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Robin Saylor

Robin Saylor

After a career as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for Marketing and Strategic Communications and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she looks for ways to tell the university’s story on various platforms, including online, print, social media and video. If you have a story you think we should tell, email Robin at robin.saylor@acu.edu

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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Wildcats in the news

Wildcats in the news

By on October 1, 2020 in Newsmakers with 0 Comments

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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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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Groundbreaking for residence hall is first step toward new Freshman Village

Groundbreaking for residence hall is first step toward new Freshman Village

By on August 27, 2020 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Donors, alumni and friends of ACU kicked off the new school year Saturday by breaking ground on a new residence hall on the site of former McDonald Hall, set to be a home for freshmen in Fall 2021. Standing near the construction site, April (Bullock ’89) Anthony of Dallas, Texas, board chair and one of […]

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Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

By on August 21, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert sent the following message on Friday, Aug. 21, regarding fall events: Dear ACU Community, Our campus traditionally has several fall activities that bring us together to celebrate what is held dear about our community and demonstrate our Wildcat spirit. As we lean into this unique semester, we have had to […]

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Arbor Day Foundation honors ACU for tree care, conservation

Arbor Day Foundation honors ACU for tree care, conservation

By on August 12, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Abilene Christian University as a Tree Campus USA for 2019. This is the seventh year ACU has been included in the list. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students […]

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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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McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

By on July 8, 2020 in Campus News with 2 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community bid a fond farewell to McDonald Hall in mid-June. The residence hall – one of the original buildings of our hilltop campus, opened in 1929 – was demolished and will be replaced by a new one. McDonald was named for Albert “A.F.” McDonald and his wife, Cornelia Elizabeth “Neelie” (Gray) McDonald, […]

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ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories

ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories

By on June 24, 2020 in ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Randy Brewer (’93), producer of award-winning music videos for Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, is putting his talent to work for his alma mater creating a series of TV commercials to air throughout Texas beginning in July. Brewer, founder of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures, has created memorable work with dozens of high-profile clients, including Underwood, Swift, Verizon, Brad […]

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University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

By on June 18, 2020 in Features with 2 Comments

Dr. Stephanie (Toombs ’90) Hamm is the great-granddaughter of a slave, the granddaughter of an activist and the daughter of an activist – “all people who love Jesus,” she said. Growing up, she heard stories of the efforts to integrate schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. “My grandfather was one of the initial parents who insisted on […]

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