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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.

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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Latest issue celebrates new Gameday culture

Latest issue celebrates new Gameday culture

By on August 30, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

With Wildcat Stadium’s second season about to begin, the cover story of ACU Today’s new Spring-Summer 2018 issue offers a retrospective of the inaugural year of a game-changing athletics venue for Abilene Christian University. “Game On” provides a look at ACU’s first season at Anthony Field through the camera lenses of talented photographers Jeremy Enlow, Kim Leeson, Scott Delony […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher

By on June 14, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Former longtime Hardin-Simmons University president and chancellor Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher died today at age 87. Presidents of Abilene’s three church-related universities – ACU, HSU and McMurry – have shared unique and often close kinship through the years. Fletcher certainly endeared himself to Abilene Christian University executive leaders. This photo of ACU’s ninth president, Dr. William J. Teague […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Charles Nelson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Charles Nelson

By on June 11, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 4 Comments

Dr. Charles Wade Nelson, Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of music and renowned bass-baritone vocalist who performed concerts around the world, died June 1 at age 92 in Denton, Texas. Plans for a private family memorial service are pending. He was born March 13, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from the University of […]

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The Bookcase

The Bookcase

By on April 11, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Selections of books published by Abilene Christian University or those written, edited, compiled or contributed by ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students. To submit books for consideration, email hadfieldr@acu.edu.    Heart on the Line By Karen (Gaskin ’93) Witemeyer ISBN 978-0764212826 • 336 pages Bethanyhouse.com http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/heart-on-the-line/352750 When Grace Mallory receives a telegram warning that her hiding […]

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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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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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