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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

Last years' Gutenberg recipients at the 30th annual Gutenberg Celebration.

31st annual Gutenberg celebration set for homecoming weekend

The 31st annual Gutenberg celebration for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Hunter Welcome Center on the campus of Abilene Christian University to honor outstanding alumni of the department. This year’s recipients are: Preston Watkins (’12), Sales Director at WebMD in New York … Continued

David D. Halbert honorary doctorate

ACU awards honorary doctorate to David D. Halbert

As part of Commencement exercises Saturday, May 13, Abilene Christian University presented David D. Halbert with an honorary doctorate. Halbert is the chairman, founder and CEO of Caris Life Sciences, a pioneering precision medicine company that helps patients receive better quality care through access to individualized medicine. With more than 40 years of experience, and … Continued