Below is the last email I sent out to the club list – I mean everything I said in this email. I’m glad I had the honor of leading the club the past two years, just recording this here for historical purposes.
Fellow club members,
It has been my honor to serve as your President the last two years. It’s exciting to look back and truly see how far we have come as a club.
As I stated at the student showcase, we have achieved many great things. We have become an official IGDA student chapter, connecting us in the past year to many other universities with similar clubs. We have been a host site for the Global Game Jam, the largest game jam in the world. A group of us got to travel to Texas last fall to participate in Chillenium, the largest student game jam. We have had countless club game jams in between those.
We have had game developers and alumni come to speak or Skype in, to give their advice to us on various topics. We have raised over $2,000 for Extra Life, which went directly to help the WVU Medicine Childrens hospital! We built our own tabletop arcade cabinet using a Raspberry Pi and programmed our own games for it!
All of our success would not be possible without everyone’s individual support of this club! So thank you all for the last two years!
I want to especially thank all of my officers the past two years who have helped make us a success as well – Kati Baker, Destiny Dunn, Veronica Blackshire, Ryan Kubik, Connor Haynes, and Ahmed Mian.
I have full faith in the newly elected administration led by Tristan Snyder and I wish them the best of luck this coming year.
Don’t be a stranger, you all are welcome to reach out to me anytime! Follow me on Twitter @JordanHallow or add me on LinkedIn to stay connected!
I wish you all success in all your future careers and game development projects!
President , WVU Game Developers Club
May 2015 – April 2017