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Dr. Mark Riggs | Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Mark Riggs’ area of expertise is statistics, but at heart he is a musician. And, he notes, the two often go hand in hand. “Many people seem to link an aptitude in mathematics with music, and I am no exception,” says Riggs, professor of mathematics at ACU. “I have played the viola almost all … Continued

University awarded arboretum accreditation for landscaping efforts

Abilene Christian University has received Level I arboretum accreditation status by ArbNet, a worldwide network of tree-focused gardens and practitioners established by The Morton Arboretum. ACU’s arboretum consists of 150 acres of irrigated landscape on a campus featuring some 2,500 trees. Abilene Christian’s current hilltop campus opened in 1929, built on the hard-scrabble prairie land … Continued

Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

Molly Parker (’07) earned a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders but found her calling as an entrepreneur whose business provides an income for her family but also helps the homeless.  Molly began Graceful Remedies in February of 2014 out of a passion for organic home and personal care products. The parent company now has … Continued

Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

In a move that took her from Abilene Christian University to the bustling streets of New York City, theatre graduate Ally (Bonneau ’14) Beans has stepped from her spotlight on stage to a career behind the scenes. In April, Ally joined her former boss, casting director Daryl Eisenberg, to form their own company. Eisenberg/Beans Casting … Continued

Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

Dr. Dennis Cavitt, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) by the Board of Directors to fill a midterm vacancy, effective Jan. 1. CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission … Continued