Meet Jeff Hussey ’83, SPU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year.
Science & Technology
Glenn Lurie’s vision of tomorrow is of an interconnected landscape touching everyone from the farmer shipping crops cross-country to the corporate executive expanding business into global markets — where the Internet of Things is integral to daily life.
While technology can be distracting and multitasking impairs attention, school is where students can learn how to use technology as a learning tool.
For the global impact of his innovative developments in cybersecurity, and the global good his innovation supports, Jeff Hussey ’83 has been named SPU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year.
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