Eric Neuhaus graduated from Gillespie High School in 1999, earning a $500 Partnership for Educational Excellence tuition scholarship.
Eric attended Illinois State University in Normal from 1999 through 2003. He majored in industrial computer systems and earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology.
"Currently I'm a technical project manager at Maritz, LLC in Fenton, Missouri," says Eric. "My group builds incentive-based web sites for Honda Motor Company employees and consumers. I manage tasks involved in building the web sites. I make sure the tasks stay within the budget and scope of the project."
He notes that continuing education is essential in today's work place, adding that "since college I have earned my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. I am currently working toward my PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner) certification."
In his free time Eric enjoys camping, hunting, kayaking, snowboarding, and, of course, spending time with my family. Eric and Mary, his wife of six years, have two sons: Jude, age 4, and Isaac, age 2. "I look forward to sharing all my hobbies with my sons as they grow up," he says.
As the holder of a technical degree, Eric now reflects on the importance of a broad post- secondary education. "In college I would often get aggravated at the classes that weren't related to my major. Now I realize that those classes helped create a well-rounded foundation for future learning and opportunities," he says.
"The scholarship from The Partnership allowed me to meet my goals, not only at Illinois State University, but also allowed me to set the foundation for continuous learning and growththroughout my career and life," Eric reflects.
Eric is the son of Lynn and Nancy Neuhaus of Denver, Colorado.