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Mother-daughter duo’s latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

Mother-daughter duo’s latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

By on October 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

While many mother-daughter bonds are forces to be reckoned with, this pair has a special tie. Patricia (Hart ’56) McMillan and Dr. Katharine Kaye McMillan (’82)  have written 14 books together, covering a variety of topics on interior design. Their newest book, Christmas By Design, was released Sept. 18 just in time for this holiday season. Patricia worked coast-to-coast as an interior designer and […]

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Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

By on September 24, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Caution: If you don’t want to get involved with an endeavor that might seem outlandish, maybe even risky, but for a good cause, stay away from Chris Field (’06). This is a man who has set four Guinness World Records – all involving people he got to join him – run 22 marathons, made almost […]

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Harvey’s Holy Place: Alumni find ways to serve in the wake of epic hurricane

Harvey’s Holy Place: Alumni find ways to serve in the wake of epic hurricane

By on September 5, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Lee McLeod was soaked, and he was yelling. “Anybody need help?!” His canoe was the only way he and his neighbor, Michael Pratt, could navigate the paved streets in a North Houston neighborhood. So they paddled past half-underwater houses and SUVs, and looked for signs of life. The 16-foot-long Evergreen Prospector canoe had been a […]

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Greg Feasel

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Greg Feasel

By on September 5, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Greg Feasel (’81), a rather tall transfer student from central California, was struggling in classes at ACU, which earned him a visit to the office of Dr. Dwain Hart in Fall 1977. Hart, professor and chair of health, P.E. and recreation at the time, was a kind man. He also was a direct man, moving […]

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Sharon Epps

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Sharon Epps

By on September 5, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Sharon (Johnston ’84) Epps has a passion for helping women manage their money well. “Good business management principles are biblical principles,” says Epps, a cofounder of Women Doing Well and president of Kinetic Consultants. Throughout her career, Epps has worked to help churches, organizations and families handle their finances with generosity and wisdom. Over the […]

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

By on September 5, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

For a restaurant chain that doesn’t sell wings, Chick-fil-A represents a business leadership opportunity that has given Branden Gibson (’04) a set of his own, something the former ACU financial management major is taking full advantage of in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Needing a break from school by the time he graduated, Gibson took […]

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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 0 Comments

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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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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