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Freedom Stones founded by ACU grads to fight human trafficking

Freedom Stones founded by ACU grads to fight human trafficking

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

Some are 12-year-old girls who have been prostituted in bars and brothels in downtown Bangkok. Some are young boys who have been forced into the fishing trade on the lakes of Ghana. Some are women who know they cannot return to their villages with the stain of prostitution attached to their names. Some are simply […]

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Justin Whiteley (’16) | M.A. in Christian Ministry

Justin Whiteley (’16) | M.A. in Christian Ministry

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

Justin Whiteley thought getting a college degree at ACU was an impossible opportunity. Coming from a single parent home in which his mother and sisters didn’t graduate high school, he was determined to make his family proud by becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college. Justin’s grandparents were a big part […]

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Leticia Cisneros (’15) | M.S. in Social Work

Leticia Cisneros (’15) | M.S. in Social Work

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

The passion to be a voice for those with no voice led Leticia Cisneros to pursue her Master of Science in Social Work degree at Abilene Christian University. “It became clear to me during my final year of my undergrad that my goals, visions and hopes to impact individuals with disabilities would best be achieved if […]

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Danny Mercer (’13) | Doctor of Ministry

Danny Mercer (’13) | Doctor of Ministry

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For some, the journey to victory can be pretty grueling. Such was the case for Danny Mercer, preaching minister for Friendswood Church of Christ near Houston. After suffering from a cancerous brain tumor, he beat the disease and completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at ACU in 2013. Mercer was two chapters from completing his thesis […]

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Cliff Pruett (’14) | Biochemistry

Cliff Pruett (’14) | Biochemistry

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Like many students who enter college, Cliff Pruett didn’t really know what he wanted to do. He was drawn to the field of medicine and thought perhaps he would find his calling in a research lab. “It wasn’t until the summer before my junior year when I did a research internship at University of Kansas that I […]

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Kelvin Kelley (’18) | Communication

Kelvin Kelley (’18) | Communication

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Kelvin Kelley has a passion to see students succeed. The son of a theology professor and a nurse administrator, Kelvin’s Abilene childhood was filled with all things ACU – meeting students, attending events such as Sing Song and visiting campus. When his father was studying for his doctorate degree, you could often find Kelvin in […]

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De’Andre Brown (’18) | Kinesiology

De’Andre Brown (’18) | Kinesiology

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

ACU football is in De’AndreBrown’s blood. The junior running back’s father, Eric Brown (’92), suited up for the Wildcats in the late 1980s and early ’90s, and De’Andre was raised on his stories of Wildcat football. But when it came time to pick a college, the deciding factor was ACU’s commitment to its Christian mission. “I […]

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Emily Howe (’20) | Chemistry

Emily Howe (’20) | Chemistry

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Emily Howe thought she had her life planned out. She was all set to pursue her studies as a musician, arriving at ACU on a music scholarship and playing violin with the ACU orchestra. Her plans changed, however, after she injured her shoulder one Christmas break. Emily could no longer play the violin. That meant […]

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Lauren Skelton (’17) | Biology

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Lauren Skelton can’t pick a favorite ACU experience – there are too many. “From sitting awestruck in Dr. Rebecca Hunter’s lecture in Biology I class, to cracking jokes in Dr. Perry Reeves’ chemistry lab, to squishing germy marshmallows in Dr. Jennifer Huddleston’s microbiology course, I have loved every minute of my education,” says the senior […]

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Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Abbey Moses used to tell her friends she’d never go to college. As a teenager, she traveled to Africa and South America on mission trips, even flying to Bolivia – by herself – at 16 to work in an orphanage. She was already finding ways to experience and better the world, she thought, so why […]

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