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Senior Speakers highlight Chapel this week

The final week of daily Chapel programs for the 2010-11 school year at Abilene Christian University featured the annual Senior Speakers program.
“We all have ‘an ACU story,’ whether it’s about how we got here or how we were shaped here,” said Whitney Puckett, a senior public relations major from Melbourne, Fla., one of two speakers on Tuesday for the 11 a.m. crowd in Moody Coliseum.
Senior Speakers traditionally talk about life-changing experiences as ACU students.
“I changed my major to something I actually enjoyed doing, got a new set of friends and began using the passion the Lord gave me for advertising and public relations,” Puckett said. “I finally began using my spiritual gifts for things that truly mattered such as independently producing fashion shows with a team of students, working on community branding projects at ACU’s Morris & Mitchell Student-Run (P.R.) Agency and letting others change my life through Residence Life.”
Puckett’s video testimony about a project to help with disaster relief can be seen here. She recently helped coordinate In the RED, a fashion show in Abilene’s Windsor Hotel to benefit the Red Thread Movement, which helps women who are victims of sex trafficking.
Sebastian Karlsson, a senior theatre major, talked about God’s leading him to Abilene. He discovered ACU one day through a Google search for the words “theatre” and “Christian university” from his home in Linneryd, Sweden. Abilene Christian was the first school to appear on the search results list.
Karlsson appeared in numerous ACU Theatre productions and served as chaplain and later, president, of the International Students’ Association.
Chapel began on ACU’s first day of school as Childers Classical Institute in 1906, and continues today, with students meeting in Moody Coliseum or in small-group settings elsewhere on campus at 11 a.m. each weekday of the fall and spring semesters. All faculty and staff join them for Monday Chapel, and are welcome at all other sessions as well.
ACU Today magazine’s Spring 2011 issue included a comprehensive look at the university’s 104-year Chapel tradition:
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