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Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

By on January 22, 2021 in ACU Missions, Features with 4 Comments

Bao Catteau’s start in life was filled with uncertainty. Now he is certain – he wants to become a physician. Born in Shenzhen, China, Bao was abandoned as an infant. A police officer found him and placed him in an orphanage, where he was given his name and a place to live. When he was […]

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NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

By on January 19, 2021 in Academic News, Features, research with 0 Comments

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are […]

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Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

By on January 14, 2021 in ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers, Ed.D., proudly claims – teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother and grandmother – she can now add administrator in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Her latest career move was sparked by a doctorate in organizational leadership from ACU Online. She […]

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Creativity is at the core of Nil Santana’s teaching philosophy

Creativity is at the core of Nil Santana’s teaching philosophy

Make. Learn. Inspire. These three words embody the teaching philosophy of art and design professor Dr. Nil Santana. Santana’s passion is to instill creative thinking into students of all majors – from freshmen who take on a design challenge in their Cornerstone course to occupational therapy students who use the Maker Lab to adapt toys […]

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Psychology professor Richard Beck shapes lives in and out of the classroom

Psychology professor Richard Beck shapes lives in and out of the classroom

By on January 11, 2021 in Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

You may see Dr. Richard Beck, chair of ACU’s psychology department, pedaling his bike across campus, wearing overalls and sporting windblown hair, or cooped up in his office windows feverishly writing his next big (or small) idea with a marker. You may read his work on his blog, pick up one of his books, or […]

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Dance is more than art for LJ Brodie – it’s a way to live out his mission

Dance is more than art for LJ Brodie – it’s a way to live out his mission

By on January 11, 2021 in ACU Theatre, Features with 3 Comments

The conviction that art can challenge, bless and inspire others motivates everything LJ Brodie (’21) does. The senior musical theatre major from Mesquite, Texas, who will be the first graduate from ACU Theatre’s dance program, has been blessing others through performances since childhood, from work on his church’s step team to theatre in high school, […]

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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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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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