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Spink to be latest recipient of the ACU Morlan Medal award


Stacy Spink ('18) is the recipient of this year's Morlan Medal award.
Stacy Spink ('18) is the recipient of this year's Morlan Medal award.

The School of Education at Abilene Christian University will honor Stacy Spink (’18) with the Morlan Medal award at 5:30 on Oct. 12 in the Packer Forum, located on the second floor of ACU’s Brown Library.

Each year the School of Education awards a graduate with the Morlan Medal to honor significant contributions to the field of education. Spink is a second grade teacher at Castleman Creek Elementary School at Midway ISD in Waco. She also is a mentor to Baylor students and involved in the Waco community.

In May, Spink was honored as a teacher finalist in the 2023 H-E-B Excellence in Education statewide awards. The award celebrates public school educators who go above and beyond in their commitment to shaping the minds of the next generation and is given to exceptional teachers who demonstrate an unwavering dedication to their students and the educational community.

“Spink exemplifies the commitment to teaching excellence and continued professional growth that we strive to nurture in all of our ACU teacher candidates,” said Dr. Stephanie Talley (’93), associate professor and department chair in the School of Education. “As a classroom teacher and scholar, she has lived the ACU mission of Christian service and leadership.

Learn more about ACU’s School of Education. 

— Connor Mullins

Oct. 10, 2023

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