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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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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

By on May 3, 2018 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

In one month, from August to September 2015, Jami (McKelvie ’96) Amerine saw her blog readership jump from an average of 69 views per month to 690,000. That is not a misprint. It is a an increase of 689,931 views. And it all happened thanks to one entry titled, “An Open Letter to My Children: You’re […]

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Alumni couple’s nonprofit focuses on education in Haiti

Alumni couple’s nonprofit focuses on education in Haiti

By on April 17, 2018 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

Bill (’76) and Janet (Marshall ’74) Montgomery started their nonprofit, Just Mercy, in 2010 after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. With 1.5 million people displaced, Bill took his background in construction, mechanics, farming and gardening to the impoverished country. Since then the nonprofit has grown, and with the help of others, […]

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Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

By on March 26, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 1 Comment

All parents worry about their teens driving, but parents of children with autism face special concerns. An autistic teen pulled over for a traffic violation or involved in a car accident may not be able to make himself or herself understood and an atypical demeanor may cause concern for law officers. Jennifer (England ’85) Allen, […]

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Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

By on March 26, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Jennifer (England ’85) Allen has worn many hats in the world of communication since she graduated from ACU, but her current job as executive director of Aspergers101 is closest to her heart. She formed the nonprofit organization to provide resources related to high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome after learning her oldest son had the condition. […]

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Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

By on February 20, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

When historians look back on the tenures of Abilene Christian University board chairs named Packer, the list of accomplishments will be significant. At meetings this past weekend, the role as chair of ACU’s Board of Trustees changed hands, from Dr. Barry Packer (’78) to April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Packer and his dad, the late Dr. […]

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Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

By on February 3, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

It’s been 37 years since the Philadelphia Eagles turned to an Abilene Christian University football legend to help them reach the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, they did it again. Both moves turned out pretty well. Wilbert Montgomery (’77) was one of the honorary captains – along with Brian Dawkins – chosen by the team […]

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Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

By on January 16, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Molly Parker (’07) earned a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders but found her calling as an entrepreneur whose business provides an income for her family but also helps the homeless.  Molly began Graceful Remedies in February of 2014 out of a passion for organic home and personal care products. The parent company now has […]

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