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Jack Klink

For senior Jack Klink, the decision to major in Film & Video Studies was a lifetime in the making. "I have always had a passion for the camera since a very young age," Klink says. At age 12, Klink was featured in Family Fun magazine for a video he made about his neighborhood. From there, Klink's filmmaking career continued to prosper. At 16, Klink won twice at the ADDY Awards, the largest advertising competition in the world, which garners over five million entries each year.

More recently, Klink was given the opportunity to film the documentary Rise Above the Mark, for which he was able to travel the globe filming interviews with education experts to shed light on the issues faced by the Indiana education system. Currently, Klink is just starting work on a capstone project that will allow him to produce a 30-minute film from script to final production using the skills he has learned during his time at Purdue and throughout his life. "I hope it to be a very fun experience to create something that I can really be proud of," Klink says. "It should be a great way to end my career in FVS and at Purdue."