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ACU, Texas Education Service Center Region 13 partner to address teacher shortage

Abilene Christian University is partnering with the Texas Education Service Center Region 13 to offer a unique set of fully-online degree programs and professional development pathways to both aspiring educators and working teaching professionals in Central Texas.  In an effort to help solve the teacher shortage across the state, ACU and ESC Region 13 are … Continued
Jon Wiener

Faculty Spotlight: Jon Wiener

Spanning an impressive career of over 50 years in cancer research and microbiology, Dr. Jon Wiener has worked for several sectors, universities, and medical laboratories nationwide. Having taught mass seminars to medical students as well as worked alongside renowned scientists and professionals on some of the unsolved wonders in microbiology, Jon joins ACU Online as … Continued

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Three Top Benefits of Online Programs versus In-Person

Created with the working adult and alternative student in mind, online learning has become a popular option to the traditional in-person learning model. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 5 million college students have taken at least one course online since 2020, with nearly 2.8 million continuing their education primarily online. Since … Continued

Why Should You Get a B.S. in Integrated Studies?

Studying a degree like Integrated Studies aims to develop your strengths while tailoring your interests to fit the job market and build off your previous academic work and experience. Whether you want to start with existing credits or looking for a way to mesh two disciplines into one degree, our program can guide you toward … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Annette Watts

For students like Annette Watts, gaining an education goes beyond the title or degree. It hits something deeper and more satisfying – a personal goal to inspire others that it’s never too late to return to school. Having completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with ACU Online, Annette was eager to continue her education and … Continued

ACU names Stephen Johnson chief executive officer at ACU Dallas

Dr. Stephen Johnson has been named chief executive officer of ACU Dallas, a branch campus of Abilene Christian University. Johnson has served the university for 22 years, most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer at the Dallas campus, where he led the expansion of the university by opening the branch campus and expanding … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond

Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond is not scared of life’s challenges. Known for her determination and drive in higher education, Twyla has become an inspiration to many, especially those who have experienced life’s major obstacles like family care, financial hardship, and motherhood. As a professor in ACU’s School of Educational Leadership, Twyla has gained recognition not only … Continued

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ACU Nationally Ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs

Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report, a highly respected industry and education ranking provider.  The Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs ranking highlights the top universities that provide online bachelor’s degrees in various disciplines, including ACU’s … Continued

Sandra

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sandra Cleveland

There is no traditional nursing path. Some are called to it from an early age, while others are introduced to it through time and life experiences. Yet the focus on serving, caring, and providing the best possible care for people remains the same. As an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, … Continued