(LONGVIEW, Texas)— Two LeTourneau University graduating seniors in biology recently were accepted to medical schools where they will begin classes in the fall. Lynda Gaitan of Longview, Texas, has been accepted to Texas A&M College Station and Jedidiah Schlung, of Soldotna, Alaska, has been accepted at the University of California, San Diego.
Megan Ross of Aledo, Texas, graduated from LETU in spring 2010 with her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and went on to Austin, Texas, to attend the University of Texas to earn her master’s degree in Public Health. While working on her master’s degree, she applied and was accepted to medical school at Texas Tech.
Their LETU biology professor Dr. Andree Elliot says their acceptance doesn’t surprise her.
“The science faculty members are very proud of these students for their hard work and dedication to learning while here at LeTourneau University,” Elliot said. “Along with our other graduates, they represent well the tradition of quality education from our LETU biology program, which now has placed several students into medical schools across the country.”