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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so […]

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Campus News

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 740 gifts

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 740 gifts

By on May 17, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 740 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $180,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 […]

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Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

By on April 23, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Lindsie Lawson and Mackenzie Sanderson will barely have time to celebrate graduation May 12 before it’s time to start packing for the exciting next adventures in their lives. The two ACU seniors made history when both received Fulbright Scholar Awards, the first time for two ACU students to receive the honor in the same year. […]

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Alumni News

Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

By on May 3, 2018 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

In one month, from August to September 2015, Jami (McKelvie ’96) Amerine saw her blog readership jump from an average of 69 views per month to 690,000. That is not a misprint. It is a an increase of 689,931 views. And it all happened thanks to one entry titled, “An Open Letter to My Children: You’re […]

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Alumni couple’s nonprofit focuses on education in Haiti

Alumni couple’s nonprofit focuses on education in Haiti

By on April 17, 2018 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Bill (’76) and Janet (Marshall ’74) Montgomery started their nonprofit, Just Mercy, in 2010 after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. With 1.5 million people displaced, Bill took his background in construction, mechanics, farming and gardening to the impoverished country. Since then the nonprofit has grown, and with the help of others, […]

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Faculty Spotlights

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as […]

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Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

By on January 25, 2018 in Academic News, Faculty Spotlights with 2 Comments

Remember the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” when meeting Rusty Towell (’90) for the first time. More to the point, don’t pre-judge Towell based on the cover of his scholarly books, publications and presentations. Don’t let titles like “Recent Measurements With the NIFFTE Fission TPC and the Potential to Advance Thorium Fueled […]

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