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In modern times, hopes and dreams fuel students’ efforts


Throughout the fall semester, I have attempted to cross the entire gamut of dreammakers. In just a few breezy months you’ve met Bear McCreary, renowned composer for film and television whose credit list includes Step Up 3D, Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. You’ve been introduced to Rod Gilfry, the Grammy-nominated opera singer who has […]

Goals can succeed despite struggle


Rod Gilfry always dreamed of being a fighter pilot. But at 6-foot-2, Gilfry was already too tall for a fighter jet cockpit. In the years since he gave up those plans at age 17, Gilfry has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has acted and sung in 74 roles on prominent stages around the […]