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ACU announces new vice president for student life

ACU announces new vice president for student life

By on July 12, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for […]

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Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, what comes “next after” this? It’s a question people ask every day, whether about the next work project or the next step in life. For Jeff Giddens, ACU Class of 2005, and two friends, the answer was in the question itself, as they formed NextAfter, a company that helps nonprofit organizations leverage conversion rate […]

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Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Caitlin Winegeart’s internship at Wal-Mart’s headquarters paid off nicely with a job waiting for her when she completed her Master of Accountancy degree. Q&A with Caitlin Winegeart I once heard it said that not everyone is comfortable walking into a church building, but everyone goes to work. With this in mind, there is no better […]

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Dr. Mark Riggs | Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Mark Riggs | Professor of Mathematics

By on June 21, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mark Riggs’ area of expertise is statistics, but at heart he is a musician. And, he notes, the two often go hand in hand. “Many people seem to link an aptitude in mathematics with music, and I am no exception,” says Riggs, professor of mathematics at ACU. “I have played the viola almost all […]

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Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

By on June 20, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mikee Delony did not start out to be an English teacher – or any teacher for that matter. In fact, she went straight from high school into the workforce, and it was years before she began to pursue a bachelor’s degree. But when she started, it seemed that she just couldn’t stop. “Going to college […]

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Dr. Sheila Jones | Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Dr. Sheila Jones | Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For Dr. Sheila Jones, Abilene Christian University’s Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is more than just a state-of-the-art place for students to hit the weights, swim some laps or shoot hoops. The Money Center is also an innovative place to learn. Jones, an assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition and director of the Didactic […]

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Dr. Denise Barnett | Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Denise Barnett | Communication Sciences and Disorders

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Denise Barnett is one of the first faces to greet incoming students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. And she can definitely relate to these students. After graduating high school, Barnett left her hometown of Monahans to come to ACU and major in speech-language pathology. She had never even seen the campus before […]

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Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Darbie Angell didn’t wish upon a star. It took hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit to make her dreams come true. But come true they have – and in a big way. Angell’s company, CRU Dinnerware, entered into a lucrative partnership with Disney that swept her into a magical world of creating designs for the global entertainment giant. […]

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Zach Higgins (’13) | School of Information Technology and Computing

Zach Higgins (’13) | School of Information Technology and Computing

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

It was the university’s innovative approach to technology that originally drew Zach Higgins (’13) to enroll at ACU. But it was his experience with faculty in the School of Information Technology and Computing that made him realize he was in the right place. “Most of my friends at larger universities always complained of having to […]

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Dr. Cynthia Powell | Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Cynthia Powell | Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

“A very important movement in science education is the inclusion of inquiry-based experiments,” says Dr. Cynthia Powell, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the prehealth professions program. “Inquiry-based experiments require students to plan and execute their own experiments. And a lot of research has shown that this type of experiment helps students […]

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