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Cogswell College Commencement Address to be Delivered by Tech Pioneer Joel Slayton May 11

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce tech industry visionary Joel Slayton as the keynote speaker for its upcoming commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2013. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 11:00am.

Mr. Slayton is a tenured professor at San Jose State University where he served as Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media from 1988 to 2008. He has conducted research and published a host of academic papers on topics including social software, cooperation models and network visualization. Additionally, Mr. Slayton is Executive Director of ZERO1, "where art meets technology to shape the future." His artworks—which engage with a wide range of media technology including information mapping, networks and interactive visualization—have been featured in over one hundred exhibitions internationally. As an original member of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT in the mid-1970s, he received a National Endowment for the Arts award for his public art spectacles, and was selected for the Xerox Parc Pair Artists in Residence Program.

Students at the commencement will graduate with bachelor degrees in Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Software and Digital Arts Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Fire Administration or Fire Prevention Technology. Friends, family and significant others are encouraged to attend in honor and celebration of this milestone event. As it was for the alumni of Cogswell's rich 126+ year history, the future is bright for its graduating class of 2013.

WHAT: Cogswell College Commencement Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11AM – 12:30PM
WHERE: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043
TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://www.cogswell.edu/current/commencement.php

Space is limited, and tickets are required to attend.

About Cogswell College

Located in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is a WASC accredited four-year institution of higher education with a curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship (http://www.cogswell.edu/index.php). As one of the Bay Area's premier colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning experience that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.

Cogswell College alumni credentials include Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Life of Pi, Madagascar, and The Avengers. Student-created films have garnered scores of national awards (http://www.cogswell.edu/student-work/worlds-apart.php). Cogswell alumni have gone on to careers with Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar and Microsoft Game Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.

CONTACT: Bonnie Phelps Cogswell College bphelps@cogswell.edu 408-498-5145 Kimberly Hathaway Gallagher Group Communications kimberly@gg-comm.com 415-994-1097Source:Cogswell College