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Our First Graduate
Nathan and IThis past week, the DeVry's GSP program at the Orlando campus passed a major milestone - we graduated our first student, Nathan Lindloff!

I had the privilege of instructing Nathan in two courses.  In GSP 360 (Applied Midterm Project), Nathan worked with his team to create a really well done Torque Game Engine mod, called Avatar of Death.  Nathan's eye for design was evident in their use of a critical path through the level, and in the placement of key landmarks and moments.  It was one of the better constructed game levels I've received.

This past term, I instructed Nathan in GSP 460 (Programming for MMOG).  This was a challenging course to teach; primarily because it was the first time this class had been offered at DeVry, and - let's face it - massively multiplayer online games are some of the most complicated game systems in existence!  We had some bugs to work out, but overall it was very successful, and Nathan made it through brilliantly.

After the graduation ceremony, Kimberly and I invited Nathan and his wife over for dinner.  We had a great time hanging out with them, and played more than enough Rock Band to last us a few months.

Several companies have already showed interest in Nathan.  I'm confident that no matter what he goes on to do for his career, he'll be the metric by which we compare our subsequent graduates.  Congratulations, Nathan!  Best of luck to you in the future.
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