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Love of chemistry, research combine to make NEXT Lab a perfect fit for ACU grad

Love of chemistry, research combine to make NEXT Lab a perfect fit for ACU grad

By on November 16, 2020 in ACU News, Features, NEXT Lab, research with 1 Comment

Alli Mae (Bulkley ’20) Berry joined the team in ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research scientist just a month after graduating and five days before getting married. Despite the blur of life changes in such a short period of time, Berry jumped right into her work by learning the ins and outs of NEXT Lab’s […]

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A nationally recognized leader in student success for two years in a row

A nationally recognized leader in student success for two years in a row

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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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

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. As a freshman, Lessly Rocha (’21) quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song […]

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Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

By on November 12, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News, Sports with 13 Comments

The half-century-old domed home of Abilene Christian University’s basketball games, volleyball matches, Chapel services, Sing Song performances and Commencement ceremonies – to name a few – will receive a significant upgrade over the next two years. “Moody Coliseum is at the heart of many of our campus traditions and is a critical part of our […]

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Q&A with a nursing major who’s a wife, mom and Army veteran

Q&A with a nursing major who’s a wife, mom and Army veteran

By on November 10, 2020 in ACU News, Features with 1 Comment

Laura Hamilton is a junior at Abilene Christian University, but she’s also a wife, a mom and a military veteran. After several years as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Army, Hamilton set her sights on serving in a different way and chose ACU’s School of Nursing as the path to her next chapter. […]

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ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

By on November 5, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

A partnership between Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health is providing new equipment and facilities to ACU’s occupational therapy program and offering education and resources to Hendrick clinicians. ACU’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Hendrick Health signed an agreement last year in which Hendrick will donate $75,000 to ACU across three years. That gift has […]

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First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

By on November 4, 2020 in ACU News, Features, Student Success with 1 Comment

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.  When Karla Mendoza, a senior marketing major, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian University, a word she […]

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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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Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

By on October 21, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

COVID-19 shutdowns around the world brought ballet dancer Alex Maryianowski from performing with the Paris Opera Ballet back to his hometown of Abilene, and Abilene Christian University students were the beneficiaries of that pandemic side effect, as he offered a guest workshop Tuesday in ACU’s Department of Theatre. Maryianowski visited as a guest artist in […]

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ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

By on September 25, 2020 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 4 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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