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Dr. Phil speaks to ACU friends, donors at Dallas event

A group of Abilene Christian University friends and leaders gathered with television personality and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Phil McGraw at a recent event in Dallas. Dr. Phil Schubert (’91), ACU president, interviewed McGraw for an audience of ACU alumni and university leaders on topics including the role of Christians in society, media … Continued

ACU awards honorary degree to longtime supporter Kay Onstead

Abilene Christian University recently presented Kay Onstead with an honorary Doctor of Science at a private ceremony in Houston.  The degree was awarded for her contributions to the university and society, said Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president. “Kay’s extraordinary contributions to ACU continue to inspire the generosity of our community,” Schubert said. “I’m thankful for … Continued

ACU to confer degrees, honors at May Commencement

ACU will award 840 degrees this weekend in three Commencement ceremonies taking place at Moody Coliseum Friday and Saturday. The Friday, May 10, ceremony at 7 p.m. will award 246 master’s and 53 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 11, 541 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Undergraduate … Continued

ACU adds new trustees to governing board

Abilene Christian University added two new members to its Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 28. Kate (Petty ’91) Dalton graduated from ACU with a degree in accounting, and she worked in Texas and Connecticut as a CPA and a financial analyst before moving to part-time work with her own accounting business while raising two children … Continued

ACU Remembers: Don W. Hood

Don Wade Hood (’55), former Abilene Christian University track and field head coach whose athletes won national championships, set world records and achieved Olympic success, died Feb. 9, 2024, in Abilene, Texas, at age 90. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Elliott Hamil Funeral Home (5701 U.S. … Continued

ACU Remembers: Barbara Bates

Longtime benefactor and former Abilene Christian University trustee Barbara Jo Allan “Barbie” Bates (’61) died Jan. 6, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas, at age 85. A Celebration of Life service will be held Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, followed by a reception. She was born Dec. 19, 1938, … Continued

Rolando Diaz

Revelation’s horses featured in Diaz’s upcoming Abilene exhibit

His largest painted mural is in Abilene, and his largest canvas, too. So it made sense to Rolando Diaz (’79) to bring his most popular retrospective exhibit from Dallas to his alma mater’s hometown as well. The latter happens Jan. 12 through Feb. 24, 2024, when “The Horses of Revelation,” an exhibit by the internationally … Continued

Barrow inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

As an Abilene Christian student, Lance Barrow (’77) would leave on the weekends to cover NFL games and golf tournaments with legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall, and then he would have to race back to Abilene to be back on campus for his classes on Mondays. Before he even crossed the Commencement stage, Barrow had already … Continued

Landon Saunders

ACU Remembers: Landon Saunders

Beloved evangelist Dr. Landon Brady Saunders (’23 L.H.D.) of Norwich, Vermont, the namesake of a new academic center at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 14, 2023, at age 86. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2024, at Light of the World Church of Christ in Dallas.  He was born … Continued

Ray Hansen

ACU Remembers: Ray Hansen

Longtime ACU trustee Ray Victor Hansen (’53), 91, died Oct. 29, 2023, in College Station, Texas.  A funeral service took place there today. A burial service is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abilene’s Texas State Veterans Cemetery (7457 W. Lake Road, Abilene, Texas 79601). He was born March 5, 1932, in Stamford, … Continued