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ACU Remembers: Sean Adams

ACU Remembers: Sean Adams

By on September 22, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Sean T. Adams (’94), Abilene Christian University’s Young Alumnus of the Year for 2012, died Sept. 14, 2017, in Austin, Texas, at age 46. A memorial service will be held Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Westover Hills Church of Christ (8332 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78759). Born May 24, 1971, in Oakland, California, Adams […]

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ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

By on September 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Jewell Christine “Chris” (White ’46) Kyker, Abilene Christian University’s 2008 Outstanding Alumna of the Year,

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ACU Remembers: Richard Lunsford

ACU Remembers: Richard Lunsford

By on July 4, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Richard Weldon Lunsford (’55), a former longtime member of the Board of Trustees whose family gifts created popular contemplative landmarks on the Abilene Christian University campus, died July 1, 2017, at age 83 on his Praise the Lord Ranch in Olney, Texas. Visitation with be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at Lunn Funeral Home […]

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ACU Remembers: W.C. ‘Dub’ Orr

ACU Remembers: W.C. ‘Dub’ Orr

By on June 21, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Former longtime ACU trustee and respected church leadership consultant Wilson Clark “Dub” Orr (’50) died June 9, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at age 89. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Abilene’s Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 23, at Highland Church of […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

By on April 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Gary Thompson (’60), Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of political science and former Texas state representative, died April 13, 2017, in Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 80 following a brief illness. …

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ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

By on March 3, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Judge Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope (’34), retired Texas Supreme Court justice and 103-year-old giant of Lone Star State judicial history, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin. Services honoring his life today at Austin’s University Avenue Church of Christ were followed by his burial at the Texas State Cemetery. Flags across Pope’s beloved home state will fly half-staff March 3-7 […]

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ACU Remembers: Wendell Broom

ACU Remembers: Wendell Broom

By on February 21, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Beautiful Feet. That was the theme of the World Missions Workshop when Wendell Broom (’45) brought it to the Abilene Christian University campus in Fall 1972. Footprints painted on sidewalks across the campus led students and visitors to Moody Coliseum. Broom died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Dallas at age 93, but his footprints can be found around […]

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ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

By on December 4, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Waymond E. Griggs (’58), a member of Abilene Christian University’s Sports Hall of Fame and one of the top sprinters in the world during a standout collegiate career, died Nov. 30, 2016, in Abilene at age 80. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 5, at Hamby Cemetery in Jones County, Texas, under the direction […]

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ACU Remembers: Holly Dunn

ACU Remembers: Holly Dunn

By on November 16, 2016 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Singer-songwriter Holly Suzette Dunn (’79), the only Abilene Christian University graduate to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, died Nov. 14, 2016, in Albuquerque, N.M., following a short battle with cancer. She was 59. Funeral arrangements are pending. Dunn was born Aug. 22, 1957, in San Antonio. An ACU Sing Song hostess in 1979 and member of the Hilltoppers […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Brent Green

ACU Remembers: Dr. Brent Green

By on October 26, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University art and design department chair Dr. William Brent Green, 86, died in Abilene on Oct. 22, 2016, following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. 16th, Abilene, Texas 79601) on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation is Friday from 5-7 p.m. at […]

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