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Faculty Spotlight: Kay Williams

Meet Kay Williams, ACU alumnus turned internship director for ACU Online’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship. After years in the field as a clinician, she realized her love for mentoring others transformed into educating students in the classroom. Beyond the tactical skills students need to be successful, Kay’s focus and wish is … Continued

5 Self-Care Tips for Online Students

As the focus on mental health has increased tremendously in the past few years, the term “self-care” is frequently tossed around in everyday verbiage. For online students, self-care typically demands more than throwing on a face mask and drinking lots of water to feel renewed and rejuvenated. It requires intentionally and strategically developing a holistic … Continued

The Dos and Don’ts on Finding Financial Aid

Regardless of the level of degree you’re seeking, applying to school is a daunting task. Whether it be requesting your transcripts, getting your recommendation letters or paying for your education, the process of submitting your application can be unsettling for many prospective students.  And while obtaining a post-secondary degree is a great way to advance … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dana McMichael

In the early hours before students log on for their courses and the online chatter begins,  Dana McMichael, the dissertation manager for ACU Online’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership program, has already started her day with coffee in hand. Dana’s commitment to supporting students goes beyond just helping them defend their dissertations. Dr. … Continued

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The ROI of College: Why an Undergrad Degree is Worth It

We’ve all seen the headlines: an opinion piece in the New York Times fretting that “College May Not Be Worth It Anymore”; a 2021 report discovering that the average price tag for undergraduate education had increased by an alarming 169 percent since 1980; and countless articles and studies addressing the American student loan crisis. With … Continued

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Student Spotlight: LaShae Grottis

LaShae Grottis has always been an overachiever. Whether graduating high school valedictorian, moving cross-country to attend Dartmouth College as a first-generation college student, serving as the first director of ACU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, or pursuing her doctorate with two teenagers at home—LaShae has never done things halfway. Learn how this trailblazing ACU Online student … Continued

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Why Registered Dietitians Should Get Their M.S. in Nutrition

Nutrition and dietetics is booming. From 2020-2030, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects there will be an average of 5,900 job openings each year for nutritionists and dietitians. This projection marks an 11% growth rate of the field in the next decade, far outpacing the average occupation growth rate of 8% growth rate. … Continued

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Why Should You Get a B.S. in Criminal Justice?

The last three years have proven difficult for Americans’ sense of safety and security. As scandals of violence and bias have rocked many police departments, the nation’s skepticism toward law enforcement has increased—leading to great unrest and distrust in American institutions. Navigating these difficult cultural pressures requires dedicated, effective, and values-driven leaders and personnel at … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Chris Flanders

“Where and how is the Spirit of God moving and how can we join and partner with God there?” This is the question at the center of Dr. Chris Flanders’ theology of missions. And it’s the same question igniting a new generation of missionally-minded Christians at ACU. Read on to learn how this American born, … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Nancy Ofoegbu

Nancy Ofoegbu has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. She knew enrolling in a Master of Business Administration program at ACU Online would be a perfect fit for a hard-working, ambitious person like herself. She expected to receive an advanced degree that would equip her with the necessary knowledge and expertise to refine and grow her … Continued