Eric Neuhaus is the 29th scholar to be recognized by The Partnership for Educational Excellence in commemorating its 25th anniversary in 2017. This education 501(c)3 foundation in Macoupin County CUSD7 has invested nearly $800,000 in district children since 1992. The Partnership is celebrating the accomplishments of some of its 393 past scholars with weekly mini-biographies throughout this school year.
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 websites for Honda Motor Company employees and consumers. I manage tasks involved in building the websites. I make sure the tasks stay within the budget and scope of the project.”
He notes that continuing education is essential in today’s workplace, 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 growth throughout my career and life,” Eric reflects.
Eric is the son of Lynn and Nancy Neuhaus of Denver, Colorado.
For information or to donate: www.thepartnership7.org or The Partnership, P.O. Box 125, Gillespie IL 62033.