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Bruce twins go their separate ways – for a good cause

By on May 28, 2019 in ACU Missions, ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Twins Jessica and Elayna Bruce did not plan to attend ACU. They wanted to “break the trend” in their family of ACU alumni. But with their sights set on missions and studying abroad, ACU won them over, and they are glad it did. The strength and tenacity of their older brother Jackson, who has autism, […]

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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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Brantlys follow heart, faith in missions field

Brantlys follow heart, faith in missions field

By on July 31, 2014 in ACU Missions, Alumni News, Series with 7 Comments

ACU missions faculty describe Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03) as a compassionate physician whose work early in his medical career shows the natural outflow of his desire to follow God’s lead even into potentially dangerous territory. Brantly was serving a two-year fellowship with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia when the Ebola virus broke out. […]

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9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who […]

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Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also […]

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Earline Perry advanced her husband’s vision

Earline Perry advanced her husband’s vision

By on June 10, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Earline (Davidson ’48) Perry may have lost her husband, Lowell (’47), 36 years ago in a tragic accident, but not his love for World Christian Broadcasting and spreading the gospel to people around the world. Perry, a professor of journalism and mass communication and founder of on-campus radio station KACU, died March 25, 1977, when a […]

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