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SIXTY YEARS IN REVIEW 4

YEARLY FINANCIAL REPORT 30

HONOR ROLL 31

L E TO U R N E A U U N I V E R S I T Y

ALUMNI UPDATE 41

CLASS NOTES 43

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A Message From The President

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very year is special, but this is the final year that I will serve as president of LeTourneau University. Typically, this President’s Annual Report issue of the NOW magazine reflects the happenings and blessings of the year just past. We do that here, but also celebrate highlights of our 60-year history as a reminder that God has had a powerful hand upon this place. Twenty years ago, in the fall of 1986, I stood before the university faculty and staff in Speer Chapel for the first time. I was nervous inside and maybe outwardly, as I delivered my very first State of the University Address. I recently reread that speech and want to share some of those thoughts as we think about the university and the future. I stated then: “We are a college of commitments.” • We are committed to excellence. I see a lot of people working hard to provide the best with less.

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Today, we have a lot more but we still must work hard, for we will never have enough to meet all of our needs, and we must not relinquish our commitment to excellence.

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• We are a college committed to excellence without exclusivity. We don’t need to rely on snob appeal or serve only the most capable students to evidence that we turn out a good product. Today, our students are even stronger than 20 years ago. However, we are still open to those students who have academic potential and will try to be all that God would want them to be. •

We are committed to integration. • integration of faith and learning • integration of a broad Christian worldview • integration of knowledge and experience…knowing and doing • integration of the academic, the spiritual, the social and the physical

Today, through our Center for the Development of Christian Leadership, we incorporate into our entire curriculum our five leadership distinctives: Discovering Purpose, Broadening Knowledge, Deepening Skills, Grounding Values and Collaborating Service. •

We are committed to openness and creativity. Our programs are unique, and we dare to be different.

Today, while we retain our flagship programs in engineering and aeronautical science, we have added more than 30 new majors that include biomedical engineering, international business, several new programs in education and even a new program in digital writing. While preserving the best of our traditions, we must also provide creative new programs to serve the needs of students of today and tomorrow. Our values of yesterday are still true today, but we are a young institution. We have yet to hit our full stride. We are a university with a great future. I’m as excited today about our future as I was 20 years ago. With God’s help, I’m confident that LeTourneau University’s best years are still ahead. Next year a new president will deliver the State of the University address. I ask you to pray with me for the search committee that will lead in the process of selecting that new leader. We will walk our way through this year of presidential transition with confidence and faith that leaves no doubt about Who holds our future, the God Who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Join with us as we celebrate our first 60 years and look forward to the great years that are ahead.

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ALVIN O. AUSTIN, Ph.D. PUBLISHER JANET RAGLAND EDITOR IN CHIEF KRIS ERICKSON WRITER / EDITOR TOM BARNARD CREATIVE DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER KENDALL HARPER CLASS NOTES NIEMAN PRINTING PRINTING

Board of Trustees Nancy Mendez Dr. Larry Mercer Marta E. Montenegro, alumni representative Paul Montgomery Earl Roberts, Jr. John Solheim Billy Spain Dr. David R. Treviño Wayne Trull Steve Voelzke Mary S. Whelchel Dr. Ravi K. Zacharias

Paul Abbott Dr. Alvin O. Austin Sheila M. Bailey Patrick A. Bertsche Wm. Delbert Bright Dr. Richard C. Chewning Mike Childress Gary Crawford Jeffrey W. Dancer H. D. (Doug) Douglas Jr. Dr. Paul E. Glaske Dr. Kenneth L. Hall Don Harrison L. V. “Bud” McGuire

Administration Dr. Alvin O. Austin, President Linda H. Fitzhugh, V.P. for Enrollment Services Dr. Robert W. Hudson, V.P. for Academic Affairs Jim Hughey, V.P. for University Advancement Dr. William R. McDowell, V.P. for Business and Administration Marila D. Palmer, V.P. for Executive Affairs and Planning Douglas A. Wilcoxson, V.P. for Student Affairs CONTACT INFORMATION: PHONE: 903-233-3000 WEB: www.letu.edu

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Contents

Sixty Years in Review

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Presidents of LeTourneau

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Return to Africa

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Making College a Reality

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Alaskan Adventure

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Yearly Financial Report

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Honor Roll of Giving

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From The Alumni Office

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Class Notes

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Friends of LeTourneau University

“BEHOLD, NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE TIME; BEHOLD NOW IS THE DAY OF OUR SALVATION.” II Cor. 6:2 LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in the aeronautical sciences, education, engineering, the humanities and sciences. LeTourneau University also offers business degrees and teacher certification programs in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler. LeTourneau University’s “NOW” magazine welcomes letters from readers. Letters must be signed, address issues or events raised in the magazine and may not exceed 250 words. All letters may be edited for length or clarity. Any letters deemed potentially libelous will not be published. Opinions expressed in letters in the “NOW” magazine do not necessarily reflect those of LeTourneau University. On the cover: Photo by Ben Avedikian. View of the gravesites of R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau on the Longview campus as seen from the roof of the new S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center. Above: Photo illustration by Tom Barnard. The S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center’s exterior is nearly completed. Construction equipment was digitally removed for this illustration. The building is slated to open Spring 2007.


Sixty years of ingenuity. A lifetime of faith.

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he history of LeTourneau University is an example of the faithfulness of God, for without Him, it would not exist. Sixty years ago, R. G. LeTourneau and his wife, Evelyn, founded the technical school that is now LeTourneau University. Since then, God has showered His favor upon this university and enabled it to grow. Allen Tyler, Harry Hardwick, Richard LeTourneau and Alvin Austin have all been instrumental in shaping the university’s history. Each of these university presidents was committed to seek God’s leading, to follow God’s commandments and to hear God’s voice. Throughout the years, numerous men and women have served as university trustees, faculty and staff. They come from LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY FALL 2006

many backgrounds and share a dynamic faith in God. LeTourneau University is an unapologetically Christian university. While it has no direct denominational ties, it welcomes students of all denominations who love and seek after God. It is a place where students have found a deeper relationship with Him, grown in their spiritual walk and discovered God’s purpose for their lives. The university’s founder used to say, “I am just a mechanic whom God has blessed.” Today we can say LeTourneau University is a school which God has blessed. In the following pages, we take a look back at some of the people and events that have shaped LeTourneau University over the past 60 years as we celebrate God’s faithfulness.


Founder R. G. LeTourneau in 1955 was quoted as saying: “LeTourneau Tech was really born 20 years ago (in 1935) when one day I discovered a machinist didn’t know how to figure the circumference of a circle. I made up a little examination in about fourth grade arithmetic and found that very few of them could make a passing grade. We immediately began to give lessons to all who wanted to take them, because even though a man might be a capable workman, he would never be good timber for a foreman, superintendent or general manager unless he had a little mathematics in his head.”

LeTourneau Technical Institute is founded.

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1948

LeTourneau’s radio station KLTI goes on air with religious programs, music, education, news and sports for radio listeners in East Texas.

First campus Bible class begins with 12 and grows to 60. Class meets every Friday night. Following the study period, there is a time of social activity. The NOW magazine says, “This well-rounded program furnishes an ideal place for Tech boys to take their dates.”

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More men pre-register for spring semester at LeTourneau Technical Institute than ever before. The Junior College division is approved by the Texas Education agency and is accredited by the Associate of Texas Colleges. R. G. LeTourneau confers degrees on 91 graduates at commencement exercises held in the LeTourneau Dome at the plant.

LeTourneau Tech offers a four-year course in lithography with a Bachelor of Science Degree in the printing trades. The Tech Male Choir is organized.

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1957

Spring semester offers a new course in aviation mechanics. LeTourneau Tech tightens admission and conduct standards for incoming students. Rules include regular attendance at chapel and classes, prohibiting possession or use of alcoholic beverages, operating automobiles on campus and prohibiting pets on campus. LeTourneau’s celebrate 40th wedding anniversary.

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LeTourneau Technical Institute becomes LeTourneau College and accepts female students. Dr. Allen C. Tyler is named president by LeTourneau College Chairman of the Board R. G. LeTourneau.

LeTourneau Tech basketball team finishes their best season yet, averaging 65.4 points per game.

The Rev. Billy Graham is named to LeTourneau College Board of Trustees. A new sign for LeTourneau College is erected at front of campus.

Students are given incentives to memorize Bible verses.

1958

1959

The second annual Frontier Days activities are held in the Tech gymnasium. Men grow beards or pay $1 to be “certified shavers.” Students dedicate the renovated Army chapel to be used for permanent chapel services.

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1960

R.G. LeTourneau’s autobiography “Mover of Men and Mountains” is published. LeTourneau offers four-year programs in machine science, electrical science, welding engineering, Christian service, mechanical science, industrial engineering, building trades science and a twoyear program in linotype operation.

1961

1962 Richard LeTourneau is elected president of LeTourneau College at the retirement of Dr. Allen C. Tyler, who was named president emeritus. A new 150bed residence hall is named in Tyler’s honor.


LeTourneau University receives accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college musical group, the LeTourneau Singers, cover 10,000 miles performing across the country telling people about the college. “Our philosophy at LeTourneau College is that the Lord needs representatives to witness for Him in all walks of life.” — Dr. Harry Hardwick LeTourneau College opens a new library, which is later named the Margaret Estes Library.

1963

Dr. Harry Hardwick is named college president.

1965 The school’s science building opens, later to be refurbished as an education center.

1968

The new dining hall opens, built to accommodate 500 students. LeTourneau College Silver anniversary emblem is unveiled. It features the three-circled concept of the philosophy of the college dramatized by the Bible, which represents the spiritual emphasis, a torch, which represents the intellectual, and a pair of strong hands, representing the practical.

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1970

R. G. LeTourneau dies at the age of 80. “Mom” LeTourneau is named National Mother of the Year.

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Tyler Hall East opens to house new students. Fall enrollment totals 767.

R. G. LeTourneau Memorial Student Center opens.

Association of Texas Colleges and Universities announces LeTourneau College has earned full membership accreditation. A new LeTourneau College sign is unveiled at the front entrance, replacing generations of archways and welded-pipe signs.

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1972

The Downtowner Motor Inn is given to LeTourneau University. It is later used for temporary student housing. The FAA recertifies LeTourneau College as Aviation Maintenance Technician School in compliance with updated FAA requirements.

1973

Texas Education Agency approves LeTourneau’s secondary teacher education program for full accreditation.

Richard LeTourneau returns to the presidency of LeTourneau College, as Dr. Harry T. Hardwick resigns. Hardwick is named the school’s first chancellor.

1974

1975

The Longview Citizens’ Resource Center addition to the library is dedicated. Missions Emphasis Week raises funds to send students on summer mission trips to nine foreign countries and throughout the United States. Mountain Mover machine, built by R. G. LeTourneau in 1922, is installed on the campus of LeTourneau College.

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Electrical and mechanical options of the engineering program are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

1976 Assembly Hall opens.

1979

Trinity Halls, consisting of Mabee, Pennsylvania and Evelyn LeTourneau Halls, open.

1980

LeTourneau College begins the missionaryin-residence program to involve a missionary on furlough in the academic and student services programs of the university. The goal is to promote a missions orientation to the university.

1982

1984

The Alpha Omega (AO) society house opens with beds for 24 students. The new Automotive Society Shop opens. A new aviation facility at the Gregg County Airport opens, with maintenance hangar, offices and classrooms.

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LEAP program expands to Dallas. U.S. News and World Report lists LeTourneau University as one of the “Top Ten” regional liberal arts colleges in the Western United States in its fall 1990 edition of its America’s Best Colleges guide. Richard H. LeTourneau steps aside and becomes chancellor. Dick Berry, vice president and dean of college, becomes acting interim president.

1985

Evelyn LeTourneau dies at her home in Longview at the age of 86.

1986

1987

Dr. Alvin O. “Bud” Austin assumes presidency of LeTourneau College, bringing fresh vision and perspective following a national search. Heath-Hardwick Hall opens, housing offices and classrooms for the liberal arts. LeTourneau College hosts its first annual invention contest with 29 entries.

LeTourneau receives full accreditation after a SACS visit and the engineering program renews ABET accreditation.

1989

1990

LeTourneau College becomes LeTourneau University with the unveiling of the new sign at the main entrance. Also, the R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Park is developed, including a circular plaza featuring three of the inventor’s earthmoving machines and a bronze statue of the founder. KZX (Kappa Zeta Chi) society house opens with 10 bedrooms. LeTourneau University begins its first working adult program, LEAP, which stands for LeTourneau Education for Adult Professionals.

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Jeannette S. Belcher Memorial Tower, the Belcher Campus Mall and the Glaske Carillon and Bells are completed and dedicated. The Teacher education program receives initial three-year approval from Commission on Standards for the Teaching Profession. Longview Hall, a classroom and office building, opens.

LadyJacket basketball arrives on campus with the university’s first-ever team for the 1994-95 season. Five quadruplex apartment units open to house married students. Fall enrollment surpasses 2,000 students for first time ever, with official enrollment of 2,047 students. First MBA students graduate in Longview.

An MBA degree is offered for first time.

1991 Aviation becomes fastest growing program on campus. First LEAP class graduates.

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The Village, a group of student apartments, opens.

1995

A LeTourneau team wins first place in Great International Southwest Regional ASME Student Design Contest. Students design, build and operate a battery- powered model vehicle to navigate a figure-eight course with no external controls.

LEAP program opens in Houston.

Fall enrollment increases 53% with a record level of 1,570 students.

LeTourneau University aviation students win the Ryder Aviall Texas Aviation Maintenance Competition for ninth consecutive year.

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Solheim Recreation and Activity Center opens, featuring indoor swimming pool, two-court gymnasium, racquetball courts, weight rooms, aerobics and fitness rooms, indoor running track, locker rooms, four classrooms, physical education department offices and a meeting room.

Durham, Carpenter, Howe, McKinley houses open.

Six LeTourneau students serve as short-term missionaries with Youth With A Mission at the Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.

Center for the Development of Christian Leadership launches to promote: discovering purpose, grounding values, deepening skills, broadening knowledge and collaborating service throughout the university curriculum.

1996

John and Florence Thomas Hall opens, housing up to 162 students. “Freshman Forging Friendships,” a community service project initiative, launches to introduce new students to their new hometown of Longview, Texas.

1998 Thelma Gilbert Hall opens.

2000

LeTourneau adopts Handong Global University (HGU) in South Korea as a partner institution. LETU moves from Carnegie classification of bachelor’s college to master’s comprehensive university.

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2002

Glaske Engineering and Science Center opens. GAPS opens Austin Educational Center. School of Education initiates new Postbaccalaureate Accelerated Certification for Teachers (PACT) program for working adults to help put qualified teachers into Texas classrooms.

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R.G. LeTourneau’s 1922 Mountain Mover, on display at front of Longview campus, is designated an ASME historical landmark. To better reflect new technologies, welding program is renamed materials joining.

The Martin Donner Memorial Test Facility opens.

School of Education launches TEACH program.

LETU celebrates its 60th anniversary and Dr. Alvin O. Austin’s 20th anniversary as president. Dr. Austin announces his plans to retire in 2007.

Last World War II-era barracks building on campus is demolished, leaving Speer Chapel, a historical landmark, as the only remaining building from that bygone era.

Enrollment reaches nearly 4,000. This marks nine consecutive years of increasing record enrollments.

PACT wins regional recognition as distinguished program from 10-state association; enrollment grows to nearly 600 in first two years.

2003

2004

University receives largest donation in history with $5 million gift from S. E. Belcher Jr. of Brent, Ala., for a new chapel and performance center. LETU unveils new focus statement. Dr. Billy Kim delivers the commencement address.

U.S. News and World Report ranks LETU in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges among Master’s Comprehensive Universities in the Western Region for the 5th consecutive year. Additional Houston location at Westchase opens.

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Margaret Davis Hall opens, housing up to 160 students.

2007

S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center to open in Spring, 2007.

Biomedical engineering students design low-cost prosthetic leg, travel to Kenya, and work with a children’s hospital to fit patients. English department offers new digital writing degree.

Facilities Services Building and remodeled Education Center open. LeTourneau University Focus Statement: Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

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The Presidents Written by Janet Ragland

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he institution we know today as LeTourneau University has been blessed throughout its 60-

year history by a series of God-honoring presidents who have helped guide the school through changing times. Anchored in fundamental Christian faith and geared toward technology, the school from its beginning was founded to meet real world needs to educate people for a better life and to fulfill the calling God had for them. That mission has not changed. In its early days as LeTourneau Technical Institute of Texas, the school primarily educated and retrained returning World War II veterans. As LeTourneau University, the school today meets the educational needs of high-achieving, traditional college-age students and high-reaching working adults who live in a fast-paced, technologically driven 21st century. While the students and the times have changed, God’s hand has been active throughout its history to build and bless this place we know as LeTourneau University. His hand remains to guide its future.

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R. G. LeTourneau 1946-1961 The school’s heritage as a place built to honor God began with its founding. Robert Gilmour LeTourneau was an internationally known inventor and manufacturer of earth-moving equipment before he and his wife, Evelyn, founded the school in 1946. They were devout Christians who knew the value of giving back to God their time, talents and treasures. R.G. LeTourneau grew up in a working-class family. He went to work at the age of 14 as an iron molder and mechanic in a garage in Stockton, Calif. His eighth grade education was augmented years later by correspondence courses in engineering and geometry, but the founder of LeTourneau University actually never completed a college degree of his own, even though he was once awarded an honorary doctorate.


He learned the electric machinists’ trade in the Navy during World War I. An expert welder, he went into business repairing tractors after the war and discovered welded earth scrapers were more durable than riveted ones. He loved machines that enabled one man to do the work of many in half the time. By the early 1940s, he owned manufacturing plants across the country making heavy-grading equipment. During World War II, his company provided 70 percent of all heavy earth-moving equipment used by the U. S. Armed Forces to build runways, clear debris of bombed cities and build roads and bridges for supply vehicles to support Allied troops. After the war ended, the LeTourneaus moved to Longview, Texas, where they opened a new manufacturing plant and started the school that would become LeTourneau University. R.G. considered God to be his business partner, and was known for dedicating much of his profits to charitable uses. A member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, he routinely traveled more than 200,000 miles per year barnstorming as “a mechanic the Lord has blessed.” A man with ideas ahead of his time, he was one of the first businessmen to travel extensively by air, having

remodeled a war surplus Douglas A-26 bomber that took him from coast to coast beginning in 1947. While R.G. focused much of his attention to the manufacturing plant and his speaking engagements, Evelyn focused much of her time and energy to the Christian school for students who were mechanically inclined. LeTourneau Technical Institute offered an “alter-day” schedule that permitted students to alternate days of school and work throughout the school semester, with two students working one full-time job. Men could take classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and work Tuesdays and Thursdays, then alternate for the following week. Until the late 1950s, no classes were held on Saturdays. LeTourneau’s plants were closed on Sundays. This “earn-while-you-learn” program enabled many to attend school who otherwise could not afford an education. Based on a three-fold purpose to educate “the head, the hands and the heart,” the school encouraged its Tech students to compete in Bible memorization programs to win prizes, and many qualified to attend special Bible memorization summer camps.

Dr. Allen1961-1962 Charles Tyler During LeTourneau Technical Institute’s first 15 years, Dr. Allen Charles Tyler served as the dean overseeing the “alter-day” program and handling the day-to-day issues. When LeTourneau Tech became LeTourneau College in 1961, Tyler was named its first president. He had served as an administrator with the Spring Valley school system in Illinois for 26 years, over a decade as superintendent of a high school and vocational school. Tyler was initially employed by the LeTourneau family in 1944 as director of plant and supervisory training at LeTourneau’s Peoria, Ill., plant. Tyler moved to Texas in 1946 as an associate dean of LeTourneau Technical Institute. Tyler had a bachelor’s degree from Bradley Polytechnic in Peoria, Ill., and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He was awarded an honorary doctor of vocational education in 1951 from John Brown University. For LeTourneau Tech’s first 10 years, its founders were under obligation not to demolish

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any buildings in case the government repossessed the facility in the event of another war. Once the 10 years passed, Tyler announced the school’s first 10-year plan to improve physical facilities. The plan included starting a School of Arts and Sciences in the fall of 1961 and opening the school to women. Later stages of the plan included adding a School of Business, a School of Education and a School of Engineering. During Tyler’s presidency, a $450,000 bond issue was sold to build the first permanent

Richard LeTourneau 1962-1968, 1975-1985 Richard LeTourneau, son of the school’s founders, became president of LeTourneau College in 1962 and served a second term years later. Richard was experienced in business administration and management before entering school administration. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M in industrial engineering and served as administrative vice president of LeTourneau College during Allen Tyler’s presidency. In 1970, Richard earned his doctorate in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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structure, a 150-bed residence hall that was later named in his honor. Tyler took an active part in church and civic leadership, serving on the boards of the First Christian Church, the City Planning Commission, the Community Chest, Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank of Longview. He served as president of the Rotary Club in Longview and wrote several articles that appeared in education and trade journals.

During Richard’s first presidency, the college became financially independent from the LeTourneau company with a final $2 million gift that balanced the budget and contributed to the school’s eventual accreditation. Richard improved the spiritual climate on campus in the early 1960s with strict rules of conduct. In the mid-1960s, he dropped the alter-day system that had provided many the opportunity to work their way through school. One of his first goals was realized in April of 1964 when the Texas Association of Colleges and Universities accepted LeTourneau College as an affiliate member as a four-year college. To help academically challenged students, he initiated the Giant Step program to help students transition from high school to college during the summer before their first fall semester. The program was so successful, it remained for 26 years. Enrollments grew from 425 in 1961 to 732 in 1968, when Richard left office to serve as president of his father’s earthmoving equipment manufacturing company. College facility improvements during his first term included the Tyler Hall west wing (1962), the Margaret Estes Library (1963), the Science Building (1965), nine married student housing quadruplex buildings (1966), and a gymnasium (1967). When Richard returned to the presidency in 1975, the school was $8 million in debt and in need of a cash infusion and more residence hall facilities. Through tenacious fund raising and challenge grants, three new residence halls were built in 1982: Pennsylvania Hall, Evelyn LeTourneau Hall and Mabee Hall. Enrollments topped 1,000, as funding began for a new liberal arts center that would be completed under the tenure of the school’s fifth president.


Harry1968-1975 Hardwick

Harry Hardwick is fondly remembered for his love for people and his gift for listening and sharing. Hardwick’s presidency was marked by growth in enrollment, facilities, programs and, unfortunately, debt. One of the highest achievements was gaining accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970. Known as a “true Christian gentle man,” Hardwick oversaw many changes on the campus. The Skipper Dining Hall (1970), the Longview Citizens’ Resource Center (1974) and the R. G. LeTourneau Memorial and Student Center (1975) were all constructed during Hardwick’s tenure. His many involvements in civic life in Longview helped bridge communication between the university and the community. He was active in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church. Hardwick previously had served as president of St. Paul Bible College in Minnesota and was a faculty and staff member at Nyack College, his undergraduate alma mater. He earned a master’s degree in speech from New York University where he later earned a doctorate in education in 1968. He served as pastor to several churches and contributed to the founding of Youth for Christ. LeTourneau University’s Heath-Hardwick Hall was named, in part, as a tribute to his many contributions to campus life. Hardwick became the school’s first chancellor on May 1, 1975.

Short poems and inspirational thoughts are found in many of the old NOW magazines published throughout the years. In honor of that tradition, here is a short inspirational poem to commemorate this 60th anniversary issue.

Ode to LeTourneau University By Patty Starnes Healey

LeTourneau has for 60 years sent its Christian students out into the world armed with godly knowledge to turn the world about. Integrity, wisdom and fortitude are in short supply today, LeTourneau has taught thousands to live their lives that way. Discovering purpose, broadening knowledge and deepening professional skills, these traits are taught at LeTourneau to strengthen its students’ wills. Students learn there’s a mighty God who leads a willing soul, they put on God’s armor as He shows them where to go.

Grounded in godly values, students show others that they care as they volunteer thousands of hours in communities everywhere. If one person can make a difference, how much more will thousands do? Alumni are spread throughout the world to help God’s will come true. God has blessed LeTourneau University as its successes can attest, it has sent godly leaders into the world, it has sent its very best. May other universities follow the path that LeTourneau has defined, education and excellence in all one does, following God’s Word divine.

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Alvin O.1986-2007 ‘Bud’ Austin Alvin O. “Bud” Austin’s tenure spans more than a third of the university’s 60-year history. To the casual observer, his greatest impact on the school might seem to be the near-total renovation and beautification of campus facilities. However, this career administrator’s legacy is much more than bricks and mortar. When Austin made the decision to come to what was then LeTourneau College in 1986, the university was still using many of the old, white-washed World War II barracks, remnants of the days when the 156-acre campus in South Longview was the old Harmon Army Hospital. More than $75 million in new construction, technology infrastructure and equipment has transformed the physical campus into a first-rate university with quality facilities. A few of the construction projects build during Austin’s tenure includes the university mall and bell tower (1992), as well as educational facilities including Longview Hall (1992), Solheim Recre-

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ation and Activity Center (1996), Glaske Center for Science, Engineering and Technology (2001), a remodeled Education Building (2002) and new Martin Donner Memorial Test Facility (2006). Residential additions include university apartments (1994), Thelma Gilbert Hall (1998), Durham House, Carpenter House, Howe House and McKinley House (2000), John and Florence Thomas Hall (2002) and Margaret Davis Hall (2005). However, the one that tops them all is the single largest building on campus, the $20 million S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, a 2,000-seat auditorium slated to open in spring 2007. Despite facility improvements, Austin’s leadership has propelled the school forward in other substantive ways. Moving to university status in 1989, Austin added the school’s first-ever graduate programs and established new educational programs in Dallas, Bedford, Tyler, Houston and Austin.


“I have confidence that the God who allowed me to come this far and has given me so many tremendous opportunities to do things I would never have dreamed about, is not going to set me aside if there is something else that I can do.” — Dr. Alvin O. Austin

For 15 years, the university has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. Fundraising for the university has never been better. Austin’s tenure has seen remarkable growth and change. Enrollment has grown from 753 to nearly 4,000 students, while SAT scores have increased by about 160 points. Academic programs have expanded from 35 majors to over 60 and faculty quality is the highest in the institution’s history. Born in Florida, Austin grew up in the western United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Westmont College in 1964, his master’s degree from California State University–Los Angeles in 1967 and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi in 1971. He served as vice president for institutional advancement at North Park College and Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. Before that, he held administrative posts at Seattle Pacific University and California State University–Northridge. His first administrative post was as one of the youngest university vice presidents in America when he was at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene in 1970. He was 28. Austin’s commitment to Christian leadership led to the founding of the Center for the Development of Christian Leadership which integrates five Christian leadership values (discovering purpose, broadening knowledge, grounding values, deepening skills and collaborating service) into all the university’s curricular and co-curricular programs. Austin was the school’s first president selected after a national search, and was not closely associated with the LeTourneau family. When he arrived, the university’s financial underpinnings were tentative. Deficit budgets raised potential for real financial distress. Accreditation and other external validations were marginal. Austin’s first year as president was the only year in the past two decades that the school’s budget was not balanced. Austin has also provided leadership to a host of professional, civic and church organizations in the past two decades. Promoting Christian higher education, Austin chaired the board of the Council for

Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), served on the board of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), and was a member of the Council of Presidents of the American Southwest Conference. He served as a member, and as chairman on numerous accreditation teams, for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and as a commissioner for the Commission on Colleges, the association’s governing board. He previously served as one of 13 members of its Executive Council. Locally, he was president of the Longview Chamber of Commerce and served on Longview Economic Development Corporation and Longview United Way. He was on the original Strategic Planning Committee for the City of Longview. He also served on the board of the Good Shepherd Health System for 11 years and as its chair for two. He served on advisory boards for Regions Bank, the Eastman Chemical Company, and most recently served as co-chair of the Longview Vision 2010 Committee which encouraged branding the Longview area as a good location for retirees. He currently serves on several boards including the Educational Foundation of East Texas for Encouragement FM, which operates the Christian radio stations, KVNE and KGLY. In April of this year, Austin announced his intention to retire. He accepted a two-year, non-governance transitional role as chancellor to provide continuity and encouragement at the will of the university’s next president. As his retirement date of June 30, 2007 draws nearer, Austin says the university is in the strongest position in its history for a leadership transition to occur. While he does not yet discuss his future plans, owing to his commitment to “finish strong,” he does admit to one truth when he says, “I have confidence that the God who allowed me to come this far and has given me so many tremendous opportunities to do things I would never have dreamed about, is not going to set me aside if there is something else that I can do.” n

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News and Notes of osteoarthritis in ACL-deficient knees. Gonzalez and undergraduate engineering students are working to develop (1) a detailed anatomical musculoskeletal computer model to quantify knee ligament strain and (2) a sophisticated robot-cadaver knee experiment that will be used to verify and evaluate the computer model in hopes that therapy can be developed that can make many future knee surgeries unnecessary. LETU OFFERS NEW DEGREES IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY LeTourneau University students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry have three new options for concentration of their studies: Youth Ministry, Cross-Cultural Studies and Ministry Leadership.

AUSTIN WELCOMES HIS LAST FRESHMAN CLASS After over 20 years as president of the university, Dr. Alvin O. Austin greeted his last incoming class of freshmen students. More than 400 freshman and transfer students from all across the country moved into residence halls with help from faculty and staff. Dr. Austin steps down at the end of this academic year, on June 30, 2007.

ENROLLMENT CLIMBS FOR 10TH YEAR Enrollment for the fall 2006 semester at LeTourneau University almost hit the 4,000 mark again this year after 10 consecutive years of increasing enrollment. The official enrollment for the university for fall 2006 is 3,983, up one student from last year’s record enrollment of 3,982. The Longview campus is host to 1,732 students, with a record 284 online students who are served from the Longview campus, making the Longview impact 2,016, the highest ever. U.S. NEWS RANKS LETU IN TOP TIER LeTourneau University has again ranked in the top tier nationally in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.” LeTourneau University is ranked

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28th among Best Universities—Master’s in the Western Region in the 2007 rankings. Indicators used to determine the rankings include SAT and ACT scores of incoming freshmen, the student-to-faculty ratio, class size, average graduation rates and assessments by administrators at other peer universities. ACL-DEFICIENT KNEE GETS $200,000 RESEARCH FUNDING The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $206,849 to LeTourneau University for Dr. Roger Gonzalez’ biomedical engineering research into the stability of knees lacking anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL). The grant is awarded under the NIH’s Academic Research Enhancement Award program, designed to involve undergraduate students in small-scale biomedical research projects. The research project focuses on knee stability associated with ligament failure and the prevalence

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDER WAY LeTourneau University has announced members of its Presidential Search Committee to find the university’s next president. The Presidential Search Committee includes representatives of trustees, faculty, students, alumni, and staff who will review and make confidential recommendations to the university’s Board of Directors by Spring of 2007. A second committee to ease the transition between presidents also has been named to coordinate events and recognitions in the coming year. Details are available at: www.letu.edu/presidentialsearch.

CAMPUS GOES WIRELESS LeTourneau University is expanding its wireless Internet capability this summer in a phased approach, focusing first on academic areas of the campus and some of its metropolitan education centers. Already completed are: Longview Hall, Heath-


WESTCHASE GRAND OPENING LeTourneau University opened new offices and classrooms in Southwest Houston Sept. 7 for working adults seeking degrees in business and education. Pictured from left are Dr. Robert Driver, faculty, Marta Montenegro, alumni representative; Dawn Rodak, director of Houston Education Centers; Scott Ray, associate vice president for graduate and professional studies; Alvin O. “Bud” Austin, LeTourneau University president; Robert Hudson, vice president for academic affairs; and Jim Hughey, vice president for university advancement. Hardwick Hall, the B. A. Skipper Dining Hall, Aeronautical Science Buildings (1, 2 and 3), the LeTourneau University hangar at East Texas Regional Airport, the Margaret Estes Library and Longview Citizens’ Resource Center, R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Student Center, the Education Building, Senior Design Lab, the Materials Joining Lab, the Solheim Recreation and Activity Center, the Assembly Building, Glaske Center for Science and Engineering, Davis (residence) Hall, Dallas Education Center, Tyler Education Center, Bedford Education Center, Houston Education Centers at Park Towers, the Westchase site and the Reunion Park facility in Austin, Texas. The second phase of wireless expansion to begin this fall is scheduled to include selected residence halls on campus. JACOBS NAMED SELBY AWARD WINNER LeTourneau University kinesiology professor and department chair Dr. Wayne Jacobs was awarded the Robert H. Selby Teaching Scholar Award for exemplifying the highest standards of teaching. Recipients are nominated and selected by faculty vote. Criteria for recipients to receive the award include effectiveness in teaching, dedication to LeTourneau University and Christian education, availability to help students, spiritual leadership, scholarship and professional development.

JARSTFER STUDIES AT HARVARD Dr. Amiel Jarstfer, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at LeTourneau University, joined 98 other deans, vice presidents and directors from around the world for Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) this summer in Cambridge, Mass. The program is designed to help experienced administrators think strategically about their institution’s future.

VIDEO SPORTS Digital video of LeTourneau University sports is available on the Web. Through a partnership with Summit Ticket of Dallas, LETU now provides streaming video of all games for the following sports: men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. A subscription for viewing all sports is available at www.summitticket.com.

NEW GYM FLOOR The Solheim Arena received new flooring and graphics for the first time in 10 years. In addition to meeting the NCAA Division III basketball standards, the new graphic is blue inside the 3-point arch to the lane, which is natural wood, and has “Jackets” scripted across the center court. n

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Karen Rispin, who teaches biology at LeTourneau University, accompanied the LEGS team to CURE International’s Bethany Crippled Children’s Center in Kijabe, Kenya, this summer. LEGS stands for LeTourneau Engineering Global Solutions, a student research and design project under the direction of biomedical engineering professor, Dr. Roger Gonzalez. The goal of LeTourneau University’s LEGS research is to deploy and test a low-cost, durable, above-knee prosthetic leg that improves the walking gait and quality of life for amputees in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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A F R I C A Written By Karen Rispin Car accidents, land mines, snake bites, infections and burns often result in amputations in developing countries like Kenya because of inadequate medical treatment. In virtually all developing countries, above-knee amputees receive only peg legs that don’t bend, resulting in a stiff-legged, wide-swinging walking gait that is physically tiring. This summer I went to Kenya with the LEGS team, including team leader and mechanical engineering professor, Dr. Steve Ayers; mechanical engineering students Dave Hufft and David “Ditty” Dittenber, and pre-med student Shannon Toews. Shannon had traveled to Kenya last year with the LEGS team. This year’s LEGS team members focused on product development, completion and testing of their prosthetic leg design. Shannon and I focused on rehabilitation and subject adaptation. Our goal was enhancing patients’ use of their new limbs through proper fit and gait training using laminated flash cards. Patients walked along talc lines we drew on the ground as we recorded gait data with two video cameras. During the first week, patients fitted last year came in for re-evaluation and follow-up. Timothy Njuguna, 11, and Doris Wanjiru, 14, came in from “Joy Town,” a home for disabled children. Magdalene Chepkenyor, 14, and Faith Odongo, 7, were brought in by their mothers. Shannon and the patients from last year greeted each other with great excitement and delight. The children all had outgrown their sockets and needed to be refitted, but had good reports for us about the LEGS limb. Peter Mbuvi, 28, who lost his leg in a

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hippo attack, reported that he walked for miles a day on his LEGS limb. Dr. Steve Ayers had developed a careful, methodical protocol for Shannon and I to follow to fill in gaps in the original information collected on patients last year. We also assessed how these patients were walking one year later. The LEGS knees held up very well, just needing a new rubber bumper and some tightening, making it clear LeTourneau students had designed a good knee. One goal of the trip was to find out which raw materials were available in Kenya to build the LEGS limb. By chance, I met Steve McMillan who maintains all the lab machines and generators at the Kijabe hospital. He knew what was available and how to find it in Nairobi. Steve spent hours explaining the situation and materials available (bolts, nuts, plastics etc). His wife, Melinda, is a physical therapist who works with amputees. She partnered with us to help train the clinicians how to teach patients to walk on our polycentric knee, that bends in a natural way, yet remains rigid when body weight locks it straight. Three patients, Catherine Wanja, 22, Emily Achieng, 22, and Winnie Moi, 26, were new this year. Our LEGS engineers worked with the head of the clinic’s orthotics shop and other staff members to fit, assemble, and align their new prosthetics. We had brought knees and feet with us only to discover a miscommunication about foot size, so the feet were too big. Our students carved them down as much as they could, but the women’s shoes still didn’t fit, so we bought them each a new pair at an open air market that sold running shoes. It had rained, so trying on damp shoes was difficult, but their pleasure in choosing new shoes made it really fun.


Emily later became ill because the high altitude in Kijabe exacerbated her sickle cell anemia. My heart ached for her. She wanted so much to keep up with the other girls as they learned to walk with their new legs. She was transferred to another hospital for pain relief and later told us she had rededicated her life to God while we were there. Walking well with a polycentric knee is a skill that takes time, instruction and deliberate practice. Most patients in developing nations have very little guided rehabilitation. The LEGS team is developing a program to encourage patients to practice in their homes. In addition, we are working with our overseas partners to develop a fitting and rehabilitation protocol specific to the LEGS limb. While the work was intense and busy, moments of the trip that were not work-related were special,

as well. One evening we walked up the hill to visit Rift Valley Academy, the boarding school I attended from grade 2 – 12 while my parents were missionaries in Kenya. Another evening, Shannon and the other students played LeTourneau’s “Alma Mater” on partly filled pop bottles. We ate supper one night with the prosthetics shop’s hospital staff at Moma Chiku’s, a tiny African restaurant. It was a night of good fellowship and good food – Kenyan greasy chapattis, soupu with cabbage and ginger ale. Leaving Kenya was a bit sad, but it was good to come back home. Since returning, we have applied for several federal grants, and we continue to seek funding through corporate and foundation sponsorships. All donations are appreciated, both by the students and faculty and by the amputees who can walk again. n

For information on how to make a donation to the LEGS project, send us an e-mail to legsgiving@letu.edu. Karen Rispin, pictured at left with a patient, traveled with the LEGS team this summer to Kenya. The trip was a return for the LEGS team, as well as a return for Karen to her childhood home.

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Tyler Longview

A Little Ingenuity Makes C

Written by Rachel Stallard More than 2,500 students will attend LeTourneau University this semester without ever stepping foot into the Memorial Student Center, or eating in the cafeteria, or watching a basketball game or playing intramural sports. And that’s OK, because these LETU students are working adult students in the university’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies. They attend classes in the evenings and on weekends in Tyler, Dallas, Bedford, Houston and Austin, and nearly 300 LETU students take classes online. Through the visionary leadership of LETU President Dr. Alvin O. Austin, many working adults complete their college educations as LETU students. In the late 1980s, Austin saw dynamic changes in East Texas. Workers once secure in their careers saw the need for more training. Some needed advanced degrees to be more marketable in a tougher, competitive economy, but returning to school full time was not feasible. Many of these working adults had family and work responsibilities. To raise student enrollment, Austin needed ingenuity to succeed. Realizing many people change careers several times in their lives, he initiated the working adult program in a format that allowed working adult to finish their degrees while keeping their jobs. “Initially we sought to reach an under-served population here in the immediate Longview area,” LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY FALL 2006

Austin says. “We thought it would strengthen the university’s outreach, and if someday we had 200 people in it, we would be successful.” It didn’t take long to see the initiative could expand the reach of Christian higher education to other cities.

Community Acceptance The program was originally called LEAP, which stood for LeTourneau Education for Adult Professionals. In the beginning, the university teamed up with a Phoenix-based marketing company that helped colleges around the country start adult education programs. One of the original committee members of the LEAP program was Dr. Donald Connors, the assistant vice president of the School of Graduate And Professional Studies (GAPS), which is what the program is now called following a name change in 1995. “The community got very involved with more than 100 community members turning out for our first informational meeting,” Connors says. “Our coursework is accelerated, not abbreviated. It’s the same coursework students would get going to class everyday in a traditional setting, but the work is compacted. We also tell our students that what you learn here in class tonight, you can apply in your work tomorrow.” The first class met Oct. 30, 1989 with 13


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College A Reality For Many students seeking their bachelor’s degrees in business. Classes met once or twice a week for six to eight weeks per course with the same students making a group, or cohort, which met together year round until they completed the program. When one course was completed, the next course began the following week with a new professor in the same classroom. Books were sent automatically to students a few weeks before each new course began. There was no need for students to re-register or re-enroll. Once a student was placed in a cohort, the next courses were scheduled automatically to keep them on track to complete their degrees. “We have succeeded because we found a way to take the education to the students rather than the students to the education,” Connors said. Today’s program works the same way, with one exception. When LETU’s program first began, incoming students had to have already completed at least 60 credit hours or an associate’s degree. Today, students with no previous college credits are now admitted into the program. The format has been a hit. Today, more than 1,170 cohort groups totaling 16,000 students throughout Texas and online have completed their degrees through the GAPS program. In the program’s 17-year history, it now accounts for 45 percent of the university’s living alumni. Many other universities also have adopted this format to reach working adults.

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Ingenuity Leads To Growth LETU has been able to maintain its roots as an unapologetically Christian university while integrating its working adult program into new communities. Longview and Tyler both opened learning centers for evening and weekend classes in 1989. Dallas and Bedford opened in 1990. Houston followed in 1993. The city of Austin was added in 2001. A second Houston site, in the Westchase District, opened in 2006. “Our students come from a 20- to 25-mile radius around our centers,” says Dr. Scott Ray, associate vice president for GAPS. “Our mission is still reaching out to the local community, wherever that community may be.” Online courses also add opportunities for student growth and personal tailoring of classes not limited by geography, as Ray cites students stationed in other countries, including Iraq, are pursuing degrees from LETU. “We’re always trying to find ways to meet the needs of potential students,” Ray says. Each center now offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, as well as a Post-baccalaureate Accelerated Certification for Teachers program (PACT) that equips adults who already have a college degree to become certified teachers in the state of Texas. The Training Educators to Accept the Challenges (TEACH) program enables adult students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in

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interdisciplinary studies and become teachers or teacher’s aides. “We are still unapologetically Christian, just like we always have been, and that’s not going to change,” Ray says. “All of our faculty members still have to be a mission fit for the university.” Each of the 400 adjunct faculty members employed by LETU’s centers go through the same interview process as the faculty and staff working at the Longview campus, including sharing their personal Christian testimonies. All classes begin with short devotions and prayer. Chaplains at each center help students with personal issues. Course content is taught from a Christian worldview, Ray says. “Accounting is accounting. There’s not Christian math or non-Christian math, but business can be taught in keeping with our mission of integrating faith and learning.” Dawn Rodak, director of the two Houston sites, says many working adult students are drawn to GAPS because they have found a place to be successful. “Many of our referrals come from word-ofmouth, from other students telling their friends how much they achieved through our program,” she says. As the largest city in Texas, Houston brings a diverse ethnic mix to LETU’s demographics. “We have a diverse ethnic population that makes classroom discussions interesting,” Rodak says. It also makes the 148 adjunct faculty and three full-time faculty members more aware of how to relate to a growing transitional population. The aftermath of last summer’s hurricanes has increased Houston’s population and educational needs to an unprecedented level. “Katrina changed a lot of lives around here, and Rita brought us many students from the Beaumont area,” Rodak says.

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The Classroom As A Mission Field Rodak says the spirit of Christian love and encouragement permeates the centers and is evidenced on the wall at the Galleria-area office. “It began as a grass-roots student initiative, when one cohort finished the program and put a picture of its class with a Bible verse on a plaque and presented it back to the campus as an encouragement to others who follow,” Rodak says. “It was a personal and wonderful gift.” Now each graduating cohort has followed suit and the administration has determined size and content limitations for the plaques. However, it remains a tool of encouragement. “I tell students who are having trouble in their classes to go look at that wall. Go look for someone you might know who has been through this program. If they can do it, you can do it, too,’” she says. “I know of two students whose families lost everything to fire,” Rodak says. “Our students were faithful to help. Many anonymously dropped off diapers, clothes or grocery store gift cards for those in need. There is a camaraderie here that students wouldn’t get anywhere else,” she says. “Seven students since January have professed faith in Christ because of influences in the classroom,” Rodak says. “If we did nothing else, making sure our students’ eternal future is secure is more important than all the degrees we offer. Having a degree just makes our lives on Earth a little easier.” From business classes to teacher education, more students find themselves drawn to the success LeTourneau’s programs offer, reaffirming the university’s founding belief that faith and ingenuity are a powerful combination. n Rachel Stallard is a freelance writer who lives in Kilgore, Texas.


Sports Update Written by Shane Meling, Sports Information Director Photograph by Naomi Downs

NEW COACHES Two new coaches have brought new energy to the athletics program at LeTourneau University this fall: baseball coach Robin Harriss and softball coach Brad Bowser. Harriss is a 1995 graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned all-Southwest Conference and SWC-tournament team honors during his senior season. Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Harriss attended Lubbock Christian University and Frank Phillips Junior College before earning a degree in exercise and sport science from Texas Tech. He earned a master’s degree in college teaching from Northeastern State University in 2003. Besides coaching, Harriss will also teach in the kinesiology department at LeTourneau. A former South Atlantic League all-star catcher, Harriss played or coached at the professional level with the Cleveland Indians for eight years. He coached at Bacone College and Oklahoma State University before going to Dartmouth College, where he was in charge of recruiting and hitting. At Dartmouth, Harriss helped take the Big Green from last place in the Ivy League in 2005 to second place in 2006. Over 40 of his college players were drafted into the major leagues.

Taking up the reins of LadyJacket softball is a familiar face on the LETU campus. Brad Bowser has served as associate dean for student life at LETU since 2000 and said he’s long wanted to get back into collegiate sports. Bowser is a 1988 graduate of Indiana’s Anderson University, where he played varsity baseball at the NAIA level. After earning his master’s degree in college student personnel at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., he worked for nine years at Anderson University, serving as assistant men’s basketball coach in addition to his other student-life duties. Athletic Director Duane Trogdon said Bowser was already a great fit for the university and believes he can make LETU a contender in the American Southwest Conference. WHITE PURSUES A CAREER IN DIAMONDS Former LETU pitcher Demetri White, a 2005 mechanical engineering graduate from The Woodlands, Texas, has signed to play professional baseball with the Vermont Lake Monsters, a Single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals organization. One of the most dominant pitchers in LETU history, White was the top strike-out pitcher in the American Southwest Conference during his last three collegiate seasons. n

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Alaskan Adventure Written by Rachel Stallard

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exans pride themselves on doing things graduate as certified teachers and integrate into the big—big hats, big accents, big hearts. community to share the Gospel. But as eight LeTourneau education Donning cowboy hats and distributing a majors discovered in May, the union’s LeTourneau pamphlet titled “How to Talk Like a largest state, Alaska, Texan,” the student-teachers had their new charges craftis also full of big opportunities. ing bluebonnets and saying, Education dean Dr. Sherilyn “Howdy y’all” in no time. Emberton led a five-day culturBecause the schools al exchange trip to Glenallen, Alaska, population 554. Her were public schools, the LeTourneau students did not aspiring student-teachers and share the Gospel in word, psychology professionals conbut made every effort to ducted classes in the Copper model it in deed. River School District at Glen“We worked to share nallen Elementary K-6 (100 Christ’s love to them in more students); Gakona School K-6 tangible ways such as hugs, (17 students); Chistochina K-6 laughter and compassion,” (14 students); and Copper ValEmberton said. ley (50 students). Each of these Rempel said he hoped schools is largely populated the student-teachers would with Alaskan native Indians. get an idea of Alaskan avThe university partnered enues of service while they with SEND International, an brought with them a glimpse interdenominational mission of Texas lifestyle into Alaska agency, to make the trip posLeTourneau education majors work classrooms. sible. Barry Rempel, SEND’s with Alaskan students to build cultural It worked. Education director in Alaska, met Embridges and make fond memories. major Steve Shogren berton during the university’s decided to return to the Missions Emphasis Week four Copper River School district next spring for his years ago when he accompanied LETU alumnus, student teaching in 8th grade computer science, Dwayne King, to Longview. science and Spanish. “I already knew of the great opportunity for “We never directly evangelized, but we teachers in Alaska, so I made it a point to meet Dr. definitely were able to show them that we cared,” Emberton,” Rempel said. “I found her to be deeply said Shogren, a missionary kid from Costa Rica committed to serving in God’s kingdom through whose parents are both educators. “They knew we education. Our relationship and the idea to bring were coming a long way out of our way, and out students to Alaska grew from there.” of our element, to be with them. Even if it was just One goal of the program is for LeTourneau telling funny jokes and talking in a goofy accent, students to return to these remote areas once they

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we were able to build relationships, make a good impression and represent our school in a positive light.” For LeTourneau education students Lynn Buckley and Melanie Wesson, the trip reassured them that they had chosen the right career path. Buckley said she was surprised by similarities between Alaskan and Texan children. “Kids are kids and no matter what culture and where they live,” Buckley said. “There are always going to be some common characteristics that link them together.” Wesson said she was inspired to work with special needs children. “After this trip, I feel that special education may be something for me to look into,” Wesson said. “In Alaska, there is a high percentage of (children with) fetal alcohol syndrome. We met one or two children who were on the autistic spectrum.” The other LeTourneau students who went on the trip included Michele Mercer, Jennifer McCool, Ryan Corcoran, Whitney Barnes and Jake Gebhardt. All of the students who traveled to Alaska spent about two months preparing lessons that would be age appropriate for kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. “We were unsure as to how much each school would allow us to work with their students,” said Dr. Emberton. “But, what we found were very open opportunities to share our talents, skills and hearts with the students.” Rempel said another school district in an even more remote part of Alaska has asked for LeTourneau students to visit. The more remote locations are only accessible by airplane. “It will be more challenging doing it off the road system,” Rempel said, “but I think this first effort has laid the groundwork for more.” n

Alaska was a bit cooler than Texas, but the weather didn’t stop LETU education students from visiting several classrooms and a few scenic diversions along the way.

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2005-06 Financial Report

LeTourneau University - General Operating Fund Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2006 Revenue % 2005/06 Tuition and fees 83.1% $41,664,583 Unrestricted non-capital gifts and grants 1.7% 845,475 Grants, contracts and research 1.7% 845,351 Investment income 0.7% 328,046 Auxiliary operations 12.2% 6,143,714 Miscellaneous and transfers from other funds 0.7% 339,275 Total Revenue and Transfers In Expenditures Instructional, research and academic support Financial aid scholarships Student and enrollment services and support Institutional support Plant and auxiliary operations and maintenance Debt service Capital projects

100.0% $50,166,444

Total expenditures and transfers out

100.0% $50,166,444

32.8% $16,430,457 10.3% 5,147,482 13.6% 6,829,137 18.3% 9,171,094 11.2% 5,605,013 7.3% 3,662,010 6.6% 3,321,251

Gift Income All Funds Total Gifts $5,111,742.25 Alumni Trustees

$919,739.50

Corporation

$770,236.62

Foundation

$588,107.87

Friends Other

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$1,391,277.30

$1,346,212.15 $96,168.81


Honor Roll of THE

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Members of the President’s Circle share four commitments: 1. To support the mission and vision of LeTourneau University. 2. To pray for the students, faculty and administration of the university. 3. To spread the word about LeTourneau University to their friends, colleagues and associates as they have opportunity. 4. To support the university’s ongoing financial needs at a level appropriate for their financial circumstances. President’s Circle membership begins with a gift of $1,000 or more annually and supports the LeTourneau University Annual Fund. For more information or to join the President’s Circle, contact Jim Hughey at (800) 259-5388 or e-mail JimHughey@letu.edu. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Bill Anderson Mr. & Mrs. James W. Asbury Mr. Paul D. Aubrey Dr. & Mrs. Alvin O. Austin Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Barnett Dr. & Mrs. S. E. Belcher, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan E. Benson Mr. & Mrs. Pat Bertsche Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brake Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Bringhurst Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Buckman Dr. & Mrs. Joel Carpenter IV

Dr. & Mrs. Richard C. Chewning Mr. & Mrs. Mike Childress Mr. & Mrs. Steve Class Mr. & Mrs. Dave Cottrill Mr. & Mrs. Gus W. Davis Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton Mr. & Mrs. Mike Fitzhugh Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Fontaine Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. Glaske Dr. & Mrs. Gene Habecker Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hall Mrs. Edith Hardwick Dr. & Mrs. Billy J. Harris

Mr. & Mrs. Don Harrison Dr. & Mrs. Tom Hellmuth Mr. & Mrs. Calvin E. Howe Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hughey Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Jager Dr. & Mrs. Amiel G. Jarstfer Mr. & Mrs. Joe Bob Joyce Mr. & Mrs. Roger Kieffer Mr. & Mrs. Phil Kuitems Mr. & Mrs. James R. MacKay Dr. & Mrs. James E. Mauldin Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William R. McDowell

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Schreder Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Schwartz Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David D. Seibel Dr. & Mrs. F. Stan Settles Jr. Mr. John Solheim Mr. & Mrs. Billy W. Spain Maj. General & Mrs. B. F. Starr Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Merle Stoltzfus Mr. John N. Thomas Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Trull Mrs. Dorothy L. Van Denburgh Mr. & Mrs. George R. Walrod Mr. & Mrs. Clair D. Weller Mr. & Mrs. Don Wolgemuth

Mr. & Mrs. L. V. McGuire Mr. & Mrs. Al Mendez Mr. Curtis C. Mosley Mr. & Mrs. Noble Neidig Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nowiczewski Ms. Marila D. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. John H. Parks Mr. Leland F. Pemberton Mrs. Velma E. Poole Mr. & Mrs. Rogers Pope Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Ritchey Jr. Mr. J. Lloyd Rohrer Mr. & Mrs. Byron J. Safstrom

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Mr. Sidney Allen Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Stanley K. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Barrow Mr. & Mrs. C. Calvin Bass Mr. & Mrs. Mike Benton Mr. Mark A. Cahill Mr. & Mrs. Nick Cannell Mrs. Irene Cook Mr. & Mrs. Jose Cosa Mr. Vere W. Diehl Mr. & Mrs. Bala Duszik Mr. & Mrs. Bob Dyer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Fritsch Mr. & Mrs. Craig E. Holmes Mr. Raymond W. Jarvio Mr. W. C. Jernigan Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Kelsey Mr. Alvin Knaub Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Kniep Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Kruppenbacher Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lachmiller Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Livingston Mr. & Mrs. James R. Nolt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. LeGrande Northcutt Mr. & Mrs. Marc H. Rauser Dr. & Mrs. John B. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stanley Mrs. Jane Trapp Mr. & Mrs. Keith F. Trosen Mr. & Mrs. Tim Vaughn Mr. & Mrs. David S. Vinton Mr. James O. Walker Mr. & Mrs. Rogers R. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Dean Waskowiak Mr. & Mrs. Ted M. Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. Bert Williams Mrs. Freda Williams Mr. & Mrs. David L. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Kent Wilson

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Adell Mr. & Mrs. David E. Adler Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Aiken Mr. & Mrs. Byron L. Allen Mr. & Mrs. John T. Andersen Mr. G. Lawrence Baggett Mr. David G. Baird Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Bates Mrs. Beaj Beacham Mr. & Mrs. John W. Blatchley Mr. Stephen Blazo Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Block Mr. & Mrs. Noel Blum Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Bolding Mr. & Mrs. Bob Bondurant Mr. & Mrs. John F. Bradshaw Mr. & Mrs. Roger H. Brake Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Brown Dr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Buckner Mr. Gordon J. Bullivant Mrs. Ruth Burton Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Campbell Mr. & Mrs. William D. Cariker Dr. & Mrs. Jay Chastain Mr. & Mrs. Joel P. Childress Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Claypool Dr. & Mrs. Philip S. Clifford Dr. & Mrs. Byron F. Cook III Dr. & Mrs. Stanley K. Coppinger Mr. & Mrs. Julian R. Cowart Mr. & Mrs. Clarence W. Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Gary R. Crawford Mrs. Alice Crouch Mr. & Mrs. David Crouch Mrs. Rosemarie Crowder Mr. & Mrs. Martin W. Dahl Mr. & Mrs. Lealand D. Dean Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Brian A. Dittenber Mr. & Mrs. Steven A. Dudden Mr. Paul E. Dudeck Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Durham Jr.

Mr. M. Eugene Engle Mr. & Mrs. Roger Erickstad Mr. & Mrs. Eric G. Eriksen Mr. & Mrs. DeWayne Everitt Mr. & Mrs. Ken Flory Mr. & Mrs. Kevin L. Foxx Mr. Steve Garner Mr. & Mrs. Norman G. Gaut Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Genshaw Mr. Roy W. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Jamey A. Gregg Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Gruette Ms. Delinda S. Hall Dr. & Mrs. William R. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Hartman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James N. Heath Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Heathcott Mrs. Hazel Hickey Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hoffman Miss Valerie J. Hooper Miss Retha Horton Mr. & Mrs. David S. Houston Mr. & Mrs. Warren J. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Ide Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Imes Mr. & Mrs. Worth Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Michael T. Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Richard E. Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David Jones Mr. & Mrs. Eric Joseph Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Kaufman Mr. & Mrs. George Keil Mr. & Mrs. William Kielhorn Miss Lois E. Knouse Mr. & Mrs. Les Kroeger Mr. & Mrs. William Maitland Mr. & Mrs. Richard Manley Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Markley Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Matzdorff Mr. Dale A. McCombs Ms. Margaret B. Merritt Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Merritt

Ms. Kathy Meyers Miss Marta Montenegro Mr. Juan B. Montero Mr. & Mrs. Paul Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Moon Mr. Lloyd C. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Stephen W. Morris Mr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Munsterman Mrs. Latricia B. Nichols Mr. & Ms. Cy A. Oatridge Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Orre Mr. & Mrs. Bud Otis Mr. & Mrs. J. Spencer Overholser Mr. & Mrs. Bob W. Parrott Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Patterson Mr. Richard H. Petrie Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Phillip Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Phillips Dr. & Dr. Jeff R. Piepmeier Mr. & Mrs. Clifford E. Quick Mr. & Mrs. Carl B. Rawson Mr. & Mrs. Norman K. Record Mr. Dezi J. Rios Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Robbie Mr. John C. Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Earl Roberts Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. David W. Safstrom Mr. & Mrs. Nate Saint Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Schmidt Miss Doris Schuring Mr. John Schwope Mr. & Mrs. Jeff L. Shaver Ms. Evelyn W. Sibley Mr. Gregory J. Smith Mr. Mike Smith Dr. Thomas M. Smith Mr. Robert D. Snell Dr. Harvey Solganick Mr. & Mrs. Alan N. Spain Mr. Tracy Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Raymon F. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Thorne

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Dr. & Mrs. Duane A. Trogdon Mr. & Mrs. Dick Tucker Mr. Tim Vaughn Mrs. Loneua Waterson Dr. Robert M. Wheeler Mr. Patrick Whitaker Ms. Kristi White LCdr. Ronald L. Wier Mr. & Mrs. Douglas A. Wilcoxson Mr. Philip M. Winters Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Wittenbach Ms. June S. Wolfley Mr. & Mrs. Roy S. Zeitlow Mr. & Mrs. Terry A. Zeitlow

$500 - $999 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Abernathy Dr. & Mrs. Ioan Adonyi-Bucuroiu Mr. & Mrs. Fred Anders Mr. & Mrs. John Archibald Mr. & Mrs. Steve Arden Mr. & Mrs. William F. Arnold Mr. Carl A. Barton Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Becker Mr. & Mrs. Mark Boon Mr. Bill Brand Mr. & Mrs. Randy Cantrell Dr. & Mrs. Fredric J. Carlson Dr. & Mrs. I. Dale Carroll Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cary Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chadwick Dr. E. A. Clark Mrs. Ethel E. Clawson Mr. & Mrs. C. Berkeley Cone Mrs. Eleanor Crego Mr. & Mrs. Logan A. Damewood Dr. Steven C. Dossin Ms. Kellyn R. Drayer Ms. Andree E. Elliott Mr. Wayne L. Fahle Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth F. Fairweather Dr. & Mrs. John T. Feezell

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Mr. & Mrs. James D. Forbis Mr. John E. Forester Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Michael Groves Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Heimann Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hill Mr. & Mrs. Terry Hufft Dr. & Mrs. Scott Hummel Mr. & Mrs. Duane A. Huseby Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Iffland Mr. & Mrs. Roger V. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Kietzman Jr. Mr. Michael W. Kindel Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kindig Mr. & Mrs. Randy H. King Mr. Paul Knowlton Miss Dorothy Kulovich Mr. & Mrs. David Kuykendall Mr. & Mrs. James A. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Roland Lindsey Mrs. Elsie Livers Mrs. Marion T. Mack Mr. & Mrs. Bill Markley Dr. Henry C. McGrede Ms. Mary McIntosh Dr. & Mrs. Michael G. McNamara Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Mills Ms. Ruth Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Leonard M. Noble Mr. & Mrs. Chris H. Norwood Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Olson Mr. & Mrs. Wayne F. Peterein Sr. Mrs. Lorena Phillips Mr. Steve Pio Mr. Stephen J. Rainey Mr. Jay Ricks Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Riley Mr. Byron Roach Mr. Peter B. Schulze Mr. & Mrs. Lee Shafer Mr. Tim Shaughnesssy Mr. Jack Skelton Ms. Johannah Smith Mr. Joseph Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard N. Smith Mrs. Barbara Stoltzfus Mr. Joshua D. Stralow Mr. & Mrs. John Strash Mr. Richard K. Stuart Mrs. Linda Thomas Ms. Karen A. Treybig Mr. Philip Truesdale Mr. & Mrs. William C. Vache III Mr. & Mrs. Dale Vaughan Mr. & Mrs. Gregory B. Vermeesch Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. Ward Mr. & Mrs. Keith Waterson Mr. & Mrs. Archie Williams Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Williams Mr. C. W. Zimmerman

$250 - $499 Mr. Jerry Adair Mr. Richard A. Anderson Mr. Steve Barron Mr. Paul R. Boggs Mr. & Mrs. Manuel G. Bond Mr. & Mrs. Michael Briggs Mr. & Mr. Rod Briggs Mrs. Frances Bronson Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Burnett Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John R. Busch Mr. & Mrs. John M. Camperman Mr. Rick Carroll Mrs. Eloise Chatham Dr. & Mrs. Melvin C. Chen Mr. & Mrs. Fred G. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Fred P. Clark Ms. Angela Coston Mrs. Mary B. Couch Mr. & Mrs. Gene Cox

Dr. Harriette H. Crain Dr. Thomas Daniel Ms. Velba L. Dixon Dr. Michael E. Dobbs Ms. Carol E. Dorough Mr. Thomas B. Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Ecker Dr. & Mrs. Brent D. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. William G. Elmer Ms. Jeanne J. Evans Mrs. Sara A. Evans Mrs. Autumn F. Farrar Ms. Sandra Field Mr. & Mrs. Sean M. Fortier Dr. & Mrs. William H. Franklin Mr. Russell Frederick Mr. Jeffrey Gilbertson Dr. & Mrs. R. William Graff Mr. Keith H. Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Louie R. Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Dale Harper Mr. Scott E. Hembrough Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow W. Hogue Dr. & Dr. Ronnie W. Hood Dr. & Mrs. Frank R. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Mrs. Pamela A. Johnson Mr. Lyle E. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery King Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Kirkpatrick Dr. & Mrs. Paul Kubricht Mr. & Mrs. William K. Lantrip Mr. & Mrs. Loren Larson Ms. Katie Leatherwood Mr. & Mrs. Joe I. Lee Dr. & Mrs. Kyun Lee Dr. & Mrs. Paul R. Leiffer Mr. & Mrs. Randall Long Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lund Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lundin Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Malone Ms. Sue Malone Mr. & Mrs. Phillip T. Martinez Mr. & Mrs. Wes McKinzey Dr. Joy-Ellis M. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Moore Dr. & Dr. Michael Moorehead Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Musser Mr. & Mrs. Harry R. Naatz Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Noble Mr. Ray Noblit Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Ortiz Ms. Mary Ann Otwell Mr. William W. Owens Mr. & Mrs. Karl E. Payton Mrs. Karen B. Pigeon Mr. & Mrs. Rogers Pope Jr. Mr. Gene Powell Mr. & Mrs. Edward Quick Mr. & Mrs. Marcel Reynolds Mr. Willis Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Richmond Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Rispin Mrs. Beverly Roesink Mr. & Mrs. William G. Ruby Mr. & Mrs. Roger Sage Jr. Mr. & Ms. Danny Sammons Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sansom Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Sartor Mr. Cary B. Schulz Mr. & Mrs. David Scroggins Mr. Steven M. Seltzer Dr. Vicki L. Sheafer Mr. & Mrs. Walden Sherman Dr. & Mrs. Mark A. Shima Mr. & Mrs. Tony L. Skielnik Mr. & Mrs. R. Marvin Smith Mr. & Mrs. Ed Sobota Mr. & Mrs. Dale L. Standley Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stephens Mr. & Mrs. David Stuckey Mr. W. E. Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. Leonard R. Sweeten Mr. Larry D. Terry

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Mr. & Mrs. Leon D. Toews Ms. Meagan R. Vaughan Mr. Kevin Walker Dr. & Mrs. James D. Watson Mr. & Mrs. Donald D. Wersler Rev. Conrad W. Winborn Jr. Mr. Walter T. Winn Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jay Wolgemuth Dr. & Mrs. Andrew N. Woodring Mr. & Mrs. William E. Worman Sr. Mr. & Mrs. David A. Zappasodi

$100 - $249 Mr. T. H. Abney Mrs. Kelly F. Acker Ms. Julia Ahlfinger Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin C. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Julius A. Allstaedt Mr. & Mrs. J. Anderson Ms. Margaret L. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Ronny V. Anderson Mr. Earl V. Angell Mrs. Evelyn J. Apacki Mr. & Mrs. David L. Armistead Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Arnhart Mr. & Mrs. Edward Asuncion Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ayers Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Bagwell Mr. & Mrs. Bert Banzhaf Ms. Virginia Jo Banzhaf Mr. & Mrs. Rollin Bard Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Barham Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. Bartlett Ms. Alyssa Bates Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bates Mr. & Mrs. Stan Baucum Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Baumer Mr. & Mrs. Maurice H. Beasley Mr. & Mrs. William Beckman Jr. Mr. Tom Beets Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bennett Ms. Becki L. Bentz Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bernero Mr. & Mrs. William P. Bertsche Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bevan Mr. Warren E. Bishop Mr. R. Jay Bissell Dr. & Mrs. Omer W. Blodgett Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd B. Bolding II Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bolton Mr. Shannon B. Bolton Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Bond Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Bower Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Bowers Mr. & Mrs. Richard Boyes Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Briggs Jr. Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Briley Mr. Philip Brin Mrs. Muriel Brooking Ms. Yvonne H. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brubaker Mr. & Mrs. Noah M. Brubaker Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brueske Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Bryan Mr. & Mrs. Brett W. Buck Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Burdick Mr. & Mrs. Eliphus H. Burgess Mr. Bill R. Burks Miss Mavis Calahan Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Callejo Mr. & Mrs. Tom Calvert Mr. & Mrs. Ronald C. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Pablo Canche Mr. & Mrs. Timothy P. Cancro Mr. Arthur Capps Mr. Philip N. Carl Mrs. J. Walter Carpenter Mr. Douglas E. Carter Mr. Joseph F. Casassa Mr. Scott Case

Ms. Courtney P. Casebier Mr. Ezra A. Casteel Mr. Francesca Censurato Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Chadwick Mr. & Mrs. Peter Chapin Mrs. & Mrs. Robert G. Chapman Mr. Ray Chitwood Mr. & Mrs. Richard Clinesmith Dr. Gary W. Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Elmer L. Coleman Miss Anna E. Coley Mr. & Mrs. Adam Compton Mr. & Mrs. John J. Conley Dr. & Mrs. Don Connors Mr. Conrad Corley Mr. Bradley J. Corradi Mr. Roger Covey Mr. Kenneth Cross Mr. & Mrs. William E. Crow Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Culbreth Ms. Shirley I. Culbreth Mr. Guy W. Cumby Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Daly Mr. Kenneth E. Dance Mr. James C. Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Davis Mr. Jordan W. Davis Mr. Richard C. Davis Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis Ms. Marsha L. Dawson Mr. George R. Decker Mr. Michael R. DeGroat Mr. & Mrs. Don DeKoekkoek Ms. Kim A. Denger Dr. & Mrs. Rocco P. Desantis Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Dewkett Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Dewkett Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dietz Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Dillingham Mr. & Mr. Jerry Dinkins Ms. Charlotte Donner Mr. & Mrs. Gary Dorman Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Dorman II Mr. & Mrs. Darrin Douthit Dr. Robert E. Driver Mr. & Mrs. Roger E. Duncan Mr. & Mrs. Myron C. Dunlavy Jr. Ms. Barbara Dunn Mr. & Mrs. David Dutton Mr. Bradley Echols Mr. & Mrs. Nick Ediger Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Elkinton Mr. David J. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. David Emerson Ms. Michaela I. Engel Mr. & Mrs. James S. Englund Mr. & Mrs. David Erickson Ms. Lillian R. Eriksen Mr. & Mrs. Keith E. Faseler Ms. Anita G. Fennell Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. David R. Ferris Mr. Daniel W. Field Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Fitts Ms. Esther Fleetman Ms. Jean Ford Dr. Edward R. Forringer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Franke Mr. Alfred Friesen Mr. & Mrs. David A. Fulton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Funk Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Gaiser Mr. John H. Garner Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Gatton Mr. & Mrs. Billy E. George Ms. Stephanie M. Gibson Capt. Betty M. Gieseke - McGuire Mr. & Mrs. Dan L. Giles Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gillett Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Glass Mrs. B.J. Glasscock Mr. & Mrs. William S. Glucksman Mr. Josephine E. Gorman

Mr. Henry O. Gossett Jr. Mr. Randy Grebe Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Greer Mr. & Mrs. Winfred Grismore Mr. & Mrs. Ira L. Groff Mr. David Grollimund Col. & Mrs. Virgil A. Grubbs Jr. Ms. Elizabeth H. Guzman H. Mack Powell & Associates Mr. Clynton L. Hafner Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Bruce J. Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Teddy A. Hansard Mr. Andy Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Milton G. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Brent Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Ricky L. Hanson Mr. Leon L. Harder Mr. Brenton Hart Mr. & Mrs. Les Haveman Mr. Jonathan R. Hay Mr. & Mrs. David Heikkinen Mr. & Mrs. Alan Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Hendrickson Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Henry Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Hinde Mr. & Mrs. James W. Hodo Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Hoffman Mr. E. R. Hofsas Jr. Miss Nora M. Hoke Mr. & Mrs. Nathan K. Hone Mr. & Mrs. Keith Honey Mr. & Mrs. Brian W. Hood Mr. & Mrs. Harold G. Hood Mrs. Martha B. Hook Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Hoovestol Ms. Joan A. Hornberger Mr. & Mrs. Robert Huang Mr. & Mrs. Phil A. Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Hufft Mr. & Mrs. Billy F. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Guy Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Clayton E. Hunt Jr. Mr. Richard G. Hunting Mr. Max Hurliman Mr. Timothy C. Hutchens Mr. & Mrs. James Hutchinson Mr. & Mrs. David Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Isaac Mr. & Mrs. David M. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Jacobs Mrs. Julia S. Janz Mr. & Mrs. Maurice R. Jeffries Mr. & Mrs. James Jensen Mr. & Mrs. George G. Jetter Mr. Phil Johnson Dr. Jeffrey W. Jones Mr. & Ms. Larry M. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Russell G. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Jorgenson Mr. & Mrs. Randy Kaufman Mr. Leonard Kaye Mr. & Mrs. Donald P. Keith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Kemper Mr. & Mrs. William J. Keys Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Kindel Mr. Randy Kindel Mr. & Mrs. Seth R. Kinley Rev. & Mrs. Arthur R. Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kirkwood Sr. Rev. & Mrs. John M. Klickman Mr. John R. Klune Mr. & Mrs. George A. Koger Mr. & Mrs. Lester H. Kreider Mr. & Mrs. George D. Kroeker Mr. & Mrs. Alan Laird Mr. Tom W. Landers Mr. & Mrs. James T. Langston Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lawson Mr. Richard W. Lazarus Mr. & Mrs. Harold K. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Ellsworth G. Lewis


Mr. Sergio A. Lima Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Chu-Bing Lin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Liverman Mrs. & Mrs. Larry G. Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Lee C. Long Mr. & Mrs. Gary N. Longworth Ms. Rebecca J. Loughin Mr. & Mrs. Rives B. Lowrey Mr. & Mrs. Perry R. Mahaffy Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Martin Dr. & Mrs. Philip R. Martin Jr. Mr. Gilbert M. Mathew Mr. & Mrs. Clyde W. Matthews Jr. Mr. Frank Mayo Ms. Margaret B. McCaughan Mr. David McCool Mrs. Stuart B. McCracken Mr. & Mrs. William B. McIlwaine Mr. Daniel M. McKay Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Medrano Ms. Rebekah L. Melby Mr. & Mrs. Shane M. Meling Mr. Richard E. Merrill Mr. A. P. Merritt Jr. Mr. A. P. Merritt Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas D. Meyers Mr. & Mrs. Brian Miller Mr. Clinton J. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jerry B. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Moon Mr. & Mrs. John S. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Bartel Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Douglas K. Mountz Mr. & Mrs. William H. Murphy Ms. Melanie J. Musselman Ms. Asha Naomi Dr. & Mrs. Roger D. Natwick Mr. & Mrs. Steve A. Nelle Mr. David W. Nelson Mr. Robert E. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Danny Newman Mr. & Mrs. Milorad Nikolic Mr. & Mrs. Michael Noble Mr. Adam J. Noreen Ms. Alice Noreen Mr. David C. Nusbickel Ms. Karen O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Erman Oelkers Mr. & Mrs. Hans D. Ortmeier Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Pacific Mr. & Mrs. James Packard Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Packman Jr. Mr. Rodney A. Page Mr. & Mrs. John E. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Parker Dr. Nancy B. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Don R. Parks Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Parsons Mr. & Mrs. Mark P. Pautsch Dr. & Mrs. Ed Peckham Ms. Ann Pecota Mrs. Mary F. Petersen Mr. & Mrs. Joel Peterson Ms. Kay Peterson Mr. & Mrs. David B. Peugh Mr. & Mrs. James Phelps Mr. Henry C. Pilkinton III Mr. & Mrs. J. David Poe Mr. & Mrs. John Pope Mr. & Mrs. James Popp Mr. Tommy Porter Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Preissler Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Price Mrs. Marguerite Primeaux Mr. & Mrs. Kevin L. Prince Ms. Mary E. Pruett Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Purdy Rev. & Mrs. Richard C. Rabenhorst Mr. & Mrs. David Rabenstein Ms. Diana D. Rackley Mr. Charley G. Rader Mr. & Mrs. Marshall H. Rankin Ms. Ann L. Reed

Mr. & Mrs. James D. Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Larry Rice Ms. Cara J. Robbins Mr. & Mrs. David Robbins Mr. Terry Rocha Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Roden Ms. Courtney D. Rogers Ms. Jennifer V. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. William Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie L. Rose Mr. Corey R. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Tim Saint Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Stuart R. Schappell Mr. & Mrs. Douglas E. Schmidt Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer Mr. Timothy P. Schramm Mr. & Mrs. Don W. Scoggins Mr. Suresh M. Sengamalay Mr. & Mrs. Irvin J. Sensenig Mrs. Dorothy I. Shaffer Mr. Lee C. Shaver Mr. Travis C. Shepherd Dr. & Mrs. Carroll L. Sherman Mr. & Mrs. John C. Shindeldecker Mr. Aaron B. Shipley Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Shirey Mr. William O. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Clarence D. Simonson Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Skelton Mr. Eugene Smykalski Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Atlee L. Sommers Mr. & Mrs. Jack M. Spear Mr. & Mrs. John Spiekermann Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Stasior Mr. & Mrs. George W. Steffen Mr. & Mrs. Caryle S. Stenberg Mrs. Ruth A. Stevens Mr. Thomas F. Stevenson Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Stoltzfus Ms. Julie Ann Stone Mr. Guy Storm Mr. & Mrs. David E. Stott Mr. & Mrs. Bill Stoudt Mr. & Mrs. John E. Stroman Dr. G. W. Strunk III Mr. & Mrs. Edgar S. Sullivan Mr. Jonathan A. Sutton Ms. Annabelle Swarmer Mr. & Mrs. Dale D. Sweitzer Ms. Jordan Swingle Mr. Steve Tanner Mr. Bill Taves Mr. & Mrs. Colvin E. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. David Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Henry Teraji Mr. & Mrs. Jay K. Terry Mr. & Mrs. Joshua D. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Gene Thurber Mr. Raymond L. Tinch Dr. & Mrs. David Trevino Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Trosky Mr. Thomas C. Turner Mr. James Underwood Mr. & Mrs. Don R. Van Rheeden Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Vander Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Vandereems Dr. Jon A. Vanderhoof Dr. & Mrs. Edwin W. Vaughn Mr. Ralph T. Veasey Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Voelker Ms. Virginia D. Voelker Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Vogel Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. Vogel Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Vogel Mr. & Mrs. Von Vogel Mr. Benjamin Voss Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Vrbanac Mr. & Mrs. Michael Waits Dr. Mark Wallis Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Ward Mr. & Mrs. Jacques A. Watts

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First Christian Missionary First Church of the Nazarene First United Methodist Church Chandler, Texas First United Methodist Church Lake Wales, Florida Fourth Presbyterian Church Friendship Christian Church Good News Church Grace Baptist Church Gladstone, Michigan Grace Bible Church Inc. Dayton, Tennessee Grace Bible Fellowship Hallsville ISD Henderson ISD Hope Fellowship Humble High School Golf Boosters Huron School District #2-2 Immanuel Baptist Church Immanuel United Church of Christ Intermountain Baptist Church Irving ISD Islands Community Church Jefferson ISD Kilgore Bible Church Lake Wales Alliance Church Lakes Area Vineyard Church Lancaster Evangelical Free Church LeBanon Presbyterian Church Longview High School Meade EMB Church Mobberly Baptist Church Mt. Paran Christian School New Era Christian Reformed Church New Life Christian School Oakland Heights Baptist Okinawa Christian School Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Paramount Baptist Church Providence Baptist Church Quisqueya Chapel Rocky Point Baptist Church Rosewood Baptist Church Salinas High School Santa Cruz Bible Church Santa Fe High School Shawnee Alliance Church Shiloah Springs Bible Retreat, Inc. Sidney Public Schools Silverdale Baptist Church Silverton High School Simple Simon’s Pre-School Smithwick Church of Christ South Church Spring Hill High School Spring Hill ISD St. Andrews Evangelical Church Sugar Hill United Methodist Sulphur Springs ISD Tatum ISD Temple Baptist Church The Risen Son Southern Baptist Trinity Church Inc. Vida Abundante Wakarusa Missionary Church Westside Church of the Nazarene Wethersfield Evangelical Free

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D&P Communications Dallas County Community Dallas Scottish Rite DE Soccer Referees Assoc. LLC Del Mar Junior Livestock Delong’s Exxon Inc. Department of Air Force Randolph AFB DesignPoint Solutions, Inc. Detroit Edison Diagnostic Clinic of Longview Discovery Federal Credit Union Dominion Dover Keenager Sunday School Class Duke Power Company Dunn Lambert, L.L.C. Dynamic Aviation Eastman Chemical Company Ed & Gladys Hurley Foundation Eddleman McFarland Fund Edge Office Products ED’s World, Inc. Educational Services Division Elberta Camp 303 - W.O.W. ENBRIDGE US Encore Multimedia Enterprise Rent-A-Car-Southwest EOG Resources, Inc. Ernestine Matthews Trust ESA Foundation Evening Pilot Club of Longview, Inc. Exxon Education Foundation Far East Broadcasting Company Farmers Group Inc. First Command Educational Foundation Florence & Florence FM Global Follett Higher Education Group Ford Motor Co Fowler Financial Services Frank M. and Olive F. Gilman Foundation Scholarship Freedom Farm Friday’s Aerial Photos Galatians 6:2, Inc. Gaylord Family Fellowship General Electric Foundation General Motors Corp Ghidotti Foundation Glaser Family Charitable Foundat Global Impact Globe Life & Accident Insurance Co. GMAC-RFC Golden State Scholarshare Trust Great American Foods Corporation Greene Trucking Inc. Gregg County Historical Foundation Gregg County Oil Co. GTE Foundation/Verizon Guidant VI Gulf Coast Industrial Workers Gus & Ethel Foundation H.E. Butt Grocery Company Hallmark Cards Inc Harris Foundation Harrison Family Interests, Inc. Hartsell Avionics Inc Hawl Kiwanis Club Hayes RV Center Hearne & Humphreys Real Estate LLC Henderson Rotary Club Heritage Elementary P.T.A. Hilmar Lumber Honeywell International Inc Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship Horatio Alger Association Houston Claims Association, Inc. Houston County Electric Humble Band Boosters IBM Corporation

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Illinois Tool Works Foundation Independent Record Indianapolis Round Robin Integrity Furniture & Equipment Intel Corp Interfaith Caring Ministries International Paper Company ITT Industries Inc Schol Prg Jim Berry Contractor, Inc. Jim Wells Painting Company Joe B. Joyce John L. Starks Foundation Johnson & Johnson Kellogg’s Matching Grants Kennametal Inc KeyBank National Association Kimberly-Clark Corp King Equipment Rentals, Inc. Knight-Ridder, Inc. Kroger Food Stores Lady Highlander Soccer Booster Club Lakeland Regional Medical Cntr Lancaster Mold Inc. Landmark Alliance Corporation LeBanon Lodge No. 116 F&AM Lebus Manufacturing LeTourneau Sales & Service Lewisville Education Foundation,Inc. Liatis Foundation Life Ministries Inc. Linebarger Goggan Lockheed Martin Company Lone Star Steel Company Longview 2020 Forum Longview Foundation, Inc. Longview Lobo Golf Booster Club Longview Partnership Inc Longview Rotary Club Lubrizol Foundation (Chemron Corp) Lutron Foundation Mac Dowell Artists Association Machine Technologies MAF Foundation Martin Product Sales LLC McKee Educational Foundatioal 23 Mennonite Brethren Foundation Mennonite Foundation Mercy Ships Meridian Jacket Backers Merle S and Emma J West Scholars Merrill Lynch & Company Inc. Metrotex Assoc. of Realtors, Inc. Michael Baker Jr Inc Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Mike Politi Memorial Scholorship Miller Electric Ltd of PA Missionary Ventures Motorola Inc Mountain Movers International, Inc. MTS Systems Corp Muscogee Creek Nation Mustard Seed Foundation Nannies As Needed National Agricultural Cooperative Federation National Carpet Equipment, Inc. National Honor Society National Intercollegiate Flying Assoc. National Merit Schol Program NCR Newell Rubbermaid Nickerson Alumni Association Nisource Inc. Nordson Corp Noreen Construction Norfolk Southern Railroad Norris Cylinder Company Northern Small Engine Northrop Grumman Corp Nova Consulting Services Nowiczewski Foundation Olympic Waste Services Opportunity Plan, Inc.

Oregon Aero Inc Oregon State Elks Association Patterson Nissan Pattons Roof Services Pesh Panters, Inc. Petrohawk Energy Corporation Pfizer Inc. Pharmacia Corp. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation Pine Tree Theater Booster Club Ping Inc. Pioneers Pitney Bowes Plainview Scholarship Fund PPCO Trustee Educ. Scholarship Presidential Freedom Scholarship Priefert MFG. Co., Inc. Pugh Charitable Trust R & G Bailey Construction Co. R & K Distributors, Inc. R & R Services Raytheon Matching Gifts Raytheon Systems Company RealNetworks Inc Regions Bank Residences A-Corp Rhino Sports of San Antonio Ricale Inc Riverside Foundation Charitable Trust Roberts Chiropractic Rockwell Collins Inc. Rosa May Griffin Foundation SBSPBL LP Scholarship America Scholarship Program Administrators Scot Industries Scottish Rite Library & Museum, Inc. Scottsdale Bible Seabee Memorial Scholarship Selma M. Brown Educational Trs Service Title Company Shakespeare Club Shell Oil Company Foundation Shiloh Studio of Dance Sid W. Richardson Foundation Siemens Energy & Automation Silverton Lodge #2210 SimplexGrinnell LP Skowhegan-Madison Southeastern States Pupil Southside Bank Southwest Oklahoma Federal Credit Union Southwestern Bell Sprint Sand & Clay, L.P. Stanberry Enterprises State of California State of Florida State of Michigan State of Missouri State of New Mexico State of Oregon Stephen Phillips Scholarship Stewards Ministries Stoltzfus Enterprises Sulphur Springs Council PTO, Inc. Supervalu Foundation SWCS - Wal-Mart Foundation TAIR Tate & Lyle Americas, Inc. TEAM Industries, Inc. Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation Texas Bank and Trust Texas Comptroller of Pub. Accs Texas Independent College Fund Texas Interscholastic Texas Military Forces The Armada Foundation The Boeing Company The Boren Foundation The Charter Fund The Crater Foundation

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The Dennis Lee Voelzke Found. The Hiller Group Inc. The King’s Wings The Longview Gastroenterology The M. E. Foundation The National Christian Foundation The Robert A. Welch Foundation The Salvation Army The Toro Foundation The Toronto-Dominion Bank The VF Foundation The William Philbrick Charitable Trust Three Shades, Inc. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Tommy G. Jefferies Memorial Scholarship Fund Top Hat Blg Spec/Chimney Sweep Transet Co Tri-County Custody Services Trowbridge Feed & Supplies Trustees of Bloomfield Academy Tulsa Memorial High School Fnd Tyco Int’l Inc. U. S. Bank UAW-GM Ctr For Human Res United Parcel Service United Way of Kitsap County Urbandale J-Hawk Booser Club USA Today Uschmann Memorial Fund USG Foundation Inc. Valley Farms Van FFA Alumni Assn. Vermont Student Assistance Corp Vertex RSI Village Improvement Society Voelker Research Von Rosenberg Foundation W. R. Wellborn & Son, Inc. Walker Technical Co. Walter Grant Stahoski Ward/Davis Associates Wece B. & Martha A. Johnson Fdn West Texas Rural Telephone Wharton Band and Drill Team Booster Club Whitehead Scholarship Committee Williamson County Assoc. of Realtors Windgate Charitable Foundation Wings Over Houston Airshow Women In Longview Women’s Health Boutique World Reach Inc. Y. O. Ranch

Class of 1947 Total Gifts $300.00 14.29% Participation Mr. Theron Dean

Class of 1949 Total Gifts $11,665.00 6.38% Participation

Mr. William D. Cariker Mr. Francis H. Dieter Mr. Bala Duszik Mr. Donald C. Green Mr. Elton E. Harvey Mr. Stewart Sickles

Class of 1950 Total Gifts $735.00 11.11% Participation

Mr. Calvin Beeler Mr. Raymond H. Franks Mr. John Morton Mr. Vernon F. Muntz

Mr. Donald W. Stiner Mr. Hersel Studebaker

Class of 1951 Total Gifts $645.00 16.67% Participation

Mr. Harold E. Abbey Mr. Roy F. Caldon Mr. Bernis Davis Mr. Jesse Hill Mr. David Houck Mr. Albert Rust Mr. Robert E. Scribner Mr. Ralph Webber

Class of 1952 Total Gifts $554.00 16.00% Participation

Mr. John Deurwaarder Mr. Ronald R. Guyer Dr. Earl C. Hoffer Mr. Robert C. Potter

Class of 1953 Total Gifts $50.00 3.57% Participation Mr. Marvin Thomas

Class of 1954 Total Gifts $1,345.00 15.79% Participation

Mr. Howard A. Crosby Mr. Ramon Farley Mr. Arthur Frisbie Dr. John Hardison Mr. Dale E. Harstine Mr. Fred Holmes Mr. David Lee Mr. Glenn A. Stowell Mr. Gerald J. Tornga

Class of 1955 Total Gifts $2,160.00 10.94% Participation

Mr. C.C. Creach Mr. David C. Fogt Dr. Lee Hoffer Mr. Bob Hoffer Dr. Titus Payne M.D. Mr. Frank Ritchey LCdr. Ronald L. Wier

Class of 1956 Total Gifts $7,475.00 13.51% Participation

Mr. Paul K. Platts Sr. Mr. Robert M. Plott Dr. Ken Schreder Mr. William Thomason Mr. George Weakley

Class of 1957 Total Gifts $410.00 12.96% Participation

Mr. Ross H. Aubin Mr. Robert Burks Mr. Richard Hamby Jr. Mr. David M. Karnes Mr. William C. Slothower Mr. Albert M. Vogel Mr. Dale Wolgemuth

Class of 1958 Total Gifts $9,380.00 20.24% Participation

Mr. Bennett Mr. Don Cowles Mr. William Dinkins Jr. Mr. Lavern A. Eck Mr. Gordon Fenner Mr. Jacob C. Gingerich Jr. Mr. Arthur J. Howell Mr. Donald E. Hudgins Mr. Wilbur L. Johnson Mr. Robert A. Jones Mr. Frank Krasnickas Mr. Charles E. Lucas Mr. John B. Moore Jr. Mr. Larry E. Neely Mr. Duane Rhodes Mr. Allyn D. Smith Mr. Ted M. Wilkinson

Class of 1959 Total Gifts $3,271.00 24.14% Participation

Mr. Preston Bond Mr. Jesse H. Brown Jr. Mr. Laverne D. Buller Mr. Lanny R. Clark Mr. Norman G. Gaut Mr. Thomas Hunt Mr. Lyle K. Johnson Mr. Ralph R. Jones Sr. Mr. William Kielhorn Dr. Edward L. Nichols Sr. Mr. Frank Phillips Mr. Thomas M. Sochor Mr. Stanley Steigerwalt Mr. James M. Tucker

Class of 1960 Total Gifts $1,672.00 17.44% Participation

Mr. William A. Fentum Mr. Carl Grace Mr. Marvin Hays Mr. Charles S. Kline Mr. Gary Lisman Mr. Roderick B. MacAskill Mr. Allan Nilson Mr. Larry S. Page Mr. Blair W. Paul Mr. Dale W. Peterson Mr. Harvey J. Pippen Mr. Stephen Shoff Mr. Linford Smith Mr. Melvin D. Wick Mr. Norman F. Yearick

Class of 1961 Total Gifts $2,685.00 14.29% Participation

Mr. Robert A. Baker Sr. Mr. James A. Brock Mr. Paul Crump Jr. Mr. DeWayne Everitt Mr. Oren S. Files Mr. E. L. Henderson Mr. Harold L. McElwee Mr. James F. Roads Dr. Norman M. Shick Mr. David Sutter Mr. Harold S. Tice

Class of 1962 Total Gifts $1,629.00 12.16% Participation

Mr. Stanley Freeman


Mr. Oakes N. Gernert Mr. Billy Harwell Mr. David Hentschel Mr. Verlton D. Kunze Mr. Robert M. Myers Dr. F. Stan Settles Jr. Mr. Paul G. Stokholm Mr. William Young

Class of 1963 Total Gifts $2,680.00 16.85% Participation

Mr. William E. Baskett Mr. James F. Eckman Mr. Jeter Farlow Mrs. Jane E. Feinstein Mr. Don R. Froehner Mr. Carroll Handly Mr. Kenneth Henry Mr. Herbert H. Kressler Jr. Mr. Robert Moyer Mr. Gary L. Nelson Mr. Larry B. Smith Mr. Lloyd Smith Mr. John R. Stigleman Mr. John Vigna Mr. Jerry Wolf

Class of 1964 Total Gifts $45,385.00 17.65% Participation

Mr. Nelson Bates Mr. Max Bolin Mr. William R. Brooks Mr. Daniel Buist Mr. Aaron Hoffman Mr. Merton E. Knightly Mr. David P. Mosher Sr. Mr. Norman K. Record Mr. David Renner Mr. Charles Roberts Mr. James D. Rosser Mr. David Scheevel Mr. David Snyder Mr. John Solheim Mr. David Van Sant

Class of 1965 Total Gifts $4,282.00 15.00% Participation

Mr. George J. Apgar Jr. Mr. John F. Bradshaw Mr. Carl C. Cyphers Mr. Richard Dickman Mr. Wayne Hansen Mr. Kennon G. Hess Mr. William Hyslop Mr. Dennis Lockard Mr. Walter J. Nekoroski Jr. Mr. Charles E. Purdom Mr. Victor C. Rice Mr. David S. Rowe Mr. Eugene F. Shields Mr. David R. Snow Mr. Richard Ward

Class of 1966 Total Gifts $66,460.00 16.87% Participation Mr. David Brandt Mr. Mike F. Bullock Mr. Glenn A. Holman Mr. Paul L. Kelsey Mrs. Ann E. Kelsey Mrs. Sheila Martin Mr. L. V. McGuire Mr. Ron G. Robinson Mrs. Judy Ruiz

Mr. Philip Schwartz Mr. Verlan Snodgrass Mr. Arthur Warren Mr. Ted Wessman Mr. Kent Wilson

Mr. Thomas G. Schrag Mr. Stanley M. Simmons Mr. Julian L. Stohler Mr. Robert W. Walker Mr. William D. Wright

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Class of 1970

Mr. Felton R. Bollinger Mr. Thomas E. Brink Mr. John H. Cessna Mr. John R. Davis Mr. Dennis M. Eben Mr. William G. Ellis Mr. Stanley Erickson Mr. Leroy D. Fast Mr. Bob J. Herndon Mr. Samuel W. High IV Mr. Stephen G. Holm Mr. James P. Hudgin Mr. Warren J. Hudson Mr. Ronald Jantzen Miss Lois E. Knouse Ms. Miriam R. Lancaster Mr. Pramod Ravade Mrs. Roberta Rice Mr. Barry L. Richard Mr. Walter Shank Rev. Thomas P. Shorb Mr. Evan R. Smith Mr. Ronald E. Wilburn Mr. Ray Wilsdorf Mrs. Donna K. Yungbluth

Mr. Richard D. Baney Mr. Larry J. Buller Mr. Darrel Dick Mr. James K. Edwards Mr. Mark B. Gamble Mr. Haven J. Hood Mr. John R. Hoving Mr. Paul G. Howard Mr. Jerome P. Kraus Mr. Steven E. Martin Mr. Joseph Nowiczewski Mr. Ronald P. Pacitti Mr. Jerry G. Stanton Mr. Pete Sweeny

Total Gifts $5,634.00 20.00% Participation

Class of 1968 Total Gifts $11,668.36 10.34% Participation

Mr. Terry L. Anderson Mr. Harry G. Barrett Mr. Ronald Courson Mrs. Deborah Irving Mr. Kenny Rice Mr. John M. Smith Mr. Charles M. Snow Mr. David E. Stine Mr. Daniel V. Theobald Mr. Rogers R. Walker Rev. Larry P. Weiss Mr. Daniel Work

Class of 1969 Total Gifts $4,741.00 19.74% Participation

Mr. Larry R. Bailey Mr. David A. Beckmann Mr. Donald W. Biggs Jr. Mr. Edward L. Claypool Mr. Todd C. Davis Mr. Theodore Dillard Jr. Mr. James E. Dingmon Mrs. Judith K. Dingmon Mr. Eugene T. Dorneman Mr. Joseph E. Fallo Mr. Richard E. Finley Mr. Michael Garrett Dr. Michael W. Givens Mr. Robin E. Guyer Mr. Dale R. Hill Mr. Samuel Hollinger Mr. Kenneth A. Holloway Sr. Mr. Daniel S. Irving Mr. David E. Irving Mr. Edwin Kissinger Mrs. Holly I. Moore Mr. David T. Reed Mr. David K. Reinbold Mr. Dell R. Ridley Mr. David R. Riniker

Total Gifts $23,711.72 11.02% Participation

Class of 1971 Total Gifts $97,567.00 14.09% Participation

Mr. Paul Abbott Mr. William R. Anderson Mrs. Nanette Anderson Mrs. Carolann M. Crawford Mr. Daniel G. Eaby Mrs. Joan Fratzke Mr. Thomas D. Hartberg Mr. Richard Hilgeman Mr. Robert E. Hopkins Mr. Michael L. Jackson Mr. Robert D. Jasper Mr. Hillis O. Kauffman Mr. Duane L. Martinsen Mr. David R. Matthews Mr. Randall W. Matthewson Mr. David O. Moore Mr. Timothy J. Morscheck Mr. Dean C. Phillips Mr. Phillip I. Temple Sr. Mrs. Joyce Temple Mr. Edward M. Whalen

Class of 1972 Total Gifts $5,170.00 11.18% Participation

Mr. Vance R. Ayres Mr. Samuel Bullers Mr. Eddie Chow Mr. Gregory L. Christensen Mr. Shelton Davis Mr. Michael J. Fratzke Mr. Ronald A. Johnston Mr. David J. Magnuson Mr. Frank P. Marshall Mr. Kenneth L. Moore Mrs. Cherry Moore Mr. Wayne R. Salsman Mr. Gary Scheffel Mr. Gerald A. Schultz Mr. John Schwope Mr. Donald L. Smith Mr. Johnny M. Williams

Class of 1973 Total Gifts $1,340.00 12.21% Participation

Mr. Norman K. Anders Mr. Douglas A. Arthofer Mrs. Leona Ayres Mr. Kenneth M. Bailey Mrs. Lynda Bradford

Mr. Dan L. Davidson Mr. Guy Gillespie Mr. Paul Gordey Mr. Walter W. Henry, PE Mr. John Hunker Jr. Mrs. Marsha Johnson Mr. Reginald F. Lunt Rev. Jim Panter Mr. Dennis Pauls Mr. Richard E. Shondelmyer Mr. Rodney Tauck

Class of 1974 Total Gifts $27,160.00 11.62% Participation

Mrs. Beth M. Bjorkman Mr. Gary Burgess Mr. Lawrence B. Campbell Dr. Philip S. Clifford Mr. Brad J. Dukek Mr. Jerry W. Fritsch Mr. P. Freddie Hager Mr. Kenneth W. Hall Mr. LeRoy D. Hammond Mr. Norman Hawes Mr. Donald L. Kreider Mr. Dale A. McCombs Mr. David F. Nickell Jr. Mr. James R. Nolt Jr. Mr. Michael B. Palm Mr. Dan Pettman Mr. Jeffrey Rowland Mr. Jerry Ruggles Mr. Thomas N. Silvey Mr. Royce B. Thiessen Mrs. Sharon Thompson Mr. Knute Watne Mr. Jerry Zabel

Class of 1975 Total Gifts $21,731.00 14.93% Participation

Mr. Lauren G. Bitikofer Mr. Roy Bogert Mr. Philip A. Britton Mrs. Vickie Burkins Mr. David B. Chamberlin Mrs. Sharon Delong Mr. James Dumas Mr. Darrel Eppler Mr. Edgar S. Eshleman Mr. Harry Fleming Jr. Mr. Kenneth D. Foreman Mr. Jerry L. Foulk Mrs. Freda Goerner Mr. Greig Haggart Mr. James D. Holbrook Mr. Calvin Knapp Mr. Robert Lachmiller Dr. Timothy R. Lindstrom Mr. Lawrence McBryar Mr. John McKenzie Mr. Jack L. Niethamer Mr. Edward Rohrer Mr. Fred Shay Sr. Mrs. Patsy Shay Mr. Bradley L. Sink Mr. Gregory J. Smith Mr. James Snow Jr. Mr. Merle Stoltzfus Mr. Stephen Turner Mr. William A. Wulff

Class of 1976 Total Gifts $9,701.00 16.43% Participation

Mr. Jack L. Adams Jr. Mrs. Karen Adkins Mr. William D. Autery

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Mr. Louis H. Beeler Mr. Lowell Berentsen Mr. Kenneth P. Farrar Mr. Paul T. Graybill Mr. Brent Hoff Mr. John M. Homan Mr. Roger Kieffer Mr. Philip Lacy Mrs. Candice K. Lindstrom Mr. James R. MacKay Mr. Philip R. Martin III Mrs. Nancy L. Mendez Mrs. Carol Morgan Mr. Daniel J. Newquist Mrs. Kris Reints Mr. Jeff L. Shaver Mrs. Elsa L. Shaver Mr. Jay Shearer Mr. James M. Tolson Mr. Stanley L. Watne

Class of 1977 Total Gifts $6,069.00 15.79% Participation

Mr. Joel Blosser Mr. Andrew J. Briggs Mr. Jonathan Bromley Mr. Randall W. Brown Mr. Barry K. Brown Mr. Richard W. Carlson Mr. E. Bernie Hayes Mr. Philip W. Ingram Mr. Keith W. Leonhardt Mr. Charles E. Lucas Jr. Mrs. Julie MacKay Mr. Philip D. Olson Mr. Kenneth R. Petersen Mr. Michael A. Ringler Mrs. Joyce Roden Mr. David W. Safstrom Mr. Carl A. Stutsman Mr. Steven R. Thompson Mr. Jerome Townsend Mr. David Wankmuller Mr. George P. Zitzmann III

Class of 1978 Total Gifts $36,720.50 17.86% Participation

Mr. Van A. Abel Mr. Bernard Banzhaf Mrs. Sandra Beeler Mr. Bryan E. Benson Mr. Ken C. Burkins Mr. Mike L. Capp Mr. Jerry L. Cassel Mr. Steve Classen Mr. Melvin Flowers Mr. Daryl A. Hoffman Mr. Larry T. Huntley Mr. Kevin D. Jackson Mr. Alan J. Koch Mr. Calvin Kooy Mr. Norman Kopesky II Mr. Arthur E. Kruppenbacher Mr. Nathan J. Meyer Dr. Duane K. Miller Mr. William S. Morgan Mrs. Sharon Newman Mr. Noel Passan Mr. Richard H. Petrie Mr. Matt D. Poelman Mr. Rick Reisman Mr. Sidney Roberts Mr. Cary Roth Mr. Nathanael Saint Mrs. Deborah Saint Mr. Andrew Seiler Mr. P. B. Shaw Sr. Mr. Douglas C. Shumate Mr. Vern R. Swanson

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Mr. Rodger Wesner Mr. Howard Wilson Mr. Philip M. Yorgey

Class of 1979 Total Gifts $26,945.86 16.67% Participation

Mr. David E. Adler Mr. Ronald C. Bassous Mr. Douglas Bergen Mrs. Sylvia K. Biggs Mr. Jay A. Childs Mr. Theodore T. Collins II Mr. Israel Cordero Mr. Jose Cosa Mrs. Sheree Cosa Rev. Daniel R. Duda Mr. Timothy M. Eppinger Mr. William W. Ewin III Mr. Russell M. Frank Mrs. Catherine Frank Ms. Caroline L. Geer Mr. Timothy U. Gingrich Mr. Randall L. Hartman Jr. Mrs. Lorna Helbing Mr. John D. Herrmann Mr. Jeffrey R. Hull Mr. Daniel W. Iverson Ms. Anne M. Kaneshiro Mr. Ben Karcesky Mr. Timothy R. Moon Mr. Vern Schmidt Mr. J. Larry Sickler Mr. James E. Strickler Mr. Billy Sullenger Mr. Lee F. Tidball Mr. Timothy N. Tokatloglou Mrs. Denise E. White Mr. Lee E. Williams Jr. Mr. Edward Wisser Mr. Paul E. Young

Class of 1980 Total Gifts $14,537.18 9.64% Participation

Mr. Glenn A. Butts Mr. Ted D. Chick Mr. Dave Cottrill Mr. Kenneth Currier Mr. Mark S. Dingeldein Mrs. Rebecca J. Dingeldein Mr. Raymond E. Farrar Mr. Gary R. Holeman Mrs. Karen G. Johnson Mr. John M. Johnston III Mr. Joel D. Kalmen Mr. David Luckert Mr. Patrick J. Miesuk Mr. Gilbert J. Page Mr. Kory O. Pehl Mr. Michael J. Rice Mr. Fred L. Ritchey Jr. Mrs. Deb L. Robey Mr. Steven C. Ross Mr. Mark A. Shelly Mr. James J. Smith Mr. Dale A. Tempco Mr. Timothy A. Walker Mr. Paul G. Wittenbach

Class of 1981 Total Gifts $17,375.51 13.45% Participation

Mr. Donald L. Beiler Mr. Rick H. Bicknell Mrs. Susan E. Bradley Mr. James C. Burns Mrs. Judy Cottrill Mr. Dan W. Dudeck Mrs. Karen Dudeck

Mr. William L. Garfield Jr. Mr. David L. Gerber Mr. Stephen E. Gooch Mr. Mark D. Hanna Ph.D. Mr. Jon E. Hansen Miss Valerie J. Hooper Mr. Walter Ivey Mr. Craig D. Janke Dr. Amiel G. Jarstfer Mr. Rick Jenkins Mr. Dan P. Kay Mr. John E. Kinard Mrs. Lauren Liggett Mr. Kyle A. Lundberg Mr. Timothy P. Munsterman Mr. Steven J. Obenour Mr. Al Preston Mr. Douglas P. Redman Major Joel T. Stade Mr. Matthew H. Strong Dr. Scott L. West Mr. David C. Williams Ms. Cayla C. Wolbert

Class of 1982 Total Gifts $16,870.00 17.14% Participation

Mr. Philip Anderson Mr. Thomas E. Anderson Mr. Randy J. Berger Mr. Walter Bowles Jr. Mr. Paul Broda Mrs. Margaret P. Broda Mr. Walter G. Burklin Mrs. Linda M. Burklin Mr. Scott Caley Mr. Richard P. Costner Mrs. Brenda Diffenderfer Mr. John P. Eleutheriou Mr. John M. Holmes Mr. Harold F. Hubler Mr. Brent L. Johnson Mr. Mark Lehmann Mr. John A. Levander Jr. Mr. Philip V. Liddle Mr. Mark D. McDowell Mr. Duane B. Nixon Mr. Mark A. Rice Mrs. Lydia R. Rountree Mr. Paul K. Schufeldt Mr. Jay H. Slagle Mr. Kevin Stoltzfus Mr. Gregg R. Sweeten Mr. Gary R. Sweeten Mr. Ted A. Timmons Mr. Keith F. Trosen Mr. Mark F. Williams

Class of 1983 Total Gifts $9,087.00 14.53% Participation

Mr. Larry D. Augsburger Mr. Tim Bauder Mrs. BJ Beacham Mr. Martin J. Block Mrs. Mary J. Block Mr. Jon Carruth Mrs. Shanna Carruth Mr. Bruce Cole Mr. Daniel D. Donley Mr. Darwin P. Kauffman Mr. Robert W. Larsen Mr. Jesse R. Low Mr. Stephen McDonald Mr. Paul Newman Mr. David O’Connor Mr. Roger D. Patrick Mr. Stephen Robinette Mr. Omar R. Rodrigues Mr. Robert R. Schuit Mr. Jeffrey A. Shaub

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Mr. Trent L. Sommers Mr. Chris R. Spengler Mr. Wayne Steege Mr. Bob E. Sturm Mrs. Nancy Walter

Class of 1984 Total Gifts $8,509.18 11.76% Participation

Mr. Jeffrey D. Aiken Mrs. Deborah S. Aiken Mr. Andrew Bartel Mr. William Baumner IV Mr. David S. Brown Mr. Barney Burks Jr. Mr. Ken Carr Ms. Terry L. Cassis Mr. Damon M. Cole Mr. Robert A. Dunn Mr. Tom E. Ehresman Mr. Bruce V. Elge Mr. Rodney Fellenbaum Mr. Walter E. Gartner Mr. Bruce W. Havenga Mr. David Hoeks Mr. John H. Irelan Mr. Kevin L. Johanson Dr. Don W. Korenczuk Ph.D. Mr. Philip P. Kuitems Mr. Barry Mansfield Mr. Todd McLallen Mr. James A. Melton Mr. Daniel R. Near Mr. Matthew Neinas Mrs. Sylvia Ramaly Mr. Mark Rice Mr. Robert G. Rountree Dr. Daniel M. Schmidt Mr. David W. Zoutendam

Class of 1985 Total Gifts $13,920.08 8.65% Participation

Mr. Peter J. Bradley Mr. Dale J. Burns Mr. Corey N. Colestock Mr. Steven Erickson Ms. Delinda S. Hall Mrs. Mary Hoffman Mr. James Lozier Mr. Allen G. McPherson Mr. Stuart R. Ogden Mr. Charles G. Pinkerton Mr. Kenneth A. Stone Mr. Brian S. Taylor Mr. Dick Travis Mrs. Lori Travis Mr. Dean Waskowiak Mr. Victor R. Willis

Class of 1986 Total Gifts $4,965.00 13.83% Participation

Mr. Jim Brake Mr. Thomas M. Coe Mr. Bill R. Fosbenner Mr. Robert Fricke Mr. Kenneth Hanna Mr. Andrew R. Hawker Mr. Carey R. Holmquist Mrs. Linda M. Hoover Mr. David A. Jones Mr. David P. Kimball Mr. Kevin Liber Mr. Jim Motley Mr. Scott Mulligan Mr. Cy A. Oatridge Mr. Dan Palmer Mrs. Cheryl Plitt

Mr. David E. Puttbach Mr. Troy Ritchie Mr. Bruce W. Schiek Mr. Timothy M. Schroeder Mrs. Lorraine Senseney Mr. Scott D. Stallard Mr. Eduardo Vaflor Mr. Marc West Mr. Neal Willford Mr. Thomas J. Wirth

Class of 1987 Total Gifts $14,620.97 11.22% Participation

Mr. Paul D. Aubrey Mr. Matthew J. Baldwin Mr. Jeffrey J. Baumann Mrs. Maryne Bentley Mr. Daniel J. Black Mr. Carl E. Buczala Mrs. Sheila D. Butts Mr. Wesley P. Clark Mr. Steve Class Ms. Kimberly K. Engelke Mr. Bradley J. Johnson Mr. Daniel C. Lam Mr. Timothy M. Nelson Mrs. Roberta K. Nixon Mr. John M. Pardue Mr. Gregory S. Pike Mr. Marc H. Rauser Mr. Todd L. Roebke Mr. James D. Tupponce Mr. William E. Worman Jr. Mr. Terry A. Zeitlow Mrs. Jill Zeitlow

Class of 1988 Total Gifts $7,667.00 8.33% Participation

Mr. Eric N. Christopher Mr. Patrick H. Deane Mr. Walter R. Hiegel Mr. Matthew H. Ide Mr. Gordon J. Johnson Mr. Ralph E. Kaufman Mr. David J. Mueller Mr. Dean B. Nixon Mr. Kenneth D. Parfitt Mr. Jeffrey T. Pearson Mrs. Dawn L. Pearson Dr. Mark D. Roth M.D. Mr. Carl J. Schwartz Jr. Mrs. Elisua L. Tupponce Mr. Frank Valenza Mr. Thomas C. Waller IV

Class of 1989 Total Gifts $138,775.00 12.68% Participation

Mr. John T. Andersen Mr. Kevin R. Berk Mrs. Melanie Bertsche Mr. Patrick A. Bertsche Mr. Ronald R. Bouchard Mr. Robert W. Bruner Mr. Andrew H. Curtis Mr. Philip J. Devries Mr. George E. Dunham Mr. Bryan K. Edwards Mr. Richard L. Foster Mr. Arlin K. Hobbie Mr. Brian V. McIntyre Mr. Steven E. Olsen Mr. Scott A. Patterson Mrs. Wendy S. Paver Mr. Douglas J. Roads Mr. Stanley E. Young

Class of 1990 Total Gifts $7,100.00 10.42% Participation

Mr. David H. Balsan Mr. Richard B. Bringhurst Mrs. Jami L. Crider Mr. Kenneth W. Daniels Jr. Mr. Steven A. Dudden Mrs. Ginger A. Graber Miss Kristin K. Jacobson Dr. Michael T. Johnson Mrs. Patricia A. Johnson Mr. Bob A. Lorenz Jr. Mr. Jeffrey T. Plitt Mr. Patrick A. Renalds Mr. Jeffrey C. Short Mr. Rod K. Spade Mr. Dean E. Thomas

Class of 1991 Total Gifts $2,265.00 7.56% Participation

Mrs. Starr M. Anderson Mr. Marlin R. Brubaker Mr. Matthew R. Bulthuis Mr. Scott C. Gardiner Mr. David V. Harvey III Mr. Joseph K. Henkel Mr. Stephen W. Howard Mr. Daniel L. Landers Mr. Daniel R. Landis Mr. Leon Maganza Jr. Mrs. Patricia L. Noble Mrs. Lynette F. Olson Mr. Christopher D. Pratt Mr. Norman C. Reese Mr. Jon G. Robertson Mr. Kevin J. Roundhill Mr. James P. Schmid Mr. Stanton D. Spaulding

Class of 1992 Total Gifts $7,649.00 5.73% Participation

Mr. Harry G. Barrett Jr. Mr. Bill Bederaux-Cayne Mr. Adrian Bonilla Mr. Bruce A. Chase Mr. Charles E. Cox Mr. Anton E. Coy Jr. Mrs. Karyn A. Davies Mr. Lealand D. Dean Jr. Mr. Mark H. Devos Mr. Daniel J. Harding Mrs. Kathryn Hirsch Mr. Craig G. Hummel Mr. Perry R. Mahaffy Mr. Clifton E. Marks Mr. Christopher L. Maurer Mr. Steve L. Meckstroth Mr. Shane H. Patterson Mr. James A. Pete Mr. Nathan A. Roden Ms. Ronona L. Sellars Mr. Ronald B. Symonette Miss Michelle Vann Mr. Adam K. White Mrs. Angela Williams Mr. Scott Winne Mr. Andrew D. Yoder Mr. Roy S. Zeitlow

Class of 1993 Total Gifts $10,567.00 5.15% Participation

Mr. Kenneth V. Bechtold Mr. Rydell D. Bontrager Mr. Dennis W. Bulgrien


Mr. Titus Crabb Mr. Michael R. Davis Mr. Timothy M. Epp Ms. Karen K. Gassett Mr. Jonathon N. Hirsch Mr. Daniel P. Johnson Capt. Kenneth B. Kelm Mr. Dave Libby Mr. Jeffrey I. Linstra Mr. Jason L. Martinelli Mr. Robert N. McFarland Mr. Michael J. McNichols Mr. Kevin L. Mills Mr. Spencer D. Nelson Dr. Ann M. Olson Dr. Jeff R. Piepmeier Dr. Jenelle L. Piepmeier Dr. Tina W. Potter Mr. Paul S. Potter Mr. Tim J. Roszhart Mr. Jason C. Stell Mr. Gary L. Wells Mr. Philip M. Winters Mr. F. W. Wolcken

Class of 1994 Total Gifts $17,370.50 2.04% Participation

Mr. Abelardo A. Alaniz Mr. Leonard V. Bates Mrs. Marion Benson Mr. Seth Buttner Mr. Joseph P. Gagliano Mr. Sam Goforth Mr. Jeff D. Johnson Mr. David M. Mills Mr. Slade R. Rinehart Mrs. Beth A. Ruwe

Class of 1995 Total Gifts $8,441.00 3.55% Participation

Mr. John W. Blatchley Mr. Rodney B. Colvin Mr. Joseph G. Farmer Mr. Edward D. Gordon Jr. Mr. Robert E. Grant Mrs. Erica S. Horst Mr. Keith A. Horst Mr. Dirk E. Hostetler Mrs. Stephanie B. Jackson Mr. Chris Lanier Mr. Daniel E. Marlowe Mr. Bernard Martinez Jr. Mr. Michael R. Matzdorff Mr. John H. McKeefer III Mr. Steven P. Norris Mr. John L. Osmus Mrs. Susan Poorman-Blackie Mr. Gary M. Potts Mr. Stephen C. Pries Mr. Jon Rupert Mr. Aaron D. Rupp Mr. Matthew N. Ruwe Mrs. Lee A. Shaw Mr. Matthew A. Smith Mr. Ronald J. Wind Mr. Robert Winsor Mr. Nathan J. Woskie

Class of 1996 Total Gifts $3,866.00 3.68% Participation

Mr. Tony D. Benningfield Mr. Jason E. Borsheim Mr. Jonathan D. Caruvana Mrs. Sylvia J. Caruvana Mrs. Lisa L. A. Decker Mrs. Sheryl A. Evans Mr. Kevin L. Foxx Mr. Jonathan N. Gardner

Mr. Jason R. Gardner Mr. Lynn Gibson Mr. Andrew R. Groves Mrs. Elaine D. Heasley Mr. Seth M. Heasley Mrs. Jamie M. Hess Mr. Michael G. Iverson Mr. Aaron L. Knaub Mr. Robert F. Lund Mr. Rowland F. Marshall III Mr. Eric P. Metzger Mr. Ricardo J. Montenegro Jr. Mr. Gabriel C. Morrow Mr. Mark E. Navratil Mr. Ricky A. Price Mr. Tapuwa Tavaziva Mr. Carlon R. Voran Mr. Charles B. West Mr. Nathan J. White Mr. Stephen R. Woodbury

Class of 1997 Total Gifts $7,081.00 3.89% Participation

Mr. Jeff A. Billo Mrs. Cara-Lee Billo Mrs. Heather E. Burrows Dan M. Davisson Ms. Sanna S. Eddie Mrs. Megan E. Ettinger Mrs. Jennifer S. Floyd Mr. Mark W. Gruette Ms. Katherine Hale Mr. Gerald D. Hess Mr. Michael W. Hoye Mr. David Kirkwood Jr. Mr. Barry T. Knighton Linda F. Kowar Mrs. Sarah M. Kranz Miss Marta Montenegro Mrs. Jennifer E. Nelson Mr. David L. Nelson Mr. Nathaniel D. Rindal Mr. Reginald A. Shaw II Mrs. Laurie A. Spivey Tracy L. Strickland Mr. Jeffrey L. Thielman Mrs. Michelle Valenza Mr. Owen J. Watkins Linda M. White

Class of 1998 Total Gifts $3,476.00 2.70% Participation

Mr. Stephen P. Bridgens Mrs. Heather A. Campbell Mrs. Megan R. Cooper Mrs. Floy W. Evans Miss Carrie A. Fitchett Mr. Allen Girndt Mr. Paul Glosch Mr. Karl W. Gross Mrs. Rebecca H. Hubbs Mr. Andrew P. Kalitka Mrs. Minnette D. Langley Mr. Aaron S. Lorson Mrs. Angela F. Morrow Mr. Marshall K. Mullinax Mr. Seth J. Norton Mrs. Nicole E. O’Meara Mr. Jerry R. Sumrall Mr. Ronald E. Swasta Mr. Matthew W. Sweet Mr. Steven C. Thomas Mr. Jonathan L. Walton

Class of 1999 Total Gifts $11,099.77 4.03% Participation

Mr. Peter P. Baba Mrs. Dianne H. Benton

Mr. Aaron C. Bequette Mr. Gordon J. Bullivant Mr. Marvin R. Clede Mr. Vance L. Dunahoe Mr. Jeffrey P. Edmunds Mr. Christopher W. Fontaine Mr. Jason A. Fowler Mrs. Allison Gardner Mr. Joseph A. Hampton Miss Jodi M. Hawthorne Mr. Christopher J. Hubbs Mr. David T. Huber Mr. Brian L. Hurd Mr. Cornelius King Mr. John W. LaFreniere Mr. Allen W. Miller Mr. Matthew J. Nelson Mrs. Shiloh R. Norton Mr. Eric D. Peterson Ms. Kathryn R. Skelton Mrs. Jeanette M. Sweet Ms. Joanne B. Thomas Ms. Melanie K. West Mr. Stephen D. Westover Mrs. Trisha Woodbury Mr. Dustin L. Yoder

Class of 2000 Total Gifts $1,295.00 1.87% Participation

Ms. Ashley L. Blakely Mrs. Veronica Cliffe Mrs. Rhonda R. Davis Mr. Ben J. Dieter Mr. Jonathan T. Freeman Mr. Stephen E. Gibson Mr. Paul K. Hildebrandt Ms. Donna K. Humphrey Mrs. Stacey D. Littlefield Ms. Jessica D. Morley Mrs. Joy W. Reed Mr. Douglas S. Ring Mr. J. R. Robertson Jr. Terry L. Slattery Mrs. Kassia St. Peter

Class of 2001 Total Gifts $3,679.08 3.11% Participation

Ms. Elisabeth A. Archibald Mr. Jesse H. Atwood Mr. Kenneth A. Branch Ms. Rebecca D. Christy Mr. Douglas N. Croffitt Mr. Philip D. Dean Mr. Nathan J. Geib Mr. Stephen L. Gillilan Mr. Trevor D. Hardy Mrs. Sherrill E. Hash Mr. Joshua M. Johnston Ms. Megan R. Jones Mr. Randolph W. Knop Mr. Darren C. Lewis Mr. Garry A. Morehead Ms. Katie N. Morman Dr. Matthew K. Olson Mr. Lon H. Osborn Mrs. Rosalind K. Randle Mr. Jake B. Range Mrs. Gail Ritchey Mr. Michael W. Schmitt

Class of 2002 Total Gifts $3,873.00 2.00% Participation Ms. Linda F. Carper Mr. Aaron J. Davis Mrs. Laura M. Davis Mr. Andy Dettmer Mr. David Jones

Mrs. Abigail J. Jones Mr. Juan M. Lopez Mr. Jonathan D. Markley Mr. Kenneth W. Martens Mr. Dale J. Morrow Mrs. Katrina M. Olson Mr. James D. Parker Mr. Jerrett A. Roy Mr. James P. Scheffel Mr. Philip L. Steers IV Mr. Darius B. Teichroew

Class of 2003 Total Gifts $4,363.35 2.47% Participation

Ms. Aileen E. Bah Ms. Tiffany C. Barnes Mrs. Doris V. Brooks Mr. Ryan Brown Mr. Daniel V. Buller Ms. Wanda L. Carr Mr. Timothy P. Clark Ms. Sheila D. Collins Mrs. Deborah K. Douthit Mrs. Roxanne Hutson Mr. Jimmy E. Lovelace Mr. Donald R. Macky Mr. John P. Mellon Mrs. Kari M. Mellon Mr. Roy G. Rasco Mr. Benjamin Schouten Mr. Andrew R. Steiger Mr. Tim Vaughn Mr. Russell Williams Mr. Anthony D. Zappasodi

Class of 2004 Total Gifts $9,011.72 2.55% Participation

Mr. Timothy J. Armentor Mr. Sterling E. Blackmon Mr. John D. Brammer Mrs. Sharon A. Coppinger Mr. Gary A. Day Mr. Jonathan A. Dylhoff Mrs. Linda C. Fitzgerald Mr. Kirby W. Fitzgerald Mrs. Mary Hughey Mrs. Laura J. Laster Mr. Jesse T. Laster Mrs. Laurie R. Montesinos Mr. Melvin K. Morgan Mr. Kazuto Ohtsuba Mr. Dezi J. Rios Mr. Lee Sarver Mrs. Kathryn B. Shanley-Nelson Mr. Curtis J. Stanfield Mr. Christopher A. Taylor Mr. Justin G. White Ms. Dorothy M. Winkle

Class of 2005 Total Gifts $4,721.36 6.77% Participation

Ms. Tamara E. Adams Mr. Jeremy J. Anderson Mr. Stuart D. Asp Mr. Matthew H. Cadman Mr. Byron K. Carter Mrs. Elizabeth A. Childress Mr. Ethan A. Cooper Ms. Brenda A. Day Mrs. Kim E. Devine-Mims Ms. Heidi A. Durant Ms. Dawn M. Giesen Mr. Brandon E. Gooding Mr. Nicholas J. Helsper Mr. and Mrs. Titus W. Hope Mrs. Casie L. Hope Ms.Shelia K. Jennings Ms. Brianne L. Johnson

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Mr. Roger P. Jones Jr. Ms. Nancy M. Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Daniel N. Leatherwood Mr. Tze W. Ma Mrs. Casandra Massey Ms. Kimberly A. McDaniel Ms. Kristine A. McKinnis Mrs. Rebecca A. Minelga Mr. Eric Minelga Mr. Michael Montesinos Mrs. Nola K. Plumb Ms. Karla Proctor Mrs. Sylvia M. Rader Ms. Doris E. Ramaly Mr. Alberto J. Sayago Mr. Rounell Simon Mrs. JoAnna E. Stewart Mr. David V. Stotera Mrs. Kelli H. Strother Mr. Jonathan M. Tack Mrs. Deborah E. Toledo Mr. James R. Townsend Ms. Petronilla O. Udumaeze Mr. William C. Watson Mrs. Kathleen M. Zappasodi

Class of 2006 Total Gifts $619.15 16.41% Participation

Mr. Jimmy D. Adkins Ms. Cassandra K. Angle Mr. Russell L. Barham Mrs. Gwendolyn Bedford-James Mr. Joey Bernard Ms. Teresa R. Bower Mr. Jason L. Bucher Ms. Bertalicia Caceres-Garcia Mr. Ronald A. Campbell Ms. Linda Chaffee Mr. David J. Chalker Ms. Jacquelyn Dalcour Ms. Amy E. Davis Ms. Celeste Dennis Mrs. Alma D. Elahee Ms. Kristina R. Erickson Mr. Derek A. Fitchett Mr. Michael A. Garza Ms. Candace A. Givens Ms. Emille Glenn Mr. Thurmeliues D. Glover Mrs. Angel G. Green Ms. Kirsten A. Grimm Ms. Reanna C. Hamel Mrs. Michele Hennessy Mr. Ray G. Huey Mrs. Jennifer M. Humphreys Ms. Abby G. Jones Ms. Andrea N. Knickerbocker Mr. David S. Livingston Mr. Danny D. McCandless Mrs. Kena R. McClenny Mr. David J. McDairmant Mr. Jeffrey McGee Ms. Jinay E. Mills Mr. David J. Moore Mr. Sidney M. Moore Mr. Zachary D. Osterloo Ms. Cathy A. Parks-Lewis Mr. Nathan W. Pegors Mr. Rodney J. Pena Ms. Britney L. Prince Mr. Gene R. Reynolds Mr. Justin W. Skaggs Mrs. Robin G. Snoek Mr. Erik A. Sparks Mr. Robert J. Surprenant Mrs. LeaAngela Y. Taylor Mr. Kurt H. Thomas Ms. Shannon J. Toews Mrs. Kymberlea N. VanBrocklin Ms. Brenda Weatherall Mr. Douglas L. White Ms. Jeanette P. Wilson

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In Memory and Honor In Memory of Steve Beacham Timothy & Susan Schroeder Bonnie Bell Thomas C. Merritt & Family Ruby Broome Mike & Teresa Merritt Brady Brooks Thomas C. Merritt & Family Frank Camp Thomas C. Merritt & Family Guy Camp Thomas C. Merritt & Family Glenn Canfield, Jr. Thomas C. Merritt & Family Hunter Cippele Byron Roach Dorothy Estes David Wayne Zoutendam C. S. Hinton Willie, Scott & Pam Surles Charles Kemp Russell Frederick Gene Powell David & Gayle Kirkland Mr. & Mrs. John Pope Ms. Sharon Denton-Austin Bank Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Bullard John Blackburn Cap and Sandra Field Chris & Paige Malone Mary, Byron, John & Scott Darby Thomas Hunt Fletcher, Bobby G. Julie Kilfoyle Don R. Parks Jack Skelton Sandra L. Spann Lori Fort Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Sanders Larry D. Terry Mr. & Mrs. Clemis Bailey

Ms. Carol E. Dorough Mr. & Mrs. Jr. R. Eckstadt Mr. & Mrs. Ronald H. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Dan Ward Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Zumwalt Larry & Virginia Boswell Mary Nelle Smith Dr. & Mrs. Roco & Demi Desantis Mrs. Shirley Williams Gene A. & Joyce Boren American Apparel, Inc. David & Beverly Brabham Ronald & Carolyn Yarbrough James & Sally Hodo Irving Independent School District Gavan & Kathy Goss Terry Wells Williams Dean & Barbara Bullard Kay, Taylor, & Tommy D. Peterson Ashley Williams Margaret B. McCaughn Sherman & Sherman Orthondontics Ed & Nell Perkins Birdville ISD - Jacquelyn Vance Mr. & Mrs. Philip Smith Mr. & Mrs. Thurman Cagle Flo Green Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Green Kimberley Cagle Philip W. & Joan Porter Patti Mullen Joyce Thompson Pam Runnels Denise Jones Tracie Ratliff Missy McCormick Kaye Gumm Sandra Carter Allison Crane Billie Small Chantal Scott Cheryl Oberkircher Mark Schmidt Margaret Sanders Charles R. Williams Betty Grubbs Cindy Dubuis Mary May

Barb Creason Alliance United Methodist Church Austin Bank Dan & Laurie Giles Paul & Carolyn Chandler Robert & Betty Sterrett William B. Adams Robert & Gloria Burdick Lillian Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Bud Otis Zack Saint Frank & Ginny Mayo James & Gloria Jean Popp Michael Stine Patricia M. Collmann William C. Vache III James & Patricia Hutchinson Tricia Ann Weaver Michael & Donna Scanzaroli Gregory & Janice Vermeesch Dwayne & Jacqueline Mellott Phoebe McElhenny Bruce & Mary Heller Charles & Tristine Glass Brian & Cindy Lightner Ronald & Mary Jane Hoffman Curtis & Karin Hartenstine Richard & Joan Hornberger Melanie Musselman Jane Day Jere & Sara Brady Russell & Elizabeth Hendrickson Gary & Sharon Stoltzfus Lesslie Reed Joel & Miclele Peterson Marshal L. Dawson Curtis & Donna Conrad Kenneth & Mary Hettinger Rebecca J. Loughin Jill T. Weise Matthew & Becky Posh Leonard & Ruth Noble Wayne & Charmain Bearup Bradley & Tricia Hageman Mr. & Mrs. William Renninger Karen Yachera

Design Point Solutions Edgar & Marita Sullivan Delong’s Exxon, Inc. Philip & Margaret Yorgey Michael & Sharon Gillett Martha M. Reed Philip & Virginia Olson Dennis & Patricia Stoltzfus Douglas & Donna Mountz Lowell & Karen Brentsen Mary L. Forbes Frederic H. & Susan Rey David E. Stott Bill & Agnes Graff Thomas F. Stevenson Joseph & Deborah Anderson Francesca Censurato Robert E. Haut Peter A. Skielnik Tony & Betty Skielnik

Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Mullikin Logan & Eleanor Damewood

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Renee Hyatt Nancy Parker

Junior Young Mr. & Mrs. Bud Otis Josie Derrick Thomas C. Merritt & Family Nora Elder Thomas C. Merritt & Family Lee Roy Elkins Thomas C. Merritt & Family

Coleen Smith Merritt & Barbee Families

Joyce Ellis Sara Carr George & Gala Struck Emily Elwell Kathy Moore Gayler R. Hardin

Frank & Velma Smith Donald L. Smith

Harry & Esther Henke Mr. & Mrs. James Roads

Rev. G. William Smith Thomas C. Merritt & Family

Carl Alfred Holmes Globe Life Insurance Company Max W. Jackson Thomas C. Merritt & Family

Betty Skipper A. P. Merritt & Bob Barbee

Elsie Thrower Merritt & Barbee Families Richard Vannatta Merritt & Barbee Families Buck Watson Merritt & Barbee Families Clair Weller Norman & Mona Ruland Miles & Ann McInnis Marge Bennett

In Honor of Brenda Day Sara Carr

Helen Bridges Rocky Moore Kathryn Renner Joe & Norma Manning Joe Manning IV Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Trull Vernon & Beryl Stahnke Geraldine B. Petty

Mr. & Mrs. John Palumbo Robert C. Potter

Helen Lucas Thomas C. Merritt & Family Robert Milton Mike & Teresa Merritt G. H. Muir Sarah Evaline Muir Paula Elder Paterson Thomas C. Merritt & Family


From the Alumni Office Written by Allison Gardner, director of alumni and parent relations

Dear LeTourneau Alumni,

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What an exciting year this will be for our alma mater! Having never had the opportunity to meet R.G. or Evelyn, I sometimes wonder if they ever dreamed that LeTourneau Technical Institute would grow to become a worldclass university that offers over 60 different majors to students from the world over. I can only imagine that they are pleased with our growth and that it has not come at the expense of our heritage. Even though the white barracks that once housed our students have been replaced with comfortable and well-appointed residence halls, and hundreds of trees dot the campus, the foundation of faith and learning that our founders were so committed to is still firmly in place. Change is inevitable, but the things that make LeTourneau unique have not changed. We are very intentional about incorporating our faith into everything we do and it permeates our campus. We are facing a significant change this year as we select a new president to lead our university in the years to come. After 21 years of service, Dr. Austin will step down and a new leader will be installed to guide LeTourneau University into the future. I would like to challenge you to pray daily for God to give our search committee wisdom as they seek out and select this new leader. We even have small bookmarks that can guide you in your prayers. Just cut out the book-

Love @ LeTourneau Have an endearing, funny or interesting story about meeting or courting your spouse here at LETU? We want to hear it! The Alumni Relations Office is having a Valentine contest and you could win a special gift package if your entry is selected. Complete details will be provided in the next issue of the NOW magazine so start thinking back to those early days of Love @ LeTourneau. Winning couples will be featured on the alumni Web site.

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From the Alumni Office continued Below are some pictures from recent 60th anniversary events around the country #

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Chicago

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis Wichita

Join us in celebrating our 60th birthday! We will be in the following locations and we want to see you there. Dr. Alvin O. “Bud” Austin will be our special guest. Join other alumni and friends in expressing your appreciation for his leadership over the last 20 years.

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10 – Greater Houston area Westchase Educational Center; Refreshment reception begins at 6 pm 11 – Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area The Cooper Center, 12200 Preston Road, Dallas, TX; Refreshment reception begins at 6 pm RSVP for either of the above mentioned events by calling 800-259-ALUM (2586) or e-mail us at alumni@letu.edu

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Class Notes MEMORIALS Briggs Haugh (’04 ASFL) died July 26, 2006 in a Louisiana plane crash. Briggs is survived by his wife Joy (Cofer) Haugh (’06 ASDT). BIRTHS Art (’78 ME) and Miriam Kruppenbacher have another daughter, Anna Elizabeth, born April 21, 2006. She joins sister, Leah, 6. The Kruppenbacher family lives in New York where Art is the NYSEG and RG&E director of electric distribution engineering. Robert “Bob” Brandt (’78 ET) and his wife Rosalania announce the birth of Sarah, born 7/25/06. Bob has two sons from a previous marriage, Daniel and Felipe. Bob and Rosalania live in Paraiba, Brazil, where Robert is a Professor at Campina Grande State University. Ben (’84 BUAT) and Gigi Benedick welcomed their third child, Sarah Sue Elisabeth, born May 22, 2006. She joins siblings, Abigail and Joel. The Benedicks work for Wycliffe in Papua New Guinea. Rob (’91 ATBS) and Kristi Dillingham have a son. Jeremiah Scott was born Oct. 22, 2005. He joins his big sister, Leah. The Dillingham family lives in Alaska where Rob is a pilot for Arctic Barnabas Ministries.

Nathan (’96 MT) and Valerie White have a new baby. Jonathan Jay was born 9/18/06. The Whites live in Kenai, Alaska. Ben (’97 ATFL) and Becky (Steiner) (’98 ATFL) Gambrell announce the birth of Lucas Josue Daniel on 9/12/06. The Gambrell family lives in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where Ben is a pilot for South America Mission. Ben (’98 ATET) and Rebecca (Jennings) (’98 PSYS) Wigton announce the birth of their son, Ezra Miles, on June 27, 2006. Scott (’99 CST) and Andrea Salzman welcomed Luke Elliot, born Nov. 18, 2005. They live in Buchanan, Mich. where Scott works for Life Action Ministries. Dennis (’99 ME) and Kimberly (’98 ME) (Daharsh) Tweten announce the birth of Annelise Rose, born Aug. 12, 2005. Annelise joins Lillian, 5, and Evelyn Bella, 2. Living in San Antonio, Texas, Dennis works for Southwest Research Institute and Kim is a stay-at-home mom. Katrina (Isaack) (’99 PSYS) and Bret Orton announce the birth of their daughter, Kyria Irene, born March 2, 2006. They live in southern Colorado, where Katrina has an acupuncture practice and Bret teaches high school math and science.

Tim (’00 ATFL) and Mendy Johnson welcomed son, Jett Camden, born Feb. 16, 2006. The Johnson family lives in Park City, Utah, where Tim is a pilot for SkyWest Airlines. Michelle (Rommel) (’01 Ed) and Luke Bader announce the birth of daughter, Hayley Michelle, born May 5, 2006. She joins sibling, Hayden, 2.

Argelia (’06 MBA) and Joe Zaucha had their first baby, Grace Victoria, on May 6, 2006. Soon after, Argelia graduated with an MBA on May 13, 2006. The Zaucha family lives in Houston, Texas. MARRIAGES Greg (’85 CS/ET) and Jenny Schultz married April 12, 2004 and now live in Denver, N. C., Greg works as a Manager for CommScope, Inc. Esther Dunn (’99 BYBS) married David Serrano this year. She also completed her doctorate in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida. The Serrano family, including David’s daughter Isabella, 5, live in Miami, Fla. Esther is a plant pathologist for the USDA and David is an entomologist. Bekah Cadman (’00 BYBS) married Lt. Stephen D. Fisher on 6/20/05. Steve is an ordained minister in the PCA and a US Navy Chaplain on active duty. Bekah completed her Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant shortly before they wed and

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Class Notes now practices Family Medicine near their Chicago residence. Darren Lewis (’01 AS) and Jaclyn Seefluth married March 18, 2006 in Valencia, Calif. Darren is a base manager of the California Medfly operation of Dynamic Aviation and Jaclyn is a technician at Emergency Medical. The Lewis’ live in Westminster, Calif. Jason Nelson (’01 BYBS) married Lillian Ayala on May 6, 2005 in Hogansville, Ga. Jason is the son of alumnus Gary (’63 ET) and Doris Nelson. Jason and Lillian are medical doctors completing their residencies in internal medicine and internal medicine/ pediatrics, respectively, at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. Philip Steers (’02) married Jennifer Kienzle on 7/8/06 in Marietta, Ga. They currently reside in Loganville, Ga.

Andrew Carter (’03 ASAE) married Andrea Arbuck on 6/10/06. They live in Pleasant Dale, Neb. where Andy works for Duncan Aviation. Keren Crosby (’03 PSYC) married Joseph Jackson on 6/16/06. They live in San Marcos, Texas. Keren works as an English teacher and Joseph is a graduate student. Michael Wofford (’03 EE) married Andrea Ellman May 24, 2006. Michael works in Rockville, Md., for the Department of State as a security engineering officer. Derek Fugate (’04 CSE) and Talitha Clingman married Oct. 15, 2005 in Winona, Mo. They live near Omaha, Neb. Derek is a computer systems engineer for Lockheed LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY FALL 2006

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Martin, designing and testing military planning computer systems. Shannon Hayes (’04 PSCD) married Kevin Olvera May 27, 2006. They live in Gilmer, Texas, and Shannon works for the State of Texas. Brian (’05) and Tracy Phillips were married on 6/26/05. They currently live in Murrieta, Calif. Brian is a Minister with Student Venture.

tian School in Syracuse, New York. His wife Elsa (’76 EN) works at Syracuse University. Lowell Berentsen (’76 AT) worked in Fairbanks, Alaska, for 23 years as an A&P mechanic on fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. After receiving his master’s degree in 2003, he and his wife, Karen, moved to Carbondale, Ill. where he is assistant professor in Aviation Technologies at Southern Illinois University. This fall he will oversee the Helicopter Maintenance Specialty program at SIU.

Jennie Parks (’06) married Zach Humphreys May 13, 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. They live in Nacogdoches, Texas, where Jennie teaches. 1960’s David Irving (’68 MT) and son, Jeff Irving (’00 MET) traveled to Slidell, La. with Gallup Baptist Church in New Mexico to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The Faith Baptist Church in Slidell hosted them. Don Thompson (’69 ME) wants his KZX brothers to know he has resurfaced after working as a project engineer on power plants in India, China and the Philippines. He is now in Uganda under contract to the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Building Operations for the USAID annex to the embassy there. Friends can contact him at zzDonT@gmail.com. 1970’s Vivian (Vollbracht) (’74 HI) and Duane (’74 ME) Sawyer live in York, Penn. They have three grown children, Joel, Caleb and Alyssa. Vivian is the business administrator for Grace Fellowship Church and Duane works for Klon Corporation. Jeff Shaver (’76 WT/MT) retired after 23 years with Carrier Corporation. He is now Executive Director of Faith Heritage Chris-

in five states.

Andy (’77 WE) and Jan Cowles celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in February at their home in Collinsville, Okla. Andy is president of Grafco, LLC, a medical gas distributor with operations

Stephen D. Miller (’77 MTAT) is vice president of international operations at CURE International. Stephen oversees construction projects and operational activity in all hospitals. Dan (’79 ME) and Cindi (’78) (Martin) Webber and their four children traveled to East Germany to meet Cindi’s biological mother and half sister. Acting as an interpreter, Brad Crawford (’85 BUAT), made this incredible reunion possible. Brad, Lori and their three children, serve as missionaries in the Leipzig area. 1980’s Dan (’81 MT) and Karen (’81 BI) Dudeck returned to campus in May, 25 years after their own gradu-


ation, to see their son, Josh Dudeck (’06 ME) graduate. Daughter, Jessi, attended LeTourneau for one year. The Dudeck’s live in Savannah, Mo. Mark Lee (’82 BU) received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., in June. This fall he will present a paper based on his dissertation to the American Academy of Homiletics. The Lees live near Fort Collins, Colo. where they raise Boer goats in addition to their parish work. Scott (’82 EE) and Carol Oakes celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary recently. They live in Annandale, Va., with their three children, Jennifer, 15, Jonathan, 13, and Stephen, 11. Scott recently accepted the position of vice president of Systems Development for Trident Systems in Fairfax, Va. Russell (’85 CSE) and Rhonda Davis live in Greenville, Texas, where Russell works for L-3 Communications. They have 10 children, including twins, Melinda and Melissa born Jan. 15, 2005.

for their first assignment as Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Tim Witten (’87 MTAT), Glen Clark (’84) and Charlie McClendon (’85 EE) had a reunion in eastern Tennessee early this year. Tim lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amanda, and their four children. Glen and his wife, Joy, live in Arkansas. Charlie lives in Nashville, Tenn. 1990’s Marlan (‘’92 ET) and Rachel (Wolgemuth) Archer (’92) live in Albuquerque, N.M. Marlan works for Nikon Precision, Inc. Remember this family in your prayers. In May 2006, they lost their daughter, Christa Lee Sauerman, in a motorcycle accident. Andrea Peterson (’92 BBM) is now the development services manager for WorldServe Ministries. She lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and children, Megan, 17 and Lexi, 14. Scott Channon (’93 BBM) will be the Aviation Resources Department flight instructor at MAF. Scott and family are moving from MAF in Venezuela.

Steve (’85 ET) and Kathy Sutherland live in Quito, Ecuador, with their four children. They work with HCJB World Radio.

Steve (’93 ATBS) and Alace Straw traveled to Gabon, Africa, in December 2005 to inspect an aircraft which was donated to Dr. David Thompson who served 30 years at the Bongolo Hospital. Mark (’93 BUAU) and Carla Zogg live in Grant, Ala. Mark recently graduated from nursing school as an RN.

Greg (’86 ATBS) and Ruth (Anderson) (’84 CSE) Heller have completed another term with MAF and are back in the states on furlough from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They have three children, Jennifer, Benjamin and Lynda. Matt Sample (’87 MT) works as a Senior Quality Engineer for Avalex Technology, Inc. in Pensacola, Fla.

Scott (’93 BBM) and Monti Channon moved to Nampa, Idaho, with their children, Bethany and Daniel. Scott works with Mission Aviation Fellowship and Monti works at Northwest Nazarene University. Phil Winters (’93 ATBS) lives in Boise, Idaho, where he is a Vice President at Western Aircraft. Trevor Deck (’97 ATFL) completed his master’s in Applied Linguistics. Trevor and his wife, Samantha, leave in September

Aaron P. McGrew (’97 ATFL) is a U.S. Marine Corps pilot currently deployed aboard the USS Enterprise. He and his wife, Kelley, have two children, Hannah and Luke. Marta Montenegro (’97 HIPL) was recently named interim president for Talento Bilingue de Houston, a nonprofit organization which preserves and promotes Latino cultural arts in the Houston area. Eric (’97 ATFL) and Jennifer Smedberg live in National Park, N.J., where Eric works as an experimental test pilot/chief demo pilot for Innovation Solutions and Support in Exton, Penn. They have one child, Brayden, 1. Andrew Burda (’97 AT) graduated from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and has been commissioned as an Ensign in the Coast Guard. He will soon attend flight school at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. Andrew (’98 WT) and Andrea Miller live in Dunlap, Tenn. Andrew works for Komatsu America Corp. The Millers have three children, Ethan, 4, Levi, 3 and Alisha, 1. Marshall (’98 AS) and Barbra Mullinax both received their Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Grace Theological Seminary on May 5, 2006. They live in Fort Wayne, Ind., with their son, Russell, 1. Deborah Cabrera (’98 MBA) was named assistant superintendent for business and finance for Irving ISD in Texas. Maranda (May) Knox (’99 BBA) became a licensed nursing facility administrator in June 2006. She works at Regent Care Center of Woodway, Texas. She and husband Mike and their five children live in Eddy, Texas. Susan Leistico (’99 DT) is attending Trinity International University where she is working

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Class Notes for a master’s degree in Biblical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Languages. 2000’s Kevin (’00 BUBS) and Kiana (Congdon) (’00 BUBS) Markham live in Fairbanks, Alaska with their children Marrianne, 4, and Carl, 2. Jerry (’00 EE) and Breanna (Sellers) (’02 Elem Ed) Hurd are planning to move to Kenya, East Africa, and work with Africa Inland Mission. Jerry will be working with AIM-AIR as an A&P Mechanic on their 10 single engines and a DC-3 aircraft. Breanna will homeschool their three children and help with education for national students and children’s ministry. Charles Mayes (’00 BBA) currently works as a DSMART Analyst at the Houston District Office of the USPS. Eddie Greer (’01 BBA) was recently named to the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a Past

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President of ASSE and is president of Eddie Greer & Associates, a firm that helps companies develop, implement and enhance a safe work environment. Jack (’02 CSE) and Lauren (Perry) (’04 PSYA) Fewx have been transferred to Oregon by GE Security. It is a move home for Jack who grew up there. The Fewx have two children, Mabel and Lucy. Stephen Casey (03 HIPL/BI) is in his second year of law school at Regent University. He recently received an appointment to serve as a Blackstone Legal Fellow and was accepted to serve on the Regent University Law Review. Stephen is looking forward to spending the spring 2007 semester as an intern with the American Center for Law and Justice in Washington D.C. Steve Land (’03 ASAE) works with Compass Aviation Ministries in North Carolina as a flight instructor. Steve, his wife Andrea and daughter Kirsten are preparing to live and work in Kyrgyzstan in the future.

Chip Glass (’04 BUDT) was recently promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Army. Chip is stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Janet Copeland (’05 BBA) lives in White Oak, Texas, and works for EDP Enterprises in Longview. She has three children. Jennifer Cooper (’05 MBA) has a new position as Market Research Analyst with Drive Financial in Dallas, Texas. Jim Kincheloe (’05 BBA) lives in Burkett, Texas, with his wife, Kristi and their three children. Jim is a Land-Lease Agent for Hilliard Energy. John Leto (’05 BBA) of Plano, Texas, is a Field Engineer for Ratheon Technical Services Co. John supports Raytheon’s Commanders Independent Viewer (CIV) on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in the BAE Systems factory in York, Penn. Aaron Hutton (’06 ASFS) and his wife, Jessica live in Harrisburg, Penn., where Aaron works for Millennium Aviation. n

Update Todd M. Anderson (’86 BIAT) and his wife, Parvin, are grateful their daughter, Bahareh, formerly from Iran, received her U.S. Citizenship in July. The Andersons live in Euless, Texas. Their story was featured in the Summer 2003 issue of the NOW magazine.

From T he Admissions Of fice Written by James Townsend, Director of Enrollment Services

Each August it’s an exciting and moving (no pun intended) experience to welcome hundreds of new students to campus. This year was no exception. Students from across the country and around the world arrived with their lives packed into cars and suitcases. You could see their eagerness to begin their LETU experience. I’m privileged to work with a devoted admissions team. This team guides new students through the admissions and financial aid process. Our success is due, in large part, to the alumni and friends of LETU who share their stories and experiences with others. As we celebrate LeTourneau’s 60th anniversary, we hope you will tell a student about your LETU experience. Encourage students to visit www.letu.edu and our new Web site designed specifically for teenagers, www.letu.edu/hs. If you have names of students who we could contact, please e-mail them to me at JamesTownsend@letu.edu or visit the LETU Web site and choose the “Refer a Student” link under the Alumni or Friends and Donors menus.

LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY FALL 2006


Friends of LeTourneau University Written by Kris Erickson

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ajor General B. F. “Fred” and Billie Starr met in October 2002 at a Bible study kick-off dinner in San Antonio. Three months later, they were married. “As soon as we shook hands, we could tell there was something there” Billie says. “She seemed smart and straight forward; I was impressed from the beginning,” says Fred. So when he heard she was thinking about moving back to Kentucky, he wouldn’t have it. Fred was persuasive, and after a few ice cream sundaes, Billie changed her mind about leaving. Fred told Billie he wanted to announce to their Bible study group that they were sweethearts. At first Billie was hesitant, but Fred kept pursuing, and after three days, he had had enough, he was going to do it. That night Fred announced to the group that “Billie is going to be my sweetheart, and if I can, I’m going to make it permanent.” His persistence paid off; they married that December. This couple loves the Lord, each other and LeTourneau University. Fred’s relationship with LeTourneau University began in 1985 when, thenchairman of the board William Stegall invited him to be a trustee. Fred was elected in 1987 to the LeTourneau University Board of Trustees and served until 2003 when he became a trustee emeritus. Fred’s love for the university is unshakable, so soon after they were married, Fred brought his new bride on her first visit to the Longview campus, which she said reminded her of her home state of Kentucky. “I immediately saw in the university what Fred has seen for 20 years,” she says. “The time was extraordinary! I could feel the love of the staff, especially Dr. Bud’s staff.” “At LeTourneau University, they are demonstrating their Christianity,” Fred says. “God is blessing LeTourneau University like I have never seen anywhere else. It has been such a pleasure to serve on a board whose individual and corporate interest is serving the Lord and our students.”

To the Starrs, stepping onto campus is like stepping into a revival. They enjoy fellowshipping with students, other board members, faculty and staff. While visiting recently, Fred walked around the construction site for the new S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center. “I was thinking about students who need help and can’t get it if they don’t make A’s,” he says. “I thought singling out an average student would be a good thing. These students want to graduate and are working as hard as they can. They need a source that recognizes that.” As a result, the Starrs have set up an endowed scholarship to benefit LeTourneau’s average students with financial need. Billie says the scholarship is for students “who want to learn, try to learn, and are doing their very best to learn. The money couldn’t be better spent than how LeTourneau University will be able to use it.” Fred agrees. “I hope it grows so that it can help several students a year!” n

For more information on opportunities to touch the lives of LeTourneau students, contact: Bryan Benson, director of development, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7333, Longview, TX 75607, or visit our Web site at: www.letu.edu/plannedgiving or call 800-259-5388, 903-233-3809.

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