Mathew Spaulding arrived at Neumann as a transfer student, looking for smaller classes and teachers who were more involved in his education. He knew that learning style worked best for him and that he could find it here. Now, after completing a tour in the military he is set to begin a position with Booz Allen Hamilton in cyber security and intelligence in the D.C. area. Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.
He says his Neumann education helped him form the moral background he needed to get where he is now. “The Franciscan tradition that is taught at Neumann further supplemented morals that my parents and family had already instilled in me. They taught me to do the right thing and work hard and to have respect for everyone and everything around me because each person you meet and every opportunity you have in life is a chance to do good for the world,” he said.
The Mechanicsburg, PA, native retired at the rank of Captain in the Army. “My Neumann education led me in the right direction. The teachers here, Joe Gosseaux, Ron Chance, and Connie Korteland helped me succeed by answering my questions and going the extra mile to make sure that I understood what was expected in the class and that I was set up to face life after college once I left Neumann to continue on in the world. They guided me and pointed me in the right direction at every critical moment during my Neumann career,” he said. Spaulding was also a Sr. Helen Prejean Award-winner during his time here. The Sr. Helen Prejean Award is given to the outstanding criminal justice student for the year and is named after Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.
“I chose intelligence work in the military because it’s like a big puzzle. And I like going to work and trying to figure it out. It’s a fun challenge for me,” he said. Spaulding said during deployment, he would work 20 hours at a time, with a four-hour break. Spaulding is currently working on his master’s in intelligence operations with the American Military University.
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