Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring Commencement Celebrations

The campus grounds were immaculate. The food was excellent. The stage was beautiful. Smiles and hugs were everywhere. LeTourneau University people really know how to make guests feel welcome, and we did it again with Longview Commencement 2013 last weekend. Thank you so much for making it a special day for families from around the world.

This coming Saturday, our Houston Commencement 2013 will honor hundreds of graduates and family members with the same genuine hospitality that is a gift shared by so many at LETU. Marsha and I will miss the Houston event because we will be in Denton celebrating the graduation of our oldest daughter Rachel.

She will receive her Bachelor of Science in Merchandising from the University of North Texas. After graduating from Kilgore where she was a Kilgore Rangerette, Rachel went to UNT to dance and study merchandising and fashion design (offerings we don't have here at LETU). After graduation, she has a job with a Dallas designer.

Last year, we had the joy of celebrating with daughter Hannah, who is now an RN working at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Our two girls were still in high school when Marsha and I first came to LETU. Where have the years gone?

From up on the stage, looking out on the Belcher Center last Saturday, I saw again that commencement ceremonies are celebrations of academic success, to be sure, but also they are celebrations of the blessings of family. In Denton this coming Saturday, I'll be happy to not be sitting onstage, but instead  be in the audience celebrating the gift of my family.

For more on LETU's Spring Commencement celebrations, head over to the IncrediblyLETU blog