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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 football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

ACU football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU Today Magazine, Campus News with 0 Comments

With fireworks booming, fans cheering and the Big Purple blasting another tune into the September night sky, football returned home to the Hill in a big way last fall. It never left, you might say, and you’d be correct … in a way. For the past half century or so, ACU games were held and […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. James C. “Jim” Cooke (’72), longtime Abilene Christian University professor, outdoorsman and environmental educator, died Jan. 13, 2018, in Abilene after a brief illness at age 69. A family visitation is planned for 5-7 p.m. today at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). Services honoring his life will be conducted Thursday, Jan. […]

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Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

About 300 friends and family of the late Dr. William J. Teague (’52) gathered Thursday just before noon in the first on-campus funeral for a former Abilene Christian University president in its 113-year history. Eleven men have been ACU presidents since its founding in 1906. Teague was its ninth (1981-91), and had been his alma […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. William J. Teague

ACU Remembers: Dr. William J. Teague

By on December 5, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. William J. Teague (’52), chancellor emeritus of Abilene Christian University, died in Abilene on Nov. 28, 2018, at age 91. Funeral services are planned for Dec. 6, at 11:57 a.m. in the ACU Teague Center. He was born July 12, 1927, in Olney, Texas, the youngest of six sons. His father died when he […]

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ACU Remembers: Stanley Lockhart

ACU Remembers: Stanley Lockhart

By on November 20, 2018 in ACU News with 2 Comments

Veteran minister and former longtime ACU trustee Stanley A. Lockhart (’49) died Nov. 7, 2018, at age 91 in Cedar Park, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2018, at Johnson Street Church of Christ (2200 Johnson St., San Angelo, Texas 76904). He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in […]

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ACU Remembers: Mary Frazier Clark

ACU Remembers: Mary Frazier Clark

By on October 23, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Mary Frazier Clark (’44), a pioneering trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Oct. 20, 2018, in Abilene at age 95 following a short illness. Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Hockley County, Texas, she grew up in Sundown and graduated from Levelland High School in 1940. She majored in education at ACU, where she was a member […]

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ACU Remembers: Karen Wilkerson

ACU Remembers: Karen Wilkerson

By on October 23, 2018 in ACU News with 15 Comments

Karen Wilkerson, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, died Oct. 23, 2018, at age 47 following an illness. Memorial arrangements are pending. Before joining ACU’s staff in 2002 as an advisor in the university’s Talent Search program, she worked in the Upward Bound program at McLennan Community College. She was named […]

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New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

By on October 9, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Of the various books published about Abilene Christian University through the decades, none has been focused entirely on its largest and most visible athletics program. Until now. ACU Press chose Homecoming week 2018 to introduce Wildcat Football: Three Cheers for the Purple and White, a comprehensive volume about the Hill’s most popular sport over the […]

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2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

By on September 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

All-day and half-day thematic “pathways” on 16 topics related to achieving spiritual wholeness are featured in ACU’s 112th annual Summit, set for Sept. 16-18. In all, Summit will offer more than 60 sessions focused on the book of Ephesians, “Wholeness in a Broken World: Together Through the Power of the Spirit.” “Pathways will consider spiritual wholeness […]

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

By on September 5, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

For a restaurant chain that doesn’t sell wings, Chick-fil-A represents a business leadership opportunity that has given Branden Gibson (’04) a set of his own, something the former ACU financial management major is taking full advantage of in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Needing a break from school by the time he graduated, Gibson took […]

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