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ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three … Continued
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NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing … Continued

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Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to … Continued

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ACU nursing program receives maximum re-accreditation from CCNE

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Abilene Christian University has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum period of 10 years. ACU’s baccalaureate B.S.N. program was first accredited in 2014. “Earning the maximum re-accreditation is evidence of the high-quality program ACU’s School of Nursing faculty has built,” … Continued

Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

The timing couldn’t be much worse for Anastacia Badillo (’20) and Isaiah Berry (’19). Then again, it’s never a bad time to be named a Fulbright Scholar. That’s the situation Anastacia and Isaiah find themselves in after being named Fulbright winners in the midst of a pandemic. Anastacia, a 2020 ACU graduate who is living … Continued

Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

Abilene Christian University’s forensics and debate team earned several national rankings from the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) after competing in nine tournaments during the 2019-20 school year. ACU competed against teams from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Stephen … Continued

Communication sciences student receives 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Anastacia Badillo, senior communication sciences and disorders major from Coppell, Texas, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Badillo will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Spain. Badillo is one of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will … Continued

Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Isaiah Berry, biology graduate from Nashville, Tennessee, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Nepal. Berry is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of … Continued

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Oftentimes, the homeless are also the faceless of society, and basic needs such as health care are a luxury they simply can’t afford. A group of ACU students learned that lesson firsthand during a medical missions trip to Dry Bones Ministry in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry, and Rebekah Mullins, instructor of nursing, … Continued