Filmmaker Tyler Macri got a jump-start on his burgeoning career when he was awarded the top prize in the Kodak Student Scholarship Program as a junior. The cinema and photography major’s winning short film, What Comes from a Swamp, was shot for an advanced cinema production course in which students are tasked with organizing a crew and completing an entire film in one semester. The funds and film Tyler received from Kodak for his win supported his film, Pond.
Through her work on campus, Chanel Underwood is one of the most active and visible members of her class. The Martin Luther King scholar and finance major, who has already landed a job at “big four” accounting firm Ernst & Young, was treasurer of IC’s African-Latino Society in her sophomore year and volunteered with Project Generations, a club focused on elder care. Chanel was also president of IC’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, during which time she secured funding for the group to travel to an industry conference where half of the chapter’s members received interviews either for jobs or internships.