42 students selected for the new Carson Center cohort | Nebraska today
Forty-two students – 26 recent high school graduates and 16 transfer students – were selected to join the latest cohort of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This is the third and largest cohort of the center, which opened in the fall of 2019.
“We continue to see an increase in the number of highly skilled and creative applicants at The Carson Center,” said Founding Director Megan Elliott. “I always say that we are looking for wizards and hackers, and I think we have a very comprehensive and very competitive application process to find the right students who will thrive in our program and become the next creative technology leaders.”
While 33 of the 42 students are from Nebraska, this year’s cohort also includes students from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.
The Carson Center is part of the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. A key component of its curriculum prepares students for the hugely disruptive forces of artificial intelligence and data streaming that have changed the face of several industries, including film.
Applications for the fall 2022 cohort will open soon. Details will be posted here.
Here is a list of students selected from the 2021-2022 Emerging Media Arts cohort by hometown, with high school in brackets.
- Alvo: Henry Ball (Lincoln Christian)
- Nice view : Ciara Stueve (Bellevue East)
- Blade: Anthony Niemeyer (Lac d’Argent)
- Frémont: Jordan Schuetze (Fremont)
- Big Island: Emaline Brockoven (Big Island)
- Lincoln: Kathryn Fiala (East Lincoln); Richard Graham (Lincoln High / Arts and Humanities Program); Kennady Hoyt (Lincoln Southwest / Arts and Humanities Program); Romina Jeizan (Lincoln North East); Megan Kolbe (Lincoln East); Nyayaang Luak (Lincoln High); Alexandre Malone (Pius X); Mason Morrow (Lincoln High / Arts and Humanities Program); Aiden Ramey (East Lincoln); Hannah Romell (Lincoln South East); Michael Ryan (homeschool); Grace Shepherd (Lincoln High)
- Omaha: Nehemiah Barney (Omaha Central); Caden Bye (Millard West); Will Cook (Lutheran Concordia); Isaiah Griffith (Creighton Prep); Diego Paniagua (Omaha Bryan); Michael Pritza (Creighton Prep); Owen Strazdas (Omaha Central)
- Butterfly: Kylie Muller (Papillion-La Vista South); Xander Muniz (Papillion-La Vista South); Zoey Punteney (Papillion-La Vista); Skyler Sandoz (Papillion-La Vista)
- Pleasant valley: Alayna Pieing (Milford); Collin Pieing (Milford)
- Scottsbluff: Eric Wilson (Mitchell)
- Seward: Andrew Alley (Seward)
- South Sioux City: Angelia Sur (South Sioux City)
- Erie, Colorado: Bridget Baker (Holy Family)
- Ida Grove, Iowa: Marley Hewitt (Odebolt – Arthur – Battle Creek – Ida Grove)
- Spirit Lake, Iowa: Grace Birkland (Spirit Lake)
- Hillsboro, Kansas: Charles Major (Hillsboro)
- Leawood, Kansas: Mingwei Jeng (Blue Valley)
- Olathe, Kansas: Carly Liggett (Blue Valley West)
- Zanesville, Ohio: Joseph Clifford (John Glenn)
- York, Pennsylvania: Abigail Trembly (Region of Dallastown)
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Daniel Ratzloff (O’Gorman)