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Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he assists with … Continued

Wildcats, Rangers fans gather for ACU Night at the Ballpark

    Nearly 900 Abilene Christian University and Texas Rangers fans turned out last night for the annual Arlington version of ACU Night at the Ballpark. The home team rallied big in the ninth inning but fell short, 12-11, against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.   Men’s basketball coach Joe Golding (’99) threw the game’s ceremonial … Continued

Social work degree leads to shift in career path for Medina

Ruben “Andy” Medina (’14 M.S.S.W.) found his social work degree to be the perfect segue into a career in the medical field. After completing his master’s degree at ACU, Medina spent two years as a medical social worker at a Level 3 trauma center in his hometown of El Paso. “The work was extremely rewarding,” he … Continued

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Bruce twins go their separate ways – for a good cause

      Twins Jessica and Elayna Bruce did not plan to attend ACU. They wanted to “break the trend” in their family of ACU alumni. But with their sights set on missions and studying abroad, ACU won them over, and they are glad it did. The strength and tenacity of their older brother Jackson, … Continued

Criminal justice professor featured on crime documentary

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, but he got them anyway. His students weren’t prepared for what they were about to see one day in class when Delony directed their eyes to the projection screen. Soon, a new episode of … Continued

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major … Continued

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city … Continued