora thought all the portfolios...

Savini grad Benzy finding success in many areas of special effects!

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, the special effects artist known solely as “Benzy” has established himself as one of the region’s top industry professionals.  Since graduating from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program at Douglas Education Center (DEC) in 2004, Benzy has added his unique...

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