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Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

By on February 22, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll […]

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Cover story tells the Brantlys’ amazing journey

Cover story tells the Brantlys’ amazing journey

By on August 5, 2015 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Life has been a whirlwind for Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), since his surreal summer of 2014, when the ACU graduate was living quietly with his family as a physician and medical missionary in West Africa, only to become gravely ill and make headlines on every major news network. One of the few people to have contracted and survived the Ebola virus, he is […]

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Alum launches ‘simple’ plan to fight Ebola

Alum launches ‘simple’ plan to fight Ebola

By on November 4, 2014 in Alumni News with 4 Comments

Abilene’s Global Samaritan Resources, led by executive director Danny Sims (’85) and inspired by Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (’03), has launched a project to help with the Ebola crisis in West Africa. “Simple Works – West Africa” is a plan addressing three critical needs: purified water, fortified food and medical supplies. “We wanted to focus […]

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Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

By on October 14, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

While this week’s developing news about a second diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas is worrisome to some Metroplex residents, the comments of local and federal health officials there are echoing what Samaritan’s Purse physician Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) said Friday at Abilene Christian University, his alma mater. Nina Pham, a nurse among other healthcare workers who […]

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Brantlys’ journey takes unexpected detour

Brantlys’ journey takes unexpected detour

By on October 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

“Where are you right now?” That question came in an urgent phone call yesterday to Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (’03). Brantly and his family happened to be on a road trip to Abilene where he and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06), are scheduled to speak Friday on the ACU campus. Doctors from Nebraska were […]

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10 Questions with Amber Brantly

10 Questions with Amber Brantly

By on October 2, 2014 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 3 Comments

When Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly accepted a call to the medical missions field in Liberia in 2013, they had no inkling their lives might one day be the making of international headlines. “It still feels bizarre to me that people know about us, that it even mattered to so many people […]

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