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High school theatre director credits ACU with helping her land ‘dream job’

High school theatre director credits ACU with helping her land ‘dream job’

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Laura Harris (’17) is living her dream as a theatre director at Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Her experience as a student at ACU was an integral part of her journey here. A graduate of ACU’s Teacher Education program, Harris’ degree plan combined theatre and education courses. She believes the classroom observation, teaching experience, […]

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Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Whether counseling students in her office, leading ACU’s Center for Women in Christian Service, or uplifting women missionaries and Christian leaders around the world, Dr. Jeanene Reese (’74) is answering God’s beckoning. “My call is to be a faithful woman serving in the opportunities God has given me,” she said. And those opportunities are many. […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Dr. James C. “Jim” Cooke (’72), longtime Abilene Christian University professor, outdoorsman and environmental educator, died Jan. 13, 2018, in Abilene after a brief illness at age 69. A family visitation is planned for 5-7 p.m. today at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). Services honoring his life will be conducted Thursday, Jan. […]

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Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

By on December 12, 2018 in ACU News with 2 Comments

One of the student comments that led to Dr. Rodney Ashlock’s selection as ACU’s 2018 Teacher of the Year must have been especially pleasing. When the award was presented in May, several of the comments were read, but one may stick with Ashlock forever. “He is supportive of all students, recognizes their success publicly, remembers […]

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Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

About 300 friends and family of the late Dr. William J. Teague (’52) gathered Thursday just before noon in the first on-campus funeral for a former Abilene Christian University president in its 113-year history. Eleven men have been ACU presidents since its founding in 1906. Teague was its ninth (1981-91), and had been his alma […]

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Teague: The changing of the watch

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Published in People and Programs of the Past Decade, 1981-91, a review of the Teague administration accomplished at the end of his presidency in 1991 A mighty force of students has graduated from Abilene Christian University during the past decade. They are serving all over the world – many in leadership responsibilities. This is a remarkable […]

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Teague: Humor, dedication, diversity are traits of ACU chancellor

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Lifestyle section of the Abilene Reporter-News on Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991. By Jerry Reed Bill Teague’s odyssey from boyhood hometown to the town he calls home can be measured in distances far greater than the 175 road miles between Nocona and Abilene. Between the time Billy Jack Teague left Nocona to […]

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Teague: Hilltop Imagineer

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The text of Dr. Cheryl M. Bacon’s profile of Dr. William J. Teague in the 2005 edition of The ACU Century. Bill Teague won the pizza and the halftime shoot-out one night during his presidency in a contest designed to encourage students to attend Wildcat basketball games. He occasionally took the floor during time-outs, or in […]

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Interview with William J. Teague

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

(Date and publication unknown) What do you perceive to be the relationship between the university and the church? The historic position views the university as an extension of the home. As an extension of the home, ACU will reflect many of the same values that arecommon to individual members of the church. So, there is a […]

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Teague: ACU’s chief still has time to lend an ear

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Oct. 3, 1990, edition of the Abilene Reporter-News. When I sat down to lunch with Abilene Christian University president Dr. Bill Teague last week, I expected him to reminisce about past glories and accomplishments. Instead, he began talking about his faith and hope for the Hill. True, ACU’s ninth president […]

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