Peru, Nebraska -  Game designer Gordon Bellamy is visiting Peru State College as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Bellamy will be on campus Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00 P.M. His presentation is titled Diversity in eSports and STEM.

The public is welcome to attend this free event in the Performing Arts Center.

Gordon Bellamy is a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California Games Program and head of the USC Summer Bridge incubator program, helping to cultivate the next generation of leaders in gaming. Bellamy also serves as the President and CEO of the Gay Gaming Professionals and serves on the Board of Directors for TheWaveVR.

Bellamy has played key business and product leadership roles at Tencent, Electronic Arts, as a designer on Madden NFL Football, and MTV, and consulted for numerous companies in the industry. He has served as Executive Director of both the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the International Game Developers Association.

Bellamy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Games Developer Conference and was featured on Nickelodeon for Black History Month for 25 years of contributions to game industry and culture.

He is a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Engineering, and resides with his husband Joe Heally, and their dog, Colby Janet, in Los Angeles, California.

Peru State established the Distinguished Speaker Series as part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success. The intent of the Series is to bring diverse, nationally and internationally recognized speakers to southeast Nebraska to enrich the educational experience of our students while also providing our surrounding communities opportunities to engage in interesting and relevant topics.

To learn more about Peru State's Distinguished Speaker Series, contact  Dr. Timothy Borchers, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Peru State College is currently holding on-campus classes and public events. If public health circumstances change, the College will notify all participants and our wider campus community as soon as possible. Additional precautions such as wearing masks or social distancing may also be in effect.

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