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Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

By on September 24, 2020 in Features, missions with 0 Comments

After working for three years as a nurse at a large teaching hospital in Dallas, Haley McNeese (’17) was well-versed in her chosen profession. But she still faced a steep learning curve when she joined Christian Health Service Corps in June to serve at Hospital Mision Tarahumara, working with indigenous people in the Sierra Madre […]

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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 1 Comment

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

By on March 3, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

It’s been a while since Dr. Sarah Easter (’06) was working on a master’s degree in business administration, but not so long that she doesn’t remember two specific classes, one in domestic consulting and one in international consulting. “Those were my favorite classes,” Easter, an assistant professor in ACU’s Department of Management Sciences, said. Remembering […]

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Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

By on February 27, 2020 in Campus News, Features, Sports with 0 Comments

Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to […]

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Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

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. The first ever Social Enterprise Consulting class traveled to Costa Rica during spring break with Dr. Laura (Cleek ’88) Phillips […]

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