Student Spotlight: EHS Free Summer Housing Video Contest Winner, Cory Dobson!

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The first installment of the new EHS “Student Spotlight” feature is the winner of the EHS Free Summer Housing Video Contest is Charleston, WV native Cory Dobson. Dobson is currently a student at West Virginia University and will use the opportunity to live for free with EHS in NYC to gain priceless first-hand experience interning at Stepout.com, a TechStars-backed social dating platform with millions of users.

Watch Cory’s winning video entry here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLc8xseVL4

To enter to win the contest, each student/intern had to answer the question, “What would you do for free housing this summer in New York City with EHS?” using a creative, homemade 60-90 second video. On May 31st, a winner was selected from the top five most-viewed videos, and awarded free housing this summer in New York City.

Dobson says, “I hope to do a great job at my internship and learn as much as I can about software development, all while making as many friends as I can here at EHS! I’m a small town college kid here in New York, and I want to meet as many people as possible! I’m so glad the contest opened up this door for me. I have everyone who shared my video, and of course EHS, to thank for it!”

A major thanks to ALL of the students from across the nation who submitted entries, which were impressive, creative, and fun!

Check out all of the entries on the official EHS YouTube page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EHSSummerVideo

We also extend our gratitude to  all of YOU who helped us spread the word about this contest! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to all for making this such a success!

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Pratt Institute Celebrated in WNET’s “Treasures of New York” Program

Pratt Institute Celebrated in WNET’s “Treasures of New York” Program

We at EHS are very excited to help share the news that our pals at the Pratt Institute are going to be recognized worldwide as an influential institution of art and design that has impacted the lives of millions via WNET’s Treasures of New York program.

Treasures of New York goes inside Pratt to discover its vibrant Brooklyn history through the eyes of the two men who “built” it; industrialist Charles Pratt, who founded the school in 1887, and Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, who has been articulating Pratt’s vision since he became the school’s President in 1993. One of the defining moments in the film shows how Schutte spearheaded the revitalization of Pratt’s nearby neighborhoods, particularly on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.
Hosted by former Pratt student and celebrated writer Pete Hamill, Treasures of New York: Pratt Institute premiered Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. (ET) on WLIW21 and Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN.Watch a preview at thirteen.org/treasures-of-ny. After broadcast, the program will be available to national audiences at the series website which also offers past episodes and conversations with visionaries behind New York’s greatest institutions.

We can’t wait to tune in! Congrats to all at Pratt on behalf of EHS.