Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park.
One of those students is Juan Avalos. Juan completed his degree in Film & Emerging Media Production. Learn more about his journey.
Written by: Juan Avalos
What is your major/what degree are you graduating with?
I am graduating with an A.A.S. in Film & Emerging Media Production from the Radio-Television-Film department.
What was your favorite part about ACC?
My favorite part about ACC has been the community I was fortunate to foster. I have made some life-long friendships and had an incredibly supportive network while at ACC that played a huge part in my success.
Any faculty and/or staff you want to recognize for supporting you?
There are simply too many individuals that I could write you a book about how much they supported me throughout my time at ACC. If I had to condense it to five people, in no particular order, it would be Christian Raymond, Carrye Glazar, Laura DiMeo, John Moore, and Caleb Johnson. These individuals have provided an incredible amount of support and mentorship throughout my time at ACC. Their guidance, leadership, and willingness to push me out of my comfort zone has been invaluable to my growth as a person and as a storyteller.
What's next for you?
Post-graduation, I will continue my internship with ACCTV and learn as much as possible from my incredibly talented co-workers. I hope that my internship leads me to a full-time role as a video producer with a production company. Additionally, I will continue to produce short/feature films and expand my network within the ever-growing and captivating Austin film industry.