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Bill and Janet Montgomery, founders of Just Mercy in Haiti

Alumni couple's nonprofit focuses on helping Haiti

Bill (’76) and Janet (Wilson ’74) Montgomery started their nonprofit, Just Mercy, in 2010 after an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. With 1.5 million people displaced, Bill took his background in construction, mechanics, farming and gardening to the impoverished country. Since then the nonprofit has grown, and with the help of others, … Continued
Jennifer Allen, founder of Aspergers101, at a press conference.

Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

All parents worry about their teens driving, but parents of children with autism face special concerns. An autistic teen pulled over for a traffic violation or involved in a car accident may not be able to make himself or herself understood and an atypical demeanor may cause concern for law officers. Jennifer (England ’85) Allen, … Continued

Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

Jennifer (England ’85) Allen has worn many hats in the world of communication since she graduated from ACU, but her current job as executive director of Aspergers101 is closest to her heart. She formed the nonprofit organization to provide resources related to high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome after learning her oldest son had the condition. … Continued

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, Dr. Barry Packer (’78) and Kay (Coleman ’62) Skelton

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

When historians look back on the tenures of Abilene Christian University board chairs named Packer, the list of accomplishments will be significant. At meetings this past weekend, the role as chair of ACU’s Board of Trustees changed hands, from Dr. Barry Packer (’78) to April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Packer and his dad, the late Dr. … Continued

Eagles still look to Wilbert in NFL playoff crunch time

It’s been 37 years since the Philadelphia Eagles turned to an Abilene Christian University football legend to help them reach the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, they did it again. Both moves turned out pretty well. Wilbert Montgomery (’77) was one of the honorary captains – along with Brian Dawkins – chosen by the team … Continued

Parker uses business acumen to help the homeless

Molly Parker (’07) earned a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders but found her calling as an entrepreneur whose business provides an income for her family but also helps the homeless.  Molly began Graceful Remedies in February of 2014 out of a passion for organic home and personal care products. The parent company now has … Continued

Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

In a move that took her from Abilene Christian University to the bustling streets of New York City, theatre graduate Ally (Bonneau ’14) Beans has stepped from her spotlight on stage to a career behind the scenes. In April, Ally joined her former boss, casting director Daryl Eisenberg, to form their own company. Eisenberg/Beans Casting … Continued

Dewby Ray

ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

Abilene Christian University campus icon Louise (Adams ’50) “Dewby” Ray died Dec. 26, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 89. Two memorial services will

The ‘Lunch Bunch’: Class of ’55 ladies haven’t lost touch

Bernice (Bourland ’55) Scott knew it had been too long. When she and her classmates reconnected at their 45th class reunion in spring 2001, she resolved not to lose touch with them again. A little less than a year later, she and six of her friends met for lunch in the back room of Abilene’s … Continued

Tony Ash

ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, an Abilene Christian University theology professor whose lectures on C.S. Lewis and biblical teachings brought Christianity to life for thousands of students, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Abilene at age 86.