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Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

By on March 5, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Emotions were high and standing ovations were plentiful at the 2019 Alumni Day luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 17, which honored Michael Blanton (’73) as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Kara Wilson García (’07) as Young Alumna of the Year, both of whom were praised as compassionate and kind servant leaders.   Both were visibly […]

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Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

By on February 25, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Attendees at the President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 16, 2019, were treated to dinner catered by Vestals Catering out of Dallas, Texas, helmed by chef Jordan Swim (’07). In many ways, the job was a way of coming full circle for Swim and his time studying abroad as a student. His experiences in Oxford, England, […]

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20 Under 40: ACU alumni recognized

20 Under 40: ACU alumni recognized

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 2 Comments

20 Under 40 is an awards program from the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, conducted with the Abilene Reporter-News, to recognize local business leaders under the age of 40 who make a positive impact on the community. We are proud of our alumni who have been recognized for 2019. Stories and photos  courtesy of Abilene Reporter-News. Allison Carroll (’04) Age: 35 […]

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20 Under 40: Taylor Sturgis

20 Under 40: Taylor Sturgis

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 32 Business: Key Appraisal Group Job title: Owner, certified real estate appraiser Why are you working in this industry? I was approached by a customer, in my previous profession in Fort Worth, about becoming a trainee with his appraisal firm. After working with his firm for two years, we moved to Abilene and, shortly after, we started […]

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20 Under 40: Jenn Rogers

20 Under 40: Jenn Rogers

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 38 Business: Abilene Christian University Job Title: Instructor of teacher education Why are you working in this industry? All learners deserve to have a supportive and caring environment conducive to creativity and meaningful learning. I have a strong desire to provide future teachers with community and evidence-based practices that will positively impact the 21st century classroom of […]

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20 Under 40: Jasmine McCabe-Gossett

20 Under 40: Jasmine McCabe-Gossett

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 30 Business: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Abilene Job title: Human resources director Why are you working in this industry? Hospitals have an uncanny ability to connect people regardless of their socio-economic status, innate abilities, influence, etc. Working in healthcare as a human resources professional both satisfied my aspiration to serve others, as well as, provide them […]

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20 Under 40: Jeffrey Edwards, M.D.

20 Under 40: Jeffrey Edwards, M.D.

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Age: 32 Business: Hendrick Provider Network Job title: Physician, internal medicine Why are you working in this industry? The relationship between a patient and his/her healthcare provider is uniquely intimate. Being in medicine allows me to truly see a person’s thought process, emotions, support system, family dynamics, and (not to overstate it) their heart and soul. While forming […]

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20 Under 40: Allison Carroll

20 Under 40: Allison Carroll

By on February 21, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Age: 35 Business: Monks Coffee Shop Job Title: Owner Why are you working in this industry?  Simply put: I love coffee, and I love the incredible sense of community that can be created around coffee. Nothing else I’ve encountered has quite the same ability as a good cup of joe to foster moments of genuine connection between people […]

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Alumna finds herself involved in medical research as scientist, patient

Alumna finds herself involved in medical research as scientist, patient

By on January 24, 2019 in Alumni News with 3 Comments

Beth (Hull ’01) Daugherity was vacuuming when it happened. A strange, unmistakable twinge in her ribs that crackled, like Rice Krispies in milk. Over the next several days, her discomfort grew. She couldn’t sleep on her left side and wondered if she had pneumonia even though she wasn’t coughing. An x-ray revealed a fully collapsed […]

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10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

By on November 2, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one, and sometimes those stories are the most heart-breaking. A single mother who found herself homeless and her two children placed into foster care because of a clerical error a local public housing authority refused to fix. Or an 80-year-old retired teacher who lost her apartment after […]

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