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Guildhall Commencement Address

2K Boston's Ken Levine to open SMU's graduation ceremony.

PLANO, TEXAS – November 19, 2008 – Ken Levine of 2K Boston will highlight the Cohort 9 graduation on Saturday, December 13 as commencement speaker.

Ken Levine is the co-founder, President and Creative Director of 2K Boston. He led the creation of the multi-million selling, multiple game-of-the year award winning title BioShock. He was named 2007 Person of the Year by the One Up Network and was named the number one game developer of the 2007 by Next-Gen.Biz.

The Guildhall at SMU graduation ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Crum Auditorium, James M. Collins Executive Education Center, SMU Main Campus, 3150 Binkley Avenue, Dallas, Texas, followed by the university recognition ceremony at 7 p.m., Moody Coliseum, SMU main campus.

About The Guildhall at SMU:

The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University is the premier graduate video game education program in the US. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. The program has graduated over 230 students and alums have worked at more than 80 video game studios around the world. SMU offers both a Master’s degree and a graduate Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in art creation, level design, and software development. For more information, visit


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