News Releases 2008

LeTourneau University To Welcome New Students Thursday, Aug. 21

Mon, Aug 18 2008

LeTourneau University is ready to welcome about 400 new students to campus this week. New student move-in day begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, as students go through registration and check-in to their new residence halls. Orientation sessions for new students and their parents will be from Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 25, including a service project on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Returning students will check into their residence halls Sunday, August 24. Registration for classes for returning students is Monday, August 25. Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 26. The last day to register or change registration is Monday, Sept. 1. LeTourneau University will hold classes on Labor Day.

“LETU will be welcoming more than 200 students from out of state, with California, Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Virginia leading the count,” said Vice President for Enrollment Services Linda Fitzhugh. “We expect well over 200 students from Texas, many coming from the East Texas area. In addition to our normal influx of international students, we have a contingent of about 20 South Korean students who are here as a result of our strong partnership with Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea.”

New faculty members for the 2008-2009 school year at LeTourneau University will include Carol Green as the new vice president of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Robert B. Wharton as the new dean of the School of Business, Viktor P. Roudkovski as an assistant professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, Kathryn C. Baker and David R. Plunk as two new kinesiology instructors, LETU alumnus Andrew W. Visser and N. Elliott Wicker as an aeronautical science instructors and flight instructors and Alan Jeffrey VanDoren as director of flight training.

Visiting professor of mechanical engineering Yang Gue Jei will teach at LETU from its sister school Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea and Wesley Nevius will serve as visiting professor from Senegal. Three adjunct professors will teach classes at LETU this fall, including Mathew Hill in business law, Eva Rushing in accounting and Angie Stahl in business management and organizational behavior.