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2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

All-day and half-day thematic “pathways” on 16 topics related to achieving spiritual wholeness are featured in ACU’s 112th annual Summit, set for Sept. 16-18. In all, Summit will offer more than 60 sessions focused on the book of Ephesians, “Wholeness in a Broken World: Together Through the Power of the Spirit.” “Pathways will consider spiritual wholeness … Continued
April Anthony Award

2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year: April Anthony

Genuine. That’s the word colleagues and business associates use to describe April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, the entrepreneur who never planned to be one. Anthony has had a big year. In 2017, Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the company she founded and leads, was named No. 1 in The Dallas Morning News’ Top Places to Work … Continued

Anthony kids know their CEO-mom’s balancing act, and approve

Working moms sometimes face unfounded assumptions about what their kids missed when business priorities beckoned. April believes that with the help of a supportive spouse and “some inherently great kids,” the Anthonys overcame those limitations. “I think the kids are actually better prepared for life as a result of the lessons they learned from a … Continued

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year: Serge Gasore

    The Catholic Church where Serge Gasore (’09) saw his grandmother die, among some 5,000 others, is now a memorial site. You can visit the Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre in Ntarama, Rwanda, and see the bones of Tutsis murdered by their Hutu neighbors, friends and family members. You can visit a place that saw … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Greg Feasel

    Greg Feasel (’81), a rather tall transfer student from central California, was struggling in classes at ACU, which earned him a visit to the office of Dr. Dwain Hart in Fall 1977. Hart, professor and chair of health, P.E. and recreation at the time, was a kind man. He also was a direct … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Sharon Epps

Sharon (Johnston ’84) Epps has a passion for helping women manage their money well. “Good business management principles are biblical principles,” says Epps, a cofounder of Women Doing Well and president of Kinetic Consultants. Throughout her career, Epps has worked to help churches, organizations and families handle their finances with generosity and wisdom. Over the … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

For a restaurant chain that doesn’t sell wings, Chick-fil-A represents a business leadership opportunity that has given Branden Gibson (’04) a set of his own, something the former ACU financial management major is taking full advantage of in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Needing a break from school by the time he graduated, Gibson took … Continued

Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni traveled to Denver, Colorado, in August to celebrate Greg Feasel (’81) receiving a Distinguished Alumni Citation. They gathered with friends and colleagues of Feasel’s at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, where Feasel serves as chief operating officer. Guests celebrated not only Feasel’s successes, but … Continued

NEXT Lab funding

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research … Continued