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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Corporate America is becoming more globally-focused than ever. As a business, considering other cultures, races, religions and beliefs provides varying perspectives, while enhancing the overall work experience. But what does diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) look like? We’ve broken down each aspect of DEI and provided ways to practice and integrate these values into your … Continued
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Is a Degree in Health and Human Performance Worth It?

More than ever, Americans are prioritizing their mental and physical health. With an increase in holistic approaches to human performance and fitness, we see a subsequent need for skilled exercise professionals. While on-the-job experience proves beneficial to sustaining a successful career, earning a degree in health and human performance provides in-depth teaching and training in … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Maxwell

Abilene, TX has been home to Dr. Karen Maxwell for as long as she remembers. From growing up with both parents serving as ACU faculty members, to becoming a faculty member herself, she can’t imagine life apart from the Wildcat community. After teaching in-person on the main campus from 2006-2015, Karen joined ACU Online where … Continued

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ACU achieves record enrollment for fourth year in a row

For the fourth consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,334 students. As was the case last year, a significant part of the enrollment increase is through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. ACU Dallas launched multiple undergraduate programs last … Continued

Pursuing Professional Development

Furthering Your Career: Pursuing Professional Development vs. Earning A Degree

The job market is as competitive as ever. In order for your resume to stand out among a selection of potential candidates, or pursue opportunities for advancement within your chosen field, additional education and training are a must. There are two options to gain this edge – taking professional development courses or obtaining a degree … Continued

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Making Your Community Healthier with a Degree Focused on Public Health

Written by Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration. Are you looking for a career that improves the lives and health of people in your community? Do you find yourself interested in any of the following questions- What steps can hospitals take to prepare and respond to natural disasters? How do health systems around the … Continued

Dr. Dena Counts

Faculty Spotlight: Dena Counts

Dena Counts is no stranger to ACU. After receiving multiple degrees both on campus and online, she furthered her Wildcat career as the assistant dean and program director of ACU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication. After 12 years, she reflects on the ways God has provided … Continued

Edmund Garcia

Student Spotlight: Edmund Garcia

Meet Edmund Garcia, military veteran, pastor, family man and first-generation college student at ACU Online. After serving his congregation in Pearland, Texas, for 12 years, Garcia realized he needed more than experience to provide counsel to his church members; he needed a degree. With the help of ACU’s undergraduate programs, he has not only gained … Continued

cybersecurity

The Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives and the rate at which individuals all over the world rely on it continues to grow. While the tech world expands, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks increases, putting crucial personal and professional information in jeopardy. Because of this, the demand for highly trained cybersecurity … Continued

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Innovation in Healthcare: ACU Master of Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is changing radically. Innovations in technology and modified legislation have resulted in a shifting landscape—one that opens up significant opportunities for leadership. A master’s degree in healthcare administration offers a high-demand, fast-growth career path. Many physicians are selling their private practices to hospitals, insurance costs are rising, and the healthcare needs of the aging … Continued