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Dr. Jennifer Butcher

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Butcher

In 2017, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from … Continued
Darnisha Carreathers, EDD, career move for Texas educator

Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers, Ed.D., proudly claims – teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother and grandmother – she can now add administrator in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Her latest career move was sparked by a doctorate in organizational leadership from ACU Online. She … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapist

4 Benefits of Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist

You love serving others in times of need—and you have a real gift for minimizing conflict and building confidence in others. Why not draw on these passions and abilities as you embark on a rewarding career path? It’s all possible when you obtain your Master of Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a marriage counselor or … Continued

Sydney Mhango

Student Spotlight: Catching up with Sydney Mhango

Abilene Christian University (ACU) enjoys a special relationship with African Christian College (ACC), our sister school in Swaziland. Along with having Church of Christ roots in common, we share a vision of inspiring future Christian leaders to make a real difference in the world. As ACC continues to grow and serve Southern Africans, the realization … 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

workplace tools

4 Essential Workplace Tools Professionals Use to Improve Performance

The modern workforce is fluid enough to make transferable skills vital to success. After all, projections from Forrester Research suggest that today’s youngest professionals will hold between twelve and fifteen different jobs before retiring. While in-depth training is valuable for gaining a much-needed step up in a competitive workforce, it’s also important to develop and … Continued

psychology degree

How a Psychology Degree helps in Business: Hidden Benefits and Potential Careers

Psychology is the fourth most common undergraduate major in the United States. Thousands of students enter psychology degree programs across the country each year. The field covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, ranging from child development to analyzing the management of the workplace. Those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology … Continued

Brandi and Walter Phillips

Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Successfully balancing a full-time job with a full-time online degree program, a marriage, and homeschooling three of their four children is an extraordinary feat. But together – and individually – Brandi and Walter Phillips pull it all off with grace, humor, and seeming ease. The female member of this dynamic duo is maintaining a 3.8 … Continued

effective nurse leader

How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

There are more than 3.8 million registered nurses throughout the United States, making them the largest healthcare profession. Nurses play a critical role in most healthcare services from direct patient care to case management, and the WHO even cites them as “key to the achievement of universal health coverage.” The importance of nurses and the … Continued