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Academy of Engineering & Engineering Technology

Academy of Engineering SealLeTourneau University has over 70 years of a remarkable history, and our alumni have so significantly impacted millions of people while advancing God's Kingdom. The LETU Academy of Engineering is led by a group of such prior engineering and engineering technology graduates who have already accomplished much, yet desire to be a part of the special role the Academy plays in further expanding our alumni impact in the world and in the lives of future SEET students.

Over 30 engineering alumni were inducted into the inaugural class of the Academy of Engineering and Engineering Technology in April 2018. All of the alumni inductees have been out of college for at least 20 years and have become leaders in their respective disciplines and industries. LETU has more than 2,700 engineering alumni with 20 years of experience in their professions.

  • Featured Inductees


  • Keith E. Anderson of Coweta, Oklahoma
  • James M. Berge of Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Anver Classens, Ed.D. of Matthews, North Carolina
  • Daniel DiFrancesco of North Tonawanda, New York
  • DeWayne D. Egle of Holly, Michigan
  • Daniel J. Harding, PE of Longview, Texas
  • Jeffrey D. Johnson, M.S. of Longview, Texas
  • Darwin P. Kauffman of St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bobby A. Mihlhauser of Carthage, Texas
  • James A. Minton, Jr. of Longview, Texas



  • Donald Bell of Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Douglas Britton of Roswell, Georgia
  • Phil Burks of Tyler, Texas
  • Dr. Richard Campbell of Monument, Colorado
  • Titus Crabb of Phoenix, Arizona
  • William Garfield of Emmaus, Pennsylvania
  • Stanley Gingrich of Larkspur, Colorado
  • Dr. R. William “Bill” Graff of Longview, Texas
  • Dale Hill of New Braunfels, Texas
  • Joel Huegel of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Femi Ibitayo of Longview, Texas
  • Dr. Michael Kessler of Pullman, Washington
  • David Landon of Pella, Iowa
  • Thomas Landon of Plainfield, Illinois (in absentia)
  • Dr. Paul Leiffer of Longview, Texas
  • L.V. “Bud” McGuire of Montgomery, Texas

  • Wayne Meece of Monroe, Louisiana
  • Duane Miller of Chesterland, Ohio
  • Joe Nowiczewski of Montgomery, Texas
  • Dean Phillips of Troy, Ohio
  • Dr. Jeffrey Piepmeier of Millersville, Maryland
  • Dr. Jenelle Piepmeier of Millersville, Maryland
  • David Russell of Elkhart, Indiana
  • Nate Saint of Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. F. Stan Settles of Tempe, Arizona
  • Kerry Speicher of Longview, Texas
  • Wayne Steege of Corcoran, New Hampshire
  • Dr. Kenneth Stephens of Sun City Center, Florida
  • Phillip Temple of Canton, Michigan
  • Birne Wiley of Longview, Texas
  • Stanley Young of Highlands Ranch, Colora
  • To recognize outstanding graduates;
  • To advance the University's reputation;
  • To provide opportunities for students to interact with experienced alumni;
  • To provide a networking opportunity for experienced LeTourneau University alumni;
  • To provide advisory guidance and counsel to the dean, department chairs, faculty or students;
  • To strengthen students' understanding of and dedication to engineering and engineering technology through exposure to personal and professional example;
  • To advance the objectives of the university development program by identifying, securing, and providing financial or other support for the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

Each Active Member shall hold a degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from LeTourneau University granted at least 20 years prior to election and meet the requirements of one of the following categories. Exceptional applicants with less than 20 years of experience will be considered.

  • An outstanding engineer practitioner and/or possesses recognized technical expertise.
  • An outstanding and recognized leader who has achieved distinction in a chosen field other than in engineering.
  • An outstanding and recognized academician, scientist, or researcher in engineering or other chosen field.
  • A person that has pursued a life of Christian service.