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ACU students fill their summer serving, learning around the world

Summer has come to an end, and the ACU campus is again bustling with activity. While some students took time off to relax with their families, many Wildcats spent their summer serving and learning. Here are just a few of the activities our students engaged in over the summer, ranging from international mission trips to … Continued

Katelyn Cole, The Bookcase Beauty

Third-grade teacher becomes inadvertent Instagram influencer

By day, Katelyn (McLarty ’14) Cole is an elementary school teacher, wrangling third-graders for the Northwest ISD in Fort Worth, Texas. But in her off time, the ACU alumna has become a popular Instagram influencer with more than 60,000 followers who share her passion for books. An avid reader – she made her way through … Continued

The wild history of ACU’s mascot

You all know Willie the Wildcat, but did you know ACU’s first mascot was an actual, live cat? In 1923, Sam Cox of Ozona, Texas, donated a young bobcat that had been captured on his ranch near the banks of the Devil’s River to become the university’s first Wildcat mascot. Bob Thomas made his debut … Continued

Pandemic adds twist to alumna’s job with Clinical Trials of Texas

Cindi (Patterson ’86) Nellis had a full-circle moment when she received her COVID-19 vaccine in December. The inoculation represented her work since April as senior director of marketing and recruitment at Clinical Trials of Texas (CTT), one of the many groups conducting patient trials for the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. “It was really a moving moment,” … Continued

Former FBI agent heads new online criminal justice program at ACU

Brenda McAdoo has spent the last 24 years on a mission: to protect the American people from criminals here and terrorists abroad. As a special agent and crisis negotiator with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, she investigated and brought justice to crimes against children, violent crime, organized crime, and international kidnapping. So after retiring from … Continued