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Fritter the K9 in his miniature patrol car

Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

What started as an April Fool’s joke between interior design professor Kelly (Kercheval ’09) Mann and ACU’s apple-fritter-loving police chief Jimmy Ellison has tongues (and tails) wagging across campus a year later. A miniature Schnauzer, dubbed Fritter the K9 and owned by Mann, has taken her place as an official ambassador for the ACU Police … Continued

New issue explores ACU’s growing national reputation

ACU Today’s new Fall-Winter 2020 issue is anchored by a sprawling 24-page cover story diving into “An Emerging National University,” and it begins hitting mailboxes this weekend. Dr. Cheryl Mann Bacon (’76) authors the lead story, which looks behind the scenes at the university’s intentionally strategic growth in recent years and how it dovetails with the unprecedented recognition ACU received in the … Continued

ACU football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

With fireworks booming, fans cheering and the Big Purple blasting another tune into the September night sky, football returned home to the Hill in a big way last fall. It never left, you might say, and you’d be correct … in a way. For the past half century or so, ACU games were held and … Continued

April Anthony Award

2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year: April Anthony

Genuine. That’s the word colleagues and business associates use to describe April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, the entrepreneur who never planned to be one. Anthony has had a big year. In 2017, Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the company she founded and leads, was named No. 1 in The Dallas Morning News’ Top Places to Work … Continued

Anthony kids know their CEO-mom’s balancing act, and approve

Working moms sometimes face unfounded assumptions about what their kids missed when business priorities beckoned. April believes that with the help of a supportive spouse and “some inherently great kids,” the Anthonys overcame those limitations. “I think the kids are actually better prepared for life as a result of the lessons they learned from a … Continued

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year: Serge Gasore

    The Catholic Church where Serge Gasore (’09) saw his grandmother die, among some 5,000 others, is now a memorial site. You can visit the Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre in Ntarama, Rwanda, and see the bones of Tutsis murdered by their Hutu neighbors, friends and family members. You can visit a place that saw … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Greg Feasel

    Greg Feasel (’81), a rather tall transfer student from central California, was struggling in classes at ACU, which earned him a visit to the office of Dr. Dwain Hart in Fall 1977. Hart, professor and chair of health, P.E. and recreation at the time, was a kind man. He also was a direct … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Sharon Epps

Sharon (Johnston ’84) Epps has a passion for helping women manage their money well. “Good business management principles are biblical principles,” says Epps, a cofounder of Women Doing Well and president of Kinetic Consultants. Throughout her career, Epps has worked to help churches, organizations and families handle their finances with generosity and wisdom. Over the … Continued

2018 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Branden Gibson

For a restaurant chain that doesn’t sell wings, Chick-fil-A represents a business leadership opportunity that has given Branden Gibson (’04) a set of his own, something the former ACU financial management major is taking full advantage of in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Needing a break from school by the time he graduated, Gibson took … Continued