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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.

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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Anthony, Gasore named 2018 Alumni Award recipients

Anthony, Gasore named 2018 Alumni Award recipients

By on October 30, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University will honor April Anthony, of Dallas, Texas, and Serge Gasore, of Kigali, Rwanda, with its two most prestigious annual alumni awards in February. Named as the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is April Anthony, class of 1989, of Dallas, Texas, who is a member of ACU’s Board of Trustees, CEO of Encompass […]

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10 Questions with ‘Cats’ director Jeremy Varner

10 Questions with ‘Cats’ director Jeremy Varner

By on October 4, 2017 in 10 Questions, Features with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre is producing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-hit musical Cats for Homecoming 2017 on Oct. 20-22. Directing and choreographing the student actors is program alumnus Jeremy Varner (’10), who performed in several Cats productions in Atlanta. The New York actor took a break from rehearsals to talk about why the ACU and Abilene community should […]

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Tailgating 101: Get cooking with tips from an aficionado

Tailgating 101: Get cooking with tips from an aficionado

By on October 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Sublette (’03) isn’t playing around. He loves to tailgate, and he loves to cook. Put those passions together, and his tent at Wildcat Country Tailgating is the place to be on Gamedays.  Try not to drool when you read what Sublette and friends whipped up for the first two home games: On Opening Weekend, […]

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Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

By on September 21, 2017 in Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

The score was final – ACU 24, Houston Baptist University 3 – but the Wildcats weren’t finished. They still had to thank their fans. With arms raised, they ran to the east side of the stadium and returned high-fives from their peers, who leaned over the railing to get closer to the student-athletes. The Wildcats […]

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New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Sports with 0 Comments

Home sweet home field advantage You’ll be able to see it from miles away. Driving into or around the north side of Abilene, especially at night, you’ll look toward the Hill and will see its lights illuminating the West Texas sky. You may already be used to seeing the Tower of Light from a distance, […]

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2017 Young Alumna of the Year: Chelsea Buchholtz

2017 Young Alumna of the Year: Chelsea Buchholtz

By on August 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz, J.D., still can’t believe she’s ACU’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she […]

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Day of Giving largest in the university’s history

Day of Giving largest in the university’s history

By on May 24, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University community came together like never before on our first-ever Day of Giving on May 23: ACU received 926 gifts totaling more than $140,000. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its 111 years. “I am overwhelmed by the tremendous generosity shown by ACU’s friends and […]

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