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First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

It didn’t take long for the ACU community to make an impression on Carson Wright when he first stepped foot on campus. He was a product of the Fort Worth public school system and wasn’t sure what to expect from ACU and Abilene. His first encounters on campus put his mind at ease and set […]

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New students get the warmest ‘hello’ from director of student programs

New students get the warmest ‘hello’ from director of student programs

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. Although she stands only 4 feet 11 inches tall, her role on campus is large. The spunky and […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

By on August 24, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University provost Dr. Dwayne Dale VanRheenen, 72, died Aug. 11, 2016, in Washington state following an illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Abilene’s Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave., Abilene, Texas 79605). A reception will follow with the family. VanRheenen was born in […]

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Alumnus takes risk to fight rare blood disorder

Alumnus takes risk to fight rare blood disorder

By on September 18, 2013 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University graduate Hunter Hanner (’05) was born with chronic granulomatous disease, a rare blood disorder that left his body unable to fight off infection. Despite a poor prognosis, Hunter beat the odds and made it to adulthood, settling into life as an Abilene businessman and father of three who is married to Jennifer (Hathorn ’05). Yet […]

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Innovation, value draw kudos from U.S. News

Innovation, value draw kudos from U.S. News

By on September 16, 2011 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University received a number of notable recognitions this week in the 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” publication by U.S. News & World Report, including another No. 1 ranking in its region and classification as an Up-and-Coming School. That makes three of the last four years for ACU to be at the top of a […]

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