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Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

By on January 16, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Molly Parker (’07) earned a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders but found her calling as an entrepreneur whose business provides an income for her family but also helps the homeless.  Molly began Graceful Remedies in February of 2014 out of a passion for organic home and personal care products. The parent company now has […]

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Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

By on December 16, 2017 in Features with 2 Comments

When Zach Garza (’04) asked the 65 boys he coached on a junior high football team how many lived in a home with no father, 45 raised their hands. He wasn’t too surprised. Zach, too, had grown up with no father. He had gotten lucky when several older men intervened in his life, steering him […]

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Campus News

Tom Craig’s farewell to Sing Song marked by memories

Tom Craig’s farewell to Sing Song marked by memories

By on February 15, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

With their blue shirts covered in silver duct tape numbers, a small group scattered from Moody Coliseum back to the newsroom to wrap up the Sing Song issue of The Optimist. The year was 1989. Tom Craig and the other seniors on the newspaper staff participating in the class act, “The Cowboys Are Dead,” sang […]

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ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

By on January 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year for the third year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and the […]

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Alumni News

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

By on February 20, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

When historians look back on the tenures of Abilene Christian University board chairs named Packer, the list of accomplishments will be significant. At meetings this past weekend, the role as chair of ACU’s Board of Trustees changed hands, from Dr. Barry Packer (’78) to April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Packer and his dad, the late Dr. […]

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Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

By on February 3, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

It’s been 37 years since the Philadelphia Eagles turned to an Abilene Christian University football legend to help them reach the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, they did it again. Both moves turned out pretty well. Wilbert Montgomery (’77) was one of the honorary captains – along with Brian Dawkins – chosen by the team […]

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Sports

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

By on February 21, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Though he was its leading man, he had never seen the film. Until this week when the stunningly vivid images of him and his teammates racing up and down Moody Coliseum’s revolutionary rubberized floor in the first game ever played there leapt off the screen. For a moment, John Ray Godfrey felt 41 again. “It […]

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Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

Record number of Wildcats named to Southland Conference Honor Roll

By on January 24, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian athletics Tuesday lifted its number of Southland Conference Commissioner Honor Roll awardees for the fourth consecutive year as a school record 123 student-athletes were named to this distinguished list. ACU led all Southland schools last year with 104 honorees and in year’s prior finished with 90 (2015), 84 (2014) and 54 (2013) honor […]

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