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ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

By on December 2, 2020 in Features, research with 0 Comments

In spite of challenges presented by the pandemic, undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University have devoted the past several months to preparing components for a hadron calorimeter as part of the STAR detector project – an experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory – and for the first time were able […]

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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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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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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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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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FilmFest Gala: When student film premiere at Paramount was canceled, Learning Studio took it to the web

FilmFest Gala: When student film premiere at Paramount was canceled, Learning Studio took it to the web

By on May 6, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

Six short films, representing months of work by more than 50 ACU students, were destined for a Paramount Theatre screening at the ACU FilmFest gala in early April. But when classes moved online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, so did FilmFest. On April 23, the gala, which typically draws a full house at the […]

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Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

By on April 13, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional mechanical engineer didn’t end when he retired in 2013 from Weatherford International, a Houston-based oilfield service company. But it did change directions. In Houston, Bailey was director of a large engineering department. Today, he is a senior mechanical engineer in ACU’s NEXT Lab, working with faculty and mentoring […]

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Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

By on April 1, 2020 in ACU Today Magazine, Features with 0 Comments

What started as an April Fool’s joke between interior design professor Kelly (Kercheval ’09) Mann and ACU’s apple-fritter-loving police chief Jimmy Ellison has tongues (and tails) wagging across campus a year later. A miniature Schnauzer, dubbed Fritter the K9 and owned by Mann, has taken her place as an official ambassador for the ACU Police […]

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Management professors bring back Social Enterprise Consulting course for Spring Break

Management professors bring back Social Enterprise Consulting course for Spring Break

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. It’s been a while since Dr. Sarah Easter (’06) was working on a master’s degree in business administration, […]

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