Alumnus Shares Top Five Places on Prescott Campus
As the #1 Best Regional College in the West according to “U.S. News and World Report,” Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus is helping students reach their potential thanks to dedicated and industry-experienced faculty, small class sizes and fundamental coursework – just ask alumnus Alan Tomaszycki (’19).
“Embry-Riddle hires professors and staff that have been in the industry and have years of experience,” explained Tomaszycki. “The college has a small class [size] and I found it easy to connect to my professor and other staff around the campus. This really motivated me to be successful and gave me a lasting positive experience with the university.”
Tomaszycki graduated with a double major in Cyber Intelligence and Security and Aeronautics along with a helicopter flight minor from our Prescott Campus. Currently, Tomaszycki serves as a member of The Boeing Company’s Security Vulnerability Management team and credits his promotion to his professors and cybersecurity courses taken during his undergrad.
Tomaszycki began as a Product Cybersecurity Analysis for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in product development. Today, Tomaszycki performs analysis on different cyber security threats including analyzing emerging cyber vulnerabilities in the industry and determining what actions are necessary to prevent them.
While thinking back on his time at Embry-Riddle, Tomaszycki recalled his top five places on Prescott’s campus to relax, study and connect with faculty between classes:
Jack R. Hunt Student Union: “I think this is where I had some of my favorite memories. Playing pool, Nintendo switch and eating lunch were always a great time with friends.”
Christine & Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Library & Learning Center: “If I needed to get work done, I [sat] in the quiet area in the back listening to electric dance music and drinking coffee. I attribute the library to me getting my work done on time and the staff for helping me tremendously with writing.”
Glen A. Doherty Center of Security & Intelligence Studies: “I spent a lot of time in the Cyber lab. From clubs to study sessions, this room was a place of educational entertaining.”
The Athletics Center: “Strength training and cardio [was] a good way to clear the mind.”
Academic Complex I (AC-1): “I would meet with professors for professional and sometimes personal advice. It was nice to have most of them in one place.”