LETU Alumni '80s-'90s

Greg Bauer

Graduated: 1988
Major: Aviation Technology
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Southwest Airlines
Job Title: Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"A man that put others before himself."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The great Christian education I received and the memories I have to this day of my years spent in the great Tyler Hall."


Kent Beedon

Graduated: 1992
Major: Welding Engineering Technology
Lives in: Pennsylvania
Current Employer: Elliott Company
Job Title: Process Innovation Leader

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"To me he was a pioneer and innovator in the welding industry. I love that I can continue that legacy."

What's something you love about LETU?

"It teaches us to be Christ's ambassador's in our field of study. I also loved how the University honored William Kielhorn at the FabTech show in Chicago in November 2013. Well done!"


Chris Bena

Graduated: 1993
Major: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Technology
Lives in: Alaska
Current Employer: Alaska Airlines
Job Title: First Officer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Having the faith to give God everything I have as a sacrifice of praise to Him."

What's something you love about LETU?

"I love the atmosphere of faith in God coupled with the drive for excellence in every field of study. I love the mission to bring Jesus to every workplace in every nation!"

 

 


Jeremy Blackketter

Graduated: 1999
Major: Aeronautical Science
Lives in: Arizona
Current Employer: Airtronics, Inc.
Job Title: Chief Engineer

Photo taken in Southern Arizona's "winter weather."

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Mover of men and mountains."

What's something you love about LETU?

"It is where I met my wife!"


Grant Campbell [R]

Graduated: 1985
Major: Computer Science & Engineering
Lives in: Ontario, Canada
Current Employer: Plaid Giraffe Consulting Ltd.
Job Title: President (and currently the only employee!)

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Someone who transformed his world through not only his God-given mechanical genius, but through his concern for reaching the the world for Christ."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Ah...there were so many things...Saga, EL1, the computer lab, the relentless Texas heat (okay...so I'm Canadian...I don't do relentless Texas heat very well)."


Timothy Cochrane

Graduated: 1981
Major: Aviation Maintenance
Lives in: California
Current Employer: Bay Area Rapid Transit
Job Title: Manager of Electrical Department

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"I love his example of doing all things through the lens of a Biblical perspective."

What's something you love about LETU?

"What I loved is building relationships with people from all over the world."


Dave Dressner

Graduated: 1980
Major: Industrial Management
Lives in: Georgia
Current Employer: GPM a division of Tencarva Machinery
Job Title: Repair Administrator

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Fully committed to the cause of Christ; curious tinkerer and inventor; risk taker but safe as he knew his life was in God's hands."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The practical education I was given from caring professors who were Great examples. That foundation, with God's blessing, has given me and my family a wonderful life!"


Carrie Fitchett

Graduated: 1998
Major: Business Administration
Lives in: New Jersey
Current Employer: Education Travel Adventures
Job Title: Tour Director, Tour Guide, Tour Manager

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Integrity founded in Christ."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Obviously the people!"

Inside airport in Las Vegas

The Blue Lagoon GeoThermal Spa, Iceland

Lincoln Memorial, DC

George Washington at the Wax Museum

RCA Studio B in Nashville

Ford's Theater, box where Abraham Lincoln was shot

Seal at a museum in Iceland

A cannon in Gettysburg

Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood


Dan Kough

Graduated: 1985
Major: Aviation Maintenance
Lives in: Kansas
Current Employer: Carrico Implement, Inc.
Job Title: Used Equipment Manager

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"It was extremely important to me to be able to get technical training through a christian college and the environment it presented. RG saw before anyone else what the needs were and tried to meet them using a christian environment."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Biblical teaching! I currently have a son at LeTourneau now majoring in Youth Ministry and really appreciate the education he is getting. Thirty years ago I learned more Bible in two years than I had learned in the previous 28 years."


Paul Krug

Graduated: 1989
Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Joy Global
Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Visionary inventor."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Faith meets technology."

 


Mark Montgomery II

Attended: 1998-2000
Major: Computer Science & Engineering
Lives in: Pennsylvania
Current Employer: DuBois Regional Medical Center
Job Title: MIS Technician

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"He is an inspiration."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The people and the fellowship."


Scott Mulligan

Graduated: 1986
Major: Computer Science & Engineering
Lives in: New Jersey
Current Employer: HP
Job Title: Technology Consultant

Photo taken at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"He was a visionary man that desired to serve God by training people to go into the world in a technical capacity and impact the people in the process."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The Club!!!"


Paul Nielsen

Graduated: 1981
Major: BS Industrial Management
Lives in: Missouri
Job Title: Multiple Part Time Positions

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Gave me a firm foundation."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The fellowship with the guys, hall devotions."

 


Dori Reno

Graduated: 1991
Major: Design technology
Lives in: Iowa
Current Employer: West Des Moines School District
Job Title: 1:1 Aide, Special Ed

Photo taken at Disney World in Orlando, Florida

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"An example of what it can look like to love God & do the things you love doing."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The technical education in a Biblical environment."


Odilon Rodrigues

Graduated: 1983
Major: Engineering Technology
Current Employer: Primier Auto Works, Inc.
Job Title: Manager

 

 

 

 

 


Osvaldo Rodrigues

Graduated: 1983
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Current Employer: Siemens

 

 


Omar Rodrigues

Graduated: 1983
Major: Physical Education
Current Employer: American Airlines

 

  

  


Dave Schotanus

Graduated: 1983
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Shell
Job Title: Sr. Optimization Engineer

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you? 

"He was a Huguenot descendant. Huguenots are people who have learned to stand up for their faith under pressure, and to put their money where their mouth is. RG was such a man: unconventional, politically incorrect, true to his faith, generous and successful."

What's something you love about LETU?

"I like Engineering (science) with a Christian emphasis: all scientists of old recognized their Creator and saw science in the context of benefiting mankind. CS Lewis in 'Abolition of Man' written over 50 years ago, warned what the world would look like without that emphasis: man not God at the center of things, self-serving politics, no ethics taught in universities or business, and a total lack of respect for life. At LeTourneau, Christians are still taught to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth."


Nevin Spade

Graduated: 1995
Major: ATBS
Lives in: Pennsylvania

Photo taken on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you? 

"He is an example of a cheerful giver."

What's something you love about LETU?

"The people I met there."


Jeanette Sweet

Graduated: 1999
Major: English/Education
Lives in: Oregon
Job Title: Homemaker

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Values God's work above all."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Integrating faith into daily learning."


James Swihart

Graduated: 1981
Major: Mechanical Technology
Lives in: Michigan
Current Employer: Dickinson Press
Job Title: Production Planner

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"God inspired creative inspiration."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Good people, good memories."

 


Scott Wier

Graduated: 1992
Major: Business Administration
Lives in: Texas
Current Employer: Mustang CAT
Job Title: General Manager

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Problem-solving, dedicated Christian."

What's something you love about LETU?

"It gave me the tools and confidence to be successful."

 


Doug Wingert

Graduated: 1984
Major: Aviation Technology
Lives in: Kentucky
Current Employer: UPS Airlines
Job Title: Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Technical Publications

What does RG LeTourneau mean to you?

"Enabler - Visionary serving The Lord."

What's something you love about LETU?

"Christian Foundation and hands on , in addition to books, learning. Great place build a young college students foundation in The Lord before going out into the world where there are forces constantly trying to tear it down."


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Nathan White
Graduated: 1996
Nathan Hemmes
Graduated: 1997

 

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