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Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at ACU’s Dallas campus in Addison, Texas, in August to celebrate Katie Coldwell (’00), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Coldwell’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes at Southwest Airlines, where she serves as communications director, but the journey she has taken … Continued

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate … Continued

Helga Sierra

Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

In Honduras where contemporary and realistic traditional art is the normal, Helga Sierra (’12) has surprised the market with her abstract creations. “There’s not a lot of art education here, which has been one of the main hurdles with doing abstract art,” Helga said. “Here people are used to seeing portraits or landscapes, and if … Continued

Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

      Achieving your dreams is never a straight path, and Jennifer (Fuentes ’06) Harmel, creator of A People Party Productions, has traveled a winding road as her business has grown from a single pop-up market to a full-on marketing tool for businesses. Jen started her business in 2013. At the time, she was … Continued

Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he assists with … Continued

Wildcats, Rangers fans gather for ACU Night at the Ballpark

    Nearly 900 Abilene Christian University and Texas Rangers fans turned out last night for the annual Arlington version of ACU Night at the Ballpark. The home team rallied big in the ninth inning but fell short, 12-11, against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.   Men’s basketball coach Joe Golding (’99) threw the game’s ceremonial … Continued

Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

The ACU community broke a record for the university’s third Day of Giving on April 9: ACU received more than 1,000 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $268,000 to help current students. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its history. “We are thrilled to have … Continued

Hannah Grassie

Speech-language alumna creates online help for Parkinson’s patients

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and probably no one in the country is observing it in a more dramatic way than ACU alumna Hannah (Orozco ’08) Grassie. On April 1 – no fooling – Hannah launched a private telemedicine practice to offer one-on-one therapy sessions with PD patients via a confidential video conference. Hannah’s … Continued