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ACU Board of Trustees adds Donny Edwards, Fernando Nasmyth and Doug Robison

Abilene Christian University has added three new members to its Board of Trustees: Donny Edwards of Decatur, Texas; Fernando Nasmyth, J.D., of Atlanta, Georgia; and Doug Robison, J.D., of Abilene, Texas. All were appointed at the board’s February meeting. Donny Edwards joined the Sagora Senior Living family of companies in 1992 and has been one … Continued

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

For the fifth year, ACU has earned a top ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2020 today. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2019 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United … Continued

ACU names Ryan Bowman new director of Office of Multicultural Affairs

Ryan Bowman (’06), associate director of spiritual formation for Abilene Christian University, has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) after a nationwide search. A graduate of Southwestern Christian College, the only historically black college associated with Churches of Christ, Bowman went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication and media … Continued

Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

The purchase of a new Study Abroad residence in Oxford, England, marks another exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. The recently renovated Victorian house, located at 163 Woodstock Rd. in Central North Oxford, will serve as housing for 26 students. It features … Continued

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ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

For 2019, the first-time pass rate for Abilene Christian University nursing graduates taking the NCLEX test was 96.08 percent, exceeding both the state and national program averages. On Friday, the Texas Board of Nursing released first-time pass rates for eligible nursing programs in the state. This marks three years in a row for ACU’s first-time … Continued

ACU Springboard competition announces prize money to aspiring entrepreneurs

Applications for the annual Springboard competition led by ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy are due by February 15. The 2020 Springboard competition will award up to $40,000 in funding across three different award categories: Concept ($1,000 per team) – Provide entrepreneurs at the idea stage with funding and expert help to use for … Continued

Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

The lights just keep shining brighter on ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing. In November, a virtual reality game designed by a three-student team was accepted for distribution by Steam, which bills itself as “ the ultimate destination for playing, discussing and creating games.” “They’ve boosted their resumes and portfolios by leaps and bounds,” … Continued

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding … Continued

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Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to … Continued