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Seidman: Live from the blessing, not for it

Seidman: Live from the blessing, not for it

By on May 24, 2016 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chris Seidman (’92), senior minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site fellowship in Dallas, was the featured Commencement speaker May 4 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. One of the most involved students to ever study on the Hill, he co-founded the memorable Candlelight Devotional experienced by freshmen each August during Wildcat Week. He began his career in ministry […]

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For the Least of These: The Schroeders

For the Least of These: The Schroeders

“We could have chosen a gender. We could have chosen a race. We could have tried to customize the details. But instead we chose to let God do the choosing. To be open to whoever God wanted to be our child. And He did good. God did SO GOOD! I wouldn’t change a thing.” – […]

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Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

By on August 21, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

“Today is a miraculous day. I‘m thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.” Those words – the first Abilene Christian University graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), has said publicly since he contracted the Ebola virus two months ago – came during a Thursday morning news conference at Atlanta’s Emory […]

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Moore asks grads to shower the world with love

Moore asks grads to shower the world with love

By on August 14, 2014 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Dr. Steven Moore, associate professor of language and literature, was the featured Commencement speaker Aug. 8 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. A native of Prince William, Va., he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, and a master’s (1996) and doctorate (2007) from the University of Nebraska. Moore was named ACU’s Teacher […]

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Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

By on May 19, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony was the featured Commencement speaker May 12 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. April is CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase, both of which she founded. In February, she and her husband, Mark Anthony (’86), made the largest gift in ACU history: $30 million for construction of an on-campus […]

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Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

By on August 29, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Quoting from Ecclesiastes and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Rick Atchley (’78) implored students attending Opening Assembly on Monday at Abilene Christian University to “start your race like you want it to end,” by not focusing on what he considered the more “over-rated” parts of their young lives. ACU’s 108th school year began with several traditions […]

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Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

By on August 12, 2013 in Academic News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Dr. Mark W. Hamilton, professor of Old Testament, was the featured speaker at Abilene Christian University’s August Commencement, held Aug. 9 in Moody Coliseum. He served as editor-in-chief in 2009 of The Transforming Word: a one-volume Bible commentary, and is now working on a textbook introducing the theological and literary dimensions of the Old Testament for […]

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The healing sights, sounds of Sing Song

The healing sights, sounds of Sing Song

By on March 1, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Linda (LaBounty ’87) Smith brought her husband, Todd (’87), and sons Connor and Dawson to campus on Sing Song weekend, just a few weeks after her daughter, 20-year-old Abilene Christian University student Lindsey, died in a two-vehicle accident. Linda did not look forward to the trip, but as she explains in the following narrative, the […]

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Camp Confessions: Creating holy moments

Camp Confessions: Creating holy moments

By on June 15, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Today, Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall wraps up her week-long series of posts about her family’s three-generation tradition of attending, working or volunteering at ACU Leadership Camps. She and her husband, Chad (’94), and daughters Julia and Jenna, head home today to Bryant, Ark., after helping with MPulse camp this week: My dad, Winston Hamby (’57), […]

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Camp Confessions: I love middle-schoolers

Camp Confessions: I love middle-schoolers

By on June 12, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall continues her week-long series of posts about her family’s three-generation tradition of attending, working or volunteering at ACU Leadership Camps. She and her husband, Chad (’94), and daughters Julia and Jenna are on campus this week: Chad and I were group leaders at Kadesh, the camp for high-schoolers, for 14 years. Kadesh […]

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