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Alumni Spotlight: Doug Linburg

At IPR, we are proud to say that we have a community of veteran alumni who have created great opportunities for themselves and have shown discipline and passion for the creative arts. Our spotlight is on Doug Linburg, CEO of Initiative Media Group and graduate from IPR’s Audio Production and Engineering, Live Sound and Show Production, Music and Entertainment Business, and Sound Design for Visual Media programs.

Navy Strong

Prior to attending IPR, Doug was enlisted in the Navy. He served as a Machinist Mate Auxiliary Mechanic in the US Navy on the USS Columbus out of Pearl Harbor from 2008-2013. During his time stationed in Hawaii, Doug was responsible for all of the submarine’s non-nuclear mechanical equipment. He says that his experience working in submarines had helped him to handle high-stress situations, no matter the environment.

The Road to IPR

Doug first learned about IPR in high school, as he had a friend in the APE program he would record with often. In 2008, Doug applied to IPR but could not afford tuition. After five years in the Navy and IPR becoming accredited, it was obvious to him that he had to go to IPR. 

Doug now holds four associate degrees from IPR. He now holds degrees in Audio Production and Engineering, Live Sound and Show Production, Music and Entertainment Business, and Sound Design for Visual Media.

The Beginning of an Era

While attending IPR, Doug started laying the foundation for his company, Initiative Media Group. Shortly after graduating from his final degree program, he applied for and obtained his LLC. He intends to continue pushing his brand locally and eventually nationally/worldwide.

Doug says IPR was extremely beneficial in every aspect for each of the degrees he obtained. From the knowledge he gained in his field, to the friends he made, both students and faculty, each person has been an inspiration to him in one way or another.

Want to Learn More?

Want to learn more about military scholarships for IPR students? The Military Scholarship is for qualified military personnel and their family members may be eligible for this scholarship. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and scholarships available for those who qualify.