Daytime Emmy Goes to Stetson Music School Alum

June 27, 2011, 5:33 am

Wesley Whatley, Stetson University alumnus and associate creative director for the Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group, won a Daytime Emmy Award on June 17 for the Outstanding Original Song, “Yes, Virginia (There’s a Santa Claus).”

Whatley composed the award winning music while William Schermerhorn wrote the lyrics for the song, which was featured just before Santa appeared in the 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last November.

Whatley is an honors graduate of the Class of 2002. He also received Stetson’s 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He is the former student of Professor Russell Franks of the Stetson University School of Music.


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