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Danny Mercer (’13) | Doctor of Ministry

For some, the journey to victory can be pretty grueling. Such was the case for Danny Mercer, preaching minister for Friendswood Church of Christ near Houston. After suffering from a cancerous brain tumor, he beat the disease and completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at ACU in 2013. Mercer was two chapters from completing his thesis … Continued

Cliff Pruett (’14) | Biochemistry

Like many students who enter college, Cliff Pruett didn’t really know what he wanted to do. He was drawn to the field of medicine and thought perhaps he would find his calling in a research lab. “It wasn’t until the summer before my junior year when I did a research internship at University of Kansas that I … Continued

Kelvin Kelley (’18) | Communication

Kelvin Kelley has a passion to see students succeed. The son of a theology professor and a nurse administrator, Kelvin’s Abilene childhood was filled with all things ACU – meeting students, attending events such as Sing Song and visiting campus. When his father was studying for his doctorate degree, you could often find Kelvin in … Continued

De’Andre Brown (’18) | Kinesiology

ACU football is in De’AndreBrown’s blood. The junior running back’s father, Eric Brown (’92), suited up for the Wildcats in the late 1980s and early ’90s, and De’Andre was raised on his stories of Wildcat football. But when it came time to pick a college, the deciding factor was ACU’s commitment to its Christian mission. “I … Continued

Emily Howe (’20) | Chemistry

Emily Howe thought she had her life planned out. She was all set to pursue her studies as a musician, arriving at ACU on a music scholarship and playing violin with the ACU orchestra. Her plans changed, however, after she injured her shoulder one Christmas break. Emily could no longer play the violin. That meant … Continued

Lauren Skelton (’17) | Biology

Lauren Skelton can’t pick a favorite ACU experience – there are too many. “From sitting awestruck in Dr. Rebecca Hunter’s lecture in Biology I class, to cracking jokes in Dr. Perry Reeves’ chemistry lab, to squishing germy marshmallows in Dr. Jennifer Huddleston’s microbiology course, I have loved every minute of my education,” says the senior … Continued

Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

Abbey Moses used to tell her friends she’d never go to college. As a teenager, she traveled to Africa and South America on mission trips, even flying to Bolivia – by herself – at 16 to work in an orphanage. She was already finding ways to experience and better the world, she thought, so why … Continued

Cydnee Baker (’16) | Math Education

Cydnee Baker loves teaching math ­– especially to sixth-graders. Yes, you read that right. That job might sound like a nightmare to some people, but to Cydnee, it’s a calling. She loves math, and she isn’t daunted by the challenges that come with the life of a teacher, no matter the subject or age of … Continued

Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

Andrew Bullard considers himself more of a sidekick than a leading man — more Donald O’Connor than Gene Kelly, to use one of his favorite movies, Singin’ in the Rain, as an example. But he’s selling himself short. The junior theatre major from Colleyville exudes a light from within, his passion for his craft so … Continued

Ty “Rowdy” Riggins (’20) | Advertising/Public Relations

The opening of Wildcat Stadium kicks off a new era for ACU, and Ty “Rowdy” Riggins is all in. The sophomore from Abilene is getting hands-on experience for his advertising/public relations major by serving as a student Gameday director and helping plan ACU’s inaugural football season in the new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. He’s … Continued