Penn State Behrend Game Club

Congratulations!  The newly elected game club (it holds annual election) officers in 2017-2018 academic year are:

President: Matthew Benkart
Vice President: J. Appallonia Hardner
Treasurer: Corey Zalewski
Secretary: Joe Craig
Public Relations officer: Tiffany Eichler

Faculty advisor: Dr. Richard Zhao


Matt Benkart: I am a Computer Science major working towards the Game Development minor. I first learned to program by making text based adventure games in my free time. I now design and program games with a focus on player freedom, procedural world generation, and artificial intelligence.

J. Appallonia Hardner: A senior Software Engineering major with three minors, including the game development minor. An officer for nearly three years, they are currently vice president and in charge of fundraising for the club. They are an avid game programmer and designer hoping to work in the games industry sometime after graduation.

Corey Zalewski: I’m a senior Software Engineering major. I’m currently a second year Erie Insurance Software Engineering intern working on a large variety of projects from web applications to C# applications in the business.I take part in two clubs on campus, Game Developer’s Club which I am the current treasurer and the Association of Computer Machinery club.

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