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Childhood emergency with horse led to veterinary career

When Jennifer Grimes (’03) was 14, one of her family’s quarter horses was stricken with colic and required emergency surgery to save its life. That was the day she decided to become a veterinarian. The family rushed the horse to Texas A&M University’s surgical facilities and rejoiced when the surgery was successful. For Jennifer, however, … Continued
Bill and Janet Montgomery, founders of Just Mercy in Haiti

Alumni couple's nonprofit focuses on helping Haiti

Bill (’76) and Janet (Wilson ’74) Montgomery started their nonprofit, Just Mercy, in 2010 after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. With 1.5 million people displaced, Bill took his background in construction, mechanics, farming and gardening to the impoverished country. Since then the nonprofit has grown, and with the help of others, … Continued

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Selections of books published by Abilene Christian University or those written, edited, compiled or contributed by ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students. To submit books for consideration, email Reconciliation Reconsidered ADVANCING THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON RACE IN CHURCHES OF CHRIST Edited by Tanya Smith Brice ISBN 978-0891123880 • 220 pages Essays by Dr. … Continued

Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

“Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin,” the headline from a Brookhaven National Laboratory news release shouted. What isn’t surprising or shocking is that five people associated with ACU were among the authors of a paper on that scientific finding that was published in the Physical Review Letters, which, according to ACU physics professor Dr. Rusty … Continued

Renique Rodriguez kneeling with a child - ministry

Missions intern witnesses physical, spiritual healing in Honduras

Renique Rodriguez only had 30 minutes to prepare a devotional. She was the youngest person on her mission team, she couldn’t speak much Spanish and the devotional was for men at a drug and alcohol rehab center in Honduras. “I was just praying and asking God for the words to say to speak to these … Continued

Jennifer Allen, founder of Aspergers101, at a press conference.

Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

All parents worry about their teens driving, but parents of children with autism face special concerns. An autistic teen pulled over for a traffic violation or involved in a car accident may not be able to make himself or herself understood and an atypical demeanor may cause concern for law officers. Jennifer (England ’85) Allen, … Continued

Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

Jennifer (England ’85) Allen has worn many hats in the world of communication since she graduated from ACU, but her current job as executive director of Aspergers101 is closest to her heart. She formed the nonprofit organization to provide resources related to high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome after learning her oldest son had the condition. … Continued

Seventh Heaven: Katy's door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

The stepsisters are finally going to the ball wearing Cinderella’s gown. In this fractured fairy tale, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team – after two years of dominating the Southland Conference but locked out of the league tournament on a technicality – is hunkered down in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, this week … Continued