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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

By on September 12, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s Griggs […]

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Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

By on September 10, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense […]

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2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year: April Anthony

2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year: April Anthony

Genuine. That’s the word colleagues and business associates use to describe April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, the entrepreneur who never planned to be one. Anthony has had a big year. In 2017, Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the company she founded and leads, was named No. 1 in The Dallas Morning News’ Top Places to Work […]

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Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

By on September 1, 2018 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

A group of ACU staff and alumni traveled to Denver, Colorado, in August to celebrate Greg Feasel (’81) receiving a Distinguished Alumni Citation. They gathered with friends and colleagues of Feasel’s at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, where Feasel serves as chief operating officer. Guests celebrated not only Feasel’s successes, but the journey […]

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Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

By on August 22, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 1 Comment

“Following your passion and being committed to your passion will be challenging, but it will be more rewarding than you can ever believe.”   These words are what present-day Terry Johnson (’02) would tell college-age Terry, as he navigated his career path and ultimately discovered God’s calling on his life. Terry knew he wanted to […]

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Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

By on August 13, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Craig Fisher (’92), assistant vice president for alumni and university relations, writes about a change to Homecoming reunions that will put attendees at the center of a true “coming home” experience made possible by ACU’s new on-campus Wildcat Stadium. Reunions are planned for alumni whose preferred class year ends in a 3 or 8 going back to 1973. […]

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Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

By on August 8, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The day the vision was confirmed for three families seeking a different way to live came when a landowner changed his mind and decided to sell them the property they had their eye on. It wasn’t just that the landowner changed his mind. It was why he changed his mind that was affirming, said Rosten […]

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Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

By on July 19, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not just anybody gets an invitation to put on a live exhibition at a national museum in New York City, but that is exactly what happened to ACU graduate Joshua Hinson (’01), also known as Lokosh in the Chickasaw language, which he speaks and teaches. Joshua lives and works in Ada, Oklahoma, the seat of […]

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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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