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Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University is an undergraduate, coeducational, private, undergraduate university of the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


1000 W. Court St

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The University traces its roots back to 1891, to an academy of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas, in Brenham, Texas. That humble school accumulated crushing financial problems, but in 1912 it was rescued by an offer of 15 acres and $20,000 from local businessmen to relocate the academy to Seguin, Texas. Initially the Lutheran College of Seguin, Texas, as it was newly named, had only one building on a bare former cotton field, with 46 students. The academy reached junior college status in 1928 with accreditation from the Texas state department of education. The Swedish Lutheran Trinity College of Round Rock, Texas was having trouble maintaining a minimum 40 freshmen and 20 sophomores, so in 1929 it pooled its resources with the larger Seguin institution, bringing two professors and support from Swedish Lutherans. The combined school was renamed Texas Lutheran College in 1930. It became a four-year institution in 1948. Then Texas Lutheran absorbed Clifton College of Clifton, Texas, a Norwegian Lutheran school in 1954, again gaining faculty and support from a larger base. When the college received recognition in 1953 as a fully accredited senior college by from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, faculty and students rang the "Victory Bell" in celebration for hours. After 40 years of solid growth, the institution was once again renamed, taking its present title of Texas Lutheran University in 1996. Over the 100 years since moving to Seguin, TLU's span has increased to over 40 buildings and sports fields on 184 beautifully landscaped acres with about 1,400 students each semester.

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Texas Lutheran University Police Officers pledge to provide police services that assist community members in maintaining a safe and well-ordered campus environment in which the educational mission of the university can be realized. We pledge at all times to show respect for all individuals and their rights, to uphold the law, to strive for excellence in every service we provide and always to act with the highest integrity. We actively seek ways to provide services and to strengthen our partnership with the community realizing at all times that protection of our students, staff and faculty is our primary duty. We work to maintain a progressive law enforcement organization that embraces the values of the university community.



Laurie Corbelli was a member of the TLU team me that won the 1975 & 1976 AIAW Division II National Championship. She was a Silver Medalist with the 1984 U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team, and now is head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies women's volleyball team Lee Eun-chul was a student from South Korea, who competed at five Olympic Games, 1984 to 2000. He was Olympic Gold Medal winner in 50 meter rifle prone event at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Cameron Beckman graduated from TLU in 1993 and became a PGA Tour golfer. He earned his third PGA Tour title at the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Alton Chung Ming Chan is a Grammy Award nominated concert pianist. He earned his undergraduate degree at TLU, and his Masters and PhD. at the University of North Texas College of Music. Edmund Kuempel received a Bachelor of Business Administration from TLU. He was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Guadalupe County for some twenty-seven years until his death in 2010. Steven Long attended Alvin Community College, Texas Lutheran College (now TLU), and Sam Houston State University. From 1977 until 1988, Long owned and published the In Between, a weekly newspaper in Galveston. After closing the In Between Long worked for the Houston Chronicle for six years and was later assigned by the New York Post to cover high-profile cases, such as the case of Andrea Yates, and the fall of Enron. Verne Lundquist graduated from Texas Lutheran College (now TLU) in 1962. Lundquist, called "the Golden Voice, is currently a play-by-play sportscaster by CBS Television Sports, covering college football and baseball, as well as major golfing events. In 2007 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Don Mischer is a producer and director of television and live events. He attended TLU and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1961. He has won fifteen Emmy Awards, ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America. Faton Bislimi graduated from TLU with a B. S. in computer science and a B. A. in math. Bislimi wrote for the Albanian daily Bota Sot, and worked with the Albanian-American Civic League. He wrote two books, a compilation of math problems and a series of journalistic writings titled N� Rrug�tim me Kosov�n: Tat�pjetat dhe t� P�rpjetat. He founded The Bislimi Group in an effort to offer better education opportunities to Kosovar students, and 13 full scholarships have been awarded through The Bislimi Group. Chris Elley graduated from TLU with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, and earned a Master's degree in Mass Communications from Texas State University. Elley is the founder and current Director of Austin, Texas-based film production company Electro-Fish Media Inc. He holds two Emmy Awards and two additional nominations



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