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Ryan Feerer

Art professor demonstrates how creativity, hard work lead to success

ACU design professor Ryan Feerer (’05) has put his creative touch on hundreds of projects, but perhaps his most widely seen – and certainly his favorite to date – is a series of USPS Forever stamps with a western theme. The stamp series, released in July 2021, celebrates the enduring legacy of Western wear and … Continued
Dr. Ray Whiteside

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ray Whiteside

Former longtime psychology professor and chair Dr. Lonnie Ray Whiteside (’53) died Dec. 24, 2022, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. Visitation with the family will be Friday, Jan. 13, from  5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas 79602). A private graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at the … Continued

Senior Capstone is crowning experience for ACU undergraduates

From filmmaking in Cambodia to developing a prototype for NASA, ACU students are putting their knowledge into practice every day.  Experiential learning – or learning by doing – is an important part of an ACU education and is built into the curriculum for all undergraduate majors from their freshman through senior years. Their academic experience … Continued

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ACU students fill their summer serving, learning around the world

Summer has come to an end, and the ACU campus is again bustling with activity. While some students took time off to relax with their families, many Wildcats spent their summer serving and learning. Here are just a few of the activities our students engaged in over the summer, ranging from international mission trips to … Continued

ACU Remembers: Gary Gaines

Gary Gaines, an iconic and successful Texas high school coach whose five-year career at Abilene Christian University was a table-setter for the Wildcats’ success in NCAA Division II and eventual move to Division I, died Aug. 22, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. He was 73 and had battled Alzheimer’s disease for five years. A memorial service … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. John Robinson

Former longtime history and global studies department professor and chair Dr. John Louis Robinson (’60) died Aug. 10, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 86 following a battle with leukemia.  Robinson was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Luxora, Arkansas, and graduated in 1953 from El Cerrito (California) High School. From 1953-57, Robinson served as a … Continued