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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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ACU student places in national photo competition

ACU student places in national photo competition

By on December 17, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News, Student Success with 3 Comments

David Mitchell, an Abilene Christian University student and photographer for ACU’s student newspaper, earned a spot in the top 20 in a national photojournalism contest. Mitchell, a senior psychology major, placed 18th nationally in the 2020 Photojournalism Championship, part of the Hearst Journalism Awards competition. “The Hearst Awards are the most distinguished college media awards […]

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A nationally recognized leader in student success for two years in a row

A nationally recognized leader in student success for two years in a row

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

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. As a freshman, Lessly Rocha (’21) quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song […]

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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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ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

By on October 16, 2020 in Academic News, Student Success with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs to fund its Student Support Service Project for a five-year period from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.  The university will receive $261,888 annually to fund the work of the grant, which is designed to provide […]

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ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three […]

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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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A nationally recognized leader in student success

A nationally recognized leader in student success

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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New Center for Careers and Experiential Learning serves as umbrella for programs that enhance student success

New Center for Careers and Experiential Learning serves as umbrella for programs that enhance student success

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. If anyone knows the meaning and the reality of experiential learning, it’s Derran Reese (’00). In fact, he […]

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