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Full Sail Donates Flashlights
From World Record Attempt to Haiti Relief Effort

University is donating more than 500 new flashlights and batteries

Full Sail University Press Release - 1/19/2010

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In addition to the flashlight and battery donation, Full Sail University is also corporately collecting items to contribute

WINTER PARK, Fl. - Full Sail University (, an award winning entertainment media institution, announced today that in an effort to aid the victims of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster, the university is donating more than 500 new flashlights and batteries to the Central Florida-based non-profit organization, Harvest Time International (

The flashlights were used in an attempt this week to break the Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Torchlit (Flashlight) Logo/Image Formed by People" on January 12, 2010, and were a needed item on the Haiti relief donation list.

Harvest Time International provides relief to disaster, hunger and refugee victims in Central Florida and around the world. Since 1991, the organization has assisted low income and financially distressed families by helping them to meet their basic needs. The group is currently collecting a variety of items and monetary donations to send to the Haiti effort, and in addition to the flashlight and battery donation, Full Sail University is also corporately collecting items to contribute.

"On behalf of Full Sail University, our hearts are with the victims of this devastating tragedy," said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. "We chose Harvest Time International to make our donation to support our local non-profits in the Central Florida area, as well as Harvest Time International's well respected practices and relationships within the Haitian community."

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,000 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 29 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named "Best Company" in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal's Reader's Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

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