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Dr. Tom Lee inaugural recipient of the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship

Donors joined Abilene Christian University faculty and staff for an online investiture ceremony for the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship on Friday, Dec. 4. The virtual event, coordinated in a COVID-safe environment on ACU’s campus and joined by participants in Texas and Florida, honored the legacy of the late Dr. Clark Stevens and recognized the inaugural … Continued

ACU social work group plans mobile food pantry for college students

A team from Abilene Christian University’s School of Social Work, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Abilene and other local organizations, is planning to address food insecurity among a population not often associated with food insecurity: college students. The work is being conducted through ACU’s Institute for Social and Community Development and will address … Continued

new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of … Continued

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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

As a freshman, Lessly Rocha quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song and Freshman Follies and kicking off new traditions like tailgating and football at Wildcat Stadium. She joined other freshmen in Cornerstone, a first-year seminar class that sets the foundation for students’ liberal arts education at … Continued

Karla Mendoza

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. When Karla Mendoza, who graduated with a marketing degree in December, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian … Continued

ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of … Continued

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

Nellie Jeannette Scruggs Lipford (’49), the matriarch of Homecoming musicals and beloved voice professor for generations of students at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 22 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. A celebration of life service will be held later this fall under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas … Continued