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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, 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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Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

By on April 5, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) […]

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ACU CEO named #1 in the nation

ACU CEO named #1 in the nation

By on November 2, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News

ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won best overall chapter in the nation at the CEO National Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. ACU students also won best chapter business with Wildcat Ventures. This is the second year in a row for ACU to win in both categories. ACU competed against more than 250 chapters from across the […]

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COBA names new dean

COBA names new dean

By on May 9, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News

Dr. Brad Crisp has been named as the new dean for the College of Business Administration. During his 10 years on the faculty at ACU, Crisp has served as director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, which earned ABET accreditation under his leadership; and he launched the online Master of Business Administration as […]

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IT grad finds niche at USAA

IT grad finds niche at USAA

By on February 5, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News

It was the university’s innovative approach to technology that originally drew Zach Higgins (’13) to enroll at ACU. But it was his experience with faculty in the School of Information Technology and Computing that made him realize he was in the right place. “Most of my friends at larger universities always complained of having to […]

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Rhode runners cross country to ACU

Rhode runners cross country to ACU

By on September 20, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

Let’s get one thing straight before I tell you the tortuous tale of how a couple of pencil-thin identical twins from Rhode Island saved a women’s cross country season at Abilene Christian University: there is only a 50-50 chance I’ll get right who said what. In other words, far more likely than it ever was […]

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Lytle to direct new ACU center, CEO Forum

Lytle to direct new ACU center, CEO Forum

By on September 18, 2015 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Dr. Rick Lytle, longtime business college dean at Abilene Christian University, has been named director of its new Center for Leadership and Faith Development and CEO of CEO Forum Inc. in a collaborative relationship with an organization focused on spiritual development of business leaders around the world. The announcement was made last night at CEO Forum’s […]

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ACU Remembers: William R. Waugh

ACU Remembers: William R. Waugh

By on January 21, 2015 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

William R. Waugh (’59), a talented artist and innovative businessman who founded and developed successful Taco Bueno, Casa Bonita, Casa Viva, Crystal’s Pizza, and Burger Street restaurants across the Southwest, passed away Jan. 20, 2015, in Dallas, Texas, at age 79. A memorial service will be held at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home (7405 W. Northwest Highway, […]

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Former Walmart CEO talks faith, business

Former Walmart CEO talks faith, business

By on October 15, 2014 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Mike Duke’s five years as CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. capped a nearly 20-year tenure with the retail giant but his influence over its operations may far outlive him. Duke spoke about faith and business at Abilene Christian University on Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by ACU’s College of Business Administration […]

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A conversation with Bob McDonald

By on November 19, 2013 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Bob McDonald, retired president, board chair and CEO for Procter & Gamble and a pioneer in the areas of global trade and economic growth, recently visited the ACU campus where he addressed students in the College of Business Administration. He also was featured in COBA’s Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center, an event well […]

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