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Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

By on March 11, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s two resurgent basketball programs take another major step forward Friday when they play in the Southland Conference postseason tournament at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Both are looking for a league title and the Wildcats’ first-ever berth in Division I’s annual NCAA men’s and women’s March Madness tournament featuring […]

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Timely MD offers high-tech medical care for students

Timely MD offers high-tech medical care for students

By on March 7, 2019 in ACU News, Parents with 0 Comments

Ever worry about your son or daughter living away from home for the first time, wondering what would happen in case of illness? The family doctor is hundreds of miles away from your child’s college campus and you’re not positive he or she fully absorbed all that information about healthcare during orientation. If your child […]

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Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

By on March 5, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Emotions were high and standing ovations were plentiful at the 2019 Alumni Day luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 17, which honored Michael Blanton (’73) as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Kara Wilson García (’07) as Young Alumna of the Year, both of whom were praised as compassionate and kind servant leaders.   Both were visibly […]

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Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

By on February 25, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Attendees at the President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 16, 2019, were treated to dinner catered by Vestals Catering out of Dallas, Texas, helmed by chef Jordan Swim (’07). In many ways, the job was a way of coming full circle for Swim and his time studying abroad as a student. His experiences in Oxford, England, […]

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20 Under 40: ACU alumni recognized

20 Under 40: ACU alumni recognized

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 2 Comments

20 Under 40 is an awards program from the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, conducted with the Abilene Reporter-News, to recognize local business leaders under the age of 40 who make a positive impact on the community. We are proud of our alumni who have been recognized for 2019. Stories and photos  courtesy of Abilene Reporter-News. Allison Carroll (’04) Age: 35 […]

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20 Under 40: Taylor Sturgis

20 Under 40: Taylor Sturgis

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 32 Business: Key Appraisal Group Job title: Owner, certified real estate appraiser Why are you working in this industry? I was approached by a customer, in my previous profession in Fort Worth, about becoming a trainee with his appraisal firm. After working with his firm for two years, we moved to Abilene and, shortly after, we started […]

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20 Under 40: Jenn Rogers

20 Under 40: Jenn Rogers

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 38 Business: Abilene Christian University Job Title: Instructor of teacher education Why are you working in this industry? All learners deserve to have a supportive and caring environment conducive to creativity and meaningful learning. I have a strong desire to provide future teachers with community and evidence-based practices that will positively impact the 21st century classroom of […]

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20 Under 40: Jasmine McCabe-Gossett

20 Under 40: Jasmine McCabe-Gossett

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 30 Business: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Abilene Job title: Human resources director Why are you working in this industry? Hospitals have an uncanny ability to connect people regardless of their socio-economic status, innate abilities, influence, etc. Working in healthcare as a human resources professional both satisfied my aspiration to serve others, as well as, provide them […]

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20 Under 40: Jeffrey Edwards, M.D.

20 Under 40: Jeffrey Edwards, M.D.

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Age: 32 Business: Hendrick Provider Network Job title: Physician, internal medicine Why are you working in this industry? The relationship between a patient and his/her healthcare provider is uniquely intimate. Being in medicine allows me to truly see a person’s thought process, emotions, support system, family dynamics, and (not to overstate it) their heart and soul. While forming […]

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20 Under 40: Allison Carroll

20 Under 40: Allison Carroll

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 35 Business: Monks Coffee Shop Job Title: Owner Why are you working in this industry?  Simply put: I love coffee, and I love the incredible sense of community that can be created around coffee. Nothing else I’ve encountered has quite the same ability as a good cup of joe to foster moments of genuine connection between people […]

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