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Robin Saylor

After nearly two decades as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video, e-newsletters and other communication channels.

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

By on November 2, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one, and sometimes those stories are the most heart-breaking, such as a single mother who found herself homeless and her two children placed into foster care because of a clerical error a local public housing authority refused to fix. Or an 80-year-old retired teacher who lost her […]

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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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Read about Wildcats in the news

Read about Wildcats in the news

By on September 17, 2018 in Newsmakers with 0 Comments

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

By on September 10, 2018 in Faculty Spotlights with 2 Comments

A young Jerry Taylor spent a lot of time wrestling with the same question over and over, “Why me?” An older Dr. Jerry Taylor finally got his answer. “I now understand why,” he said, sitting in his office in ACU’s Biblical Studies Building. Taylor discovered his “why” through years of questioning – and listening. He […]

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ACU announces new vice president for student life

ACU announces new vice president for student life

By on July 12, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for […]

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Dr. Denise Barnett | Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Denise Barnett | Communication Sciences and Disorders

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Denise Barnett is one of the first faces to greet incoming students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. And she can definitely relate to these students. After graduating high school, Barnett left her hometown of Monahans to come to ACU and major in speech-language pathology. She had never even seen the campus before […]

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Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Darbie Angell didn’t wish upon a star. It took hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit to make her dreams come true. But come true they have – and in a big way. Angell’s company, CRU Dinnerware, entered into a lucrative partnership with Disney that swept her into a magical world of creating designs for the global entertainment giant. […]

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Cliff Pruett (’14) | Biochemistry

Cliff Pruett (’14) | Biochemistry

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Like many students who enter college, Cliff Pruett didn’t really know what he wanted to do. He was drawn to the field of medicine and thought perhaps he would find his calling in a research lab. “It wasn’t until the summer before my junior year when I did a research internship at University of Kansas that I […]

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Chris Monroe (’89) | College of Business Administration

Chris Monroe (’89) | College of Business Administration

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

If you think your fuel bill is high, meet Chris Monroe (’89). His bill is a staggering $500 million per month. Monroe, treasurer for Southwest Airlines, was featured in a CNBC report in May 2012 about his fuel-hedging efforts that have saved the airline more than $3 billion over the past decade. Southwest Airlines has […]

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Hollie Young (’05) | Marriage and Family Studies

Hollie Young (’05) | Marriage and Family Studies

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

She’s not there to set broken bones or diagnose elusive ailments. Instead, she finds ways to help the child deal with a frightening situation. Children can find much to frighten them in a hospital setting – syringes, anesthesia, loud machines, strangers in white coats. Hollie (Rambo’ 05) Young, a certified child life specialist at Children’s […]

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