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Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson is communications coordinator for the office of advancement at Abilene Christian University, her alma mater. She returned in 2015 after almost a decade working in journalism and corporate communication.

Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

By on April 10, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The ACU community broke a record for the university’s third Day of Giving on April 9: ACU received more than 1,000 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $268,000 to help current students. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its history. “We are thrilled to have […]

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Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

By on March 5, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Emotions were high and standing ovations were plentiful at the 2019 Alumni Day luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 17, which honored Michael Blanton (’73) as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Kara Wilson García (’07) as Young Alumna of the Year, both of whom were praised as compassionate and kind servant leaders.   Both were visibly […]

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Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

By on February 25, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Attendees at the President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 16, 2019, were treated to dinner catered by Vestals Catering out of Dallas, Texas, helmed by chef Jordan Swim (’07). In many ways, the job was a way of coming full circle for Swim and his time studying abroad as a student. His experiences in Oxford, England, […]

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NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

By on October 16, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date […]

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Harvey’s Holy Place: Alumni find ways to serve in the wake of epic hurricane

Harvey’s Holy Place: Alumni find ways to serve in the wake of epic hurricane

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

Lee McLeod was soaked, and he was yelling. “Anybody need help?!” His canoe was the only way he and his neighbor, Michael Pratt, could navigate the paved streets in a North Houston neighborhood. So they paddled past half-underwater houses and SUVs, and looked for signs of life. The 16-foot-long Evergreen Prospector canoe had been a […]

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2018 Young Alumnus of the Year: Serge Gasore

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year: Serge Gasore

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

The Catholic Church where Serge Gasore (’09) saw his grandmother die, among some 5,000 others, is now a memorial site. You can visit the Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre in Ntarama, Rwanda, and see the bones of Tutsis murdered by their Hutu neighbors, friends and family members. You can visit a place that saw such darkness, […]

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Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

By on September 1, 2018 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

A group of ACU staff and alumni traveled to Denver, Colorado, in August to celebrate Greg Feasel (’81) receiving a Distinguished Alumni Citation. They gathered with friends and colleagues of Feasel’s at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, where Feasel serves as chief operating officer. Guests celebrated not only Feasel’s successes, but […]

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Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

By on August 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in […]

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Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

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

The ACU Foundation has a new president: Bradley Benham (’05), formerly a foundation gift officer, assumed the role June 1. Former president Dan T. Garrett (’73) has transitioned to the role of president emeritus of the Foundation. “In its 112-year history, God has always provided Abilene Christian University with gifted men and women of faith, […]

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Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

By on May 17, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 […]

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