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ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for ninth year

For nine out of the past 10 years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Based on the responses of 53,000 people across 253 institutions, The Chronicle chose 84 four-year colleges that provide above-average work environments. The assessment had two portions: a questionnaire about the institution characteristics … Continued

Grad student's video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so … Continued

Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

The ACU Foundation has a new president: Bradley Benham (’05), formerly a foundation gift officer, assumed the role June 1. Former president Dan T. Garrett (’73) has transitioned to the role of president emeritus of the Foundation. “In its 112-year history, God has always provided Abilene Christian University with gifted men and women of faith, … Continued

ACU names Allen Ward as ninth director of athletics

Allen Ward, who led the athletics program at Murray State University the past 13 years, has agreed to become the ninth director of athletics at Abilene Christian University, ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert announced at a Monday afternoon press conference. During his tenure at Murray State, the Racers have captured 39 Ohio Valley Conference championships … Continued

ACU announces new vice president for student life

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for … Continued

Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

So, what comes “next after” this? It’s a question people ask every day, whether about the next work project or the next step in life. For Jeff Giddens, ACU Class of 2005, and two friends, the answer was in the question itself, as they formed NextAfter, a company that helps nonprofit organizations leverage conversion rate … Continued

Caitlin Winegeart ('11) | Master of Accountancy

Caitlin Winegeart’s internship at Wal-Mart’s headquarters paid off nicely with a job waiting for her when she completed her Master of Accountancy degree. Q&A with Caitlin Winegeart I once heard it said that not everyone is comfortable walking into a church building, but everyone goes to work. With this in mind, there is no better … Continued

Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

Dr. Mikee Delony did not start out to be an English teacher – or any teacher for that matter. In fact, she went straight from high school into the workforce, and it was years before she began to pursue a bachelor’s degree. But when she started, it seemed that she just couldn’t stop. “Going to college … Continued

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Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

For many students, dreams of running a business are just that, dreams. Students think big but aren’t always sure how to go about the actual execution. But through hard work and many hours of photo shoots and editing, one student in particular has made this dream a reality. Lauren Franco, a convergence journalism major from … Continued

Dr. Sheila Jones | Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition

For Dr. Sheila Jones, Abilene Christian University’s Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is more than just a state-of-the-art place for students to hit the weights, swim some laps or shoot hoops. The Money Center is also an innovative place to learn. Jones, an assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition and director of the Didactic … Continued