Wall Township Resident Featured on Global Stage for Game Design Work
PEORIA, IL (11/15/2018)-- A team of Bradley University game designers has been highlighted for their impressive work by DreamHack.com, home of the world's largest computer festivals.
Luke Piazza from Wall Township (07719) helped create the Match-Ride Rescue game for a class assignment. Bradley University's team is one of 11 teams selected to network and participate in this month's Atlanta Student Game Showcase.
Attendees from around the country will attend this event be able to play the game and provide the students with valuable feedback. This opportunity will also help connect students to people who work in the game development industry allowing them to learn more about day-to-day life as a working game developer.
A recent media story reported there are currently 2.3 billion active video gamers worldwide which has lead to a $137.9 billion market. With the demand for video games at an all-time high, companies believe it's important to have hardworking, inspired developers at the industry's fingertips.
Local Residents Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
BATON ROUGE, LA (11/15/2018)-- The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Elizabeth Eddings of Clementon (08021); initiated at Mississippi State University
Melissa Knight of Trenton (08641); initiated at Mississippi State University
These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
More About Phi Kappa Phi
Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards nearly $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.phikappaphi.org.
Andrew Brock Inducted into the National Honor Society at Randolph-Macon Academy
FRONT ROYAL , VA (11/16/2018)-- Andrew Brock of Joint Base MDL, NJ, a senior at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), was inducted into the National Honor Society on October 20, 2018. Andrew is the son of Allan and Jennifer Brock of Joint Base MDL, NJ.
To be inducted into the National Honor Society or the National Junior Honor Society at R-MA, a student must have a GPA of 3.7 or greater, and have demonstrated good character, leadership, and service to others.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA's 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), and have the opportunity to learn to fly through a unique flight program. The Academy also offers several summer programs. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.