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LETU Flight Director Laura Laster to Receive Career Development Grant


LeTourneau University Director of Flight Operations Laura Laster has been selected to receive a 2018-2019 Career Development Grant offered through the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Laster will use the $3,741 grant in support the Master of Commercial Aviation degree she is working on through Delta State University. The grant year begins July 1.

"Laura is a consummate professional who displays excellence in her work and in pursuing her graduate education," said LETU Dean of Aviation Fred Ritchey. "We are very pleased that the AAUW chose her for this grant."

AAUW is the leading source of funding for graduate women for the past 130 years and is awarding $3.8 million in funding for 245 awards for 2018-2019. The Career Development Grant is designed for women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, and whose bachelor's degree was received at least five years before the award period.

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.

Categories: Aviation, Faculty