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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, … Continued

Occupational therapy students adapt toys for children with special needs

Students in ACU’s occupational therapy program created a special kind of holiday magic by turning the Maker Lab into a Santa’s workshop for children with special needs. The project was part of the Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics course required for students earning their Master of Science in occupational therapy. Students in the class were divided … Continued

Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

One of the student comments that led to Dr. Rodney Ashlock’s selection as ACU’s 2018 Teacher of the Year must have been especially pleasing. When the award was presented in May, several of the comments were read, but one may stick with Ashlock forever. “He is supportive of all students, recognizes their success publicly, remembers … Continued

Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

About 300 friends and family of the late Dr. William J. Teague (’52) gathered Thursday just before noon in the first on-campus funeral for a former Abilene Christian University president in its 113-year history. Eleven men have been ACU presidents since its founding in 1906. Teague was its ninth (1981-91), and had been his alma … Continued

Teague: The changing of the watch

Published in People and Programs of the Past Decade, 1981-91, a review of the Teague administration accomplished at the end of his presidency in 1991 A mighty force of students has graduated from Abilene Christian University during the past decade. They are serving all over the world – many in leadership responsibilities. This is a remarkable … Continued

Teague: Humor, dedication, diversity are traits of ACU chancellor

This article appeared in the Lifestyle section of the Abilene Reporter-News on Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991. By Jerry Reed Bill Teague’s odyssey from boyhood hometown to the town he calls home can be measured in distances far greater than the 175 road miles between Nocona and Abilene. Between the time Billy Jack Teague left Nocona to … Continued

Teague: Hilltop Imagineer

The text of Dr. Cheryl M. Bacon’s profile of Dr. William J. Teague in the 2005 edition of The ACU Century. Bill Teague won the pizza and the halftime shoot-out one night during his presidency in a contest designed to encourage students to attend Wildcat basketball games. He occasionally took the floor during time-outs, or in … Continued

Interview with William J. Teague

(Date and publication unknown) What do you perceive to be the relationship between the university and the church? The historic position views the university as an extension of the home. As an extension of the home, ACU will reflect many of the same values that arecommon to individual members of the church. So, there is a … Continued

Teague: ACU’s chief still has time to lend an ear

This article appeared in the Oct. 3, 1990, edition of the Abilene Reporter-News. When I sat down to lunch with Abilene Christian University president Dr. Bill Teague last week, I expected him to reminisce about past glories and accomplishments. Instead, he began talking about his faith and hope for the Hill. True, ACU’s ninth president … Continued

Teague: University building blocks

This story by Kathie Henry appeared in the 1985 Prickly Pear. Since his inauguration in 1982, president William J. Teague’s term has been characterized by the university’s continuous growth. The addition to the Margaret and Herman Brown Library in 1983, the construction of the Mabee Business Building begun in 1985, and the plans for the … Continued