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Alumnus, Senior Vice President at Leading Gaming Technology and Services Company, to Address Students at Morrisville State College Commencement May 15

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Matthew Whalen, GTECH Corporation senior vice president of Global Technology Solutions, will address Morrisville State College students during the college’s 99th commencement ceremony on May 15.

Whalen, a 1989 graduate of Morrisville State College, is responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, software development, implementations, customer acceptance, and ongoing software services for GTECH’s global customer base.

GTECH, a leading gaming technology and services company, is a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group S.p.A., one of the world’s largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian gaming industry.

Whalen joined GTECH in 1994 as a software engineer and then served as vice president of Global Technology Solutions before being promoted to senior vice president of Global Technology Solutions. In his current position, he supervises more than 1,200 technologists on six different continents, which support 100 lotteries.

Whalen earned a bachelor degree in computer information systems from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. and an associate degree in computer science from Morrisville State College.

He lives in Rhode Island with his wife, Suzanne.

Morrisville State College’s commencement ceremony will take place May 15 at 1 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC) gymnasium.

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Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the Morrisville campus.