School/Division Division of Communication & Creative Media 
Programs Creative Media 
Class 2022
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Hometown Fleetville, Pennsylvania


Creative Writing, Game Media, and Moving Image

Favorite Class

Intermediate Creative Writing

What do you like about your major?

I like the flexibility of Creative Media. With a focus and two complementary sections, I really get a taste for every possible artistic class offered on campus. My creative writing classes have been my favorite, since creative writing is what I enjoy the most. Jim Ellefson is my favorite professor, and I would recommend taking Jim’s classes for anyone who likes creative writing. He helped so much with the process of editing and publications and even pushed me to submit my work and eventually get published my second year.

How has Core impacted your education?

Core has opened my eyes to a number of things about myself, the community, and the world. My favorite experience was when my second year scientific revelations class, focused on the X-Files, created a research project focused on paranormal activity around Vermont. My group got the opportunity to travel to Norwich University and interview the Paranormal Society. We listened to audio, video, and picture files from their investigations around the northeast.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

I ski, play on the CCE Esports team for Rainbow 6, and am involved with Willard & Maple, Champlain’s student-run literary magazine.

Core has opened my eyes to a number of things about myself, the community, and the world.
Dann Petrilak
Danni Petrilak, Class of 2022

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