Students Honored for Contributions to UN Climate Change Project

Full Sail faculty and students came together on October 14, 2014 to announce the winners of the United Nations Climate Change Project. The Embassies of France asked Full Sail students and grads “to create assets that raise awareness, propose solutions, and educate audiences on the topics of climate change, sustainability, and conservation issues facing our world.” 26 students submitted work in the categories of art, music, film, and marketing, and 20 faculty members supported student endeavors by providing mentorship.

Film major Dionne Ramdeen, decided to tap a few of her other talents for the cause. She submitted the original composition “Changing Our World,” which earned her first place in the music category. She also placed third in the art category with a graphic design piece titled “The Great Melt.”

“It’s been a great honor and privilege to participate,” said Dionne. “Growing up, I always wanted to work with the United Nations, so when the opportunity presented itself I thought, this is my chance to do something for an organization I’ve always admired.”

The winning assets will be showcased in a special exhibition at Full Sail. They’ll also be considered to promote panels on climate change across North America and at the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France.

Congratulations to the winners, and to all participants!


1st Place – “Global Warning” by Dimitri Pantchev with support from Matthew McDonald

2nd Place – “How Will We Play? – PSA” by Stefanie Brown

3rd Place – “Change the Tide” by Rick Sellers

Honorable Mention – “Hand in Hand” by Julie Chau, Tim Akers, Lareece Corbitt, Emeka Francis Uwazurike, and Brian Cabral

“Climate Change: The Adirondacks” by Greg Hitchcock


1st Place – “Changing Our World” by Dionne Ramdeen


1st Place – Steven Penoske

2nd Place – Kaley DeAngelo and Iris Buckley

3rd Place – Ryan McCloskey and Leland Sams


1st – “The Erosion of Us” by Shannon Gilmore

2nd Place –  “United by One” by Shannon Gilmore

3rd Place – “The Great Melt” by Dionne Ramdeen