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Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

By on February 22, 2017 in 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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Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

By on December 19, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://blogs.acu.edu/acutoday ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying […]

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At Dillard Hall, community is center

At Dillard Hall, community is center

By on August 28, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes. More than 180 sophomore women have moved into Dillard Hall’s apartments, which contain a living space, bedroom and kitchen for two to four students. The facility […]

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Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

By on June 7, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball […]

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Dillard Hall to house sophomore women

Dillard Hall to house sophomore women

By on March 9, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Sophomore women living on campus will soon have a new housing option: Gayle and Max Dillard Hall. Thanks to a major gift from Gayle (’57) and Max Dillard of Dallas, Texas, Abilene Christian University has purchased the apartment building formerly owned and operated by Christian Village of Abilene and is renovating it as a sophomore […]

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Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark

Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark

By on February 29, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Thanks to a $20 million commitment from Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber of Denison, Texas, Abilene Christian University’s Partnering in the Journey campaign has exceeded its goal to raise $50 million for endowed scholarships for students to assist in making college more affordable. Partnering in the Journey now stands at $50,075,647 in commitments. The $20 […]

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Kimble, Tuhabonye honored on Alumni Day

Kimble, Tuhabonye honored on Alumni Day

By on February 29, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University presented its two most prestigious alumni honors Feb. 21 in a ceremony celebrating the recipients’ respective drives for improving the world. Dr. H. Jeff Kimble (’71), the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, is the William L. Valentine Professor of Physics and founding director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at […]

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Stadium to build a true home field advantage

Stadium to build a true home field advantage

By on February 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring Wildcat football back to the Hill. We’re doing it today,” said Abilene Christian University benefactor Mark Anthony (’86), drawing the biggest ovation of a sunny, warm February groundbreaking Friday that felt more like football season than a week removed from Valentine’s Day. Feb. 19 was a day ACU football fans will love to […]

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Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium

By on January 21, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project. ACU will officially break ground for Wildcat Stadium at a ceremony after 11 a.m. Chapel on Friday, Feb. 19, during Sing Song weekend on campus. President Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) announced […]

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Childers presented with honorary doctorate

Childers presented with honorary doctorate

By on December 14, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society. Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Childers’ […]

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