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Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

The ACU community broke a record for the university’s third Day of Giving on April 9: ACU received more than 1,000 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $268,000 to help current students. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its history. “We are thrilled to have … Continued

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In fact, the experience may be so profound that they end up changing their major or become committed to making medical missions a part of their future. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry and director of … Continued

ACU College of Business Administration earns AACSB accreditation extension

AACSB International has announced that Abilene Christian University has earned an accreditation extension for its College of Business Administration. Founded in 1916, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. “Every AACSB-accredited school … Continued

Hannah Grassie

Speech-language alumna creates online help for Parkinson’s patients

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and probably no one in the country is observing it in a more dramatic way than ACU alumna Hannah (Orozco ’08) Grassie. On April 1 – no fooling – Hannah launched a private telemedicine practice to offer one-on-one therapy sessions with PD patients via a confidential video conference. Hannah’s … Continued


Five strategies for success in graduate school

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few new behaviors. … Continued