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Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

The ACU Foundation has a new president: Bradley Benham (’05), formerly a foundation gift officer, assumed the role June 1. Former president Dan T. Garrett (’73) has transitioned to the role of president emeritus of the Foundation. “In its 112-year history, God has always provided Abilene Christian University with gifted men and women of faith, … Continued

ACU announces new vice president for student life

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for … Continued

Caitlin Winegeart ('11) | Master of Accountancy

Caitlin Winegeart’s internship at Wal-Mart’s headquarters paid off nicely with a job waiting for her when she completed her Master of Accountancy degree. Q&A with Caitlin Winegeart I once heard it said that not everyone is comfortable walking into a church building, but everyone goes to work. With this in mind, there is no better … Continued

Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

Dr. Mikee Delony did not start out to be an English teacher – or any teacher for that matter. In fact, she went straight from high school into the workforce, and it was years before she began to pursue a bachelor’s degree. But when she started, it seemed that she just couldn’t stop. “Going to college … Continued

Dr. Sheila Jones | Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition

For Dr. Sheila Jones, Abilene Christian University’s Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is more than just a state-of-the-art place for students to hit the weights, swim some laps or shoot hoops. The Money Center is also an innovative place to learn. Jones, an assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition and director of the Didactic … Continued

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 … Continued

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when … Continued

Fulbright scholars

Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

Lindsie Lawson and Mackenzie Sanderson will barely have time to celebrate graduation before it’s time to start packing for the exciting next adventures in their lives. The two ACU seniors made history when both received Fulbright Scholar Awards, the first time for two ACU students to receive the honor in the same year. The award, … Continued

Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

“Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin,” the headline from a Brookhaven National Laboratory news release shouted. What isn’t surprising or shocking is that five people associated with ACU were among the authors of a paper on that scientific finding that was published in the Physical Review Letters, which, according to ACU physics professor Dr. Rusty … Continued

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, Dr. Barry Packer (’78) and Kay (Coleman ’62) Skelton

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

When historians look back on the tenures of Abilene Christian University board chairs named Packer, the list of accomplishments will be significant. At meetings this past weekend, the role as chair of ACU’s Board of Trustees changed hands, from Dr. Barry Packer (’78) to April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Packer and his dad, the late Dr. … Continued