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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: Barbara Gray

ACU Remembers: Barbara Gray

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

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ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

By on October 13, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News 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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ACU Remembers: Sean Adams

ACU Remembers: Sean Adams

By on September 22, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Sean T. Adams (’94), Abilene Christian University’s Young Alumnus of the Year for 2012, died Sept. 14, 2017, in Austin, Texas, at age 46. A memorial service will be held Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Westover Hills Church of Christ (8332 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78759). Born May 24, 1971, in Oakland, California, Adams […]

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ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

By on September 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Jewell Christine “Chris” (White ’46) Kyker, Abilene Christian University’s 2008 Outstanding Alumna of the Year,

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10 Questions with Mike and Michelle Patterson

10 Questions with Mike and Michelle Patterson

By on August 31, 2017 in 10 Questions, ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Alumni couple picks up pieces after deadly Texas twister Many breathe a sigh of relief now that the peak of another tornado season has passed in the Lone Star State. One alumni family in Rockwall, Texas, knows the feeling all too well. It’s taken nearly two years, but Mike (’90) and Michelle (Kehoe ’90) Patterson […]

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Watson’s rising star earns magazine cover story

Watson’s rising star earns magazine cover story

By on August 17, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Aaron Watson (’00) is singing up a storm on the cover of the new Summer-Fall 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine, which mailed this week. From performing at the Grand Ole Opry, to headlining major concerts, to growing a worldwide fan base, Watson is an act the country music business can’t ignore. Watson may have hit the big time, […]

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COVER STORY: Aaron Watson’s journey to the top

COVER STORY: Aaron Watson’s journey to the top

By on August 17, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Kimberly (Calkins ’01) Watson is happily married to her college sweetheart, who says he is “not 
a big awards show guy.” 
That would be her husband, Aaron (’00), who usually declines ticket offers to the 
Academy of Country Music’s annual extravaganza and others like it, preferring to spend time on a rare open weekend with […]

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Ballards seek organ donor with rare blood type

Ballards seek organ donor with rare blood type

By on June 5, 2017 in ACU News with 2 Comments

An Abilene couple whose hopes were buoyed by the way ACU Today readers responded to another alum’s need for a unique kidney donor last year, has asked for their story to be shared as well. …

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Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

By on April 27, 2017 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Some traditions at Abilene Christian University begin quite intentionally but others have inauspicious roots. The Candlelight Devotional at ACU is a little of both, and this fall celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Hill. …

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

By on April 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Gary Thompson (’60), Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of political science and former Texas state representative, died April 13, 2017, in Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 80 following a brief illness. …

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