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Kyle Tippens, director of the Dukes School of Finance.

ACU College of Business announces inaugural Dukes Scholars

Abilene Christian University’s College of Business Administration has selected 26 students for the inaugural cohort of Dukes Scholars, funded by the Dr. William P. and Janie B. Dukes Excellence in Finance Endowment. In 2022, the late Dr. Bill and Janie Dukes donated, through their estate, more than $29 million to ACU – the largest single … Continued

Nashville producer Randy Brewer hired at Abilene Christian

Revolution Pictures founder Randy Brewer began work in May as chief storyteller at Abilene Christian University. Brewer, a 1993 graduate of ACU, is a renowned creative force who has created memorable work with high-profile clients such as ESPN, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Verizon and Sony Pictures, among others.  Over the past 26 years Brewer has … Continued

ACU names new vice president for marketing

Sharon Ayala is Abilene Christian University’s new vice president for marketing and a member of the senior leadership team. Ayala joins ACU from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she worked for 13 years, most recently as associate vice president for marketing. She attended both Baylor University and Point Loma and holds a … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab research published in Annals of Nuclear Energy

Students and faculty in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University recently published their first peer-reviewed journal article, “A molten salt test loop for component and instrumentation testing,” in the Annals of Nuclear Energy. Highlights of the article include: Development of a forced-flow system for testing molten salt reactor technologies. A molten … Continued

ACU set to host Christian College Library Conference in May

Librarians from Church of Christ affiliated colleges and universities will gather at Abilene Christian University next week for the Christian College Library Conference May 24-27. The event is intended to engage the Churches of Christ in cooperative projects that enhance the services offered by Christian college libraries and to facilitate communication and resource sharing among  … Continued

Alumni reflect on FilmFest impact as student festival enters 20th year

This spring more than a hundred students submitted films for the 19th FilmFest Gala at the historic Paramount Theatre: FilmFest Flashback. The event featured short films in a variety of genres including western, scifi, thriller, rom-com and documentary with awards given out in 14 categories.  Because of a shift in scheduling in 2008 that moved … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab students receive scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy

Five students who are a part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University were awarded scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy’s University Nuclear Leadership Program. Although ACU students have been awarded these scholarships in past years, this is the most scholarships ACU has received in a single cycle. Samuel Ash, … Continued

Lori Herrick, the new chief financial officer at Abilene Christian University.

ACU tabs Herrick as new chief financial officer

Lori Herrick has been promoted to chief financial officer at Abilene Christian University. As CFO, Herrick will continue to develop short and long-term financial and operational strategies to support the growth of ACU. She will lead all financial operations for both the Abilene and Dallas campuses, encompassing accounting, budgeting, compliance, internal audit, risk management, procurement … Continued