LeTourneau University will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at the Longview campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
The first ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. for graduates from LeTourneau University's School of Aviation and Aeronautical Science, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and the School of Theology and Vocation, totaling 174 graduates.
The second ceremony is at 2 p.m. for graduates of LeTourneau University's School of Business and Technology and the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, totaling 235 graduates.
Keynote speaker for both commencements will be businessman and former director of the United States Mint Edmund C. Moy. He was sworn in as the 38th director of the United States Mint in September 2006 having been appointed by George W. Bush and resigned January of 2011 during the Barack H. Obama administration to take a job in the private sector. As director, Moy was in charge of the world's largest organization that manufacturer coins and medals. For example, in fiscal year 2005, the U.S. Mint manufactured over 15 billion coins, generating revenue of $1.77 billion and contributing $775 million in earnings to the U.S. Treasury. In fiscal year 2006, the Mint produced 16.2 billion coins, contributing another $750 million to the Treasury.
Moy served as special assistant to President George W. Bush as a trusted adviser in selection of presidential appointments, recommending candidates for political appointments in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor, Agriculture, Energy, Interior and Environmental Protection Agency. He also was responsible for political appointment in independent agencies including the Social Security Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Mediation Board and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Moy also served President Bush in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following 9/11, and was responsible for staffing high-ranking positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Prior to his public service in the White House and Mint, Moy worked with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs and served on the boards of several companies and nonprofit organizations.
He was a Bush political appointee from 1989 to 1993 at the federal Health Care Financing Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and from 1979 to 1989 worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin as a sales and marketing executive.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Moy triple majored in economics, international relations and political science.