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Ron Hadfield

Ron Hadfield

Ron Hadfield is editor of ACU Today magazine and assistant vice president for university communication at Abilene Christian, where he began work in 1983 overseeing Creative Services at his alma mater.

ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

By on February 10, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Ruby Beatrice “Betty” (Tomkins) Whiteside, who served as administrative assistant to four Abilene Christian University presidents, died Jan. 31, 2018, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89. She was born May 1, 1928, in London, England, and graduated at the top of her Pitman Business College class at age 15. At age 20, Betty’s mother encouraged […]

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ACU Remembers: Don Conder

ACU Remembers: Don Conder

By on February 5, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee Donald Richard Conder (’56) died Jan. 29, 2018, at age 82 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born April 12, 1935, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated in 1952 from Little Rock High School, where he excelled in track and field, winning numerous state titles. He met Sue Hufstedler (’59) […]

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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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ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

By on December 30, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 13 Comments

Abilene Christian University campus icon Louise (Adams ’50) “Dewby” Ray died Dec. 26, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 89. Two memorial services will

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

By on December 8, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 23 Comments

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, an Abilene Christian University theology professor whose lectures on C.S. Lewis and biblical teachings brought Christianity to life for thousands of students, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Abilene at age 86.

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Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

By on December 5, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The late Dr. John C. Stevens (’38) was an unabashed patriot who likely never heard a march he didn’t like. So he had to be smiling somewhere Nov. 10 when Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band could be overheard playing a suite of music honoring each branch of the U.S. military, with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture […]

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ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

By on November 26, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Acclaimed impressionistic artist Gerald Harvey Jones (’56), died Nov. 13, 2017, at age 84. A public memorial service is being planned to take place in Austin, Texas, sometime in the early spring of 2018.

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Anthony elected first woman to chair ACU board

Anthony elected first woman to chair ACU board

By on November 14, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 6 Comments

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony of Dallas will make Abilene Christian University history early next year when she becomes the 16th chair of its Board of Trustees and the first woman to oversee the governing body of her alma mater. Recently named ACU’s 2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, Anthony was chosen last Saturday by the […]

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ACU Remembers: Barbara Gray

ACU Remembers: Barbara Gray

By on October 17, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Former Abilene Christian University faculty member Barbara Jeanne (Morlan ’45) Gray died Oct. 13, 2017, in Abilene at age 91. A memorial service was held earlier today at University Church of Christ where she was a longtime member.

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ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

By on October 13, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 8 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University benefactor Katherine “Kay” Elaine (Dollar ’49) McGlothlin died Oct. 9, 2017, in Abilene at age 90. A memorial service

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