2021 DTC Showcase
The annual DTC Awards & Showcase is held at the end of each academic year to celebrate the achievements of the DTC community. During the Showcase, awards are given that acknowledge efforts in technical achievement, creative pursuits, and critical discourse with an emphasis on inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Awards were held virtually on Thursday, April 29th, from 6:00pm–7:30pm, via Zoom. The categories are listed below.
Awarded to an instructor, graduate student instructor, or undergraduate student who actively works to improve the DTC mission, curriculum, and student experience through innovative teaching and pedagogical practice.
2021 Winner: June T Sanders
Awarded to a DTC student or pre-DTC major student who demonstrates strong potential and technical, artistic, and critical work during their freshman and/or sophomore year.
2021 Winner: Anthony Herman
Emerging Scholar (Tri Cities Campus)
Awarded to a Tri Cities DTC student or pre-DTC major student who demonstrates strong potential and technical, artistic, and critical work during their freshman and/or sophomore year.
2021 Winner: Sthefany Baron Vasquez
Awarded to a DTC student who demonstrates continued excellence and comprehensive technical, artistic, and critical work during their junior or senior year.
2021 Winner: Aidan Aumell
Distinguished Scholar (Tri Cities Campus)
Awarded to a Tri Cities DTC student who demonstrates continued excellence and comprehensive technical, artistic, and critical work during their junior or senior year.
2021 Winner: Kyle Kopta
Excellence in Gaming and Interactive Media
Awarded to a DTC student with excellent work in game design, coding, information architecture, UX/UI, and/or usability.
2021 Winner: Spencer Echon
Excellence in Film, Sound, & Animation
Awarded to a DTC student with excellent work in time-based media such as sound, film or animation.
2021 Winners: Justin Warren, Riley Truitt, Shawn Stephens, Henry Dien, Juliana Medel, Tarren McDaniel
Excellence in Design & Visual Communication
Awarded to a DTC student with excellent work in graphic design, curation, web design, or visual communication.
2021 Winner: Ciara Parkhurst
Awarded to a DTC student whose work and actions exemplify the DTC mission of working toward a more just world for all. Including issues of diversity, inclusion, justice, and advocacy.
2021 Winner: Daisy Adame
Awarded to a DTC student with exemplary leadership skills.
2021 Winner: Chandhni Jayakanth (CJ)
Awarded to a DTC student whose work and actions show excellent innovation in creative production, critical thinking, research, perspective, and/or use of technology.
2021 Winner: Eman Ahmed
Awarded to a student or group of students with a strong track record of collaboration and partnerships.
2021 Winners: Tiffany Meadows, Shengjie Wu, Bethany Loomis, Cici Honig, Ana Maria Mendoza, Cody Copeland, Nancy Fu, Tyler Pray
Acknowledging a DTC student who has overcome immense obstacles to finish their degree at WSU. For recognition in persistence, resilience, and dedication in working through difficulty.
2021 Winner: Khrystine Raymond
Awarded to a DTC student who provided exemplary community engagement and service to the WSU and greater Palouse community during the past curricular year.
2021 Winner: Cici Honig
Outstanding senior nominations are for DTC Pullman seniors graduating in any term of 2021 (spring, summer, or fall 2021 graduation dates). Awarded to an exceptionally meritorious student whose work exemplifies and supports the mission, vision, and goals of the DTC program.
2021 Winner: Dallas Hobbs
Previous DTC Showcase Winners