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10 Questions with ACU senior VP Linda Bonnin

10 Questions with ACU senior VP Linda Bonnin

By on October 6, 2020 in 10 Questions, Campus News with 3 Comments

Linda Bonnin, ACU’s new senior vice president of marketing and strategic communications, is no stranger to unexpected challenges. In her role in senior leadership at three previous universities – most recently The University of Alabama – she has faced her share of obstacles and celebrated her share of triumphs. But her transition to ACU presented […]

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ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

By on September 23, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A coalition of student leaders in Texas colleges have a message to spread and a myth to bust.  The College Health Alliance of Texas includes 36 student body leaders representing 20 colleges and universities across Texas. Their goal is to lead their fellow students in adopting consistent, safe practices to combat COVID-19, so campuses can […]

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Features

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

By on September 24, 2020 in Features, missions with 0 Comments

After working for three years as a nurse at a large teaching hospital in Dallas, Haley McNeese (’17) was well-versed in her chosen profession. But she still faced a steep learning curve when she joined Christian Health Service Corps in June to serve at Hospital Mision Tarahumara, working with indigenous people in the Sierra Madre […]

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Newest grad puts bookend on Carroll family’s 20-year purple and white legacy

Newest grad puts bookend on Carroll family’s 20-year purple and white legacy

By on August 6, 2020 in Features with 1 Comment

Anne Carroll-Amerine hasn’t had a typical college experience, so it’s perhaps fitting that her graduation will be an unusual one as well.  She will be one of the 600-plus Abilene Christian University graduates who have signed up to walk the stage at this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies at Wildcat Stadium. May graduation was rescheduled for Aug. […]

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Academic News

ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

By on October 27, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of […]

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ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

By on October 16, 2020 in Academic News, Student Success with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs to fund its Student Support Service Project for a five-year period from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.  The university will receive $261,888 annually to fund the work of the grant, which is designed to provide […]

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Alumni News

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

By on September 25, 2020 in ACU News, ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 3 Comments

Nellie Jeannette Scruggs Lipford (’49), the matriarch of Homecoming musicals and beloved voice professor for generations of students at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 22 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. A celebration of life service will be held later this fall under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas […]

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Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

By on August 24, 2020 in Alumni News with 3 Comments

Vicente Rojas Aguirre was perfectly happy with his job at an engineering consulting firm in Abilene, but the 2017 ACU graduate just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to return to campus and work at a job with the potential to impact lives all over the world. So when a position  in ACU’s NEXT Lab came […]

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