LETU Alumni '00s-'10s

Abraham Akech

Graduated: 2012
Major: Master of Business Administration
Current Employer: Lennox International
Job Title: Accounting Analyst

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Making a difference in the world, means a lot to me as it was what RG LeTourneau's dream was all about. I'm blessed to have acheived my MBA from LeTourneau University. I want to carry on RG LeTourneau's dream."

What is something you love about LETU?

"Christian base is what I love more about LeTourneau University. To be an Alumni from such a unique school means more than just a degree to me. I will continue spreading RG LeTourneau's dream of making a difference in the world wherever my success will take me."

Read more about Abraham Akech on the IncrediblyLETU blog


James Arbaugh

Graduated: 2001
Major: Computer Science & Technology
Current Employer: Haitian Health Foundation
Job Title: Manager of HHF Informatics and Information Technologies

Photo taken near taken near Jeremie, Haiti.

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"RG was a brilliant genius who dedicated his life to the Lord and young men; like myself. Of course he was not alone in his ministry; he had a faithful wife to steer him to success."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I love the way LeTourneau challenged me to grow in my faith and ingenuity. LeTourneau provided the opportunity to receive the call to ministry in Haiti. Now, I work as a Christian businessman (3/4 time) to support media ministry in my free-time."


Haleigh Balse

Graduated: 2013
Major: Chemistry
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Brazoria County Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory
Job Title: Drug Chemist

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"I owe a lot to RG LeTourneau, even though I never met him. I'm so thankful that he founded such a great school and for the four amazing years that I spent there."

What is something you love about LETU?

"Despite many of the students' taking them for granted, I appreciated and enjoyed the chapel sessions. Also, I really enjoyed the small class sizes and personal relationships I was able to form with my fellow chemistry majors and professors."


Virginia Barriera

Graduated: 2003
Major: Business Management
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Dept. of Treasury
Job Title: Legal Assistant

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Good values, integrity and hard worker."

What is something you love about LETU?

"Christian values instill in the students."

 


Benjamin Cyr

Graduated: 2000
Major: Design Technology
Lives in: Maine
Current Employer: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Job Title: Supervising Naval Architect

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"I read his autobiography for the 2nd or 3rd time this year and plan to do it every year from now. It is a spiritual challenge that helps me renew my goals and purpose in life.

"Although I never met him, R. G. is one of the most inspirational individuals in my life. His understanding and wisdom challenge me to give my life 100% to God and apply practical Christian principles. I will love to meet him in heaven someday."

What is something you love about LETU?

"The friendships I built there and how I grew spiritually."


Keith Jones

Graduated: 2007
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Lives in: Tennessee
Current Employer: Tennessee Valley Authority
Job Title: Startup Test Engineer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"God wants Christian businessmen as well as pastors and missionaries."

 

 


Steven & Chrissy Morris

Graduated: 2012 [Steven], 2013 [Chrissy]
Majors: Mechanical Engineering [Steven], Teacher Education [Chrissy]
Live in: Texas
Current Employers: Eastman Chemical [Steven], School for Little Children [Chrissy]
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer [Steven], Substitute Teacher [Chrissy]

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"He's a legend. He started a great thing and his mission is carrying on still because of the impact he made in his lifetime."
- Chrissy Morris

What is something you love about LETU?

"The close knit community."
- Chrissy Morris


Cassandra Gary

Graduated: 2005
Major: Master of Business Administration
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: FDK America, Inc.
Job Title: SCM Manager

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Christian VALUES! God is always the 1st in our lives!"

What is something you love about LETU?

"The Adult Learning Program. As a young single parent, I did not get the university life. However, I loved the adult learning program and still felt like a part of the UNIVERSITY!"


Adam Harding

Graduated: 2010
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Lives in: Phoenix
Current Employer: PING Golf, Inc.
Job Title: Knowledge Content Coordinator

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"A mover of men and mountains! A great example of how to live humbly while being wildly successful."

What is something you love about LETU?

"Dale Lunsford is my main man! Also, it provides a rigorous education in a Christian atmosphere."


Troy Jackson

Graduated: 2001
Major: Design Technology
Lives in: Omaha
Current Employer: Zachary Engineering
Job Title: Senior Mechanical Designer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"He is inspiration in the fact he saw a need and he filled it."

What is something you love about LETU?

"The faculty and staff made LeTourneau special. I will always remember my time at LeTourneau because of what was said in every classroom."


Venesha Sessions

Graduated: 2012
Major: Health Care Administration
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Stone Bridge
Job Title: Staff Nurse

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Opportunity to move forward with my vision of helping others through my passion of nursing."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I love the devotion the professors have in making sure the students are successful, whether in scholastics or in life - praying for all and encouraging the word of God in all aspects of life."


Jon Sharpton

Graduated: 2007
Major: Computer Information Systems
Lives in: Missouri
Current Employer: 1&1 Internet
Job Title: Server Support Technician

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"An example of how to be both a Christian and a businessman. Not just in his generosity with his money, but with his concern for his employees (going so far as to set up a program to improve their education, which became our University)."

What is something you love about LETU?

"That even as much as it might have a bit of a "bubble" compared to the outside world, the professors and students are still more than willing to help you grow intellectually by pushing and challenging you, as iron sharpens iron."


Davesha Shed

Graduated: 2010
Major: Teacher Education
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: AISD
Job Title: Reading Tutor

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Faith, motivation and purpose."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I loved prayer and devotion before every class."

 


David Singley

Graduated: 2008
Major: Business Administration
Lives in: Illinois
Current Employer: Komatsu America Corporation
Job Title: Senior Service Engineer, Mining Excavator Quality Support

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Mr. LeTourneau was God's businessman who shared the message of hope and opportunity that God provides.

'I know what I am planning for you,' says the Lord. 'I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.' Jeremiah 29:11"

What is something you love about LETU?

"The support that the university has provided to me!"


Rachel Storey

Graduated: 2012
Major: Double Major in Management & Marketing
Lives in: Illinois
Current Employer: Torrey Johnson Health Care Center at Windsor Park
Job Title: Admissions Coordinator

Photo taken at the Little Traveler in Geneva, Illinois.

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"RG's testimony exemplifies a servant's heart who stayed obedient to God, trusting by faith. Because of RG, I am the beneficiary of a wonderful education and college experience."

What is something you love about LETU?

"The professors!"


Scott Storey

Graduated: 2008
Major: Aeronautical Science, Professional Flight Concentration
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Express Jet Airlines
Job Title: First Officer

Photo taken at the Little Traveler in Geneva, Illinois.

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"He was an innovator and Godly man. He was not afraid of sharing his love and personal relationship with God to others. He not only changed the machinery industry but impacted so many individuals he encountered. There are LeTourneau grads everywhere sharing his same vision and mission; to further God's kingdom."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I loved the professors who were not afraid to share their faith and not afraid to reach out to their students. They were examples of how a Christian should live their life in a challenging workplace and gave the tools to do so."


Manogya Thaiba

Graduated: 2010
Major: Business Management
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: A to Z Mart
Job Title: Owner/Manager

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Inspiration."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I love all the faculties members - very co-operative. I loved the subject material of study books. I'm proud to represent LeTourneau University. Proud to graduate from this university."


Rebekah Valencia

Graduated: 2010
Major: Electrical Engineering
Lives in: Oklahoma
Current Employer: Tinker Air Force Base
Job Title: Electronics Engineer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Deeply Christian man in the truest sense of the word. He gave of his time, money, resources, talent, love, and more to further the Gospel."

What is something you love about LETU?

"I love that, the moment I know someone is from LeTourneau, we instantly have a connection in Christ. Not only will LETU grads help form the kind of reputation for excellence that Christians should have, but they also come with a personal connection because of our Savior."

Personal Note

The picture was taken at my Tuesday morning Pilates class in Norman, OK before work. Other than Pilates being something “unique” that I do, I think this picture of me in R.G.’s glasses can serve as a reminder to bring Christ with you wherever you are - just as R.G. LeTourneau did.

R.G. LeTourneau was a man who had enormous impact by doing everything he did in the name of his Savior, Jesus. He didn’t have to preach convincing sermons - He lived his life. When people look at me - at my work performance or service to the church or my friends - I want them to see a glimpse of Jesus working through me. I never knew R.G. personally, but I have seen his legacy and his impact on so many people. I am proud to be a part of that legacy - that impact - that ripple effect.


Deron Weaver

"Consider the Ravens... er, Chickens?     

Graduated: 2010
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Lives in: Virginia
Current Employer: Wenger-Gentry Farm (self-employed)
Job Title: Manager and Head of Operations

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"R.G. LeTourneau is an example of pressing fully into a walk with God and a walk in the world without divorcing the two."

What is something you love about LETU?

"The hands-on learning environment and community, both academically and personally/spiritually."

Personal Note

"At the moment my 'life's work' is tending to a chicken farm - yes, engineering degree and all. In one way, I can embrace this as a 'holy calling' because I am caring for up to tens of thousands of living things at a time, all of which depend (albeit indirectly) on me for food, water, and shelter. More broadly, even in this I can conform what I am doing as an opportunity to live for and with God rather than restricting life for God to a particular time and place that I need to yet arrive in."


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Alex Schotanus
Graduated: 2009
Aaron Iwema
Graduated: 2011
Major: Aeronautical Science
 

 

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