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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

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4 Ways to Improve Communication While Working Remotely

Effective communication is key to making any business successful, but is even more crucial when working remotely. Since 2009, the number of virtual employees has grown 159%, with 16% of companies worldwide now 100% remote. As companies continue to shift to a culture that provides “work from home” flexibility, communication will play an even larger … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bryan Patterson

As a born leader, Dr. Bryan Patterson discovered early on in life that his passion is to be an agent of change in the communities in which he serves. From first-generation college student to dissertation chair and adjunct professor for ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, Bryan has seen first-hand how education … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Wardell Mayfield

From serving in the Security Forces and Air Force to helping his wife Christine homeschool five children to working as a deacon in his church—Wardell Mayfield has lived a busy, full life. But, when chronic back pain forced him to take an early medical retirement from the military in 2020, Wardell knew a massive pivot … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Wanamaker

Meet Stephanie Wanamaker, ACU Online’s assistant professor and director for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. From student to program director, Stephanie has fused her love of understanding others with her passion for education to impact students and prepare them for careers in psychology. As a previous online student herself, Wanamaker understands what resources … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Dr. Shecarra Cook

It was a presentation that changed the trajectory of Shecarra Cook’s life. She didn’t know it at the time, though. It was 2012; and Shecarra was in San Antonio, Texas for a nurse practitioner conference with some of her nursing colleagues and friends. She’d just started as a nurse at Baylor Scott & White Family … Continued