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CFAC students are being recognized for their experiential learning experiences

Six students from the College of Fine Arts and Communications are being awarded cash prizes for exemplifying how their out-of-classroom experiences answered President Worthen’s call for experiential learning — any opportunity that enhances classroom learning, such as internships, studies abroad, conferences, tours and symposiums.

The winning students entered their experiences into the college’s first “Share Your Story” Essay and Digital Media contest, which was created to highlight the inspired learning that took place during the 2019 Spring and Summer Terms. The three winning students for each contest, including their academic area and major, are listed below.



1st Place: Kaitlin Landen | School of Music (Music Education) | View Full Entry Here


2nd Place: Sydnee Gonzalez | School of Communications (News Media) | View Full Entry Here


3rd Place: Brandon Chamberlain | School of Music (Music Performance) | View Full Entry Here

Digital Media


1st Place: McKayla Kreutzkamp | School of Communications (Public Relations) | View Full Entry Here


2nd Place: Hannah Ruf | School of Communications (Advertising) | View Full Entry Here


3rd Place: Ryan Hatch | Department of Dance (Ballet) | View Full Entry Here

A $350 cash prize will be awarded to first place submissions, $200 to second place and $100 to third place. The winning essays and digital media submissions will also be featured on the college’s experiential learning website and social media channels.

Hundreds of students throughout the college participated in experiential learning opportunities in 2019, and many entered their experiences into the “Share Your Story” contest. In addition to the winning entries, a selection of additional entries will be published on the college’s experiential learning website and social media channels over the next several months.

Contest entries were reviewed by a council consisting of one representative from each academic area in the college. The council evaluated how each entry exemplified the benefits of experiential learning, engaged the reader or viewer and represented BYU’s mission of “entering to learn, going forth to serve.”

Although the contest for this year has concluded, students can continue to share experiential learning opportunities using the hashtag #ExperienceCFAC on social media channels or submitting a story on the college’s website.

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