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Five organ donors respond to Alvarez’ need

Five organ donors respond to Alvarez’ need

By on March 31, 2016 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

In his spare time, Abel Alvarez (’82) is a mobile-learning consultant who knows well the power of social media. But the minister in McAllen, Texas, is still amazed at the quick response by the Abilene Christian University community to his critical search for a kidney donor. A mid-day post March 2 on the ACU Today blog described his urgent need to find someone who also shared […]

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ACU trustee Alvarez in search of kidney

ACU trustee Alvarez in search of kidney

By on March 2, 2016 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

For years, Abel Alvarez has had a heart for his alma mater and hands quick to lead students from his hometown to Abilene. Today, he needs a kidney. The 1982 Abilene Christian University graduate, trustee and ACU’s 2015 winner of a Distinguished Alumni Citation has a rare blood type. It’s O negative, shared by only […]

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Alvarez, GSR helping refugees in McAllen

Alvarez, GSR helping refugees in McAllen

By on July 29, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

The U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, is on the front line of a humanitarian crisis that continues to drag on while legislators in Washington, D.C., figure out how to address it. Abilene Christian University trustee Abel Alvarez (’82) and others from his 100-member local congregation – Harvey Drive Church of Christ – are assisting by helping up to […]

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Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

By on December 30, 2012 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

One of the feature stories in the Fall 2012 issue of ACU Today is “Willing and Abel,” a profile of 1982 graduate Abel Alvarez, an ACU trustee and minister of the Harvey Drive Church of Christ in McAllen who is an inspiring example of alumni servant leadership in his South Texas hometown. For years, Alvarez […]

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