Steve Celano

Class: Senior

Hometown: Blackwood, N.J.

Major: Communication with a concentration in digital media

Minors: Art History and Philosophy

Everyone Has a Strong Truth

It may be undiscovered or unrecognized, but Loyola may be the perfect place to discover yours. Ask a Loyola student, “What is your strong truth?” and get prepared for the answer… “We have a responsibility to give back.” “Believe in yourself.” “International travel changes everything.” The answers are as different as our students, but they are all full of conviction, determination, and hope. Just ask Steve Celano…

Steve's Strong Truth

“Have a plan and be ready to change it.”

“Embrace uncertainty. Don’t allow it to keep you from exploring new ideas, places, and things.”

Steve Celano came to Loyola knowing he wanted to improve his filmmaking skills. But he never planned to get involved in Loyola’s TV station, GreyComm. Then he learned that the GreyComm studio had first-class filmmaking equipment. So Steve started hanging around the studio. Before he knew it, he became a production manager. Now, in his senior year, he’s president.

“I just hold the meetings and cheer on everyone who’s contributing,” says Steve, who manages a staff of 120 to 150 volunteers. “GreyComm has taught me to work with people. It’s a very creative environment.”

While at Loyola, Steve has also actively sought out internship opportunities. One summer he couch-surfed and traveled in a van from Seattle to San Francisco working as a one-man-band documentary filmmaker for a company called {r}evolution.

The next summer he landed an internship with StoryFarm, a Baltimore-based video production company. That unpaid internship quickly became a paid internship. Then it grew into a part-time job, where Steve works two-and-a-half days a week at the downtown Baltimore office, editing and shooting local and national commercials for clients including Toyota, Deutsche Bank, and The Four Seasons. Now StoryFarm wants to keep Steve on as a full-time employee after graduation.

Steve is enjoying finishing his college career and being open to what the future might hold. After all, he didn’t come to Loyola intending to add art history and philosophy minors—both of which he discovered while gaining a strong liberal arts background at Loyola—and he considers them great assets.

“Loyola introduced me to the beauty of philosophy, the intricacies of art history, and a host of other departments that I initially had no interest in,” Steve says. “When you embrace the liberal arts, and synthesize the information presented to you, I believe you can truly enhance your craft, as I've seen myself enhance my work with video.”

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