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ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

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

For 2019, the first-time pass rate for Abilene Christian University nursing graduates taking the NCLEX test was 96.08 percent, exceeding both the state and national program averages. On Friday, the Texas Board of Nursing released first-time pass rates for eligible nursing programs in the state. This marks three years in a row for ACU’s first-time […]

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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

By on November 20, 2019 in Academic News, Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable […]

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New Center for Careers and Experiential Learning serves as umbrella for programs that enhance student success

New Center for Careers and Experiential Learning serves as umbrella for programs that enhance student success

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. If anyone knows the meaning and the reality of experiential learning, it’s Derran Reese (’00). In fact, he […]

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Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

By on October 1, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a […]

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Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

By on September 24, 2019 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The […]

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ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

By on September 10, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 4 Comments

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. News highlighted […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

By on June 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96). A two-time Fulbright scholar himself, Jason spends time recruiting students for the program he has come to love and trust. […]

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Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

By on April 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major […]

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Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

By on April 16, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 3 Comments

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city […]

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