- “The Education of a Medical Missionary” is our look behind the life and career preparation Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly, received while students at Abilene Christian University, and how the Ebola virus Kent contracted this time last summer has changed their world and their calling.
- An additional 50 pages of Bonus Coverage this issue look back at highlights and top performers from the 2014-15 intercollegiate athletics seasons at ACU.
- B. David Vanderpool, M.D. (’52) is a pioneering surgeon and perhaps ACU’s most accomplished graduate in the field of medicine. He’s also a dedicated servant of people in eastern Ukraine who benefit from his ability to bring valuable medical equipment from the U.S. to that conflict-torn region of Europe and to improve the lives of young people living in orphanages. Vanderpool is profiled as the university’s 2014 Outlive Your Life award recipient.
- “Life on the Hill,” a behind-the-scenes look at a Fall 2014 marketing promotion for enrollment marketing and admissions featuring eight top students who provided a social-media-savvy look at ACU through their eyes. Learn how ACU used their webisodes of a carefully planned yet candid social experiment to better connect with high school students.
- “Lamesa Legends” celebrates the long careers of twin sisters Patty (’67) and Tippy (’67) Browning, who recently retired after 47 highly successful seasons as girls’ volleyball coaches at Lamesa High School in West Texas.
- “Highly Prized” is a profile of professors Dr. Donald Isenhower (engineering and physics) and Dr. Mel Hailey (political science) who each received major national awards this past school year for their teaching and mentoring of ACU students. Isenhower graduated from Abilene Christian in 1981 and Hailey in 1970.
- A Q&A with Dr. Shaun Casey (’79), a career theologian working in the U.S. State Department for John Kerry, who helps shape how the nation considers religion in its policies with other governments;
- A Second Glance essay by Andrea Lucado (’08) is about the late Stanley Shipp (’46) whose influence over Andrea’s father, Max (’77), shaped his ministry.
Watch this blog in the days to come for backstories of some of these major articles in the new issue.