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Gifford Accepted into Disney


By Olivia Webb

Lee University’s Kellen Gifford, a junior digital media studies major with a cinema emphasis, is spending eight months in the Disney College Program (DCP), based at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The DCP provides students the chance to take personal and career development courses, network with leaders, and build communication and teamwork skills.

Gifford is a part of the 14 percent of applicants who are accepted into the program each year. Walt Disney Company’s rigorous application process starts with an online application and questionnaire and ends with a phone interview.


“I've always loved Disney and have wanted to work for the company since I was a child,” said Gifford. “I would love to eventually work for them professionally on some type of creative team, so this program is an incredibly valuable experience for me. I am excited to bring the experiences and knowledge I am gaining with the DCP back to Lee as I finish my degree.”

Gifford’s classes at the DCP are centered around leadership, communication, and creativity.

“This experience will help me in my future career in the film industry,” said Gifford. “I am surrounded by creativity and have had the opportunity to build relationships and make contacts with people from all over the world.”

For more information on Lee’s digital media program, contact the Communication Arts department at communicationarts@leeuniversity.edu.

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