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Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as […]

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10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

By on August 17, 2016 in Alumni News, Series, Sports with 0 Comments

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad – also known as the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – are the fourth such assignment for sportswriter David Ramsey (’81), an award-winning journalism graduate of Abilene Christian University. A columnist for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado […]

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Lucado visits with students about writing craft

Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April […]

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JMC students win advertising awards

JMC students win advertising awards

By on February 29, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News

Students from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication won several awards at the American Advertising Awards ceremony, hosted by the Abilene chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Student advertising/PR agency Morris + Mitchell and multimedia production agency 99 West won Gold and Silver awards for their work in the professional category. Although these organizations […]

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Do you believe in Santa? David Himes does

Do you believe in Santa? David Himes does

By on December 24, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Most of the year, David P. Himes (’70) is a direct marketing executive in Washington, D.C., who runs his own consulting practice and whose resume includes an impressive list of former and current clients – Pier 1 Imports, Procter & Gamble, American Express and Godiva Chocolatier, to name a few. But come December each year, […]

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Kent Brantly’s nephew shares lessons learned

Kent Brantly’s nephew shares lessons learned

By on September 2, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

If there’s something familiar sounding about the name Brantly Houston, it’s no accident. The Abilene Christian University senior advertising and public relations major is the nephew of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), the now world-famous medical missionary whose seemingly miraculous recovery from the Ebola virus still has the medical world buzzing. Houston spoke to fellow students […]

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KOCO-TV anchor Edwards covering tornado

KOCO-TV anchor Edwards covering tornado

By on May 21, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University journalism graduate Wendell Edwards (’92) is helping Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV5 provide live coverage of the aftermath of yesterday’s deadly tornado in nearby Moore, Okla. Edwards, a 2005 recipient of the Gutenberg Award for distinguished career achievement from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, anchors Eyewitness News 5 in The Morning. Prior to joining […]

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Grateful JMC students ‘pay it forward’

By on February 6, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s better to give than to receive, or so it would seem within Abilene Christian University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. In response to a donor’s half-a-million-dollar contribution, JMC students recently took a fistful of dollars and headed across Abilene to perform random acts of kindness – to “pay it forward,” as the saying […]

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