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Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

By on June 20, 2018 in Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

For many students, dreams of running a business are just that, dreams. Students think big but aren’t always sure how to go about the actual execution. But through hard work and many hours of photo shoots and editing, one student in particular has made this dream a reality. Lauren Franco, a convergence journalism major from […]

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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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Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so […]

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Missions intern witnesses physical, spiritual healing in Honduras

Missions intern witnesses physical, spiritual healing in Honduras

By on April 3, 2018 in Academic News, Features with 2 Comments

Renique Rodriguez (’18) only had 30 minutes to prepare a devotional. She was the youngest person on her mission team, she couldn’t speak much Spanish and the devotional was for men at a drug and alcohol rehab center in Honduras. “I was just praying and asking God for the words to say to speak to these […]

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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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‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

By on February 28, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

Daniel Tapia enrolled at ACU as a junior in the fall of 2015 after spending two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, his home state. When it came time to move on to a four-year university, Tapia didn’t have to think about where to go. Two sisters, Nora (Tapia ’04) Perez and […]

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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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Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

By on December 19, 2017 in Academic News, Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

On the soccer field students know him as Ryan, striker, and one of the “old guys” who are – to students’ surprise – actually good. When he began teaching at ACU, Dr. Ryan Jessup helped start a weekly pick-up soccer game where faculty, staff and students play as equals. He came to ACU in 2011, […]

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Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

By on December 16, 2017 in Features with 2 Comments

When Zach Garza (’04) asked the 65 boys he coached on a junior high football team how many lived in a home with no father, 45 raised their hands. He wasn’t too surprised. Zach, too, had grown up with no father. He had gotten lucky when several older men intervened in his life, steering him […]

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