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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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Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

By on September 10, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Arlie Hoover

ACU Remembers: Dr. Arlie Hoover

By on December 15, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University history professor Dr. Arlie J. Hoover died Dec. 11 in Pasadena, Texas, at age 78. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at Clear Lake Church of Christ in Houston (938 El Dorado Blvd., 77062). Hoover was born March 14, 1936, in Slaton, Texas, and graduated […]

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VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

By on October 23, 2014 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Seemingly overnight, the piles of gray and brown sand covering the site of Abilene Christian University’s new track and field/soccer stadium have disappeared beneath the ground. About 400 tons of what is called root-zone sand was poured into an even layer nine inches deep and overlaid this week with sod, creating the first official soccer […]

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ACU alum leading NCTC through bus tragedy

By on September 28, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University knows all too well the effects a tragic bus accident can have on an academic community. It’s been a little less than three years since a busload of students and faculty from ACU’s Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was involved in an accident that killed sophomore Anabel Reid and injured 15 others, some critically. […]

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Hahn co-chairs National Prayer Breakfast

Hahn co-chairs National Prayer Breakfast

By on February 23, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

One of the highlights of the political career of U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) was realized Feb. 6 when she co-chaired the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. A California congresswoman, Hahn was co-chair with U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas. She introduced President Barack Obama to the audience, and led the closing […]

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Tippens to leave Pepperdine, return to ACU

Tippens to leave Pepperdine, return to ACU

By on September 16, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 4 Comments

When he left Abilene Christian University’s English faculty 13 years ago to become Pepperdine University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Darryl Tippens reminded his long-faced friends and colleagues here that “The road between Pepperdine and Abilene is two-way.” He was right. Pepperdine announced today that Tippens will retire July 31, 2014, but his next career move […]

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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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Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

By on November 27, 2012 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) to replace Dale Wainwright as a Texas Supreme Court justice, effective Dec. 3, 2012, for a term to expire at the general election in 2014, making him the second Abilene Christian University graduate to serve on the state’s highest civil court. Jack Pope (’34) was the […]

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ACU Remembers: Sam Sparks

ACU Remembers: Sam Sparks

By on December 30, 2011 in Campus News with 3 Comments

Samuel Robert Sparks, 83, a longtime trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 28 in Harlingen, Texas. Born Christmas Eve in 1928, the Haleyville, Ala., native was a successful businessman and community leader in South Texas who was known for his generosity and leadership. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 […]

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