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Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

By on August 14, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at ACU’s Dallas campus in Addison, Texas, in August to celebrate Katie Coldwell (’00), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Coldwell’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes at Southwest Airlines, where she serves as communications director, but the journey she has taken […]

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ACU offers $80,000 scholarship to Abilene and Big Country distinguished students

ACU offers $80,000 scholarship to Abilene and Big Country distinguished students

By on August 13, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University is proud to announce the Abilene and Big Country Distinguished Student Award, totaling $80,000 per student, available to graduating high school students in our area who are granted admission to ACU. “We know our high schools have intellectually gifted and engaged students who are academically prepared for success in higher education,” said […]

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Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

By on August 9, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate […]

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ACU earns national accreditation of teacher education program

ACU earns national accreditation of teacher education program

By on August 6, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) has awarded full seven-year accreditation to the Abilene Christian University Teacher Education Program. After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission issued the decision at its July 10 meeting along with the following rationale: The program presented […]

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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on August 2, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

By on August 1, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

In Honduras where contemporary and realistic traditional art is the normal, Helga Sierra (’12) has surprised the market with her abstract creations. “There’s not a lot of art education here, which has been one of the main hurdles with doing abstract art,” Helga said. “Here people are used to seeing portraits or landscapes, and if […]

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2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

By on July 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Summit returns Sept. 15-18 with the theme “Sorrow, Hope and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” Five theme speakers will guide attendees through the ups and downs of life as they correspond with the Psalms. This year, attendees can choose from 20 pathways related to leadership, ministry, service and spiritual growth. […]

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ACU Remembers: Calvin Cooley

ACU Remembers: Calvin Cooley

By on July 9, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Calvin Wayne Cooley Sr. (’62), a former member of Abilene Christian University’s world and collegiate record-setting relay teams, died July 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, at age 80. Born April 2, 1939, in Abilene, Texas, he grew up in nearby Hodges and graduated high school in Hawley in 1957 after a standout athletic career in […]

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ACU Remembers: Robert McLeod

ACU Remembers: Robert McLeod

By on July 9, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Robert McLeod (’62), one of the finest athletes in Abilene Christian University history, died July 6, 2019, in Houston, Texas, at age 80. A private memorial service for his family will be held at a later date. McLeod was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Merkel, Texas, graduating from high school there in 1959 after a […]

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ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

By on July 3, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

ABILENE – The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, has launched a consortium with a goal to build a university-based molten salt research and test reactor. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. ACU students and faculty from […]

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