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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on November 14, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

By on October 1, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a […]

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Theatre major steps onto new stage with oil and gas internship

Theatre major steps onto new stage with oil and gas internship

By on September 24, 2019 in Features with 1 Comment

Tré McLeod, senior musical theatre major from Houston, stepped onto a new stage this summer as an intern with Aramco Services Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the largest and most profitable oil and gas company in the world. As a business minor, Tré was most interested in learning how international relations affect business. “Working […]

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Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

By on September 5, 2019 in Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

Ten years ago, Dr. James Prather (’14) would have never guessed that God would lead him to the classroom. Today, he enjoys teaching courses in both computer science and Old Testament, has received numerous student-voted awards such as Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year, continues working with students on ground-breaking research projects, […]

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Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

By on September 3, 2019 in Alumni News, Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a […]

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Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

By on August 20, 2019 in Features with 0 Comments

Stepping onto a college campus for the first time can be intimidating, exciting and terrifying all at once. We asked a few ACU senior and recent graduates to share words of wisdom, reflecting on their time at ACU. We hope their answers will bless our new students as they take that first step into the […]

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Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

By on August 1, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

In Honduras where contemporary and realistic traditional art is the normal, Helga Sierra (’12) has surprised the market with her abstract creations. “There’s not a lot of art education here, which has been one of the main hurdles with doing abstract art,” Helga said. “Here people are used to seeing portraits or landscapes, and if […]

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Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

By on June 19, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Achieving your dreams is never a straight path, and Jennifer (Fuentes ’06) Harmel, creator of A People Party Productions, has traveled a winding road as her business has grown from a single pop-up market to a full-on marketing tool for businesses. Jen started her business in 2013. At the time, she was a teacher and […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

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. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

By on June 6, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he assists with […]

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