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ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

By on August 24, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 3 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University provost Dr. Dwayne Dale VanRheenen, 72, died Aug. 11, 2016, in Washington state following an illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Abilene’s Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave., Abilene, Texas 79605). A reception will follow with the family. VanRheenen was born in […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Leroy Garrett

ACU Remembers: Dr. Leroy Garrett

By on October 2, 2015 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Noted scholar, author and church historian Dr. Leroy Garrett (’42) of Denton, Texas, died Sept. 29, 2015, at age 96. A memorial service will be held at Singing Oaks Church of Christ tomorrow at 10 a.m. He was born in Mineral Wells and married Ouida Pitts in 1944. She died in 2010. Garrett was the author of books […]

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Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

Silver lining: Baseball season ends on HI note

By on May 30, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

Somewhere over the Rainbow Warriors, season No. 25 of baseball 2.0 at Abilene Christian University came to an end last weekend. There was no pot of gold awaiting the Wildcats after beating the University of Hawaii, 7-4; just a second straight victory and the first season-ending win since 1995 when the Internet itself was still […]

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ACU Remembers: Mrs. William J. Teague

ACU Remembers: Mrs. William J. Teague

By on February 4, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 11 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University first lady Margaret Louise (Newlen ’56) “Peggy” Teague, wife of chancellor emeritus Dr. William J. Teague (’52), died Feb. 3, 2015, at age 85 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at 1 p.m. at University Church of Christ in Abilene, with Dr. Eddie Sharp (’73) […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

By on January 3, 2015 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Bennett B. Hutchinson (’63), former longtime Abilene Christian University professor of chemistry, died Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., at age 72. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027). A memorial service in Abilene is being planned for a later date. Hutchinson […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Arlie Hoover

ACU Remembers: Dr. Arlie Hoover

By on December 15, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University history professor Dr. Arlie J. Hoover died Dec. 11 in Pasadena, Texas, at age 78. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at Clear Lake Church of Christ in Houston (938 El Dorado Blvd., 77062). Hoover was born March 14, 1936, in Slaton, Texas, and graduated […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

By on December 9, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-year career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of […]

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Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

By on May 31, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Earlier this month, longtime Bible faculty scholar Dr. Tony Ash (’59 M.A.) became the most recent Abilene Christian University graduate to receive the Distinguished Christian Service Award from Pepperdine University. The presentation was made May 1 in Malibu, Calif., at the 71st annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, for Ash’s work as an “inspiring Bible professor, mentor of university students; specialist […]

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Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

For the third time in its history, Pepperdine University today named a scholar with an Abilene Christian University background to be its chief academic officer. Dr. Rick Marrs (’73), dean of Pepperdine’s Seaver College since 2008, was named to succeed former ACU faculty member Dr. Daryl Tippens as provost, effective Aug. 1. Veteran administrator Dr. William Adrian […]

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