February 03, 2015

Extreme Networks and Pro Football Hall of Fame Advance K-12 Education at Perry Local School District


In support of Extreme Networks’ dedication to K-12 education, the company has joined with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to donate of 35 IdentiFi Wi-Fi access points to the Perry Local School District in Massillon, Ohio. According to Perry Superintendent Marty Bowe, the new access points will enable students to gain better access to the Internet, especially during state testing. The donation was presented at a ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton with representatives from Perry Local Schools, Extreme Networks, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Lessons in Character From Football Hall of Famers to Students

The Heart of a Hall of Famer program is another important educational activity that Extreme Networks sponsors at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Students in 7th-12th grade around the country participate in sessions with inducted members of the Football Hall of Fame learning important lessons about character, overcoming hardship, and achieving success in life. Each session is interactive, giving the students a chance to ask questions either in-person or via video conference.

Upcoming Heart of a Hall of Famer sessions will be hosted by Ted Hendricks, Andre Reed, and Walter Jones. The program is free, whether conducted onsite or via live video feed. If your school district is interested in joining or hosting a session, please request more information or sign-up.


Extreme Networks and the Pro Football Hall of Fame present the Perry Local Schools with a certificate reflecting the installation of 35 IdentiFi Wi-Fi access points. Left to Right: Jerry Herzog (Solutions Engineer, Extreme Networks), Pat Lindesmith, (Senior Director of Sponsorship, Pro Football Hall of Fame); Tom Ryan (Assistant Superintendent, Perry Local Schools); Vala Afshar (Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme Networks); Marty Bow (Superintendent, Perry Local Schools), Stacy Daugherty (Coordinator of Progress & Intervention, Perry Local Schools), Michael Medley (Network Manager, Perry Local Schools), Brian Paisley (Director of Technology, Perry Local Schools), George Veras (Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Producer, Pro Football Hall of Fame), Jonathan Pappas (District Computer Specialist, Perry Local Schools), Adam Zuniga (Technician Specialist, Perry Local Schools), Charlie Van Pelt (Regional Sales Director, Extreme Networks).

About The Contributor:
Bob NilssonDirector of Vertical Solutions Marketing

Bob Nilsson is the director of vertical solutions marketing at Extreme Networks. In this role, Mr. Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal Government, and Hospitality. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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