By Sarah Jerger
Greetings, EMC friends and supporters! With the turn of the new year, we wanted to let you know about a few changes at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) regarding personnel and staffing structure:
Adam Walker has moved on from Champlain to his next chapter. He served as EMC’s Project Manager for 9 years and we’re incredibly grateful for his dedication and mentorship to hundreds of students in that time. If you’d like to reach out to Adam, please contact me for his personal email address. Additionally, Ian Treu, who previously acted as the Coordinator of Champlain’s Maker Space at Generator, left this post in October and continues to be a valued alum.
With these two departures, we have taken the opportunity to experiment with a new temporary staffing structure, as well as bring the Champlain Maker Program back under the Emergent Media Center umbrella. As such, we are delighted to have the following team members join us:
Josie Bunnell (she/her) is now the EMC Technical Operations Coordinator and Coordinator of the Champlain Maker Program at Generator. In this role, Josie supervises the student lab techs at Generator and the EMC, as well as spearheads the backend of EMC’s hiring processes and technical needs. Josie’s larger goal is to be in service to Champlain College students, faculty, and staff in providing access to and awareness of maker tools and training.
Steven Margolin (he/they) joins the EMC as a Project Manager. Steven is an adjunct faculty member, 2018 alumni of Game Design, and freelance game designer, having also worked at the EMC as an undergrad.
Dana Steinhoff (she/her) joins the EMC as a Project Manager. Dana is an adjunct faculty member, 2018 alumni of the MFA in Emergent Media program, and Executive Director at local nonprofit Rad Magpie.
If you weren’t already aware, Robin Perlah (Assistant Professor in the Division of Communication & Creative Media) was appointed as Academic Director this year. In this capacity, Robin joins me as a strategic partner and relationship-builder and serves as a bridge between academics, faculty, students, and the EMC.
And, of course, Jen Adrian, Jane Faust Madden, and I continue to support the EMC, our projects, students, faculty, and partners. Please welcome these new folks and get in touch with me if you have any questions. Thank you for continuing to stay in the loop about the EMC and the work we are doing to deliver meaningful experiences to our students, partners, and community. Best wishes for a safe, healthy, and successful 2022!
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