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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jack Evans Sr.

Southwestern Christian College patriarch Dr. Jack Evans Sr., one of the longest-serving presidents in U.S. higher education history, died Nov. 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. Born in Houston, Texas, he was one of a small number of talented gospel preachers who studied under legendary Church of Christ evangelist Marshall Keeble at Nashville (Tennessee) Christian … Continued

Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, in October to celebrate Doug Ferguson (’83), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Ferguson’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only his successes as the Associated Press’s national golf writer, but the journey he has taken to … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. “Tex” Williams

Worldwide missions mentor Dr. Robert Harold “Tex” Williams (’50), died Oct. 23, 2019, at age 91. He was born July 7, 1924, in Austin, Texas, and graduated from high school there before enrolling in Texas A&M University. He transferred to ACU, where he was president of the student body and competed in track and field … Continued

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

In May 2019, Diego Zometa Paniagua was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the … Continued

Ministry major finds diverse Christian community during Manhattan internship

The skyline of Manhattan is a well-known scene on the movie screen, but this summer it became Ariel Miranda’s new office for ministry. In the bustling of the city, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries has established a source of peace and hope for the community. Ariel, senior ministry vocations major from Houston, stumbled upon the summer internship … Continued

ACU professor Bill Fowler receives Texas Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Bill Fowler, associate professor of accounting at Abilene Christian University, has been selected for the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The award recognizes Texas accounting educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession. Fowler is one of two … Continued

27th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 27th annual Gutenberg Celebration. Introduced in 1993, the Gutenberg Award recognizes distinguished professional achievements of Journalism and Mass Communication Department alumni. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, October 17. A reception will begin at … Continued

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

    Two ACU women’s social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries with special activities at ACU Homecoming next week. Ko Jo Kai will mark its 100th anniversary by inviting its oldest living member, 102-year-old Eloise (Reynolds ’37) Carruthers, to join members in the parade. Sigma Theta Chi will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting social club … Continued

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a … Continued