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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.

Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

By on April 5, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

By on February 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and […]

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Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

By on February 22, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’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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At Dillard Hall, community is center

At Dillard Hall, community is center

By on August 28, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes. More than 180 sophomore women have moved into Dillard Hall’s apartments, which contain a living space, bedroom and kitchen for two to four students. The facility […]

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Dillard Hall to house sophomore women

Dillard Hall to house sophomore women

By on March 9, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Sophomore women living on campus will soon have a new housing option: Gayle and Max Dillard Hall. Thanks to a major gift from Gayle (’57) and Max Dillard of Dallas, Texas, Abilene Christian University has purchased the apartment building formerly owned and operated by Christian Village of Abilene and is renovating it as a sophomore […]

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Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark

Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark

By on February 29, 2016 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Thanks to a $20 million commitment from Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber of Denison, Texas, Abilene Christian University’s Partnering in the Journey campaign has exceeded its goal to raise $50 million for endowed scholarships for students to assist in making college more affordable. Partnering in the Journey now stands at $50,075,647 in commitments. The $20 […]

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Kimble, Tuhabonye honored on Alumni Day

Kimble, Tuhabonye honored on Alumni Day

By on February 29, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University presented its two most prestigious alumni honors Feb. 21 in a ceremony celebrating the recipients’ respective drives for improving the world. Dr. H. Jeff Kimble (’71), the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, is the William L. Valentine Professor of Physics and founding director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at […]

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Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

By on January 21, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project. ACU will officially break ground for Wildcat Stadium at a ceremony after 11 a.m. Chapel on Friday, Feb. 19, during Sing Song weekend on campus. President Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) announced […]

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Childers presented with honorary doctorate

Childers presented with honorary doctorate

By on December 14, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society. Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Childers’ […]

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Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

By on December 2, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

About 500 attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 13 to listen to two cases brought before the Texas Supreme Court – and see the justices collectively flash the W-C on Abilene Christian University’s campus. Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) is officially the only Wildcat on the court, but the other eight justices showed their support […]

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