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ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

By on February 10, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Ruby Beatrice “Betty” (Tomkins) Whiteside, who served as administrative assistant to four Abilene Christian University presidents, died Jan. 31, 2018, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89. She was born May 1, 1928, in London, England, and graduated at the top of her Pitman Business College class at age 15. At age 20, Betty’s mother encouraged […]

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ACU Remembers: Don Conder

ACU Remembers: Don Conder

By on February 5, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee Donald Richard Conder (’56) died Jan. 29, 2018, at age 82 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born April 12, 1935, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated in 1952 from Little Rock High School, where he excelled in track and field, winning numerous state titles. He met Sue Hufstedler (’59) […]

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ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

By on December 30, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 14 Comments

Abilene Christian University campus icon Louise (Adams ’50) “Dewby” Ray died Dec. 26, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 89. Two memorial services will

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Chemistry professor, students bring message of love to children in Peru

Chemistry professor, students bring message of love to children in Peru

By on December 12, 2017 in ACU Missions, Features with 0 Comments

Brad Rix went from zero children of his own to helping “raise” more than 1,000 who belong to other people – and he wouldn’t change a thing. Brad, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, began that journey 10 years ago when he lived in Austin and one of his church friends […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

By on December 8, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 24 Comments

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, an Abilene Christian University theology professor whose lectures on C.S. Lewis and biblical teachings brought Christianity to life for thousands of students, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Abilene at age 86.

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10 Questions with Debut Dagger winner Sherry Rankin

10 Questions with Debut Dagger winner Sherry Rankin

By on December 4, 2017 in 10 Questions, Features with 0 Comments

When Sherry Rankin heard her first full-length novel, Strange Fire, had won this year’s Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers, she was stunned. “To be honest, I entered it mostly as a way to toughen up and learn to deal with rejection,” said Rankin, assistant professor of English at ACU. She had just completed […]

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ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

By on November 26, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Acclaimed impressionistic artist Gerald Harvey Jones (’56), died Nov. 13, 2017, at age 84. A public memorial service is being planned to take place in Austin, Texas, sometime in the early spring of 2018.

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ACU Remembers: Jan Hailey

ACU Remembers: Jan Hailey

By on November 5, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Jan (Jordan ’70) Hailey, former Greek instructor at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 2, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She was 69.

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ACU Remembers: Barbara Gray

ACU Remembers: Barbara Gray

By on October 17, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Former Abilene Christian University faculty member Barbara Jeanne (Morlan ’45) Gray died Oct. 13, 2017, in Abilene at age 91. A memorial service was held earlier today at University Church of Christ where she was a longtime member.

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ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

ACU Remembers: Kay McGlothlin

By on October 13, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 8 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University benefactor Katherine “Kay” Elaine (Dollar ’49) McGlothlin died Oct. 9, 2017, in Abilene at age 90. A memorial service

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