Alfred E. Sermons

For the past 15 years, I have been one of the main Engineers here at Villanova University, responsible for the design, deployment, and maintenance of the campus-wide Wi-Fi network.  Our original, modest deployment of several hundred Cisco APs have presently grown to over 1500 Meru and Aruba network Access Points. I can honestly attribute much of the success and encouragement of my Wi-Fi career to Devin Akin. During my very first Wi-Fi class in Atlanta GA, Devin came in, spoke to the class, and painted a picture to us how exciting and important Wi-Fi would be in networking, just as when Ethernet exploded and changed the network world. I caught the fire, and over the years, Devin has been a mentor to me and a positive force in the Wireless industry. Just mentioning his name wherever I go in our industry causes people to immediately take notice. I will continue to look to him for leadership and cutting-edge information in our industry.