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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 September 10, 2019 in ACU 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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From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

By on September 5, 2019 in missions with 8 Comments

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, […]

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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 ACU News 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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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 News, missions 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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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 ACU News, Alumni News 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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Timely MD offers high-tech medical care for students

Timely MD offers high-tech medical care for students

By on March 7, 2019 in ACU News, Parents with 0 Comments

Ever worry about your son or daughter living away from home for the first time, wondering what would happen in case of illness? The family doctor is hundreds of miles away from your child’s college campus and you’re not positive he or she fully absorbed all that information about healthcare during orientation. If your child […]

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Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

By on February 25, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Attendees at the President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 16, 2019, were treated to dinner catered by Vestals Catering out of Dallas, Texas, helmed by chef Jordan Swim (’07). In many ways, the job was a way of coming full circle for Swim and his time studying abroad as a student. His experiences in Oxford, England, […]

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Alumna finds herself involved in medical research as scientist, patient

Alumna finds herself involved in medical research as scientist, patient

By on January 24, 2019 in Alumni News with 3 Comments

Beth (Hull ’01) Daugherity was vacuuming when it happened. A strange, unmistakable twinge in her ribs that crackled, like Rice Krispies in milk. Over the next several days, her discomfort grew. She couldn’t sleep on her left side and wondered if she had pneumonia even though she wasn’t coughing. An x-ray revealed a fully collapsed […]

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10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

By on November 2, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one, and sometimes those stories are the most heart-breaking. A single mother who found herself homeless and her two children placed into foster care because of a clerical error a local public housing authority refused to fix. Or an 80-year-old retired teacher who lost her apartment after […]

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Mother-daughter duo’s latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

Mother-daughter duo’s latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

By on October 18, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

While many mother-daughter bonds are forces to be reckoned with, this pair has a special tie. Patricia (Hart ’56) McMillan and Dr. Katharine Kaye McMillan (’82)  have written 14 books together, covering a variety of topics on interior design. Their newest book, Christmas By Design, was released Sept. 18 just in time for this holiday season. Patricia worked coast-to-coast as an interior designer and […]

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