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a message from the president When I came to LeTourneau University as president five years ago, I was drawn here by the unique heritage and mission of this place. One of the few remaining, truly Christ-centered colleges, LeTourneau University was founded not by a religious denomination nor by a church leader, but by a businessman who saw God as his partner. For R.G. LeTourneau, his engineering work was like worship to the God who created him and gave him his unique abilities as one of America’s great inventors. He was a man of unapologetic faith and incomparable ingenuity, and he called his generation to do things bigger and better while always giving God the glory for each achievement. On Sept. 17, we announced a historic moment in the life of LeTourneau University when we went public with the university’s first university-wide, comprehensive funding campaign to raise $27.5 million by December 2014. The campaign is called “For Such a Time as This,” and it is the most ambitious in the university’s history, providing funding for programs, scholarships and facilities. As Mr. LeTourneau understood, Jesus Christ is Lord of all. He is the Lord of the workplace and Lord of the marketplace. LeTourneau University has the opportunity to change our culture by graduating professionals, in many fields, who will see their daily work as God-honoring worship.
LeTourneau University is a university with a big vision: Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact. Just as Mordecai challenged Esther to consider whether God had placed her in a position of influence “for such a time as this,” our campaign invites everyone to join in the work that God is doing here at LeTourneau University. R.G. LeTourneau stood firm on the promise of Matthew 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. LeTourneau University continues to stand firm on that promise. I hope you will partner with us in this vision to claim the workplace for Jesus Christ. Seek God first in your workplace, in your family, in your church, in every aspect of your life. And I ask that you prayerfully consider how, for such a time as this, you can help make this campaign successful with your financial gift. All gifts received before Dec. 31 count toward 2012. To hear what some of our students have to say about the new campaign, go to http://campaign.letu.edu.
The new missionary is the civil engineer, the classroom teacher, the accountant, the nurse and the aviation technician who commit their work to the Lord.
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For Such a Time as This
Allen Family Student Center
Anna Lee and Sidney Allen
Joyce Family Athletic Village
LETU in Cambodia
Honor Roll of Giving
Married Student Housing
Dr. Paul Sam
A Graduate Looks Back
News and Notes
“God created us for work, to fully know Him and make Him known in all the earth — in every workplace in every nation.” — Dr. Dale A. Lunsford
Written By Janet Ragland
he air crackled with excitement as students, faculty, staff and community guests filled the Belcher Center auditorium in preparation for the Monday morning chapel service Sept. 17. Worship arts professor Dr. Mark Jonah was speaking about “celebration,” and LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford had a special announcement to make at the end of chapel. 4 | NOW Magazine | Fall 2012
Lunsford marked a historic moment in the life of LeTourneau University when he announced the university’s first university-wide, comprehensive funding campaign to raise $27.5 million by December 2014. The “For Such a Time as This” campaign is the most ambitious in the university’s history. And there was already much to celebrate. More than $18 million dollars had already been pledged toward the $27.5 million goal.
The “For Such a Time as This” campaign provides funding for five pillars, or commitments, of the university’s strategic plan. These include: · Center for Faith and Work programming to prepare students to understand the integration of their faith in their workplaces throughout the week, not just on Sunday mornings. · Endowed Scholarships for high ability students challenged by the economy to fund their education. When this campaign is complete, LETU will have tripled the amount of endowed scholarship funds benefiting students for decades to come. · Student Center and Athletic Village facilities necessary to meet the changing needs of a traditional residential student experience. · Global Service Learning Center programs to enable LETU to be a university of global influence. · Academic Excellence initiatives to support the academic schools in their work to deliver exceptional, Christ-centered professional programs and unique hands-on learning experiences.
“LeTourneau University founder R.G. LeTourneau understood his work as a businessman and engineer was an extension of his Christian faith,” Lunsford said. “When his pastor told him that God needed businessmen as well as he needed preachers, LeTourneau knew he could use the gifts God had given him to make a positive impact on the world. He knew that his engineering work was like worship to God. “God created us for work, to fully know Him and make Him known in all the earth — in every workplace in every nation,” Lunsford said. “Our vision to send professionals to be ambassadors for Christ answers His Great Commission, not just by those working in traditional full-time ministry.” The campaign name, “For Such a Time
as This,” is based on the Bible story in the book of Esther when Esther was called to be obedient and save her people. “God will accomplish His will with or without us,” Lunsford said, “but we want to be obedient to His calling and to be part of His plan to fulfill the Great Commission. We believe that LeTourneau University exists ‘for such a time as this.’ Updated campus facilities like the student center and the athletic village will help students be successful during their years at LETU. Both are integral parts of residential life on campus. “We grow spiritually in community, and that’s why these facilities are so important,” Lunsford said. “These facilities will be where groups of students from different floors and different majors on campus can come together and interact like never before.” He pointed out that growing scholarship aid will close the gap for families who want a quality Christ-centered education but are struggling financially. Faculty support and endowed professorships will put the best faculty in front of LETU students. These faculty members will prepare them to be future leaders with both competence and Christ-like character. “We see God working in mighty ways all throughout His world,” Lunsford said. “Financial support for our Global Service Learning Center will enable us to send more faculty and students worldwide to use the ingenuity of their education to demonstrate God’s love in places of great suffering.” To stay true to Mr. LeTourneau’s legacy, the university’s new faith and work initiatives, once funded, will equip LETU students, alumni and Christians everywhere to see their work as a holy calling with eternal impact. “The workplace is a strategic venue for God’s redeeming work,” Lunsford said. “In the workplace, Christians can grow in their faith by fully integrating their Christian worldview with their professional pursuits. In the workplace, non-Christians can find Jesus Christ.” n
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Written By Janet Ragland
Sarah sits in a comfortable overstuffed chair with her iPad in her lap. She stops reading for a moment to straighten up and stretch. Her book bag sits on the floor beside her. Around her the sunlight bounces in from the two-story glass wall facing the center of campus. She can hear the sounds of other students in friendly conversation, some eating snacks and drinking coffee, others talking on their cell phones, checking their Facebook status or watching television. As she looks up, she sees through a second-story glass wall into the game room where students are playing networked video games, billiards and ping pong. The open design of this student center commons area creates a large, airy space, but one that feels homey, like a living room for the entire university campus. She comes here often, sometimes to meet friends or work on projects with other students, sometimes just to sit and read, sometimes to cut across campus from Belcher Center chapel on her way to the Corner CafĂŠ for lunch, or even to eat a quick, madeto-order lunch right here in the new student center. She thinks about those who envisioned this space, and how they thoughtfully designed the building in an â€œXâ€? shape to make it a central destination point from four directions on campus. She thinks of the students and staff who worked together to make it inviting for students and convenient for visitors to campus. She thinks of all the people who faithfully gave funding to make this space a reality. She thinks about how God brought all of these people to work together to bring this building from a vision to reality. She smiles. LeTourneau University | 7
FIRST FLOOR First floor amenities in the new $14 million student center include the university campus bookstore, the mail center and print shop. The Hive coffee shop has an expanded grill, pizza oven and ability to prepare madeto-order hot and cold foods like burritos and submarine sandwiches, making it a popular site for lunch on the go. A multi-purpose area for meetings and activities sits on the east side of the building. The space was designed to accommodate a single, large group, or be sectioned off into five separate rooms for maximum functionality. Beside the Hive coffee shop are commuter and TV lounges that sit near the door to the university mall and bell tower. Just outside a massive two-story glass wall is a terraced patio area for eating al fresco, enjoying outdoor concerts and other activities to bring the campus community together. Guests to campus can’t miss the admissions office that anchors the Southwest corner of the first floor. Career Services and the Alumni office also are conveniently placed nearby.
SECOND FLOOR A grand, open staircase near the Admissions office leads to the second floor for the Student Life offices, the health and counseling center, student activities and a student game room. Several group study rooms overlook the expansive commons “living room” below and are located adjacent to the university’s Achievement Center where students can get academic help with course work. Appropriately enough, a prayer room is also located nearby. Executive space unites the president, provost and administrative offices together in this 60,000-square-foot building that serves as a dynamic hub for the entire campus.
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SATELLITE VIEW OF STUDENT CENTER LOCATION
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STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH ARCHITECTS The new student center would not be complete without input from the students it is intended to serve. Throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, LETU administration encouraged students to participate in focus groups and face-to-face meetings with architects, Design Collaborative of Fort Wayne, Ind. The goal was to ensure the building plans meet students’ needs effectively. Todd Adams, a 2012 aeronautical science graduate from Rochester, N Y., served as president of the Yellowjacket Activity Council (YAC) during this past academic year. He said he learned of the plans for the new student center at the IMPACT retreat at the beginning of the Fall 2011 academic year. “Talking to the architects was the best part,” Adams said. “They offered insight in things we didn’t think of, and we shared what we thought we would need. It was a good give and take.” He said he appreciated that students were given opportunity to provide direct input during open sessions with the architects, adding that one of the students’ suggestions was to add a kitchen sink in the workroom planned for YAC projects. Adams also said he thought the terraced patio area outside will be a great place for YAC to serve Friday afternoon ice cream floats. Carly Robinson, an interdisciplinary studies major from Clifton, Texas, worked last year on the YellowJacket student newspaper staff and was involved in several of the student center meetings. “The school's invitation to student input about the overall project is commendable,” Robinson said. “I appreciate the amount of openness they have about the building plans.” Student input included a LAN (local area network) for multiple people to play video games together on big screens in a game room. LETU students have long been known for playing multiple-user video games from the confines of their individual dorm rooms, but the new game room will provide more community by enabling students to come together and play interactively online and in person. Jedediah Schlung, a May 2012 biology graduate from Soldotna, Alaska, served as the 2011-2012 student body treasurer. He said the multipurpose rooms were really important and will be a great addition for students from both the men’s and women’s residence halls to get together in the evenings. “The architects were very friendly and easy to interact with,” Schlung said. “They had a lot of variety built in already, but one of the things that students really liked was to have a place to watch movies on Friday and Saturday nights.” LETU student body president Joe Bailey, a 2012 mechanical engineering graduate from Otley, Iowa, said he liked that the architects and administration listened to student input, like adding a prayer room upstairs and turning space architects had originally envisioned as a fitness center into a space for interactive video gaming, ping pong, foosball and billiards. He also liked the aspect of bringing some LETU ingenuity into the building. “I sat in on numerous meetings [with the architects] and got to know them a little bit,” Bailey said. “They were eager to hear from us.” Having flexible meeting space and having it open around the clock is also a plus, Bailey said, since some students will work until the very early morning hours to complete class projects. “The people who know best what they need are the students,” Bailey said. “It’s the crossroads of campus and will bring people from different majors together.”
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Written by Janet Ragland Photographed by Tom Barnard
Drizzly weather could not dampen enthusiasm at the groundbreaking for the new Anna Lee and Sidney Allen Family Student Center on Monday, Sept. 17 at LETU’s Longview campus. Students, clad in blue T-shirts that read “LETU Digs Students,” stood under umbrellas on the university berm to witness a groundbreaking event. Groups of students, administrators and trustees took the shovels in hand and ceremoniously turned dirt. The Allens are a local family who love Longview and LeTourneau University. Their support of LETU has been significant.
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From providing student scholarships and support for mission trips, to helping senior engineering projects and the student Auto Society car show, the Allen Family has invested in the lives of students. To encourage students to travel internationally, they helped students with travel expenses and now have endowed a “Study Abroad” travel assistance fund. They also created an endowed scholarship to fund an LETU health science student from East Texas to study nursing. They supported the construction of the Belcher Center, which has a lobby named in their honor, and have sponsored shows in the yearly Performance Series to bring cultural arts to Longview.
“The naming of this new student center honors the Allen family for their personal support for LeTourneau University, and how they demonstrate that you don’t have to be a graduate of LETU to appreciate the valuable mission of what we are doing here,” said LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford. “LETU is important to the community of Longview and worthy of the endorsement of influential citizens in the community, like the Allens, who see the potential in our students and the potential in our university.” Sidney and Anna Lee are originally from Roswell, New Mexico, where they went to the same high school. Allen studied business at Eastern New Mexico University, then transferred to Texas Tech in Lubbock. He and Anna Lee married in 1965 and Sidney took his first job at a bank in Dallas. In 1969, the Allens moved to Longview where
Sidney’s family owned the John Deere dealership for many years. Now, the Allens own Longview Scrap and Metal Company and have operated the firm successfully for more than two decades. Sidney has been elected twice to the Longview City Council with his current term expiring in 2013. He has served on the construction advisory and appeals board, the financial task force, and the zoning board of adjustment. He has served for six years on the planning and zoning commission, three as chair. He has also been elected by the council as Mayor Pro Tem. He serves on the LETU President’s Advisory Council. In a short address to the students, Sidney Allen encouraged them to be involved in the community and to have a positive attitude. “Do your best at what you do, and work harder and better than anyone else,” he said, “and you will fear no competition.” n
See progress on the Allen Center construction from our live webcam at: campaign.letu.edu/live.html
Pictured with Anna Lee and Sidney Allen at far right are Dr. Lunsford, center, and Brian and Kerri Daugbjerg. Kerri is the Allens' daughter. LeTourneau University | 13
J OYCE F AMILY A T Written by Janet Ragland Photographed by Tom Barnard
A new day dawned on LeTourneau University athletics this year when the Joyce Family Athletic Village was dedicated on Thursday, April 19, at the LETU campus in Longview. And due to the generosity of a local Longview family, LETU athletes played their first nighttime games in the school’s 66-year history. More than $1.5 million in renovations over the past two years have included improvements to grading, irrigation and drainage for all of the athletic fields used for soccer, baseball and softball. New lighting, scoreboards, brick backstops for baseball and softball, expanded seating for spectators, ornamental fencing and monument gates have been added. “We are grateful to Joe Bob Joyce, his wife, Lou Ann, and the Joyce family for their generosity in providing
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the significant lead gift,” said LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford. “Not only did they give sacrificially with a large lead gift toward this project, Joe Bob spent a great deal of time helping raise funds for this project on top of running his company, Joyce Crane. The Joyce family really stepped up to the plate to help us with this project.” The new improvements have already served hundreds of LETU’s student-athletes and energized the fan base for YellowJacket teams. A new student-led sports marketing team began some new traditions, including putting out GAME DAY signs across campus and turning the bell tower lights blue when LETU teams win games. “As LETU’s athletic programs had grown over the past several years, its athletic complex had become dated and in need of significant overhaul,” said LETU Athletic Director Terri Deike. "For many years, our NCAA baseball, softball and soccer teams had to practice during the day since there was no lighting, which
THLETIC V ILLAGE also meant scheduling games was difficult and cut into class time. Because many of LETU’s students are from out of state and don’t go home on weekends, the campus intramural athletic program provides heavy use of the soccer fields and athletic facilities for more than 700 students during the academic year.” Joe Bob Joyce, Sr. is the founder and owner of Joyce Crane Service, a family-run business with more than 160 employees and dozens of pieces of equipment in locations in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Joyce Crane supplies cranes for use in the oil and natural gas industries, highway construction projects, mining locations and industrial sites. Joyce serves his local church as a deacon, treasurer and chairman of the finance committee. He has served on LETU’s board of trustees since 2009 and is a member of the executive campaign committee. He has shared his financial management expertise on various professional boards and committees, including the
Safety Council of East Texas, Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association Foundation and Eastman Chemical Contractor Safety Council Board. Joyce is a past president of the President’s Advisory Council. The Joyce family has provided support for the Corner Café, Belcher Center and student Baja team. The family also annually funds a President’s Circle annual corporate scholarship and supports LETU’s annual golf classic. Joyce said providing the lead gift and encouraging others to participate in the project was important to him because of the impact it would have on a wide range of students. He and his family have been involved in coaching youth sports like baseball, softball and basketball all throughout their lives. “It was an easy decision for me and my family,” he said. “Coaching lets you see how much sports can help to mold you,” Joyce said. “You learn life lessons and how to accept failure and live with success.” n
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David rappelled into the broken water well with some trepidation. Although two others among his LeTourneau University engineering team members had safely descended and returned, David wondered if he would be able to manage to climb back out of the well once he was slimy with mud. Was the bottom of the well firm enough to stand on, or just a thin plug on top of the shaft? What if there was a rat or cobra nest behind the crumbling cement wall he was trying to seal? Would mortar even cure properly in this cool, shaded shaft? In hindsight, the whole situation seemed ludicrousâ€”that a group of eight Americans had flown over 9,000 miles to the small village of Oom Pim Bai in Cambodia to climb into a broken water well and put a layer of brick and mortar over a hole that was letting mud into the well.
Written by Ron Watson Photography Provided by David Wright
David had wondered many times during this trip if all the expense and effort of getting their whole team there was necessary to accomplish such a simple task. But during those moments of confusion or doubt, David was sustained by the memory of how clearly God had called each team member to work in Cambodia that summer, and how God had provided for each one.
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No orderly train of logic had convinced these eight team members to make this trip, which had been rife with sacrifice, frustration and spiritual testing. Rather, the mystical, yet undeniable, call of God gave each of them the courage to step out in faith, and gave David the courage to step into that broken well. They trusted God to use their act of service for His glory and to minister to the people of the village. The impact of a simple water well repair job would not be clear to the team members for many days. Actually, they are all still learning about the effects of that trip, both on the village and on each of them. Only after much time and post-trip contemplation have the team members begun to see the many plans and stories God is weaving together.
When the team first walked around the village of Oom Pim Bai in May 2012, the rainy season was approaching. They could see there was much physical repair work to be done, but they could not have known that God knew there was other repair work on His agenda.
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The eight members of the team included Dr. Jesse French, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and the trip’s faculty adviser, along with six engineering students: team leader David Wright, a junior from Cumberland, R.I.; Corey Ressler, a master’s student from Sandwich, Ill.; and sophomores Amber Keith from Glendora, Calif.; Michael Koreis from Apopka, Fla.; Phillips Stuart from Longview, Texas; and Jason Small from Hampstead, Md. Rounding out the team was French’s 17-year-old daughter, Sydney. Mission engineering was not new to Dr. French, a veteran missionary who has rendered aid to sites in 13 countries. But it was not French who actually initiated this trip. He was approached by a number of students who felt God calling them to pursue mission work abroad. They felt God telling them to go, but did not yet know where He would send them. “Ten people gathered together to pray about it that month,” French said. The students committed to fasting and prayer as they sought God’s direction and His provision for their financial needs. “By January, three sites were revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. By February, it was narrowed down to Cambodia.” French had received an urgent call from Pastor Choi Sang Gil, a Christian missionary whom he had known
as a military chaplain years earlier when French served in the U.S. military. Pastor Choi is the site director for the Glory International School and Christian Church. It had been built within the last two years, but sits below the annual flood level and needed a retaining wall around its structures to keep floodwaters at bay. “The church and school were not built on a proper foundation,” French said. “As floodwaters rose, the backfill washed out, and the water came up high enough to flood the school and church. Also, a water well on the site had been damaged and unusable for nearly two years. Pastor Choi was overwhelmed by the harvest of the mission in this village. He told us the need was great, but the human capital was lacking, specifically workers with technical skills. “Every mission site needs technical support, but it’s not the need that drives true mission work,” French said. “Many people are concerned with the work of the hands, and that is very important, but the purpose for us was to follow the will of the Lord. We traveled to Cambodia to find out what God was already doing there.” Once the destination for this trip was set, the students and their adviser turned to further spiritual contemplation to discern exactly which of them were
being led to travel to Oom Pim Bai. Weeks of day-long fasting and prayer whittled the total number to eight, and since none of them had traveled to Cambodia before, this initial trip was intended to gauge the needs of the mission as well as the resources available for the work there. “One of the most important things is researching the ramifications, the effects of not just what you’re doing physically, but to find out the secondary and tertiary effects as well,” French said. “You become morally responsible by hearing of the need, but you gain spiritual authority by suffering with the people.”
Oom Pim Bai is situated along National Highway 5 in central Cambodia about 35 kilometers from the capitol city of Phnom Penh. The village population is approximately 500, with roughly 1,000 other people living in the adjacent village of Jurisi and other family clusters to the southeast of Udong. Less than one percent of Cambodian people profess to be Christian, with the majority being Buddhist and with a growing number of Muslims.
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“The residents of Oom Pim Bai are very spiritually active, but not for the Lord God,” French said. “Our challenge was to give something true, to give something real, to the people of Cambodia.” The LETU team found idols were everywhere. “Every plot of land has idols on it, and every high place has a temple on it,” French said. “Even the property we were working on — the church and the school — had idols on it at one time. Pastor Choi is trying to live out an example for Jesus Christ in the midst of all this.” Pastor Choi, the mission’s director, has toiled against this backdrop for the better part of a year. The 69-yearold widower, as a child, was cared for by American troops during the beginning of the Korean War. He later served in Vietnam as a member of the Korean Marines. In his work as a missionary now, he also faces other cultural hurdles. “He is attending language school and working hard to grasp the local culture,” French said. “It’s an impressive challenge. And because of his background of living and working with Americans, he isn’t really considered Korean or Cambodian. He is truly standing in faith, as he has no social support network.” Pastor Choi is aided in his ministry by a northern Cambodian named Eab, who is considered the spiritual leader of the village. Eab serves as the school’s director and assistant pastor of the church, but more impor-
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tantly to the villagers of Oom Pim Bai, Eab organizes soccer matches held on the site. “Soccer has a huge following there, and Eab is the one who provides the soccer balls,” French said. “This is one of the best ways the mission connects with the villagers, through a simple, five-dollar stitched leather soccer ball.” Gambling is rampant there. Eab strictly enforces a “no gambling” rule, and this is the only non-gambling soccer match within 10 kilometers. Crowds began congregating around 5 p.m. each day in anticipation. “The kids and young adults are very enthusiastic about soccer there,” Jason Small said. “This was how we were able to connect with many of the youth there who didn’t attend the school or church.” One of those youth is 11-year-old Lim, who wasn’t allowed to attend the church or free school classes because his family is Buddhist and felt they had lost status in the village when the Christian mission was built. Lim’s family had been influential, living in what was the “good” part of town, until electricity and water wells placed near the mission complex made it more desirable. Lim’s family was then caught on the “wrong side of the village.” These facts did not dissuade Lim from peering through the windows of the Christian school. His curiosity offered the chance for the LETU team to make a connection with him. “We all became friends with Lim and helped to be-
gin a reconciliation between his family and the mission when our team repaired the primary water well for drinking and watering crops and animals on Lim’s side of the village,” French said. “You couldn’t plan a curriculum that includes this sort of experience.” By the time the LETU team left Oom Pim Bai, they had completed construction of the retaining wall surrounding the church and school and had restored the water well that had been damaged during the site’s construction. But members of the team were quick to point out, that they learned more about life and faith than engineering.
Many of the team members said they dealt with frustration on the trip. “There was really no typical day in Oom Pim Bai,” Small said. “As soon as we thought we were lined up to complete something, to see a result through the work of our hands, something else revealed itself. We had to be flexible.” The team members also felt frustrated and micromanaged by their host, who insisted on ordering their meals, directing their activities and planning their waking hours. “Dr. French told us early on about a philosophy that we began calling ‘Semper Gumby,’ which to us means ‘Always Flexible,’” said Corey Ressler. “For me, it meant letting go of my personal autonomy and accepting Pastor Choi’s love and hospitality for what it was. I began to realize that was how he was offering me his love, and I was able to get over myself.” Jason Small also began to recognize the flexibility required to understand his host’s motives. “Pastor Choi was doing what was customary for all hosts in his culture,” he said. “He seemed pushy and proud, at first, but looking back, he was showing us sacrificial love. I learned that culture effects the way love looks.”
Although the trip has concluded, the team members are still digesting what this life-changing journey has meant to them spiritually. “We were in Cambodia through a prayed-through process,” French said. “We have entered a new season of prayer to help us understand more about what this trip meant to us. In many ways, we’re still unpacking, and things are still being revealed to us.” For Phillips Stuart, the trip has left him with the certainty that he belongs in missions work. “I have felt led for quite a while to work in some kind of engineering mission work,” he said. “For me, this experience in Cambodia was confirmation that this was going to be a way of life for me.” n
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Ann Marie Adonyi Jim and Gerrie Forbis Mark W. Armstrong William H. & Dollie Armstrong Stan Ater A. P. & Suzie Merritt Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Arthur Aubert Hector & Esther Aubert Bobby Baldwin Margaret B. Merritt Noble E. Bailey Myrtle Bailey Michael L Barnett AP. & Suzie Merritt Steve Beacham Timothy M. & Susan Schroeder Christopher Becker Charles C. & Barbara Stevens Richard Becker James Bernero June Bernero Jo Anne Bishop Jerry H. Bishop Scott Bowen Allison Pletcher Charlotte Laughlin James W. & Kimberly Rix Mary Ann Davis Melody Bowen Rod & Dana Brown Roy & Marki Laughlin Verna G. Ebright Dewey & Ella McKinnon Monique Laughlin Bracketry Systems Inc Greg Hovey Joseph Frabotta Martin D. & Rhonda Malahy NASDA David Bridges Bud & Betty Otis Delbert Bright James E. & Maureen Mauldin Rhonda Brock Greg & Beverly Moore Jane E. Foster Lesta C. Bauer Daniel Buist Barbara Buist Ramsey Burks Bill R. Burks
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Jim Campbell Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Craig Carson Jim and Gerrie Forbis Jean Clark Jim and Gerrie Forbis Gilford Clark Clara A. Clark Truman Clower A. P. & Suzie Merritt Larry Covin A.P. & Suzie Merritt Dale Crane Kenneth M. & Leanne Bailey Marty Donner Michael E. Young Myron C. Dunlavy Marion Dunlavy Carl Edmonds A.P. & Suzie Merritt Mel Fasang A. P. & Suzie Merritt Jack B. Friedman Friedman Industries Kenneth Gibson A.P. & Suzie Merritt Jud Griffin Thomas C. & Janet Merritt Henry Gossett Tom W. & Dorothy Landers Debra Lynne Hall Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Margaret B. Merritt Truman & Irene Hartberg Thomas D. & Janice Hartberg Theresa Hearn A. P. & Suzie Merritt John T. Helbing Lorna Helbing Kenneth Wayne Henry Elizabeth Henry Rives B. & Carol Lowrey Trudy Herben Jim and Gerrie Forbis Charles Gordon Hinde Rose Marie Hinde Yvonne House Ralph House Wayne Huyett Ann L. Lano John & Elsie Bush
William M Irving, Jr Daniel S. & Deborah Irving Ken Jacobs Jim and Gerrie Forbis Wilbur Leroy Johnson Carolyn Johnson Dr. John Kalafion Winton A. & Gertrude Hancock William C. & Beryl M. Kayser Bill & Susan Kayser Curtis Lynn Key Margaret B. Merritt Bill Kielhorn Crescent Lake Bible Camp David & Janice Rusch Deborah Lusk Doug L. & Jenny Faull Elsie Livers Emma Bishop George R. Hall Jennifer K. Lusk Keith F. D& Cherri Trosen Marila D. Palmer Michael L. & Mary Jackson Gayle & Elmer Hardin Stanford & Patricia Hooker Tom J. & Wendy Landon Tracy & Jane Lanagan Danny M. & Betty Caldwell Keith D. & Joy Wyckoff Marvin Lee Lawson Bud & Betty Otis Rosalee Lawson Bud & Betty Otis Rena LaRue Brian D. & Renee Smoker Brian S. & Jessica Bowers Janine M. Weber Jennifer Bartram Tiffany N. Beylotte Jacob LeTourneau Caleb & Kathy LeTourneau Greg E. Scobee Liela LeTourneau Louise LeTourneau Dr. Richard LeTourneau Liela LeTourneau Louise LeTourneau Caleb & Kathy LeTourneau Dorothy I. Shaffer Greg E. Scobee
RG & Evelyn LeTourneau Bud & Betty Otis Joe A. Love Lennie Lewis Charles E. & Dena Lord Lemmie C. Love Joe A. Love Phyllis Maniatis Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Richard Martin A. P. & Suzie Merritt Ralph A. Massad Thomas C. & Janet Merritt Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Eunice McLemore James W. & Ida McLemore Jan Meredith A.P. & Suzie Merritt Michael W. Merritt Margaret B. Merritt Lloyd Molby Bud & Betty Otis Joanne Myers Robert M. Myers Craig Nimmo Michael E. Young Charley G. Rader Betty Rader Dr. Robert H. & Ruth M. Ralston Robert Dorn Jack Reeves Thomas C. & Janet Merritt Antonio Rengifo Robert E. & Raejane Moore Nona Roberts Charles E. & Vanora Roberts Marie Roder Louise LeTourneau Gordon W. Roesink Beverly Roesink William K. Roquemore Jim and Gerrie Forbis Gene Rundquist E. F. & Loma Holmes John and Lillian Scobee Greg E. Scobee W. R. Shore Thomas C. & Janet Merritt Peter A. Skielnik Antoni L. & Betty Skielnik Clarence B. Smith Wilma M. Smith
Kay Smith Mike W. & Teresa Merritt Carleen Snow Richard M. Snow Glen Alvin Stowell E. F. & Loma Holmes David Stuckey Tom W. & Dorothy Landers LaVeda Norris J.S. "Slim" Sullivan Jimmye Sullivan Joe Summers A. P. & Suzie Merritt Hugh Taylor Michael & Lisa S. Taylor J. F. Curly Taylor A. P. & Suzie Merritt Steve Taylor Thomas C. & Janet Merritt Imogene Turner A. P. & Suzie Merritt Dean Tyler Harold E. & Joyce Abbey Dennis Lee Voelzke Steve Voelzke LeRoy Van Booven Bud & Betty Otis Dick Warkentin Leslie W. Summers Morris & Kathryn Weeks James E. & Maureen Mauldin David C. & Kathryn Waldrep Tom& Suzy Rhodes Tommy Whaley A. P. & Suzie Merritt Leo Wheeler A. P. & Suzie Merritt Louis Allen Wilson A. P. & Suzie Merritt Brad Wynn A. P. & Suzie Merritt Dave Zehner Jim and Gerrie Forbis
HONOR ROLL OF GIVING The President’s Circle 1. 2. 3. 4.
Members of the President’s Circle share four commitments: To support the mission and vision of LeTourneau University. To pray for the students, faculty and administration of the university. To spread the word about LeTourneau University to their friends, colleagues and associates as they have opportunity. 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 University Development at (800) 259-5388 or e-mail Development@letu.edu. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Bradley C. Ames Mr. & Mrs. William R. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Anderson Mr. & Mrs. James W. Asbury Mr. Paul D. Aubrey Dr. & Mrs. Alvin O. Austin Mr. & Mrs. John V. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Bryan E. Benson Mr. & Mrs. Pat Bertsche Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. Bickley Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd B. Bolding II Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brake Mr. & Mrs. Gordon J. Bullivant Dr. Joel Carpenter IV Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Chandler
Dr. & Mrs. Richard C. Chewning Mr. & Mrs. Mike Childress Mr. & Mrs. Steve Class Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Claypool Mrs. Suzanne Cook Mr. & Mrs. Gus Davis Mr. & Mrs. Doug Douglas Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Fenner Mr. & Mrs. Mike Fitzhugh Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Fontaine Mr. & Mrs. Ernest M. Fudala Mr. & Mrs. William L. Garfield Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. Glaske Mr. & Mrs. Jon E. Hansen Dr. & Mrs. William R. Hansen Dr. & Mrs. Tom Hellmuth Mr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Hetrick Mr. & Mrs. Bret Hornaday
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hughey Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Jager Dr. Robert & Dr. Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Joe Bob Joyce Ms. Lois E. Knouse Mr. & Mrs. Phil Kuitems Mr. & Mrs. Loren D. Leman Ms. Courtney M. Lemmond Mr. Keith W. Leonhardt Ms. Liela LeTourneau Mr. & Mrs. Roy LeTourneau Mr. & Mrs. Aaron S. Lorson Dr. & Mrs. Dale A. Lunsford Mr. Tim D. Markley II Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Markley Dr. & Mrs. James E. Mauldin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. L. V. McGuire Mr. & Mrs. Al Mendez
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis C. Mosley Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Joe Nowiczewski Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Orre Dr. Marila D. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. John H. Parks Mr. Wayne F. Peterein Jr. Drs. Jeff & Jenelle Piepmeier Mr. & Mrs. Rogers Pope Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Ritchey Jr. Mr. J. Lloyd Rohrer Mr. & Mrs. David W. Safstrom Mr. & Mrs. James D. Schreder Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Schreder Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Schwartz Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David D. Seibel Mr. & Mrs. Joshua B. Smith Mr. Robert D. Snell
Mr. & Mrs. John Solheim Maj. General & Mrs. Fred Starr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Steed Mr. & Mrs. Merle Stoltzfus Mr. & Mrs. Jeff L. Thielman Mr. & Mrs. Keith Tomjack Mr. Jason K. Trosen Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Trull Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Walker Mr. & Mrs. George R. Walrod Mr. & Mrs. Dean Waskowiak Ms. Mary S. Whelchel LCdr. Ronald L. Wier Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Wittenbach Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Wolgemuth Mr. & Mrs. Terry A. Zeitlow Mr. & Mrs. Roy S. Zeitlow
The following alumni and friends made contributions to LeTourneau University during the period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Alumni who contributed $1,000 or more are listed in their donor category as well as with their class year. We deeply appreciate each and every gift and the many givers who make it possible to carry on the work of educating Christian young people. Founder's Society $5,000 or more Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Allen Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Mike Benton Dr. & Mrs. William R. Birdwell Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Bock Mr. & Mrs. John F. Bradshaw Mrs. Irene O. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Jose Cosa Mrs. Isabelle Dahl Mr. William D. Dunlap Mr. & Mrs. Sam Forester Mr. Jerry W. Fritsch Mr. & Mrs. J. Neal Garland Mr. & Mrs. Bill D. Henry Mr. & Mrs. David R. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. William Kayser Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Kelsey Mr. & Mrs. Randy Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Randall H. Mason Mr. & Mrs. Paul Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Morscheck Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Myers Mr. & Mrs. James R. Nolt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Nordell Mr. Trey Patterson Mr. Joel Peel Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Pratt
Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Roberts Dr. & Mrs. John B. Ross V Mr. & Mrs. Roger Sage Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Phil Simpson Mr. Gregory J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Stafford Mr. & Mrs. A. S. Taylor III Mr. & Mrs. Keith F. Trosen Mr. & Mrs. Mike Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Steve Voelzke Mr. & Mrs. Dean Waskowiak Mr. Charles E. Workman Mr. Bob Zager
Chancellor's Society $1,000 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Van A. Abel Dr. & Mrs. Robert F. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Adell Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Aiken Mrs. Lynda Alder Mr. & Mrs. Jon W. Arrowsmith Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Bagwell Mr. & Mrs. Damian G. Barrett Mr. & Mrs. C. Calvin Bass Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Bengtson Mr. Hobart W. Bowers Ms. Rhonda Brock Mr. Barry K. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Campbell
Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Campbell Mr. Blake Carter Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Cato Dr. & Mrs. Philip S. Clifford Mr. Howard & Dr. Peggy Coghlan Mr. & Mrs. David C. Coldwell Ms. Sandra Couch Mr. Kenneth W. Cowin Mr. & Mrs. Titus Crabb Mr. & Mrs. Tim Crider Mr. & Mrs. George E. Crone Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Crosby Mr. & Mrs. Paul Crump Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Phil Danko Mr. & Mrs. Dale T. Deike Mr. & Mrs. Steven A. Dudden PE Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Espeland Mr. & Mrs. William W. Ewin III Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Farrar Mr. & Mrs. James D. Forbis Mrs. Jane E. Foster Mr. & Mrs. Norm C. Fox Dr. & Mrs. Larry J. Frazier, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Frost Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joel Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Carl Grace Mr. & Mrs. Matthew G. Green Mr. & Mrs. John P. Gutierrez Mr. & Mrs. Dan Gutwein Mr. & Mrs. Robin E. Guyer Mr. Thomas D. Hafford
Mr. Patrick F. Hamner Mr. Charles J. Hart Mr. & Mrs. Randy L. Hartman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David W. Horton Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Warren J. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Huff Mr. & Mrs. Steve Iffland Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Imes Mr. L. Donald Jordan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Joseph Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Kniep Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Kruppenbacher Mr. & Mrs. Roy Laughlin Mr. & Mrs. David Lednum Mr. & Mrs. Caleb LeTourneau Mrs. Louise LeTourneau Mr. & Mrs. John Linder Jr. Mr. Tracy P. Lirette Mr. Stephen Lorenzo Mr. & Mrs. Roderick B. MacAskill Mr. & Mrs. Richard Manley Mr. Gregory E. Mansker Mr. & Mrs. Ben Y. March Mr. & Mrs. March Mr. Dale A. McCombs The Hon. & Mrs. Robert N. McFarland Ms. Margaret B. Merritt Dr. & Mrs. Duane K. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Tim P. Munsterman
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Nance Ms. Tobianne Neal Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Newell Mr. & Mrs. Allan Nilson Mr. Rod Oelke Mr. & Mrs. Bud & Betty Otis Mr. & Mrs. Bob W. Parrott Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Patterson Ms. & Mr. Joanna G. Peluso Mr. & Ms. Scott A. Peluso Lt. & Mrs. Aaron Pickett Mr. Shane & Dr. Natacha Qureshi Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Ray Mr. & Mrs. Steve S. Reichenbach Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rhodes Mr. Pretlow Riddick Mr. & Mrs. Earl Roberts Jr. Mrs. Helen Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Robinson Mrs. Beverly Roesink Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Russell Mr. & Mrs. Nate Saint Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Sanda Mr. Kenneth J. Sayler Miss Doris Schuring Mr. Norman Seaton Ms. Dorthy Miller Shore Ms. Evelyn W. Sibley Mr. Alan N. Spain Mr. Mike Spence Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Steege
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Mr. Andrew R. Steiger Dr. & Mrs. Barrett R. Summers Mr. & Mrs. Leslie W. Summers Mr. & Mrs. David J. Tesser Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Thompson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ted A. Timmons Mr. & Mrs. James M. Tolson Mr. & Mrs. David S. Vinton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Waggoner Mr. & Mrs. William J. Weatherspoon Mr. & Mrs. Mark Weber Mr. & Mrs. Ted M. Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. Kent Wilson Mr. William Wolcken Mrs. June S. Wolfley Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Woolsey Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin M. Wright Ms. Dianne Zehner
Dean's Society $500 - $999 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. William R. Ball Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Becker Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Bolding Mr. Michael D. Bonilla Mrs. Lillian L. Bowers Mr. & Mrs. Roger H. Brake Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bunt Mr. Ron Cappella Mrs. Caroline Casselberry Mr. Jody Castle Mr. Ron Chase Dr. Bruce Coyle Mr. & Mrs. Clarence W. Cramer Mrs. Eleanor Crego Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Steven C. Dossin Dr. Robert E. Driver Mr. & Mrs. Rocky Hall Dr. & Ms. Bruce A. Hathaway Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Henry Mrs. Rose Marie Hinde Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hines Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hood Mr. Marcus T. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kirkwood Sr. Mr. Paul Knowlton Ms. Monica D. Landen Mr. & Mrs. Rives B. Lowrey Mr. & Mrs. William F. Markley Mr. & Mrs. Ronny Maxey Mr. J. L. McLeod Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Merritt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mike W. Merritt Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Nale Mr. Don Peluso Mr. Ken Perry Mr. & Mrs. Jay Ricks Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sansom Dr. & Mrs. Boyd Seevers Mr. & Mrs. Fred Shelton Mrs. Sara Sorensen-Kronberg Mr. George W. Taylor Drs. John & Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ward Ms. Linda Wester Mr. & Mrs. Jim Willett Dr. & Mrs. Mike M. Williamsen Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Wright Mr. Paul Zettler
Friend's Society $1 - $499 Ms. Shannon Aaron Mr. & Mrs. G. Stanley Abel Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Tom Adkins
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Ahern Maj. & Mrs. George E. Albert Ms. Marsha Alcorn Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Alecxih Sr. Ms. Sue Allemang Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin C. Allen Mr. David L. Allen Dr. Valarie Allman Mr. & Mrs. Julius A. Allstaedt Mr. & Mrs. Dan Almquist Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Ames Mr. & Mrs. Curtis L. Anderson Ms. Elizabeth Anderson Mr. William D. Anderson Mrs. Marilyn S. Antosh Mr. & Mrs. William H. Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Paul Arnholt Mrs. F. E. Arnold Ms. Valerie Ash Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Ask Drs. Graeme & Martha Aston Mr. & Mrs. Hector S. Aubert Mr. & Mrs. Mary E. Aubert Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Augustus Mr. & Mrs. Sylvan P. Auran Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Austin Mr. & Mrs. Rick Avent Dr. & Mrs. Brent L. Baas Dr. Darla L. U. Baggett Mr. & Mrs. Greg Bailey Mrs. Myrtle Bailey Mrs. Sheila Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Baker Mr. John T. Ball Mr. Robert L. Ball Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Ball Mr. Cecil F. Balzen Mr. & Mrs. Rick Bandas Mr. & Mrs. Ed D. Banos Mr. Henri Barber Mr. & Mrs. James C. Barlow Mr. & Mrs. Stan Barnard Mr. & Mrs. John G. Barnes Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Barnes Ms. Caren Barnette Mrs. Delayne Barron Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Mr. & Mrs. David A. Bauerle Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Baumer Mr. & Mrs. David Beams Mr. & Mrs. Maurice H. Beasley Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Beatty Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Beaty Mr. Richard E. Becker Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Beckman Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Bedford Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Beier Mr. Aaron D. Bell Mr. Mervel Bell Ms. Suzanne G. Bell Ms. Emily Bellamy Mr. Shawn Bennett Mrs. Syndi Ben-Schoter Mrs. Harold W. Benson Mr. Barry E. Bentle Mr. & Mrs. Leslie E. Bentley Mrs. June Bernero Mr. Joey Berry Mr. Ernest G. Bertram Mr. Dean Bigham Mrs. Emma Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Bendt Bladel Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Blaschke Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Boggs Mrs. Deborah J. Bogue Mr. & Mrs. Dale Bohannon Ms. Gay A. Bohannon Ms. Sally Boles Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Bombero Mr. & Mrs. Mark Boon Mr. & Mrs. Roger L. Boone Mrs. Diane Borgwardt
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Mr. Glen Bos Mr. David Bounds Mrs. Melody Bowen Dr. & Mrs. Tom Box Mr. & Mrs. Ed Boyle Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Brady Mr. & Mrs. Leslie G. Braunberger Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Brauning Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brauning Mr. Timothy D. Brauning Mr. & Mrs. Wayne F. Brauning Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bray Ms. Christy Brevard Mr. & Mrs. Gordon W. Brewer Mr. & Mrs. John M. Bridges Sr. Ms. Georgia Bridwell Mr. Frank T. Brigham Mr. Zachary E. Brigham Mrs. Johnnie Britain Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Broadway Mr. Mark H. Brookhouser Mr. David L. Brooks Ms. Janet H. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Brown Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Rod Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stanley L. Brown Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Walter N. Brown Mr. Michael Brumfield Mr. Andy J. Brune Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Bryant Ms. Carolyn A. Bryce Mr. Kenneth Buehrle Mr. & Mrs. Thor D. Bugge Mr. & Mrs. David Buhrmann Mrs. Barbara Buist Mr. & Mrs. Eddie L. Bullard Mr. & Mrs. Bart Bunker Mr. Bob Bunker Ms. Kitty Bunker Mr. & Mrs. G. Craig Burdett Ms. Wendy Burgess Mr. & Mrs. John W. Burke Mr. & Mrs. Steven T. Burke Mr. Thomas M. Burke Mr. Bill R. Burks Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Burnett Ms. Sharon Burnett Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Burnett Jr. Mr. Mark A. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Butler Ms. Vanessa N. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Byrd Miss Mavis Calahan Mr. & Mrs. Danny M. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. John M. Campbell Mr. Mike Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Ronald C. Campbell Ms. Adriana Candelaria Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Capellino Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. Cardinale Mrs. Myrle Cariker Dr. & Mrs. Harold F. Carl Mr. & Mrs. Philip N. Carl Miss Brea Carter Mr. & Mrs. Preston Carter Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cary Mr. Joe Cathey Mrs. Mary V. Chambers Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Chavers Mr. & Mrs. Cory J. Chenoweth Mr. & Mrs. Charles Childers Mr. & Mrs. Ray Chitwood Mr. & Mrs. Allen Christenson Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Christy Dr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Chrouser Mrs. Clara A. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Fred G. Clark Mr. & Mrs. George W. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Closter Mr. & Mrs. Theodore C. Coats
Mr. & Mrs. Vurnell L. Cobbey Mr. & Mrs. John W. Collier Mr. John D. Condie Mr. & Mrs. Ross Conrad Mr. & Mrs. George E. Cook Mr. Rob Cooke Rev. & Mrs. Roger Coon Mrs. Iris Counts Mr. Stephen Courtright Mr. Danny Cowan Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Cox Mr. Jim F. Cox Ms. Margaret Cramer Mr. Kenneth Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Crawford Ms. Blair Critch Mr. Mike Critch Mr. & Mrs. Randy Croft Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cronkite Mr. & Mrs. John Crowson Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Cruse Mr. & Mrs. Bernard J. Culhane Ms. Willa J. Curta Mr. James W. Curtice Ms. Christine Dalpiaz Dr. & Mrs. Tom Dalton Ms. Marcia Daly Mr. & Mrs. David Darragh Mr. Jim Daugherty Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Davenport Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Davidson Ms. Audrey Davis Mr. Dean M. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Marvin E. Davis Ms. Mary Ann Davis Ms. Kim Davis Mr. Phillip J. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Randall J. Davis Mr. & Mrs. David L. Dawson Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Day Miss Christy N. de Villiers Mrs. Kate D. Dean Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. DeGroot Mrs. Margaret Deike Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. DeKoekkoek Dr. Ronald DeLap Mr. Gene M. DeLoach Mrs. Joan D. DeLuca Mr. & Mrs. F.O. Denham Mr. Michael J. Denholm Mr. William Dennis Mr. & Mrs. Brett Derveloy Mr. Curtis DeVries Mr. John F. DeVries Mr. Lloyd H. DeVries Mrs. Tracy A. Dewoody Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dietz Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Dilyard Dr. David Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Doane Mrs. Leona Doerr Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Doerrfeld Mr. David W. Doerrfeld Mr. & Mrs. Dirk Dole Mr. John A. Doss Mr. & Mrs. Darrin Douthit Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Doyle Ms. Sandra L. Draper Ms. Marion Dunlavy Mr. & Mrs. Shane L. Dupree Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Durham Jr. Mr. Michael V. Durham Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Dykstra Ms. June Eastland Dr. John P. Eberts, M.D. Ms. Verna G. Ebright Mr. & Mrs. Paul V. Edmunds Mrs. Vivien Efting Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. Egbert Mr. & Mrs. Alan Eggleton Mr. & Mrs. Randall Ehlers
Mr. James Elliott Mrs. Micha E. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Elmer Mr. Mark Elmore Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Encarnacion Mr. M. Eugene Engle Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Epp Mrs. Kendra Ericson Mr. & Mrs. William Erkelens Mr. Donald B. Evans Ms. Jeanne J. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Darl E. Evers Ms. Hope Ewen Mr. Gary Farbe Mrs. Victoria Farber Mr. & Mrs. Andy Farrell Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Feirick Mr. & Mrs. Larry L. Feirick Mr. & Mrs. Seeley T. Feldmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Fiedler Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dan Fiscus Miss Javerna Fjelsted Mr. & Mrs. John E. Flickinger Mr. David M. Follingstad Mr. Mark E. Fondren Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fontenot Mr. & Mrs. Brandon E. Forcum Mr. John E. Forester Mr. Steven J. Formichella Dr. & Mrs. Ted Forringer Mrs. Stephanie R. Forringer Ms. Marjorie A. Fowler Ms. Elizabeth J. Fox Ms. Maggie Fox Miss Rachel M. Fox Mr. Joseph Frabotta Dr. Wayne Frair Mr. Joseph Francis Ms. Sammie K. Franks Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Frederick Mr. & Mrs. Carl Fudala Mrs. Doris L. Fulghum Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Gagliano Ms. Lois Y. Gailbraith Miss Karina Garcia Mr. Oscar Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Everette L. Gardner Ms. Robin J. Garland Mrs. Michelle Garner Ms. Cynthia D. Gatlin Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Gatton Mr. David Gauteson Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Gavin Mr. & Mrs. Paul Geddes Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Genet Mr. Barry Gensemer Mr. Owen R. Genzlinger Ms. Jo Anne George Mr. Bruce Gerth Dr. & Mrs. Troy Geyman Mr. & Mrs. Jason D. Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Arnold L. Gilbertson Mr. Kevin C. Gilbertson Mrs. Patti Gilley Mr. & Mrs. Ernest U. Gingrich Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Glotz Ms. Donna Glover Mr. & Mrs. James E. Gochnauer Ms. Audrey J. Goodman Dr. & Mrs. Henry Gor Mrs. Shirley S. Goree Ms. Emily P. Gowdy Dr. & Mrs. R. William Graff Mrs. Marcia G. Grant Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Gray Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Belton Green Ms. Toni Green Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Green Ms. Helen M. Greer Mr. James P. Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Gordon L. Grevengoed
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Alumni Donations By Class Class of 1949 Total Gifts $900.00 5.56% Participation Mr. Donald C. Green Mr. Ralph House Mr. Harold L. McMillan Mr. Stewart Sickles
Class of 1950 Total Gifts $15.00 2.04% Participation Mr. John Morton
Class of 1951 Total Gifts $1,350.00 10.87% Participation Mr. Harold E. Abbey Mr. George Broberg Mr. David Houck Mr. Albert Rust Mr. Robert E. Scribner
Class of 1952 Total Gifts
8.33% Participation Mr. Howard C. Anderson Mr. Kenneth C. Bengtson
Class of 1953 Total Gifts $130.00 3.70% Participation Mr. Winton A. Hancock
Class of 1954 Total Gifts $1,400.00 7.14% Participation Mr. Howard A. Crosby Mr. Ramon Farley Dr. John Hardison Mr. E. F. Holmes
Class of 1955
Total Gifts $1,765.00 15.38% Participation Mr. C.C. Creach Mr. Jack Hoff Dr. John L. Hoffer, Ph.D., M.D. Mr. Hoffer Mr. Herbert L. Orwig Mr. Raymond C. Peterson Rev. Peter P. Polloni Mr. Frank Ritchey Mr. Winslow E. Whitten Jr. LCdr. Ronald L. Wier
Class of 1956 Total Gifts $5,380.00 13.51% Participation Mr. Robert S. Frey Sr. Mr. Frank A. Goodrich Mr. Paul Leistner Dr. Ken Schreder Mr. William Thomason
Class of 1957
Total Gifts $1,105.00 11.11% Participation Mr. Richard Hamby Jr. Mr. Duane A. Johnson Rear Adm. Richard K. Maughlin, USN Ret. Mr. William C. Slothower Mr. Albert M. Vogel Mr. Dale Wolgemuth
Class of 1958 Total Gifts $3,705.00 20.69% Participation Mr. Bill H. Bennett Mr. Bennett Mr. Jerry H. Bishop Mr. John C. Bowen Mr. Thurl Briggs Mr. Don Cowles Mr. William Dinkins Jr. Mr. Gordon Fenner Mr. Jacob C. Gingerich Jr. Mr. Robert A. Jones Mr. Robert O. Langness Mr. Joseph C. Lee Mr. Charles E. Lucas Mr. Larry E. Neely Mr. Carlos G. Priemer Mr. Duane Rhodes Rev. J. S. Sullivan Jr. Mr. Ted M. Wilkinson
Class of 1959 Total Gifts $2,010.00 21.67% Participation Mr. Jesse H. Brown Jr. Mr. Lanny R. Clark Mr. Vernon H. Everhart Mr. George W. Fink
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Mr. Norman G. Gaut Mr. Randall C. Herring Mr. Tom Hunt Mr. Lyle K. Johnson Mr. Ralph R. Jones Sr. Mr. Harrison S. Neff Mr. Frank Phillips Mr. Thomas M. Sochor Mr. James M. Tucker
Class of 1960 Total Gifts $7,220.00 11.76% Participation Mr. Eliud Arrazate Mr. Elmer R. Baker Mr. Carl Grace Mr. Marvin Hays Mr. Charles S. Kline Mr. Gary L. Lisman Mr. Roderick B. MacAskill Mr. Allan Nilson Mr. Blair W. Paul Mr. Norman F. Yearick
Class of 1961 Total Gifts $2,615.00 11.54% Participation Mr. Paul Crump Jr. Mr. DeWayne Everitt Mr. William D. Feller Mr. E. L. Henderson Mr. Harold L. McElwee Mr. Fred Pfau Mr. Weston Poyner Mr. James F. Roads Mr. David Sutter
Class of 1962 Total Gifts $695.00 9.86% Participation Mr. Stanley Freeman Mr. James D. Hensel Mr. David Hentschel Mr. John E. Miller Mr. Robert M. Myers Mr. Paul G. Stokholm Mr. William Young
Class of 1963 Total Gifts $3,085.00 15.00% Participation Mr. William E. Baskett Mr. John Bush Mr. James F. Eckman Mr. Morten Eriksen Jr. Mr. Don R. Froehner Mr. Carroll Handly Mr. Kenneth Henry Mr. Herb H. Kressler Jr. Dr. Jim D. Lilley Mr. Robert Moyer Mr. Larry B. Smith Mr. Norman Spanberger Mr. Robert Thornbloom Mr. John Vigna Mr. Jerry Wolf
Class of 1964 Total Gifts $67,905.00 11.24% Participation Mr. William R. Brooks Mr. Daniel L. Christen Mr. Aaron Hoffman Mr. Art D. Johnson Mr. Merton E. Knightly Mr. Cordell Loken Mr. Charles E. Roberts Mr. James D. Rosser Mr. David Scheevel Mr. John Solheim
Class of 1965 Total Gifts $22,335.00 12.26% Participation Mr. John F. Bradshaw Mr. David Comfort Mr. Carl C. Cyphers Mr. Henry C. Fogle Dr. Douglas I. Ford Mr. Wayne Hansen Mr. Douglas Hvistendahl Mr. William Hyslop Mrs. Joan Loken Mr. Walter J. Nekoroski Jr. Mr. David S. Rowe Mr. David R. Snow Mr. John Swizdaryk
Class of 1966 Total Gifts $1,062,145.30 15.29% Participation Anonymous Mr. David Brandt Mr. James H. Etem Mr. Paul L. Kelsey Ms. Kay Lightle Mr. Keith A. Martin Mrs. Sheila Martin Mr. L. V. McGuire Mr. Ronald G. Robinson Mr. Verlan Snodgrass Mr. Arthur Warren Mr. Ted Wessman Mr. Kent Wilson
Class of 1967 Total Gifts $6,829.00 14.93% Participation Mr. Felton R. Bollinger Mr. Tom E. Brink Mrs. Nancy Ciavarelli Mr. George E. Crone Mr. Jimmie H. Cross Mr. John R. Davis Mr. Dennis M. Eben Mr. Stephen G. Holm Mr. Warren J. Hudson Mr. Ronald Jantzen Ms. Lois E. Knouse Mrs. Miriam R. Lancaster Mr. Peter E. Lawson Dr. Robert R. Miller Mr. Pramod Ravade Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reid Mr. Ariel W. Rosentrater Rev. Thomas P. Shorb Mr. Ronald E. Wilburn Mr. Ray Wilsdorf
Class of 1968 Total Gifts $2,770.00 8.55% Participation Mr. Terry L. Anderson Mr. Harry G. Barrett Mr. Gary D. Foster Mr. Timothy Heemstra Mrs. Deborah Irving Mr. Richard J. Newell Mrs. Jan P. Scott Mr. Charles M. Snow Lt.Col. Rogers R. Walker Rev. Larry P. Weiss
Class of 1969 Total Gifts $19,035.00 16.88% Participation Mr. David A. Beckmann Mr. Paul H. Bennett Mr. Donald W. Biggs Jr. Mr. Stephen Burry
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Mr. Edward L. Claypool Mr. Theodore Dillard Jr. Mr. James E. Dingmon Mrs. Judith K. Dingmon Mr. Eugene T. Dorneman Mr. Robin E. Guyer Mr. Dale R. Hill Mr. Samuel Hollinger Mr. Kenneth A. Holloway Sr. Mr. Daniel S. Irving Rev. James J. Kibelbek Mr. Edwin Kissinger Mr. James League Mr. Loren D. Leman Mr. David K. Reinbold Mr. Dell R. Ridley Mr. David R. Riniker Mr. Thomas G. Schrag Mr. Stan M. Simmons Mr. Harold R. Tyler Mr. Robert W. Walker Mr. Dave P. Whitten Mr. William D. Wright
Class of 1970
Total Gifts $175,065.00 7.69% Participation Mr. Richard D. Baney Mr. David Bell Mr. Mark B. Gamble Dr. Orman W. Gwynn Mr. Gerald O. Hall Mrs. Edith E. Hoad Mr. Paul A. Larson Mr. Donald Moon Mr. Joe Nowiczewski Mr. Jack Saucerman
Class of 1971
Total Gifts $329,927.54 16.56% Participation Mr. Paul Abbott Mr. Thomas M. Ames Mr. William R. Anderson Mrs. Nanette Anderson Mr. Matthew D. Ciavarelli Mrs. Carolann M. Crawford Mr. Thomas Gillis Mr. Thomas D. Hartberg Mr. Paul A. Helgesen Mr. Robert E. Hopkins Mr. Michael L. Jackson Mr. Hillis O. Kauffman Mr. Donald Koch Mr. Daniel H. Larsen Mr. Caleb LeTourneau Mr. Duane L. Martinsen Mr. Randall W. Matthewson Mr. Timothy J. Morscheck Mrs. Edna Pearson Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pomeroy Mr. Timothy K. Rupp Mr. Phillip I. Temple Mrs. Joyce Temple Mr. John Tiemersma Mr. Lawrence Wendling
Class of 1972
Total Gifts $144,810.00 7.50% Participation Mr. R. W. Borthwick Mr. Eddie Chow Mr. Steven D. Kellogg Mr. Kenneth L. Moore Mrs. Cherry A. Moore Mr. Norman Moss Mr. Douglas R. Nordell Mr. Gary Palmer Mr. Wayne R. Salsman Mr. Donald L. Smith
Mr. Arthur B. Waskey Mrs. Sandy Waskey
Class of 1973 Total Gifts $1,620.00 10.87% Participation Mrs. Leona Ayres Mr. Kenneth M. Bailey Mr. John Carlson Mr. Albert E. Curtis III Mr. Dan L. Davidson Mrs. Mary J. Davis Mr. John Hunker Jr. Mr. Ronald L. Kickert Mr. David G. Miller Mr. John E. Nikerle Mr. Dennis Pauls Mr. Kermit Seiler Mr. James V. Wittenberger Mr. Steven W. Yothers Mrs. Alice Yothers
Class of 1974
Total Gifts $467,955.00 10.29% Participation Mr. Lawrence B. Campbell Dr. Philip S. Clifford Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Davis Mr. Brad J. Dukek Mr. Herman Dumas Mr. Jerry W. Fritsch Mr. Roland Giddings Mr. David W. Goodell Mr. Paul F. Hager Mr. Kenneth W. Hall Mr. LeRoy D. Hammond Mr. Norman Hawes Mr. Donald L. Kreider Mr. Dale A. McCombs Mr. James R. Nolt Jr. Mr. Richard M. Ogren Mr. Michael B. Palm Mr. Jeffrey Rowland Mr. Knute Watne Mr. Paul Weston Mr. Keith D. Wyckoff
Class of 1975 Total Gifts $11,270.00 8.76% Participation Mr. Douglas Bondurant Mr. Philip A. Britton Mr. Kenneth W. Cowin Mr. Charles E. Davis Jr. Mrs. Sharon W. Delong Mr. James Dumas Mr. Darrel Eppler Mr. Kenneth D. Foreman Mrs. Freda Goerner Mr. James D. Holbrook Mr. Thomas J. Landon Mrs. Terri L. Landon Mr. Timothy C. Maggard Mr. Jack L. Niethamer Mr. Edward Rohrer Mr. Bradley L. Sink Mr. Gregory J. Smith Mr. Nathan Strong Mrs. June Weber
Class of 1976 Total Gifts $7,150.00 10.49% Participation Mrs. Lynn M. Campbell Mr. Kenneth P. Farrar Mrs. Sue Gebhardt Mr. Paul T. Graybill Mr. Timothy A. Grover Mrs. Loretta L. Hill Mr. Brent Hoff
Mrs. Nancy Mendez Mrs. Virginia L. Olson Mrs. Ruth Pierce Mr. Arthur W. Salatin Mr. Jeff L. Shaver Mrs. Elsa L. Shaver Mr. Jay Shearer Mr. James M. Tolson
Class of 1977 Total Gifts $7,810.00 14.58% Participation Mr. Mark T. Ahlenius Mr. Jonathan Bromley Mr. Randall W. Brown Mr. Barry K. Brown Mr. Daniel Byker Mr. Robert D. Campbell Mr. William A. Grubb Mrs. Joy Hartman Jr. Mr. E. Bernie Hayes Mr. Keith W. Leonhardt Mr. Philip D. Olson Mr. Kenneth R. Petersen Mr. Michael A. Ringler Mrs. Joyce Roden Mr. David W. Safstrom Mr. Benjamin Schubert Mr. Peter M. Strubhar Mrs. Susan Strubhar Mr. David Wankmuller Mr. Merlin D. Weber Mr. George P. Zitzmann III
Class of 1978
Total Gifts $13,433.00 14.22% Participation Mr. Van A. Abel Mr. Jon W. Arrowsmith Mr. Bernard Banzhaf Mr. Bryan E. Benson Dr. Richard D. Campbell Mr. Michael L. Capp Mr. Jerry L. Cassel Mr. Steve Classen Mr. Paul A. Diffenderfer Mr. Melvin Flowers Mrs. Donna Forrest Mr. Daryl A. Hoffman Mr. Kevin D. Jackson Mr. Alan J. Koch Mr. Norman Kopesky II Mr. Arthur E. Kruppenbacher Dr. Duane K. Miller Mr. Jesse M. Newton Mr. Matt D. Poelman Mr. Steven H. Reas Mr. Sidney Roberts Mr. Nathanael Saint Mrs. Deborah Saint Mr. Andrew Seiler Mr. Brad Shaw Mr. David R. Strait Mrs. Vicki Strong Mr. Vern R. Swanson Mr. Dewayne Vogt
Class of 1979 Total Gifts $37,969.00 11.27% Participation Mr. Theodore T. Collins II Mr. Jose Cosa Mrs. Sheree Cosa Mr. Griffith J. Decker Rev. Daniel R. Duda Mr. William W. Ewin III Mr. Russ M. Frank Mrs. Catherine Frank Mr. Gregory J. Gebhardt Mr. Dan Gutwein
Mr. Robert E. Harold Mr. Randy L. Hartman Jr. Mr. Allen R. Hartman Jr. Mrs. Lorna Helbing Mr. John D. Herrmann Ms. Anne M. Kaneshiro Mr. Vern Schmidt Mr. James E. Strickler Mr. Billy Sullenger Mr. Abimael Velazquez Mr. Bryan White Mrs. Denise E. White Mr. Charles E. Wisser
Class of 1980
Total Gifts $10,662.31 9.54% Participation Lt.Col. Carol B. Andrews Mrs. Ruth A. Arrowsmith Mr. Dan Boggs Mr. Raymond E. Farrar Mr. Joseph G. Forrest Mr. David M. Gegel Mr. John M. Johnston III Mr. Andy W. Lewis Mr. Paul S. Louden Mr. Carroll J. Manchester Mr. Robert B. McAfee Mr. Keith R. Moser Mr. William R. Patterson Mr. Victor M. Paul Mr. Kory O. Pehl Mr. Fred L. Ritchey Jr. Mrs. Deb L. Robey Mr. Lawrence L. Robinson Mr. Mark A. Shelly Mr. James J. Smith Mr. Stephen M. Thompson Mr. Bradley S. Vanasse Mrs. Lynn T. Vanasse Mr. James D. Wahlstrom Mr. Paul G. Wittenbach
Class of 1981 Total Gifts $6,120.00 14.22% Participation Mr. Donald L. Beiler Mr. Rick H. Bicknell Mr. Jeffrey A. Bowes Mr. Mark D. Clark Mr. Ronald A. Collins Mr. Ben P. Cowles Mr. Lynn D. Crouse Mrs. Cathy L. Gaetz Mr. Jeff Gaetz Mr. William L. Garfield Jr. Mr. Stephen E. Gooch Mr. Donald E. Greene Mr. Mark D. Hanna Mr. Jon E. Hansen Mr. Martin O. Hill Mr. Rick Jenkins Mr. David M. Jonathan Mr. John E. Kinard Mr. David J. Landon Mr. Daniel R. Liggett Mrs. Lauren Liggett Mr. Tim P. Munsterman Mr. Duane Olson Jr. Mr. Al Preston Mr. Daniel Pun Kay Mr. David L. Ramaly Mr. Ron G. Rand Mr. Douglas P. Redman Mr. Matthew H. Strong Mr. Jim E. Sutton III Mr. James G. Walker Mr. Edward Wolbert
Class of 1982 Total Gifts $13,612.00 13.14% Participation Mr. Thomas E. Anderson Mr. Damian G. Barrett Mr. Gareth W. Blackwell Jr. Mr. Walter Bowles Jr. Mr. Randall Brock Mr. Steve Bush Mr. Roger Davis Mrs. Brenda Diffenderfer Mr. John P. Eleutheriou Mr. Dean M. Frederick Mr. Gerald L. Gehman Mr. John M. Holmes Mr. Brent L. Johnson Mr. Mark Lehmann Mr. John A. Levander Jr. Mr. Phil V. Liddle Mr. Mark D. McDowell Mrs. Lydia R. Rountree Mr. Jay H. Slagle Mr. Gregg R. Sweeten Mr. Ted A. Timmons Mr. Keith F. Trosen Mr. James A. Walter
Class of 1983 Total Gifts $3,885.00 8.33% Participation Mr. Tim Bauder Dr. Tim Belcher Mr. Bruce Cole Mr. Darwin P. Kauffman Dr. Martin A. Koschnitzke Mr. Russ McClellan Mr. Stephen McDonald Mr. David O'Connor Mr. Paul S. Ruppert Sr. Mr. Robert R. Schuit Mr. Roger Sherman Mr. Trent L. Sommers Mr. Wayne Steege Mr. Rob C. Tomenendal Mrs. Nancy Walter
Class of 1984
Total Gifts $7,210.00 9.51% Participation Mr. Jeffrey D. Aiken Mrs. Deborah S. Aiken Mr. Andrew Bartel Mr. Donald B. Bell Mr. Barney Burks Jr. Mrs. Terry L. Cassis Miss Ruth Cocking Mr. Thomas E. Ehresman Mr. Walter E. Gartner Mr. Nathan Hewitt Mr. David A. Hoeks Mr. David E. Hoffman Dr. Don W. Korenczuk Ph.D. Mr. Philip P. Kuitems Mr. Daniel R. Near Mr. Charles Oliveto II Mr. Glenn Perez Mrs. Sylvia Ramaly Mr. John W. Ramsay Mr. Doug Roszhart Mrs. Carol Roszhart Mr. Robert G. Rountree Dr. Daniel M. Schmidt Mr. Donald F. Shellhart Mr. Randy Vroom
Class of 1985 Total Gifts $25,810.00 9.09% Participation Mr. James K. Abell Mr. Peter R. Austin
Mr. Dale J. Burns Mr. Russell L. Davis Mrs. Rhonda L. Davis Mr. Steve Erickson Mrs. Mary Hoffman Mr. Steven Holm Mr. Steve Iffland Mr. Steven Linscheid Mr. Daniel M. McCabe Mr. Stephen D. Reason Mr. Kenneth A. Stone Mr. Dick Travis Mrs. Lori Travis Mr. Dean Waskowiak Mr. Victor R. Willis
Class of 1986 Total Gifts $21,800.77 15.63% Participation Anonymous Dr. Julia Binford Mr. Jim Brake Mr. David S. Busenitz Mrs. Gayle R. Busenitz Mr. David M. Campbell Mr. William Conforti Jr. Lt.Col. H. T. DeGroot Mr. Frank A. Dubisz Mr. David W. Elliott Mr. Bill R. Fosbenner Mr. Robert Fricke Mr. Kenneth Hanna Mr. David R. Johnson Mr. David P. Kimball Ms. Dawn Lockhart Mr. Stephen J. Marks Mr. Scott Mulligan Mr. Bill P. Panagotopulos Mr. David S. Prewitt Mrs. Annette M. Prewitt Mr. David E. Puttbach Mr. Troy Ritchie Mr. Timothy M. Schroeder Mrs. Lorraine Senseney Mr. Scott D. Stallard Mr. Eduardo Vaflor Mr. Edwin W. Walton Mr. Mark D. Whitten Mr. Neal Willford
Class of 1987 Total Gifts $8,185.00 9.22% Participation Mr. Paul D. Aubrey Mr. Matthew J. Baldwin Mr. Jeffrey J. Baumann Mrs. Kathryn A. Booth Mr. Carl E. Buczala Mr. Steve Class Mr. Randall W. Gabbert Mr. Bradley J. Johnson Mr. David Lednum Mrs. Marilie A. Marks Mrs. Roberta K. Nixon Mr. Gregory S. Pike Mr. Steve S. Reichenbach Mr. Todd L. Roebke Mr. Matthew J. Sample Mr. Ruben D. Watson Mr. William E. Worman Jr. Mr. Terry A. Zeitlow Mrs. Jill Zeitlow
Class of 1988
Total Gifts $2,760.00 5.69% Participation Mr. Michael Bulgrien Mr. Arthur O. Christensen Sr. Mrs. Tiffany DeGroot Mr. Doug L. Faull
Mr. Gordon J. Johnson Mr. Douglas M. Koppe Mr. Philip J. McIntosh Mr. Dean B. Nixon Dr. Mark D. Roth M.D. Mr. Carl J. Schwartz Jr. Mrs. Lisa W. Skielnik Mr. Steven L. Weidner
Class of 1989 Total Gifts $67,500.00 14.97% Participation Mr. John V. Baker Mr. Kevin R. Berk Mrs. Melanie Bertsche Mr. Patrick A. Bertsche Mr. Steven J. Boggess Mr. Ronald R. Bouchard Mr. Mark Budai Mr. Andrew H. Curtis Mr. Jeffrey G. DeLong Mr. George E. Dunham Mr. Scott P. Edinger Mr. Timothy A. Graber Mr. Allan Griffin Mr. Arlin K. Hobbie Mr. Brian V. McIntyre Mr. Scott A. Patterson Mr. Vincent L. Pomeroy Mr. Douglas J. Roads Mr. Brian E. Steinbruegge Mr. Walter W. Waweru Mr. Anthony C. Wolfe Mr. Stanley E. Young
Class of 1990 Total Gifts $10,869.00 5.41% Participation Mrs. Jami L. Crider Mr. Kenneth W. Daniels Jr. Mr. Steven A. Dudden PE Mrs. Ginger A. Graber Mr. Robert A. Lorenz Jr. Dr. Michael Myers Mr. Gregory E. Scobee Mr. Rod K. Spade
Class of 1991 Total Gifts $11,838.00 7.05% Participation Mr. Doug W. Anderson Mrs. Starr M. Anderson Mr. Marlin R. Brubaker Mr. Frans A. Deblois Mr. Scott C. Gardiner Mr. Gary A. Hanson Mr. David V. Harvey III Mr. Joseph K. Henkel Mr. Daniel R. Landis Mr. James A. Mann Jr. Miss Allison Pletcher Mr. Christopher D. Pratt Mr. Norman C. Reese Mr. James P. Schmid Mr. Stanton D. Spaulding Mr. Darren L. Warkentin Mr. Joshua R. Williams
Class of 1992 Total Gifts $4,360.00 4.41% Participation Anonymous Mr. Harry G. Barrett Jr. Mr. Mark W. Barrett Mr. Adrian Bonilla Dr. Douglas F. Britton Mr. Bruce A. Chase Mr. Anton E. Coy Jr. Mr. Mark H. Devos Mr. Richard V. Hall Jr.
Mr. Daniel J. Harding Mrs. Kathryn A. Hirsch Mr. Craig G. Hummel Mr. Dean Q. Lewis Mrs. Dawn A. Lilley Mrs. Lori A. Mowen Mr. Shane H. Patterson Mr. Nathan A. Roden Mrs. Angela Williams Mr. Scott Winne Ms. Virginia A. Wyatt Mr. Roy S. Zeitlow
Class of 1993
Total Gifts $10,265.00 4.23% Participation Mrs. Laurie Barrett Mr. Kenneth C. Bell Mr. Christopher D. Bena Mr. James E. Beylotte Mr. Titus Crabb Mr. Timothy M. Epp Ms. Karen K. Gassett Mr. Jonathon N. Hirsch Mr. Jason D. Holland Mr. Daniel P. Johnson Mr. Thomas L. Kimbrough Mr. Jeffrey I. Linstra Ms. Lisa W. Mayfield The Hon. Robert N. McFarland Dr. Ann M. Olson Mr. Jeffrey R. Piepmeier Dr. Jenelle L. Piepmeier Mrs. Peggy A. Snyder Mr. Jason C. Stell Mr. Philip M. Winters Mr. William Wolcken Mr. Michael E. Young
Class of 1994 Total Gifts $10,005.00 3.92% Participation Mr. Abelardo A. Alaniz Mrs. Jennifer Bartram Mr. Leonard V. Bates Mrs. Marion Benson Mrs. Tiffany N. Beylotte Mrs. Jessica L. Bowers Mr. Brian K. DeKruyff Mr. Joseph P. Gagliano Mr. Paul S. Grenon Mr. John P. Gutierrez Mrs. Denise M. Main Mr. David M. Mills Mr. Ronald S. Revell Mr. Slade R. Rinehart Mrs. Beth A. Ruwe Mr. Brian D. Smoker Mrs. Renee Smoker Mr. Stephen D. VanNattan Mrs. Janine M. Weber
Class of 1995 Total Gifts $5,305.00 1.72% Participation Mrs. Lynda Alder Mr. Brian S. Bowers Mr. Matthew Heironimus Mrs. Sharmen Kimbrough Mr. Glen Kotapish Mr. Chris J. Oliver Mr. Wayne F. Peterein Jr. Mr. Gary M. Potts Mr. Matthew N. Ruwe Mr. David J. Tesser Mr. Ronald J. Wind Mr. Robert Winsor Mr. Nathan J. Woskie
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Class of 1996 Total Gifts $2,655.00 2.40% Participation Anonymous Mr. Tony D. Benningfield Mr. Jason E. Borsheim Mr. Jonathan D. Caruvana Mrs. Sylvia J. Caruvana Mr. Stephen M. Chandler Mr. Brian Decker Mrs. Lisa L. A. Decker Ms. Vera R. Ford Mr. Terry L. Gunn Mr. David Hamblin Mr. Aaron L. Knaub Mr. Rob F. Lund Mr. Gabriel C. Morrow Mr. Cary S. Olson Mrs. Shelley A. Olson Mr. Ricky A. Price Mr. Jonathan H. Weimer
Class of 1997
Total Gifts $4,645.00 3.33% Participation Anonymous Mr. Chung H. Baik Mrs. Julie K. Boss Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Breaux Mr. Timothy A. Crouthamel Mr. Dan M. Davisson Mr. Michael W. Hoye Mr. Paul W. Johnson Mr. Barry T. Knighton Mrs. Sarah M. Kranz Mrs. Marta Martin Mr. Douglas B. McMahon Ms. Sarah E. Morale Mrs. Jennifer E. Nelson Mr. David L. Nelson Mr. Steve I. Ortiz Mr. Charles R. Randall Mrs. Laura A. Spivey Mr. Matthew J. Tayloe Mr. Jeff L. Thielman Mr. Owen J. Watkins
Class of 1998 Total Gifts $7,481.00 3.00% Participation Mr. Paul J. Alexander Mr. Jason P. Boss Mr. John D. Eiford Mr. Bryan D. Fiscus Mr. Karl W. Gross Mrs. Rebecca J. Hill Mr. Andrew P. Kalitka Mr. Aaron S. Lorson Mrs. Angela F. Morrow Dr. Seth J. Norton Mr. Chris M. O'Meara Mrs. Nicole E. O'Meara Mr. Craig A. Portz Ms. Deborah G. Rand Mr. Ronald S. Sanda Mr. Kenneth J. Sayler Mrs. Melissa A. Smith Ms. Stella E. Stewart Mr. Matthew W. Sweet Mrs. Misty M. Tayloe Mr. Jason Tinsley Mr. Jonathan L. Walton Mr. Daniel V. Wilkin
Class of 1999
Total Gifts $15,390.00 2.74% Participation Anonymous Mrs. Dianne H. Benton Mrs. Kelli Billingsley-Metzenthin
Mr. Gordon J. Bullivant Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Cason Ms. Georgia K. Emry Mr. Christopher W. Fontaine Mrs. Heather R. Little Mrs. George Meza Mr. Benjamin P. Monroe Mr. Matthew J. Nelson Dr. Nathan E. Nissley Mrs. Aradhana R. Nissley Mrs. Shiloh R. Norton Mr. Ted R. Siegel Mrs. Jeanette M. Sweet Mrs. Kathryn R. Symank Mrs. Allison M. Tuinstra Mr. Michael P. Tuinstra
Class of 2000 Total Gifts $1,405.00 1.40% Participation Mrs. Brianna E. Abraham Mr. Ben J. Dieter Mr. Daniel T. Harrison Ms. Patricia E. Henry Mr. Paul B. Hvass Mr. Tommy J. LaNasa Mr. Imie Mark III Mr. Timothy H. Medin Mr. Orin R. Owen Mr. J. R. Robertson Jr. Mr. Daniel R. Smith
Class of 2001 Total Gifts $5,467.46 2.29% Participation Mr. Mohit R. Abraham Mr. Michael E. Askew Mr. Garrett J. Atkins Mr. Phillip C. Briggs Jr. Mr. Douglas N. Croffitt Mr. Nathan J. Geib Mrs. Bertha L. Goode Mrs. Barbara D. Lau Mr. Jeffrey A. Little Ms. Teri L. Lopez Dr. Matthew K. Olson Mr. Andrew L. Olson Mrs. Gail Ritchey Mr. Daniel P. Ryan Mr. Kelvin L. Solco Ms. Meredith N. Todd
Class of 2002 Total Gifts $14,711.00 2.07% Participation Mr. Vernon M. David Mr. Nicholas J. Hayden Mr. Randall S. Knutson Mrs. Lori A. Low Mr. Randall D. Loyd Mr. Kenneth W. Martens Ms. Diana G. Martin Mrs. Katrina M. Olson Mr. David Parker Lt. Aaron Pickett Mrs. Bettina M. Pickett Mr. Jonathan W. Preu Dr. Natacha Qureshi Mr. Shane P. Qureshi Mrs. Martha M. Steed Mr. Philip L. Steers IV
Class of 2003 Total Gifts $3,525.00 1.68% Participation Mr. Stephen D. Casey Mr. William T. Chick Mr. Timothy P. Clark Mrs. Deborah K. Douthit Mr. Mark L. Espeland
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Mrs. Emily A. Hannah Mr. Brian D. Hannah Mrs. Bethany Hara Mr. Shawn P. Hara Mr. Peter H. Hoewisch Mr. Andrew R. Steiger Mr. Shane M. Warner Mr. Anthony D. Zappasodi
Class of 2004 Total Gifts $2,667.15 2.19% Participation Anonymous Mrs. Mandy K. Asp Mr. Aaron Bliss Mr. Gary A. Day Mrs. Mary Hughey Ms. Michelle L. Jackson Mrs. Laura J. Laster Mr. Jesse T. Laster Ms. Tammy M. Mitchell Mr. Dezi J. Rios Mr. David C. Runyon Mr. Ken M. Stidham Mr. Joshua M. Suarez Mrs. Janita D. Thornal Mr. Raul E. Valdes Mrs. Jessica N. Warner
Class of 2005
Total Gifts $3,088.82 3.68% Participation Mrs. and Mr. Alyssa J. Anderson Mr. Jeremy J. Anderson Anonymous Mr. Stuart D. Asp William D. Barry Mr. Geary Benge Mrs. Lauren R. Bliss Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Cadman Ms. Brenda A. Day Mrs. Heidi A. Durant Ms. Sarah A. Hess Ms. Shelia K. Jennings Mr. Eliot F. Landrum Mr. Daniel N. Leatherwood Mr. Caleb T. Roepke Miss Anna K. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Tack Mr. James R. Townsend Mr. Terrance A. Turner Mr. Charles Wesley Mr. Demetri M. White Mr. Winslow E. Whitten Jr. Mrs. Katie M. Zappasodi
Class of 2006 Total Gifts $4,340.02 2.92% Participation Mr. Ronald A. Campbell Ms. Linda F. Carper Ms. Amy E. Davis Ms. Barbara J. Dixon Mr. Matthew P. Edmunds Mr. Derek A. Fitchett Mrs. Courtney D. Gill Mr. Jacob L. Gregg Mr. Wayne R. Hamilton Mr. Michael W. Kindel Mr. Jacob A. Kobliska Ms. Wanda J. Kuykendall Dr. Charles D. Moorehead Mr. William C. Owens Mrs. Kristin M. Roepke Mr. Stephen W. Simpson Mr. Eugene Sung Mrs. Pauline R. Sung Mr. Robert J. Surprenant Mrs. Catherine V. White Mr. Douglas L. White
Class of 2007
Total Gifts $5,616.64 2.45% Participation Mr. and Mrs. Nathan A. Didlake Mrs. Rachel A. Gaines Mrs. Catherine Hart Green Mr. Tim D. Markley II Ms. Nashunda Y. Mitchell Mr. John M. Morrison Ms. Elizabeth R. Moss Mrs. Roberta G. Moss Mrs. Tamera L. Phallan Mrs. Nola K. Plumb Mr. Steve Rash Mr. Jonathan L. Ridenour Mrs. Whitney A. Schubarth Mr. Steven A. Shogren Mrs. Janna C. Suarez Mr. Jason K. Trosen Mr. Charles R. Trowbridge
Class of 2008 Total Gifts $1,681.17 2.99% Participation Mrs. Jordan E. Baumer Mr. Richard E. Baumer Mr. Danny Bradley Mrs. Lauren L. Bradley Jerica L. Cadman Christopher R. Cook Mr. Thomas G. Cooper Mr. Michael R. DeGroat Mr. Joshua S. Eicholtz Mrs. Katie B. Eicholtz Mr. Michael J. Gaines Jr. Mrs. Catherine M. Gibson Mr. Joshua C. Hasty Mrs. Terese M. Hasty Mrs. Lana E. Jordan Mrs. Laura A. Leahy Ms. Courtney M. Lemmond Mrs. Stacie K. Otto Mr. James R. Saunders Mr. Ruedi T. Schubarth Annetta M. Scott Mrs. JoAnna E. Stewart
Class of 2009
Total Gifts $3,117.46 1.45% Participation Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. Albright Mrs. Elsa Bailey Mrs. Kris Elmore Mr. Scott F. Fossey Mrs. Jenny K. Foster Richard F. Godley Mr. Harold S. Graham Mr. Steven C. Hadfiel Major CaSaundra M. Harris Mr. Joshua L. Trempert Mrs. Mary Beth Trogdon Ms. Nancy L. Westbrook
Class of 2010 Total Gifts $2,502.00 3.09% Participation Ms. Megan C. Baldwin LaShunda T. Bible Mr. Justin B. Bowen Kelly Brighi Mr. John L. Cardenas Mr. Otis J. Chandler Carter C. Collum Mrs. Mindy R. Crawford Mr. Daniel A. Ferguson Kaylee L. Godley Mrs. Christine E. Hadfield Patricia Huizar Mrs. Linda K. Johnson George L. Jones
Monica J. Klaus Mr. Carlton W. Mitchell Caleb G. Obholz Daniel L. Patches Derek R. Phillips Mrs. Janet Ragland Natalie Rogers Charles E. Roquemore Sara J. Shogren Mr. Bob L. Ssekyanzi Mr. Daniel J. Towner Melissa D. Trost Ms. Rebekah A. Valencia Daphine D. Watley
Class of 2011 Total Gifts $2,815.00 5.08% Participation Anonymous Bettie Berard Mrs. Melissa Bleckley Angele R. Blick Mr. Kevin R. Boatman Sarah A. Brooks Stephen M. Campbell Tyrus R. Cobb III Ulrich E. De La Fuente Travis D. Eliason Ms. Virginia A. Fabbro Mitchell C. Fairchild Trista E. Fongemie Cynthia M. Garlinger Jered P. Gebel Stephen B. Griffith Mr. Matthew P. Gustafson Angela Hapka Jonathan J. Harris Steven J. Hederstedt Sylvia B. Jimerson Shane M. Johnson Jodie L. Kalas Mrs. Latraya S. Lane Mr. Nathan T. McGarvey Eric C. McLaughlin Hope D. Means Aaron L. Midcap Kenneth D. Misiak Venessia B. Rieper Benjamin J. Schultz Mr. Patrick L. Stewart Sr. Michael P. Walhof Mr. Tyler A. Whitney Brittney R. Wiley Mr. Nolan J. Willis Mrs. Erin M. Wilson Mrs. Grace L. Worcester Carla R. Yaw
Class of 2012 Total Gifts $908.00 2.69% Participation Evan W. Basnaw Barnabas G. Bridgman Stacie L. Francis Heather L. Gavin Jeffrey L. Nickles Lorrin E. Quinn Adam J. Sarhage Matthew S. Uncapher Joseph D. Wallace
Introducing the 1946 Society — The New LeTourneau University Annual Fund When Evelyn and R.G. “Mom and Pop” LeTourneau founded LeTourneau Technical Institute in 1946, Harry Truman was president, gasoline was $0.15 a gallon and the radio was playing music by Frank Sinatra, the Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Perry Como and the Andrews Sisters. The all-male technical school was dedicated to combining academics with a spiritual emphasis. Much has changed since 1946. In 1961, the school went co-ed as LeTourneau College, expanding in 1989 into what we know today as LeTourneau University. But one thing hasn't changed over the past 66 years. LETU is still fully committed to fusing academic and spiritual life — and to producing the brightest and best graduates who ingeniously impact the world as Christ-like professionals. To honor this commitment and the historic year of our founding, the 1946 Society (formerly the LETU Annual Fund) carries on the legacy of Mom & Pop LeTourneau by providing much-needed scholarships, fulfilling program and research needs, and enhancing educational opportunities for LeTourneau University students.
Whether you’re an alumnus, parent or friend of the university, you can help support this legacy and make a difference in the lives of our students by joining the 1946 Society as a pioneer member — for just $19.46 per month. As a pioneer, you will join in Mom & Pop’s vision for the future, pledging $19.46 per month for 10 years. Donations to The 1946 Society are unrestricted gifts that are vital to LeTourneau University, providing the flexibility to identify and address strategic priorities and emerging opportunities that otherwise would go unfunded. Join the 1946 Society now, as a pioneer member, forging the path for generations to come. A time capsule will be buried at the 2014 dedication of the Sidney and Anna Lee Allen Family Student Center, including memory cards from all 1946 Society pioneer members. This capsule will be opened in conjunction with the university's 75th anniversary celebration in 2021, where we'll honor your contribution to the LeTourneau legacy. To honor 1946 and contribute to the lasting vision of Mom & Pop LeTourneau, visit www.letu.edu/give. Learn more at www.letu.edu/1946, or like us on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/The1946Society.
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Sammy Glaze (’53 IS) died April 14, 2010, in Longview, Texas. He graduated as “First Honor Student” from LeTourneau Technical Institute and spent his entire professional career working for the LeTourneau Plant. He is survived by his wife, Opal, of 58 years, three grown children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. David Neweceral (’54 ME) died Sept. 9, 2010, of cancer. He resided in Coronado, Calif. Eugene A. Rundquist (’54 IS) died Dec. 1, 2011, in Acworth, Ga. His daughter Pamela said that Eugene had a very special place in his heart for LeTourneau. He was one of the original college students who went to Peru with R.G. to build houses and churches. He is survived by three grown daughters; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Robert Hoffer (’55 PT) died May 21 in Retsil, Wash., at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene, and two grown children. Paul W. Coupland (’55 ME) of Folsom, Calif., died Aug. 2, 2011, and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marge. He only attended LETU for one year but said it was a time of learning lifetime values. William “Bill” J. Stewart (‘55 LI) died on May 19, 2011, in Fort Atkinson, Wis. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha, four children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. James “Jim” Dingmon (’69 ME) of Nederland, Texas, died on May 11. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy, 32 | NOW Magazine | Fall 2012
three grown daughters and their husbands and one grandson. Daniel Minor (’71 ATBS) died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 25 in Ovilla, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Pam, of 40 years, his parents, siblings and grandchildren. Wayne Donnelly (’72 IE) died June 13, 2011, in DeKalb, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (to whom he was married for 55 years) five grown children, 19 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Michael L. Capp (’78 ENGR) died on Sept 6 after losing his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jerrie, who resides in Bristol, Wis. Susan (Iverson) O’Neill (’79 RE) died Jan. 9 in Apex, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Robert (’80 WT), and three grown children. Dale Robinson (’80-’83) died Oct. 27 in Longview, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Ronda, daughter Shea, son Ty, his parents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Scott N. Bowen (’82 MT) died on Feb. 8 at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife, Melody, of Claremore, Okla., and his three grown children and many family members. Laurence Cappella (’82 EE) died April 1 in Renton, Wash. He is survived by four sons and his wife, Debra, who said he loved to serve people. He was with Boe-
ing for 25 years, had a love for AWANA programs and the community pumpkin patch in their town. He inspired the lives he touched with his full, godly life. Kurt McCoy (‘82 IM) died April 23 at Houston Hospice, in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda, four grown children, his father and many other relatives. Eugenio Bultedaob (’89 MT) died on Apr. 2, 2011, in Sequim, Wash., of liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jane, two grown children, seven siblings and a large extended family in Palau and around the world. Virginia Satterlee (’93 BBM) died on May 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. She is survived by her husband Warren, two siblings, a daughter and son-in-law, and three grandchildren. Rena LaRue Gant (’94 ACCT) of Birmingham, Ala., died Dec. 25, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Tom; son David and other family members. Elizabeth “Ebby” Childress ('05 BBA) died Aug. 6 in Longview, Texas, after her battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, Wade, his wife Carley, her mother, siblings and many nieces and nephews. Kyle Atchison (’08 AFPP) died Oct. 24 in Everett, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Jones) Atchison (’05 ASDT). Michael “Lee” Barnett (’08 BBA) of Tyler, Texas, died on April 2, in a chain reaction car accident. He is survived by his wife, Laurie, his parents and five siblings. The loss of a loved one, friend or colleague often inspires us to ensure that
their memory lives on. Many people find that supporting LETU is an ideal way to honor someone who has passed away. Gifts made “in memoriam” offer lasting honor to a loved one while providing family and friends with the satisfaction of knowing they have helped others. If you would like to give a memoriam to LETU, please call 1-800-259-5388 or donate online at www.letu/give. The family will be notified of your generosity when a memoriam is made.
BIRTHS Ruth (Hartshorn) Anderson (’78 DT) welcomes her first grandchild, William Kenneth, born on Oct. 25, 2011, in Alaska to son Edwin and his wife, Megan. Dan Hoobyar (’80 EE) is praising the Lord for the arrival of his grandson, Benaiah James, born Sept. 21, 2011, to son, David, and his wife, Kathleen, in Calif. Paul J. Wilson (’91 ATBS, BUBS) and wife, Andrea, announce the birth of their daughter, Phoebe Joy, born on Nov. 3, 2011, in LaPlata, Md. They are currently serving with New Tribes Mission in Papua, New Guinea. Justin Baba (’94 ATFL) and wife, Carmen, announce the birth of Matteus Panya, on May 30. He was 5 lbs, 6 oz and 18 inches long, and joins his brother Jonathan at their home in Knoxville, Tenn. Wayne Cummings (‘95 ATFL) and wife, Veronica, welcomed their daughter Amelia Michelle on Oct. 18, 2011, in Shelbyville, Ky. Jonathan Gardner (’96 CST) and wife, Rachel, announce the Sept. 2011 arrival of their son Eric. He is welcomed by five siblings in their home in Carrolton, Texas.
Jonathan is a software engineer for AMR American Airlines contract Tigua Tech in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lydia and Lily.
Laurie (Salo) Spivey (ME ’97) and her husband, Jason, announce the arrival of Lucy Claire on May 18. Lucy was welcomed home by her siblings Wyatt,
Marta Martin (’97 HIPL) and husband, Matt, would like to announce the Oct. 5 birth of 6 lb., 15.5 oz. Maria Luisa. She is welcomed home by her sister Morgan. Joel “Neb” Rurak (’00 ETAT) and wife, Allison, announce the birth of their first child, William Daniel. He was born in South Hamilton, Mass., on Feb. 9, and weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz. Shawn Hara (’03 BUBS) and wife, Bethany (‘03 BYBA), announce the arrival of their daughter Madelyn Paige. She was born on Nov. 11, 2011, in Longview, Texas. She weighed 6 lbs, 2 oz.
Matt Bulpitt (’03 EE) and Jennifer (Drouin) Bulpitt (’04 BUBS) welcomed their son, Andrew Murray, on Jan. 13 in Waldorf, Md. He is joining his big
Adam Hunter (’04 ME) and wife, Betsy (’04 BME), welcome home daughter, Sadie Grace. She was born on Nov. 11, 2011, in Park Ridge, Ill. Damon Stokes (’07 EE) and wife, Erin, announce the birth of Clara Ruth, born on
Feb. 12 in Keizer, Ore. She weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz and was 21 inches long. Michael Skeen (’08 MK) and wife, Katie (Reed) Skeen (’10 BI), announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace, born on March 22. She weighed 7 lbs, 4 oz, and they live in Longview, Texas. Joshua Stewardson (’08 CSBC) and Kendall (Smith) Stewardson (’08 BYBS) of DesMoines, Iowa, received national attention when their son Asher was born on Jan. 26, weighing in at 13 lbs, 12 oz. His brother Judah welcomed him home. Peter Greenwald (’10 AFFS) and his wife, Ashley, are celebrating the birth of their son, Cade Bennett Greenwald, who was born on Jan. 26, 2011, Longview, Texas. Charmyn Tumey (’11 MBA) would like to announce the birth of daughter, Eliza Brielle, born Aug. 3, 2011 in Longview, Texas.
WEDDINGS Chelle (Wilkins) Swanson-Wilson (‘95) and Paul Wilson were married Oct. 29, 2011, and are living in Olathe, Kan. Chelle is a professional artist/designer, and she and her husband own Repurposed Design Company. Nathaniel Horton (’08 MJE) married Lt. Kristen L. Wallis June 16, and they reside in Fairborn, Ohio. Nathaniel graduated in Dec. 2011 with his M.S. in Materials Engineering, Metals and Ceramics, from Clemson University. Scott Storey (’08 ASFL) and wife, Jessica, were married on Jan. 21. They currently reside in Longview, Texas. Scott works for Express Jet Airlines as a first officer. Allison Garrard (’09 ISE1) and Travis Thompson were married on March 16. They and their daughter, Hannah Faith, reside in Saltillo, Texas. LeTourneau University | 33
classnotes Richard Godley (’09 EE) and Kaylee Sumrall (’10 BYBS) were married June 27, 2010, and reside in McKinney, Texas. Joshua Harper (’10 EE) and wife, Emily, were married May 2011, and reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Joshua works for Rockwell Collins. Elijah Lofgren (’10 CSE) and Megan married March 24. They reside in Ludlow, Ky., where Elijah is working for TiER1 Performance Solutions. Jennifer Marsh (’11 BBA) was recently married to Charles Dimsdale. The couple resides in North Richland Hills, Texas, where Jennifer is an accountant with United Parcel Service.
Class Notes 60s Andrew Toth (’68 ME/AE) wanted to add acknowledgement to the Spring 2011 NOW magazine “The Women of LeTourneau” by mentioning the Student Wives Club. This club supported their husbands, the campus and student life in general. It also provided fellowship for wives (and husbands) that might have isolated themselves from student life. The Toths are retired after 40 years of missionary service and reside in New Braunfels, Texas. They have a grandson who is currently attending LeTourneau.
70s Howard Spencer (‘72 IE) is now the safety consultant for Conner Strong & Buckelew J.A. Montgomery. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Marlton, N.J.
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Ron Yaddaw (’72 MT/ATBS) and wife, Lucille, are now retired from Wycliffe, Orlando, Fla., as of Oct. 1, 2011, after 38 years of ministry. They will start their retirement by traveling around the country to say thank you to their ministry partners. David Abuhl (’73 ATBS) has recently retired and he and his wife, Priscilla, now live in Price, Utah. Terry Michmerhuizen (’75 MT/ATBS) has recently taken the position of assistant professor in the College of Aviation at Western Michigan University. He and his wife, Nelva, now reside in Gobles, Mich. Tim Kinney (’78 MT) recently moved to Las Vegas, where he is the owner/sr. project manager of West Wing Consulting. Theodore “Ted” Collins (’79 ATBS) retired from GE in March 2011, after 24 years, and formed his own company, Collins CFM Consulting Services LLC, in Fairfield, Ohio. Ted also received his Master in Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 2006. Bruce Shauger (’79 ET/ ATBS) wanted to share a picture of his family with their son who graduated from Marine Boot Camp in Oct. 2011. Bruce and his family reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
80s Russell Callison (’80 BUBS/ATBS) shared a picture of his son, Chase, and grandson, Beckham Cade. Russ has recently moved to Kimberling City, Mo.
Kevin Walters (’81 WT) and wife, Coleen, have recently resigned from Wycliffe Bible Translators’ on-the-field partner, SIL, and are now working with Serving In Mission (SIM) in Nigeria. They are also first-time grandparents to Titus John, born Sept. 28, 2011. James Berge (’85 WE) has written and published a book called Prayer, Quantum Physics, and Hotel Mattresses: Dissolving the Barrier Between Seen and Unseen. Jim lives in Shreveport, La., with his wife, Kayla, and two children. R. Douglass Kollmar (’86 MT) is now an engineering technician in RETTEW’S civil/municipal division in the firm’s Lancaster, Pa., office. He and his wife, Gail, currently reside in Spring Grove, Pa. Steve Biggs (’87 ET) and wife, Sylvia (Wallis) Biggs (’79 MABS), have recently moved to Claremore, Okla., where Steve has taken a job with Baker Hughes International as a motor engineer. Mike Bunn (’88 ATBS) and Jodi (Collingridge) Bunn (’91 ASAT, BSEng) are now on loan to the training department of JAARS in Waxhaw, N.C., after 17 years of service with YWAM’s flight operation in the Amazon region of Brazil. Mike serves in Aviation Training, while Jodi helps staff the Intercultural Communications Course (ICC).
Blaine (’89 MT) McCauley was reassigned to the Western Algeria Sahara Desert with Conoco Phillips about two
years ago. Wife, Sharyl (Wambauch) (’89 BYBS), has left her QA manager position with University of New Mexico to shuttle their two boys, Jacob (15) and Jarod (12), to swimming relays, where she also volunteers/officiates swim team events. They currently reside in Montgomery, Texas. Cheri Hudspith (’89 ACCT) was hired as the director of Leadership Development at the Evangelical Center for Spiritual Wisdom. More information can be found at www.ecswisdom.org. Cheri is married to David Hudspith (’93 CSMA).
90s Andrew Simpson (’91 AMT) and wife, Dawn, have recently moved to Norristown, Pa., where Andrew is a paramedic for Global Systems Medics. Stanton Spalding (’91 ATBS) recently took a job with Interstates Construction Services, Inc., in Sioux Center, Iowa, as their electrical purchasing leader. Steve Straw (’93 ATBS/BI) and wife, Alace, continue to serve as missionaries with Air Calvary in Gabon, Africa. Their children, Joe, Megan and Sam, attend Rain Forest Int’l School, just two hours away by plane (15 hours by car). Darrell Sekin (’95 BBM) was elected president of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America in April. He is currently president and CEO of DJS International Services Inc., an international freight forwarding and customs brokerage firm in Colleyville, Texas. Becky Renfro-Borbollo (’96 BBM) was recently inducted into the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.
Gabriel Morrow (’96 ATFL) and Angela (Franzen) Morrow (’98 BYBS) have moved to Wis. for Gabriel to begin his MDiv at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Jonatas Berberian (’97 ETAT) is now in Goiania-Go, Brazil, serving as the technical director for Gulf Coast Avionics Brazil. He and his wife, Danielle, have two children, Alex (7) and Laura (4). He says thanks to LETU for opening all the doors to get him where he is today. Michael Campbell (’98 BSBM) has obtained a teaching certificate and is now a teacher and football coach with the Lone Oak School District. He also works with troubled and special needs youth, teaching primarily business classes to junior high and high school students. Charlie Couch (’98 MBA) completed a PhD in Education, specializing in Leadership for Higher Education. He and his wife, Lori, and four children reside in Windsor, Colo. Vance Dunahoe (’99 BUBS) has been with Farm Bureau Insurance for three years in Henderson, Texas. Vance and wife, Stephanie, celebrated their son Caleb’s second birthday on Feb. 5. Nathan Rylander (’99 MT) was promoted to major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves on Sept. 22 in El Paso, Texas. Nathan is also a broker with Transwestern, and he and his wife, Michele, reside in Plano, Texas.
00s Luis Zelaya (’00 ATFL) is First Officer on the Embraer 145 at American Eagle Airlines in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He really enjoys working with the alumni there and said he will soon be receiving an upgrade. Eric Orosco (’01 BBA) was recently promoted to general
manager of Devcon Security’s Fort Worth branch. Robert Watson (’01 ME) recently entered the Biggest Energy Saver contest and was the grand prize winner for the patent pending Smart Meter 500 powered by Benchmarx. Robert and two others developed this software application that would enable customers to better monitor and control their home energy usage. Leif Wickland (’01 CSBS) has recently been promoted to senior principal applications engineer at Right Now Technologies in Bozeman, Mont. His wife, Elizabeth (Bitikofer) Wickland (’01 EN), owns her own Mary Kay business and daughter Eliana is in kindergarten at Petra Academy. Michelle Wilson (‘01) and husband, Paul, were married on Oct. 29, 2011, and currently reside in Olathe, Kan. Michelle is a professional artist and designer, a worship leader and participant in an exclusive ensemble, Rezonate, at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Paul and Michelle design art furniture and own their own business, Repurposed Design Company. Shirley Ann “Shane” Yelverton (’02 BBM) has taken a job with Fluor in Sugar Land, Texas, as the interface management tech/engineering technician. Hector Aubert (’04 ASMG) was recently hired by UPS Airlines, Aircraft Maintenance, in Lexington, Ky., with a position in the Management Training Program. Chip Glass (’04 BUDT) was recently promoted to Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and received the Patterson Award on May 3, in Ft. Benning, Ga. Teal (Medrano) Neighbors (’05-’09) works as administrative assistant for the Media Ministry at Great Hills Baptist Church and as a freelance writer. Her husband, Matt (’06) works with the Texas representative for Johannus Organs. They reside in Austin, Texas.
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classnotes Charles Wesley (’05 EN; CSMA) was in the U-T San Diego newspaper (formerly Union-Tribune) for donating his kidney to a complete stranger. He and his wife, Alexis, adopted a little boy this summer, who will be a little brother to their daughter, Laelia. Daniel Chiew (’06 ASEL), with two others, has received a patent for “Synthetic Vision Dynamic Field of View.” He has been extensively involved in the Synthetic Vision for Avionics Displays at Rockwell Collins, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since his graduation. Jonathan Demildt (’06 ASEL) was selected as a semi-finalist from Government Systems at Rockwell-Collins, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. These awards are to recognize employees’ outstanding technical creativity and innovation that significantly impacts the company and the engineering profession. Kyle Miller (‘06 ASMG) created the evolution HD rifle chassis for the custom built Remington M700 that was used by snipers at the 2012 Super Bowl. Kyle lives in Mack, Colo., and works at XLR Industries. Jonathan Wilson (’06 BUBS; HIPL) received an Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in History from Syracuse University and is now working on a PhD dissertation in American Intellectual History. He is currently co-teaching a freshman course at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse, NY. Ben Ehmke (’07 CMYM), Jonathan Bracy (’05-09) and James Bracy (’0709) are the co-founders of the company 42Floors in San Francisco, Calif. Ben currently lives in Longview, Texas, while Jonathan and James live in San Francisco, Calif.
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of Navy Week NOLA. He was commissioned an ensign May 14 and is scheduled to attend Coast Guard helicopter flight school in Pensacola, Fla.
Curtis “Fjord” Hawthorn (’07 CSE) and Andrew Spencer (’08 EN) just had their first book published, Murder in Jefferson: The 1868 Stockade Case. Spencer, who earned his degree in English with a history minor, is in the English PhD program at Texas A&M Commerce. Whitney Phelps (’07 HIPL) is enrolled at Seattle University Law School and interned at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights this summer. She applied for an externship this fall with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in Washington, D.C., before taking the bar exam. Brent “Spork” Bradbury (‘08 CSBS) recently recruited at LETU’s Career Fair. He is a software developer for Connamara Systems in Chicago and is engaged to Elizabeth Hjort, a PhD candidate at Northwest. Daniel Williams (’08 ME) recently moved to Plano, Texas, and is working for Meggitt Inc. as a project engineer. This division designs and manufactures air conditioning systems for airplanes and helicopters. Eric Blakey (’08 HIPL) was hired in July 2011 as a flight operations crew scheduler at Southwest Airlines in Dallas. His wife, Kimberly, was also hired at Southwest shortly after moving to Dallas as a fuel inventory auditor. Alex Johns (’09 AFFS) was recently featured in the Lulig, La., newspaper for his duty aboard the Coast Guard Barque EAGLE for training and as part
Jonathan Wilcoxson (’09 HIPL; BI) has been accepted into Notre Dame’s PhD program in the early Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity along with a fellowship. He and his wife, Kirby (Posey) Wilcoxson (’09 KMIN), are currently residing in Winona Lake, Ind.
10s Peter Greenwald (’10 AFFS) and wife, Ashley, are now missionaries serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) as a pilot/ mechanic family. They have been raising financial and prayer support and are about to begin work in Indonesia. Megan Ross (‘10 BYBS) attends Texas A&M University System Health Science Center - College of Medicine. Since graduating from LETU, Megan attended UT Austin’s School of Public Health and graduated with her master’s degree in May. Jared Gebel (’11 AFPP) is now working as a full-time flight instructor for Anson Aviation in Sugar Land, Texas. He says the training he received at LETU has been a great help in starting his career and he always enjoys seeing LETU alumni. Dugan Shry (’11 MBA) was promoted to an assistant trainmaster for the Kansas City Southern Railroad in Laredo, Texas. Stoney Wilson (’11 MBA) recently took a job with the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce in Oldsmar, Fla., as the vice president of sales. Melinda Calvin (’12 Psych) has recently taken a teaching position with Alief ISD in Houston, Texas. Chance Davison (’12 AAAS) began employment with Aerotek to work for Honeywell in Houston on May 23. n
ScheduleD Events Silent auction | Golden Jackets recognition luncheon and reunion | Ladies of LeTourneau Tea | Dad/student/alumni sports tournament | Pray the Loop | Hootenanny | NIFA Pancake Breakfast | Intersociety Rope Pull | Picnic on the grounds | Cardboard & Duct Tape Boat Races (In Pond) | Catamelon Competition (East Side of Pond) | Campus Tour | Welding Lab Presentation: "O, Brother Where Art Thou?" | Tyler Hall Movie Night & Alumni Open Mike Night (Corner CafĂŠ). Register online or call 1-800-259-ALUM (2586) or email us at Alumni@letu.edu to RSVP or for more information.
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Written by Kate Gronewald Photographed by Tom Barnard A little boy in cowboy boots rides his bike down the sidewalk, while girls in brightly colored bows scramble over playground equipment. Young parents sit on porches swapping advice on the latest baby gear. Men grill burgers near brightly blooming flowers while wives sit around a dining room table chatting over coffee. It sounds like just another evening in just another American neighborhood – timeless, idyllic. But zoom out a few hundred yards, and you’ll spot a cafeteria, dorms and academic buildings. You’ll rapidly realize that this slice of family life is a unique microcosm of a university campus community. Unlike your average neighborhood of young families, LeTourneau University’s Married Student Housing is a community of couples and children brought together by a common thread – education. Their residence at the east side of campus represents the priority they place on earning their degree amidst the chaos of adult and family life. It’s a land of training wheels and textbooks, pacifiers and prayers to pass classes, newlyweds and never-ending term papers.
The current residents of Married Student Housing represent marriages ranging from mere months to more than a decade, students pursuing both graduate and undergraduate work, and children from birth to age seven and up. The newest residents include seven babies born to MSH couples since January 2012. With so many children in one place, chaos is inevitable. Here, it’s daily life for a dad to be doing homework at the kitchen table while his son hones his coloring skills beside him, or for parents to pass off their kiddos to a neighboring couple to babysit while they go to Bible study or class. Upon first glance, Married Student Housing is an appealing residential option primarily for quick commutes to class. However, it’s quickly evident that the benefits of MSH stretch far beyond practicality — and that behind the chaos, lives a pervasive sense of calm. It’s a calm fueled by commonality and an abiding sense of purpose. Former MSH Resident Assistants Ryne and Rebekah Bergren brought two children home from
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the hospital while living in MSH and earning their degrees. Rebekah, a teacher education student, is now employed as a teacher in Longview, and Ryne, a flight science major, now serves as a flight instructor at LeTourneau’s Abbott Aviation Center. Their children are now three and four, and MSH is the only home they’ve known until now. Prior to the family’s recent move off campus to fully embark on their professional lives, Rebekah reflected upon on her family’s MSH experience. “We will always appreciate Married Student Housing not for the convenience, but for the community,” Rebekah said. “It’s a community that helps young couples be successful in their marriages and their academic studies. It’s a support system.” As the Bergrens know, college campus doesn’t shield against the realities of life. MSH residents have experienced everything from first fights as newlyweds to the loss of parents and even the loss of babies. But no matter the struggle, these couples and families aren’t alone, and they constantly prove it. Whether it’s babysitting another couple’s children or cooking meals for another family during a tough time, a sense of togetherness connects these homes and lives. 40 | NOW Magazine | Summer 2012
Couples make their way to Married Student Housing from as close as the LETU residence halls across Harris Drive or as far away as professional ventures around the world. But one thing is for sure — everyone has a story. Zelina and Ryan Tiemann moved into MSH in January from Minnesota for Ryan to pursue a degree in electrical engineering after working 11 years as an electrician. Zelina, an interior designer originally from Mexico, has created a warm, welcoming home in the couple’s 850-square-foot apartment on campus. Sitting in their living room listening to her play the piano, it is easy to close your eyes and vividly imagine all the young married LeTourneau couples who have come before them. Couples have long been a central part of the LeTourneau community. From the inception of LeTourneau Technical Institute in 1946, faculty and student wives have participated in campus life, even before female students entered the mix in the early 1960s. Since the early days at LeTourneau, married students have lived in a designated residential area on campus. Initially wooden barracks, remnants of the Harmon General Hospital, housed young LeTourneau
families. Married students have lived in the current brick apartment buildings on campus for more than 40 years, yet prior to their construction, a group of on-campus trailers was home to this student population in the late 1960s. Among these students were two newlyweds from West Virginia. Mike and Mary Jackson arrived at LeTourneau University in 1966 with a baby and a mission — for Mike to earn his degree. While he participated in the alter-day program of balancing his studies with work at the LeTourneau plant, Mary remembers pushing strollers across Mobberly Avenue with other student wives to grocery shop at Kroger and swimming on hot summer days with her kids in the on-campus pool. Looking back, the Jacksons view their young married life at LeTourneau as a strong foundation for decades to come. “We learned so much about doing things as a couple,” Mary said. “Living in Married Student Housing was a growing experience that has followed us all through our lives.” She participated in the Student Wives Club, a group of young ladies who hosted parties, suppers and the annual LETU Sweetheart Banquet. The ladies would visit Mom LeTourneau
for advice and would look up to the older faculty wives as mentors. Mary even attended a graduation ceremony of her own in which she earned her “PHT,” her ‘Pushing Hubby Through’ certificate, in honor of her work supporting her husband as he earned his college degree. “The closeness of the student wives was tremendous, and many of us remain close to this day,” Mary said. “We prayed together, cried together and swam together. We learned a lot as young wives.” While MSH and LETU have transformed over the past decades, life on campus as a married student remains the same. Mary may no longer live on campus, but she has worked at the university for 38 years and regularly advises young married students living on campus, including the Bergrens. She nods her head as she remembers when she was in the same boat, facing life’s struggles as a young parent on campus. While this collection of connected apartments may not be a traditional neighborhood, it is clear that it serves as much more. Married Student Housing is a support system that has provided encouragement and a solid foundation for LeTourneau couples and families for generations — and it will for generations to come. n
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Dr. Paul Sam Impacting the World through Education
Written by Kate Gronewald, Photographed by Johnny Hanson
young man sits in a dark, one-room efficiency apartment on an urban island packed with more than seven million people. Out of them all, he knows none. He’s used to tropical temperatures and suya, a favorite dish in his homeland, not ramen noodles for dinner and three flights of stairs. The elevator in his building is broken, but Paul Sam is going nowhere but up. At the age of 20, Sam traveled to the United States on his parents’ promise that he could return home if he got too homesick. Home was more than 5,250 miles away, in Nigeria. He had just crossed an ocean, from the West Coast of Africa to New York City, living in an unfamiliar country and climate – for the sake of an education. But Sam didn’t need to return home – because for him, there are no bounds on his commitment to learning. The promise of warmer winters led Sam to leave New York in search of educational opportunities in Dallas, Texas, earning his bachelor’s in economics and finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1985, as well as an MBA in management from Amberton University in1989. But Sam’s search and education didn’t stop there. His original journey from the Gulf of Guinea landed him near the Gulf of Mexico, in Houston, where he earned a Master of International Business from the University of St. Thomas. That degree was followed by his PhD in organization and management with a specialty in information technology management from Capella University. His commitment to education expanded from a love of learning to a love of teaching. Sam began teaching at LeTourneau University's Houston educational center in 2000. In the 12 years since then, he has taught 25 different business courses on-ground and online at both the undergraduate and graduate level as an adjunct faculty member. He has taught operations management, organizational behavior, strategy, leadership, statistics, management, entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and leadership, international business, cross cultural issues in business and management computer systems. But beyond his expertise in communicating business concepts to students, he builds relationships with them. “I love teaching students — transferring knowledge to them and seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they learn,” Sam said. “It brings me so much joy.” His joy is contagious, almost tangible. Sam is the sort
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of professor that lights up a room with his enthusiasm, for business, but more importantly for people. He is the sort of professor who students come back to visit, even after they finish his classes because his love for teaching continues to inspire them. He is the professor who stops to pray with a student before her class presentation after learning that her five-year-old was killed. Faith, and living God’s love, he knows is more important than a grade. However, learning and teaching are only two components of Sam’s educational trajectory. He has also pursued an exceptional career in business. He worked at Hewlett Packard as a global project manager, where he traveled extensively as part of a multi-national team, facilitating the corporation’s technological initiatives internationally. Since 2008, he has served as director of operations at Benchmark Electronics. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), as well as in Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He also holds a Master’s Certification in Project Management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His experience in business informs his teaching. Dr. Carol Green, LETU vice president for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, notes that his commitment to his career rivals his longstanding commitment to his students. “Dr. Sam’s professional experience is quite remarkable, as is his love for students and his impact on them,” said Green. “He has taught with LETU for over a decade, which means that he has impacted hundreds if not thousands of students through Houston and online classrooms.” Sam also finds time to volunteer as an administrator at his church in Houston, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, where he teaches adult Sunday School classes and also assists in counseling and conflict resolution. His faith walk is a pivotal part of his journey across international borders, over state lines and into the lives of students. For Sam, learning fuels limitless possibility. Whether sitting at his computer after work communicating with a student in an online devotional forum or standing at a podium espousing the premises of project management, he translates this possibility to other budding business professionals, expanding their global perspectives and preparing them to impact the world — the world he crossed for the sake of education. n
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At LETU, people matter more than programs. A recent study indicates that something as simple as a student being an invited guest into a faculty or staff member’s home can have a huge, positive impact on a student’s college experience. Mary Burklin graduated in May 2012 commencement exercises with her bachelor’s degree in digital writing and has moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. to pursue her career.
Growing Up at LeTourneau University: A G R A D U AT E L O O K S B A C K
Written by Mary Burklin, Photographed by Janet Ragland I went to class the first day of my freshman year at LeTourneau University expecting to be recognized. History/Political Science professor Dr. Paul Kubricht called the role at the start of Western Civilization class. When I confirmed that I was present, he looked up. “Another Burklin? How many more are there?” I shrugged and smiled. “You’ve got four left to go.” Dr. Kubricht is one of the many LeTourneau employees who has become a part of my family’s lore. He taught both of my parents in college, and over 20 years later, he
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taught first my older sister and then my older brother. I grew up hearing anecdotes about the way Dr. Kubricht made Russian history come alive for my parents. In 2008, it was my turn to become a part of the family tradition. Growing up around LeTourneau University provided a lot of chances to be part of a bigger family lore as well. A few years after my parents graduated and served a few years in the mission field, they came back to LeTourneau so my father, Walter Burklin, could take a position in Facility Services. My parents started having a few fellow missionary kids over for chai tea a few weekends each semester as a way to provide a safe haven and a way to connect for students struggling with the culture shift. The gatherings grew until, by the time I was born in 1991, dozens of students were coming over for what my parents officially called Chai Parties. Over my lifetime, hundreds of students have spent long nights at my parents’ house, adopted one by one into our extended family. Even after graduation, some alumni travel for hours just to spend an evening as part of the family. These ties stretch across decades and continents. With every new fall, a new group gathers in the Burklin backyard, sharing conversation and stories over cups of chai and brownies. My view of LeTourneau had to change when I started as a student, instead of as an observer. I signed up to take Mrs. Fredna Stuckey’s “English Composition I” class for dual credit while I was still a senior in high school. Mrs. Stuckey quickly won my attention with her unquenchable enthusiasm and her thoughtful comments on my writing. Because I was pursuing a degree in Digital Writing, I viewed that first class like writing boot camp. Mrs. Stuckey turned out to be a more than apt commander. Although I learned a lot about comma usage and how to format papers that semester, as the course progressed I began to learn something significantly more important. I learned how to invest myself in my writing, even if the piece was an academic assignment I previously would have labeled boring. Mrs. Stuckey steadily spurred us on, as well as giving us space to be creative, and for me, that
connected for the first time the creative writing I loved and the academic writing I had hated. I learned how to pursue each assignment with a willingness to invest myself in it, to explore and to create, rather than just meet the criteria. Mrs. Stuckey seemed to care about my writing at least as much as I did. The things I learned in her class would become foundational for my writing in every class thereafter. I started my journey into the university’s required Bible courses during my second semester at LeTourneau. I had chosen the professor on the recommendation of my older brother, who was at that time a junior. While it would take me a class period or two to fully get used Dr. Viktor Roudkovski’s Russian accent (one with a slightly southern flavor), his insight, his knowledge, and above all his sense of humor and his kindness quickly won my loyalty. I came back to his class for Biblical Literature, and when he asked me if I wanted to take the four semesters of Greek, even though I wasn’t a Bible major, I decided to commit.
By the time I walked across the stage at commencement, I had taken nine courses from Dr. Roudkovski. I have been asked often why I kept choosing his classes, and my honest response is that he’s an incredible teacher. He requires effort, but he also seems to know when to offer grace, a combination that has won many students over. I am certainly not the only student who keeps going back to his classes. Ultimately, no university is made of only academic programs or opportunities, but every university is made of people. The character of these people, from top administration to the staff to the faculty, will determine to a large extent the character of the school. In my two decades living around LeTourneau University, both as a staff kid and as a student, I have interacted with many people in many areas and have been continually impressed by the wisdom, ability, dedication, and most of all the kindness of this diverse LeTourneau family. n
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newsandnotes U.S. NEWS RANKS LETU IN TOP TIER OF “AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES” LETU has ranked again in the top tier nationally in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.” LETU ranked 6th among schools in Texas for 2013 and was ranked above all state universities in Texas in its category of “Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.” LETU ranked 36th among all universities in its category. LETU has ranked in the magazine’s top tier for nearly two decades. LETU ENROLLMENT GROWS SIX PERCENT ON CAMPUS LETU’s Fall 2012 enrollment of traditional students grew six percent over last year. The new class of first time in college and transfer students represesnted a 13.4 percent growth over last years’ incoming class. The university also saw a 64 percent increase in international students and a record number of online students. Grad school enrollments are also up over last year, with the growth in the number of graduate programs being offered. Total university enrollment is 2,843.
LETU’S SOUTH HALL RECEIVES AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE LETU’s new South Hall residence was recognized for design excellence by a national jury of architects. The building is featured in the November 2012 issue of American School & University and also on the Web at www. SchoolDesigns.com. LETU PRESIDENT ELECTED TO ICUT BOARD AS TREASURER LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford was elected by independent college presidents across Texas to serve on the board of directors of the Inde-
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pendent Colleges and Universities of Texas. Lunsford was also selected to serve as the board treasurer through 2014. ICUT is a nonprofit that has served for nearly 40 years as a voice for Texas’ fully accredited, nonprofit, tax-exempt private colleges and universities with state policy makers in support of higher education.
LETU PROGRAMMING TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE IN REGIONALS A team of LETU computer programming students won first place in the 2012 South Central USA Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC). The programming contest challenges teams of three university students to use their programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling deadline. The team qualifies to compete in the World Finals in Saint Petersburg, Russia, next summer. Two other teams placed 26th and 40th. LETU WINS FIRST PLACE IN AVIATION MAINTENANCE A team of aviation students from LeTourneau University won first place at the Southwest Regional Professional Aviation Maintenance As-
sociation competition in Fort Worth, Texas, competing against several other aviation maintenance technology schools in Texas and Oklahoma. PAMA is the premier aviation maintenance organization for aviation maintenance technicians which fosters continuous improvement in aviation safety.
LETU WINS FIRST PLACE AT IEEE ROBOTICS COMPETITION Senior electrical engineering majors won 1st place in the IEEE Region Five Robotics Competition in Tulsa, Okla., with their compact mobile autonomous robots that harvested energy from simulated renewable energy sources on a predefined playing field. LETU students won for their robot which finished the challenge in the least amount of time. LETU COMPUTER PROGRAMMING TEAM TAKES FIRST, SIXTH PLACE LETU Programming Teams took 1st place and 6th place at the Abilene Christian University Invitational Programming Competition.
FLIGHT TEAM WINS 2ND PLACE AT NIFA REGIONAL The “Sting” Precision Flight Team won 2nd place at the 2012 Regional Intercollegiate Flight Association SAFECON flight competition in October at Texas State Technical College in Waco. They qualified to compete at nationals in May 2013 at The Ohio State University. The team had six individual first place finishes in separate events, but disappointing results in landing events dropped the team to second place overall, according to Brad Wooden, flight team faculty adviser.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING TEAMS COMPETE GLOBALLY In a 24-hour global IEEE Xtreme 5.0 computer programming competition, 1,515 teams totaling more than 4,000 students from 63 countries competed. Two of those teams were LETU engineering students. They placed 3rd and 5th regionally, 22nd and 43rd nationally and 93rd and 149th internationally. STUDENTS PLACE AMONG TOP FIVE AT ASME COMPETITION Engineering students won 2nd, 3rd and 5th place at the
2012 Regional ASME Student Design Competition at Louisiana State University. Students designed, built and raced four autonomous vehicles that competed without human intervention in relay races. Vehicles had to be small and contain an on-board energy source that would trigger the motion on the next vehicle. LETU BAJA TEAM WINS 2ND, 5TH AT REGIONAL COMPETITION Engineering students won 2nd place in the suspension event and 5th place in the endurance race to gain an overall
SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS AWARDED Scholarship and Global Service grants totaling $50,000 were awarded to faculty members from biology, engineering, business, theology and literature and language arts departments to pursue research. Recipients included Bruce A. Hathaway for “Preparation of Substituted Triazines as Potential Antimicrobial Drugs,” $9,500; Seung Kim for “Double Fabry-Perot Biosensor Research,” $9,500; Gustavo Cortez for “Affordable Shelter Project,” $4,000; Norman Reese for “Course and Conference in Rehabilitation Engineering,” $3,200; Juan R. Castro for “World Finance Conference Presentations,” $2,750; Patrick Mays for “LeTourneau University Theological Symposiums,” $2,500; Karen Rispin for “Wheels Project,” $2,000; and Annie Olson for “Visual Praxis: Merging Teaching and Research,” $1,550. GLOBAL SERVICE GRANTS AWARDED Five faculty members were awarded Global Service Learning Grants to explore ways their expertise can be used to demonstrate God’s love by easing human suffering and eradicating social injustices. Recipients included Gustavo Cortes, “Temporary Shelter Project,” $1,500; Juan Castro, “Financial Freedom for the Poor,” $1,500; Annie Olson, “Visual Literacy and Problem Solving Research,” $1,500; Norman Reese, “Wheelchair Project Assessment,” $1,500; and Karen Rispin, “Wheels Project,” $1,500. LETU AWARDED $25,000 RESEARCH GRANT FROM ROCKWELL COLLINS LETU was awarded a $25,000 research grant from the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation University Grant Allocation Program for a high frequency antenna coupler (HFAC) project students have designed and prototyped. Under the direction of engineering professor Dr. Joonwan Kim, the design goal for this project is to prototype a high-end, commercial, HF antenna coupler that is cost effective and more efficient than models currently available on the market. LETU RECEIVES MATERIALS JOINING GRANTS The LETU School of Engineering has received nearly $560,000 in grant funding for materials joining research. A $250,125 grant was awarded from the Federal Highway Administration for a two-year research project on welding on modern bridges, adding to a current $180,000 grant, for research aimed at using innovative welding technologies to build bridges to last over 100 years. A recently completed a $129,000 grant from the II-VI Foundation funded development of new technology for microwave welding to join bismuth telluride to copper for building thermo-electric generators.
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newsandnotes 15th place ranking against 100 teams in the regional Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2012 Baja Team competition in Auburn, Ala. The competition requires students to design, build a one-seat off-road vehicle and test its acceleration, maneuverability, hill climb and suspension, before completing an endurance course. BUSINESS STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH AT DALLAS CONFERENCE Four LETU business students presented papers at the Economics Scholars Program conference for undergraduate research in Dallas, Texas, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. One paper was on “S&P Downgrades US Credit Rating and the Effect on Wells Fargo Company” while the other was on “Abnormal Returns in the Japanese Market.” TEERINK NAMED 2012 TEACHER OF THE YEAR Aviation faculty and LETU alumna Becky Teerink won the 2012 Teacher of the Year award from the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD Psychology Professor Dr. Vicki Sheafer won the Frank Costin Memorial Award for Excellence at the 34th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference for her poster titled “Using Drama to Enhance Learning of Classic Experiments in Social Psychology.” Her research poster was judged by insti-
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tute faculty as best promoting quality teaching methods. LETU BUSINESS PROFESSOR TEACHES ECONOMICS IN KOREA Dr. Juan R. Castro, a professor of finance and economics, taught international economics at the Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea during July. Castro traveled to Central America in 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar to teach graduate-level students in El Salvador about financial strategy and risk management while he researched how developing countries can eradicate poverty. Castro is also currently serving as a research referee for the Journal of Economics and Business.
LETU CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR TEACHES IN HAITI Dr. Gustavo Cortes, an assistant professor of civil engineering, traveled to Haiti to inspect transitional shelters built for families left homeless after the January 1010 Haiti earthquake. He also lectured civil engineering students at the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes about the importance of hurricane and earthquake resistant designs for shelters. WHEELS PROJECT SERVES DISABLED CHILDREN IN KENYA LETU’s Wheels project facilitated the donation of two types of wheelchairs in early 2012 to Bethany Kids at Joytown, an organization in Kenya
caring for children with disabilities. An interdisciplinary team of students traveled during the summer to collect data on how well the wheelchairs worked for the children. This fall, the team facilitated more donations of new kinds of chairs, and in May 2013, another team of LETU students will travel to Kenya for more research. Their work, under the direction of assistant biology professor Karen Rispin is designed to improve wheelchairs for the disabled across the globe.
FRONTIER WHEELCHAIRS PROJECT SERVES IN GUATEMALA LETU engineering students developed an improved foot rest to assist wheelchair-bound, disabled children in an orphanage at Hope Haven International Ministries in Guatemala as part of the Frontier Wheelchairs program, headed by assistant professor Norman Reese. Each plate of the foot rest can tilt up and down, adjust to different heights for each leg, move forward and backward and swing outward to make it easier for children to get in and out of the wheelchairs unassisted. The cost for Hope Haven to manufacture the foot rest is estimated at $5 to $10. LETU LIBRARY RECEIVES VOLUMES FROM ISSR PROJECT LeTourneau University won a competitive grant and was awarded a 224-volume set of books on a wide variety of issues on science and spirituality for the Margaret Estes Library from the International Society for Science
and Religion. LETU was selected as one of 150 institutions worldwide to receive this full set of books written by experts from many academic disciplines, faith traditions and regions that expand into the sciences, social sciences, history, philosophy, religion and the environment. LETU RANKED A ‘BEST BUY’ FOR ONLINE BUSINESS DEGREES LETU’s online MBA program and online Master of Strategic Leadership program were ranked a “Best Buy” by the national online learning review team at GetEducated.com. GetEducated.com provides advice to consumers on where they can obtain high quality degrees at a reasonable cost. LETU NOW MAGAZINE, VIDEO WIN MARCOM AWARDS LeTourneau University’s NOW magazine Fall 2011 “Five Pillars” issue won a platinum MarCom Award, the organization’s top honor, in the 2012 international competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. LETU’s new “For Such a Time as This” campaign video won gold at MarCom.
LETU MAGAZINES WIN AWARDS The International Academy of Visual Arts awarded 2012 Communicator Awards to LETU’s Realities Fall 2011 recruitment magazine and LETU’s NOW Fall 2011 “Five Pillars” issue. The annual competition honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. LETU HEALTH FAIR DRAWS OVER 1,000 FROM COMMUNITY LETU’s annual Get it Together health fair Oct. 11 on campus served more than 1,000 members of the community who benefitted from free medical lab tests, kidney function tests and health assessments. In partnership with Good Shepherd Medical Center, the Get it Together Health Fair is one of East Texas’s largest healthcare events. LETU HOSTS FIRST THREE-PART THEOLOGICAL SYMPOSIA SERIES LETU’s Theology Department hosted three world-renown theologians at the Spring 2012 Theological Symposium Series featuring Dr. David Naugle, Dr. Aaron Kuecker, and Dr. Darrell Bock. Speakers spoke in chapel services before presenting academic papers. LETU faculty responders provided critical interaction with the academic presentations.
LETU HOSTS ANNUAL READING CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS About 150 local educators attended the East Texas TAIR Reading conference featuring children’s author Denise Brennan-Nelsen and Texas historical fiction author Donna Van Cleve. The conference is committed to assisting Texas teachers in focusing on reading success for all students.
LETU, KILGORE COLLEGE SIGN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT LeTourneau University and Kilgore College signed an articulation agreement designed to ease the transfer of students into LETU from Kilgore College and enable junior college students to maximize their credit hours by knowing which credit hours will transfer to LETU degree programs.
BILL KIELHORN REMEMBERED Longtime LeTourneau University engineering professor William H. “Bill” Kielhorn taught welding engineering at LeTourneau for 45 years, never missing a day of class. He started every lecture with a devotional. His last class was taught from the bed of his hospital room in the Intensive Care Unit. He died of cancer Jan. 6 at his home in Longview. The university celebrated his life during a memorial service on campus Jan. 11. The family asked that memorials be made to the William H. Kielhorn Scholarship Fund at LeTourneau University. “Bill had a keen sense of calling, and he was an extremely dedicated servant of God,” said LETU Engineering Dean Dr. Ronald A. Delap. “He provided a wonderful example to each of us—of how to live a righteous life, and how to finish well. His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched.” 1931 - 2012 LeTourneau University | 49
newsandnotes NEW PROGRAMS for LETU
LeTourneau University is offering an increasingly robust collection of undergraduate and graduate academic programs. With a mix of on-ground and online offerings, many of these new programs provide students with greater flexibility. They also increase the breadth of industries in which LeTourneau students are impacting the world for Christ through their professions — in every workplace and every nation. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DEGREE exposes students to global issues and prepares them for global ministry and service. HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT DEGREES, at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels, enable health care professionals to advance their careers at a time when demand is high. MASTER OF ARTS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY equips graduates to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve healthy relationships. COMMUNICATIONS DEGREE focuses on integrated media management and teaches students to manage ideas, from creation to composition to communication, in a variety of media including print, video, social media, and Web.
HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE, available both in classes on campus and fully online, prepares students to fill the growing need in healthcare for professionals who can manage and maintain both software and hardware systems effectively. DEGREE IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY combines chemistry, biology, and criminal justice courses in an interdisciplinary degree to equip students to work in one of the fastest growing fields of chemistry employment. 3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT gives students the residential experience on campus, but also uses online capabilities to make use of summers to advance the student through the course work to degree completion.
SPORTS COMMUNICATION DEGREE combines courses in kinesiology, communication and marketing to provide training and education to be successful in sports media and sports journalism, as well as public relations in sportsrelated fields.
4 + 1 BACHELOR + MBA OPTION enables undergraduate students to take up to 12 credit hours at the graduate level toward a Master in Business Administration degree that can also count toward the student’s undergraduate degree, allowing them to complete their undergraduate degree in four years and their graduate degree in one.
THREE MATH CONCENTRATIONS in financial mathematics, biomathematics and applied statistics focus on new career opportunities for math majors.
Check out all our academic programs at: www.letu.edu/majors Apply for admission at: www.letu.edu/apply
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