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Student Spotlight: Patrick Dupont

Guidance and mentorship play a pivotal role in student success. This proved true for ACU alumni Patrick Dupont as he saw the demand for strong leaders to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals. With the help of ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) program, Patrick was able to form the skills … Continued

What’s a B.S. in Christian Service and Formation?

Our culture is becoming more complex, more digital, and more interconnected. At ACU, we’re training men and women in Christian ministry and theology who proclaim the Gospel and pursue the mission of Christ as compassionate, biblically-grounded intercultural leaders and ministry innovators. To prepare you for this high calling, ACU Online offers a Bachelor of Science … Continued

ACU signs innovative partnership agreement with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Abilene Christian University is now an official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and will be providing customized academic learning opportunities for players and staff through ACU Online. In addition to the traditional benefits of a sponsored partnership, the Rangers approached ACU with ideas for a more in-depth collaboration. After discussions and … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ben Ries

“To be formed vocationally and live in our vocational identity is primarily a task of learning how to pay better attention,” said Dr. Ben Ries, associate dean for vocational formation at ACU Online. Vocational formation is about paying attention—but sometimes it seems like the entire world is conspiring to distract and prevent anybody from paying … Continued

Telemedicine: The Future Of Healthcare

Out of all the massive changes produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global telecommunications boom stands as one of the most significant. An International Finance Corporation survey noted: “The COVID-19 pandemic—perhaps more than any other event in human history—has demonstrated the critical importance that telecommunications infrastructure plays in keeping businesses, governments, and societies connected and … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Jerica Nickerson-Guidry

Pursuing higher education was never a question for alumna Dr. Jerica Nickerson-Guidry, but a matter of determining which level of degree would support her professional goals. After encouragement from a mentor to earn her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from ACU Online, Nickerson-Guidry was able to advance her career opportunities while enriching the servant-minded … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Pam Buller

“You will be the momma to many.” This was what ACU Online student, Pam Buller, heard whispered from the Lord as she prayed nearly 10 years ago before her move to Liberia in West Africa. For years, she and her husband felt a calling to follow God into the unknown to serve in global missions. … Continued

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Scott Self

Dr. Scott Self has been a part of the Wildcat family since 1987, when he was a student on campus in Abilene, TX. Now, as the assistant provost for Academic Initiatives and Innovations and program director for the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies at ACU Online, Dr. Self is helping students on their educational … Continued

Student Loans: A Helpful History And Look Forward

Over the last decade, student loan debt has moved closer and closer to the front of the national conversation. Even before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, commentators, politicians, and policy-makers had been raising alarms about the startling rate at which student debt was increasing—which, so far, has peaked at almost $1.7 trillion held by … Continued