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McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

By on November 3, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The recent visit of W. Mark Lanier, J.D., to campus was more than an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear from a difference-maker. The noted Houston trial lawyer was another example of thought-provoking leaders from all walks of life brought to ACU by Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) and the university’s Center for Building Community. […]

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Shirley running again for Navajo presidency

Shirley running again for Navajo presidency

By on June 3, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

This week is the anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, legislation signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge on June 2, 1924, granting rights to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States. Ninety years later, a notable beneficiary is Abilene Christian University alumnus Dr. Joe Shirley Jr. (’73), who recently became […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Kenneth Williams

ACU Remembers: Dr. Kenneth Williams

By on May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized with 6 Comments

Longtime former biology professor Dr. Kenneth Buck Williams (’50) died May 8 at age 84 in Abilene. He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Petersburg, Texas, and graduated from high school in Durango, Colo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from ACU in 1950, a master’s degree in botany from the The University of […]

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Former Navajo president Shirley visits campus

Former Navajo president Shirley visits campus

By on July 23, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Summertime travel brings many alumni to Abilene Christian University, such as those dropping off and picking up youngsters for summer camp, or those who stop to visit campus on their way to other places. Recently, one of the latter was Dr. Joe Shirley Jr. (’73), former president of the Navajo Nation, and one of his […]

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