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ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

By on March 3, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Judge Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope (’34), retired Texas Supreme Court justice and 103-year-old giant of Lone Star State judicial history, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin. Services honoring his life today at Austin’s University Avenue Church of Christ were followed by his burial at the Texas State Cemetery. Flags across Pope’s beloved home state will fly half-staff March 3-7 […]

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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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Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

By on December 2, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

About 500 attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 13 to listen to two cases brought before the Texas Supreme Court – and see the justices collectively flash the W-C on Abilene Christian University’s campus. Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) is officially the only Wildcat on the court, but the other eight justices showed their support […]

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U.S. Senate confirms Pitman as federal judge

U.S. Senate confirms Pitman as federal judge

By on January 26, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University graduate Robert Pitman (’85), who has been serving as a U.S. attorney, was recently confirmed by the Senate as federal judge of the Western District of Texas, a lifetime position in San Antonio. President Barack Obama nominated Pitman in June 2014 to fill a role vacant since 2008, when W. Royal Furgeson Jr. retired […]

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Jack Pope is ACU’s newest centenarian today

Jack Pope is ACU’s newest centenarian today

Jack Pope (’34), one of Abilene’s most famous sons and an esteemed state jurist who has inspired two generations of public servants at his alma mater, will be showered with greetings today in Austin when he turns 100 years old. The only Abilene Christian University graduate to serve as chief justice of the Texas Supreme […]

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Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

By on November 27, 2012 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) to replace Dale Wainwright as a Texas Supreme Court justice, effective Dec. 3, 2012, for a term to expire at the general election in 2014, making him the second Abilene Christian University graduate to serve on the state’s highest civil court. Jack Pope (’34) was the […]

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News about ACU’s newest, oldest alumnae

News about ACU’s newest, oldest alumnae

By on August 30, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Willa B Patterson honored at Opening Assembly One of Abilene Christian University’s newest centenarians was on hand Monday morning at Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) introduced 100-year-old Willa B Patterson to the large crowd, explaining that the 1937 graduate became a teacher, and has spent her life dedicated to […]

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10 Questions with Dr. David Dillman

By on April 16, 2012 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Dr. David Dillman (’70), professor of political science and director of the Jack Pope Fellows Program, is Abilene Christian University’s marathoner par excellence. He has 38 to his credit, including 10 Boston Marathons. However, this third Monday in April – Patriot’s Day, when the 116th Boston Marathon will be run – he and his wife, […]

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