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Emily Howe (’20) | Chemistry

Emily Howe thought she had her life planned out. She was all set to pursue her studies as a musician, arriving at ACU on a music scholarship and playing violin with the ACU orchestra. Her plans changed, however, after she injured her shoulder one Christmas break. Emily could no longer play the violin. That meant … Continued

Lauren Skelton (’17) | Biology

Lauren Skelton can’t pick a favorite ACU experience – there are too many. “From sitting awestruck in Dr. Rebecca Hunter’s lecture in Biology I class, to cracking jokes in Dr. Perry Reeves’ chemistry lab, to squishing germy marshmallows in Dr. Jennifer Huddleston’s microbiology course, I have loved every minute of my education,” says the senior … Continued

Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

Abbey Moses used to tell her friends she’d never go to college. As a teenager, she traveled to Africa and South America on mission trips, even flying to Bolivia – by herself – at 16 to work in an orphanage. She was already finding ways to experience and better the world, she thought, so why … Continued

Cydnee Baker (’16) | Math Education

Cydnee Baker loves teaching math ­– especially to sixth-graders. Yes, you read that right. That job might sound like a nightmare to some people, but to Cydnee, it’s a calling. She loves math, and she isn’t daunted by the challenges that come with the life of a teacher, no matter the subject or age of … Continued

Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

Andrew Bullard considers himself more of a sidekick than a leading man — more Donald O’Connor than Gene Kelly, to use one of his favorite movies, Singin’ in the Rain, as an example. But he’s selling himself short. The junior theatre major from Colleyville exudes a light from within, his passion for his craft so … Continued

Ty “Rowdy” Riggins (’20) | Advertising/Public Relations

The opening of Wildcat Stadium kicks off a new era for ACU, and Ty “Rowdy” Riggins is all in. The sophomore from Abilene is getting hands-on experience for his advertising/public relations major by serving as a student Gameday director and helping plan ACU’s inaugural football season in the new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. He’s … Continued

Colton Rosseau (’19) | Kinesiology

When a new class of freshmen and transfer students began their ACU journeys this fall, Colton Rosseau was ready. The junior kinesiology major from Abilene, Texas, is a member of the student servant-leadership group Lynay. As the group’s new members introduced themselves in Fall 2017, Colton made sure to let them know they had a … Continued

Jonathan Raitz (’18) | Convergence Journalism

Jonathan Raitz came to college ready to grow, and at ACU, he found fertile soil. The senior convergence journalism major from Bandera, Texas, found mentors and friends, an inspiring peer group and welcoming spiritual community, getting involved in social club, serving as a Wildcat Week leader and writing for The Optimist. “ACU is the kind of … Continued

Vanessa Gonzalez (’18) | Speech-Language Pathology

Vanessa Gonzalez didn’t find a major at ACU; she found a calling. That’s more than the senior from Spring Branch, Texas, anticipated back in high school, when a friend of hers told her about ACU. With two older siblings and a mother who was single at the time, a four-year university seemed out of reach … Continued

Tony Maldonado (’19) | Accounting and Finance

Antonio “Tony” Maldonado is busy. Actually, that’s putting it mildly. The junior accounting and finance double-major (with Dean’s Honor Roll grades) works part time at H-E-B Grocery to help pay for school. He’s also an active member of the men’s social club Gamma Sigma Phi, volunteers with an outreach ministry through Hillcrest Church of Christ … Continued