Senior network engineer Brent Sweeny has received IU’s highest staff honor, the E. Ross Bartley Award (touch for more >>)

Brent Sweeny is leaving on a high note. The senior network engineer – who has worked at Indiana University since 1976 and retired May 31 – has received Indiana University’s E. Ross Bartley Award. Named after one of late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells’ most valued staff members, the Bartley Award is the highest staff award given by the IU president.

IU Vice President for IT and CIO Brad Wheeler presented Sweeny with the award and added, “Brent is a proven visionary and well-known sage in the world of advanced research networks. His skills have been instrumental for the almost two decades of IU leadership in advanced networks. He helped connect IU to the ARPAnet, the predecessor to our modern Internet, and he’s help engineer Internet2′s leading 100Gigabit national network. This career of achievement has earned the E. Ross Bartley Award from IU President Michael McRobbie.”

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