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Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. The first ever Social Enterprise Consulting class traveled to Costa Rica during spring break with Dr. Laura (Cleek ’88) Phillips … Continued
Dr. James Prather with iHeart Media logo.

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Ten years ago, Dr. James Prather (’14) would have never guessed that God would lead him to the classroom. Today, he enjoys teaching courses in both computer science and Old Testament, has received numerous student-voted awards such as Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year, continues working with students on ground-breaking research projects, … Continued

Criminal justice professor featured on crime documentary

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, but he got them anyway. His students weren’t prepared for what they were about to see one day in class when Delony directed their eyes to the projection screen. Soon, a new episode of … Continued

Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, dean of the College of Education and Human Services

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and … Continued

Oglesby enjoys mountaintops whether at work or play

    Robert Oglesby (’81) likes viewing life from the seat of a fast moving Harley or atop a 14,000-foot mountain peak. He likes taking risks. And that makes him a perfect fit with his chosen avocation – youth ministry. Mentoring, guiding and developing young people is definitely a high-risk undertaking, but one that Oglesby … Continued

Jeanene Reese

Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

Whether counseling students in her office, leading ACU’s Center for Women in Christian Service, or uplifting women missionaries and Christian leaders around the world, Dr. Jeanene Reese (’74) is answering God’s beckoning. “My call is to be a faithful woman serving in the opportunities God has given me,” she said. And those opportunities are many. … Continued

Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

One of the student comments that led to Dr. Rodney Ashlock’s selection as ACU’s 2018 Teacher of the Year must have been especially pleasing. When the award was presented in May, several of the comments were read, but one may stick with Ashlock forever. “He is supportive of all students, recognizes their success publicly, remembers … Continued

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

A young Jerry Taylor spent a lot of time wrestling with the same question over and over, “Why me?” An older Dr. Jerry Taylor finally got his answer. “I now understand why,” he said, sitting in his office in ACU’s Biblical Studies Building. Taylor discovered his “why” through years of questioning – and listening. He … Continued