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National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

By on February 5, 2015 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

This morning, for the second consecutive year, an Abilene Christian University graduate participated in the National Prayer Breakfast when Dr. Kent Brantly (’03), led a “Prayer for World Leaders” at the 63rd annual event at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton. Also in attendance today were ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64); trustee Steve Mack (’82), his wife, […]

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Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

By on October 14, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

While this week’s developing news about a second diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas is worrisome to some Metroplex residents, the comments of local and federal health officials there are echoing what Samaritan’s Purse physician Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) said Friday at Abilene Christian University, his alma mater. Nina Pham, a nurse among other healthcare workers who […]

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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 seek to raise awareness of Ebola

Brantlys seek to raise awareness of Ebola

By on September 22, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

It was a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C., for Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) and his wife Amber (Carroll ’06). The ACU alumnus testified before congressional committees Tuesday and Wednesday about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The couple also met privately with President Obama in the Oval Office. Brantly contracted the deadly virus […]

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Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

By on August 21, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

“Today is a miraculous day. I‘m thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.” Those words – the first Abilene Christian University graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), has said publicly since he contracted the Ebola virus two months ago – came during a Thursday morning news conference at Atlanta’s Emory […]

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Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

More than 250 people gathered at Abilene’s Southern Hills Church of Christ last night for a prayer service on behalf of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), Nancy Writebol and others suffering with the Ebola virus. Both work for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia; Brantly is a physician serving a two-year fellowship and Writebol is a nursing coordinator. “Over the […]

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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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