Faculty Connections

Faculty Connections – David Lamb

David Lamb, 67, is an instructor for the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology program at the Tulsa campus. He teaches the night class and has been part of the Tulsa Welding School family for over a year. David has 44 years’ experience in the welding industry and has traveled the world. Thanks for your […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Merle Jones

Merle Jones, 74, is a welding instructor at the Jacksonville campus. Merle has been involved in welding most of his life. A graduate of Tulsa Welding School himself, this is Merle’s second stint as an instructor at our welding school. He came back to teaching in 2015. Merle is currently the Phase One night class […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Luis Delossantos

Luis, 47, from Houston, Texas, is an instructor for the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. With 13 years of welding experience, Luis joined the TWS family in December 2017. He currently teaches afternoon and evening classes. Thanks for sharing your story, Luis. As a kid, what did you […]

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Faculty Connections – Austin Hargett

Austin, aged 24 from Jacksonville, Texas, is an instructor for the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Austin has been teaching here for two years, and he has been in the welding field for seven years. Thanks for your time, Austin. As a kid, what did you want to […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson, 35, is a welding instructor for the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology program at the Tulsa campus. Eric has 16 years of experience in welding and welding inspection ,and he has been teaching at Tulsa Welding School since October 2017. A 2002 graduate of Tulsa Welding School himself, Eric currently teaches Welding […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet John Koelling

John Koelling, 68, is an electrical instructor at the Jacksonville campus. John has been in the electrical industry for almost 50 years, including seven years in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John has been an instructor at Tulsa since January 2016. Thanks for your time, John. As a boy, what did you want […]

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Faculty Feature – Meet Christal Mann

Christal, aged 41 from Murphysboro, IL, is a Welding Instructor at Tulsa Welding School. Christal graduated from Tulsa Welding School in 2003 and came back to teach at the campus in September 2016. She teaches Phase 5 which is 6010 & 7018 on pipe. Thanks for your time, Christal. Is Tulsa your first teaching job? […]

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Faculty Connection – Meet Freddie Westbrook

Mr. Freddie, as he’s known to his students, is the night shift Senior Lead Instructor at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Freddie, 58, from Jacksonville, FL, started welding in 1973. Thanks for sharing your story, Freddie; how long have you been teaching at Tulsa Welding School? It’ll be nine years on November 14th this year. […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Casey Stafford

Casey is a Welding Specialist with Pipefitting Senior Instructor at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Casey, aged 32 from Blackwell, OK, graduated from the Welding Technology associate  degree program at Tulsa Welding School (Tulsa campus) in 2011. He has been in Houston for two and half years. Thanks for your time Casey. […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet David Wilkins

David, 64, is a Lead Senior Instructor at Tulsa Welding School. He first started welding in 1975. Thanks for your time. Where did you first learn to weld, David? I first learned to weld in a shop in Tulsa about 42 years ago when I was in my early 20s. I did a little welding […]

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