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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jack Evans Sr.

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jack Evans Sr.

By on November 11, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Southwestern Christian College patriarch Dr. Jack Evans Sr., one of the longest-serving presidents in U.S. higher education history, died Nov. 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. Born in Houston, Texas, he was one of a small number of talented gospel preachers who studied under legendary Church of Christ evangelist Marshall Keeble at Nashville (Tennessee) Christian […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. “Tex” Williams

ACU Remembers: Dr. “Tex” Williams

By on November 4, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Worldwide missions mentor Dr. Robert Harold “Tex” Williams (’50), died Oct. 23, 2019, at age 91. He was born July 7, 1924, in Austin, Texas, and graduated from high school there before enrolling in Texas A&M University. He transferred to ACU, where he was president of the student body and competed in track and field […]

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Ministry major finds diverse Christian community during Manhattan internship

Ministry major finds diverse Christian community during Manhattan internship

By on October 29, 2019 in ACU Missions with 0 Comments

The skyline of Manhattan is a well-known scene on the movie screen, but this summer it became Ariel Miranda’s new office for ministry. In the bustling of the city, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries has established a source of peace and hope for the community. Ariel, senior ministry vocations major from Houston, stumbled upon the summer internship […]

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Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

By on August 9, 2019 in ACU Missions, Alumni News with 0 Comments

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate […]

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ACU Remembers: Calvin Cooley

ACU Remembers: Calvin Cooley

By on July 9, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Calvin Wayne Cooley Sr. (’62), a former member of Abilene Christian University’s world and collegiate record-setting relay teams, died July 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, at age 80. Born April 2, 1939, in Abilene, Texas, he grew up in nearby Hodges and graduated high school in Hawley in 1957 after a standout athletic career in […]

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ACU Remembers: Robert McLeod

ACU Remembers: Robert McLeod

By on July 9, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Robert McLeod (’62), one of the finest athletes in Abilene Christian University history, died July 6, 2019, in Houston, Texas, at age 80. A private memorial service for his family will be held at a later date. McLeod was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Merkel, Texas, graduating from high school there in 1959 after a […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Marion Cawood

ACU Remembers: Dr. Marion Cawood

By on July 1, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Professor emerita of music Dr. Elizabeth Marion Cawood died June 22, 2019, in Abilene Texas, at age 77. Cawood was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Harlan, Kentucky, where her father was superintendent of schools for 38 years. She graduated in 1958 from Harding Academy in Searcy, Arkansas, and attended Tulane University and Lipscomb University before […]

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Bruce twins go their separate ways – for a good cause

By on May 28, 2019 in ACU Missions, Features with 2 Comments

Twins Jessica and Elayna Bruce did not plan to attend ACU. They wanted to “break the trend” in their family of ACU alumni. But with their sights set on missions and studying abroad, ACU won them over, and they are glad it did. The strength and tenacity of their older brother Jackson, who has autism, […]

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10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

By on January 25, 2019 in 10 Questions, Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. James C. “Jim” Cooke (’72), longtime Abilene Christian University professor, outdoorsman and environmental educator, died Jan. 13, 2018, in Abilene after a brief illness at age 69. A family visitation is planned for 5-7 p.m. today at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). Services honoring his life will be conducted Thursday, Jan. […]

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