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Ralph Draper Pre-Session 2021

Faculty, staff awards announced at ACU pre-session

Abilene Christian University faculty and staff attended a pre-session gathering Wednesday for a time of inspiration, vision and gratitude to begin the academic year. In addition, award winners were announced for various faculty and staff honors. April Anthony and Dr. Ralph Draper spoke to the crowd, offering words of vision and challenge for the future … Continued
Dr. Jason Morris

ACU announces new director of Lynay, Center for Building Community

Dr. Jason Morris has been named executive director of Abilene Christian University’s Center for Building Community and director of the Lynay program. Morris is dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Major Scholarships at ACU and will continue to serve in those roles. The Center for Building Community and the Lynay … Continued

NEXT Lab

ACU’s NEXT Lab awarded infrastructure grant from Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) announced a grant of $367,793 to be used for infrastructure at ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab. The funding will support the radiochemistry aspect of NEXT Lab – specifically, establishing new and unique real-time direct chemical analysis capabilities for molten salt systems. For 2021, NEUP … Continued

OT Handwriting Camp

ACU’s handwriting camp offers fun, skill development

Abilene children practiced handwriting and improved their fine motor skills, all in a fun camp environment, while Abilene Christian University occupational therapy students had a chance to practice what they’re learning about pediatric therapy. ACU’s first-ever “Wildcat Writers” handwriting camp, organized by the Department of Occupational Therapy, served 24 local children over two weeks in … Continued

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our … Continued

Students in class

ACU awarded CCCU STEM research grant

Abilene Christian University is one of nine recipients of a grant to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics research through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and its U.K. subsidiary, Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford.  Nine CCCU member institutions were selected to receive the grant, which will provide funding to advance scientific research and … Continued

Therapist Consulting Couple, School of Health and Human Services, COAMFTE accreditation

ACU receives accreditation for online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program

Abilene Christian University has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education for its online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program. The M.M.F.T. degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for graduate students who want the convenience and flexibility of an online program.  The COAMFTE accreditation … Continued

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley named ACU 2021 Teacher of the Year

One of her graduating students described her as “entertaining,” saying she “makes even the most boring lectures engaging,” and Rachel Riley, the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Abilene Christian University, found that particularly striking because she can relate. “I enjoy a good dose of humor in all things,” Riley said. “If it’s not fun, … Continued

Commencement 2020

ACU awards degrees in three outdoor ceremonies

Abilene Christian University awarded 1,206 degrees May 7-8 in three ceremonies in Wildcat Stadium. The Friday, May 7, ceremony at 8 p.m. included 360 master’s and 102 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 8, 744 bachelor’s degrees were presented in two ceremonies – 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Because the university did not conduct a December … Continued