Wed, Mar 23 2016
LeTourneau University President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford and CB&I President and CEO Philip K. Asherman announced today the Thomas L. Landon Endowed Scholarship Fund in Materials Joining, established by CB&I.
Landon, a 1975 LeTourneau welding engineering graduate, recently retired after serving 40 years with CB&I, where he became one of their foremost experts in the field of welding. He served as CB&I’s director of Welding Technology for the past 15 years, and he is primarily responsible for CB&I receiving the 2014 AWS Excellence in Welding Award.
Landon served as the LeTourneau University Welding Advisory Council chairman, and has made extensive contributions to many American Welding Society (AWS) committees.
The Thomas L. Landon Endowed Scholarship Fund in Materials joining will be a permanent endowment awarded to students in Engineering and Engineering Technology, with a Materials Joining Concentration.
The scholarship will be awarded to a selected new freshman student with demonstrated financial need and the desire to study materials joining engineering. The award can be renewed annually through and including the student’s senior year.
“CB&I is honored to partner with LeTourneau University and contribute to a learning environment that is important to the future of our industry,” said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's President and Chief Executive Officer. “This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Tom, whose decades of service left a lasting impact on CB&I and those who worked with him.”
LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford said the new endowment will benefit future students for years to come and expressed his appreciation.
“We are proud of the quality of our engineering graduates, like Tom Landon, and of the companies like CB&I who recruit our engineering graduates,” he said.230
CB&I (NYSE: CBI) is the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world. With 125 years of experience and the expertise of approximately 42,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality.
About LeTourneau University
LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of academic disciplines and delivery models. Students are enrolled in programs on ground at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, as well as hybrid and fully online options at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
Academic majors include aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care administration, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology.
Claiming every workplace in every nation as its 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. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.