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Dr. Lynn Anderson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Dr. Robert Lynn Anderson (’90 D.Min.), beloved evangelist and mentor of ministers around the world, and Abilene Christian University’s first doctoral graduate, died May 12, 2022, at age 85. Anderson was born Sept. 22, 1936, in a farming and ranching community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from high school at Western Christian College, he … Continued

ACU Remembers: Roy Shake

Memorial services today will celebrate the life of longtime ACU biology faculty member Roy Eugene Shake, who died April 3, 2022, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89.  Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601) for a service that will also be … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Terry Childers

Dr. Terry Lee Childers (’74), a pioneering alumnus and former trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 8, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 68. A memorial service will be held Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601). Childers was born Dec. 31, 1952, … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. William E. Wright

Dr. William E. “Bill” Wright (’51), professor emeritus of accounting and finance, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. His body is being donated to science. He was born Dec. … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Michael Sadler

Dr. Michael Ervin Sadler, former Abilene Christian University faculty member, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene at age 73. A memorial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Ministry Activity Center at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. 16th St., Abilene, Texas 79601), and visitation with his family will be Friday from 6-8 … Continued

Shirley and Bob are the namesakes of ACU’s Hunter Welcome Center, which opened in 2009. (Photo by Jeremy Enlow)

ACU Remembers: Shirley Hunter

Shirley Margaret Long Hunter, namesake with her husband of Abilene Christian University’s Bob and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center, died June 12, 2021, at age 88 in Abilene, Texas, after a long illness. A celebration of her life is planned for Aug. 6, 2021, at the Hunter Welcome Center on ACU’s campus. She was born April … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Benny Gallaway

Former longtime history professor Benny Paul Gallaway died May 1, 2021, in Abilene at age 92. Visitation with family will be Friday, May 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Home (733 Butternut Street, Abilene, Texas 79601). A family graveside service will be held May 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Dublin, Texas. Gallaway was born … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Larry Bradshaw

Dr. Larry Bradshaw (’65), longtime Abilene Christian University professor and founding general manager of National Public Radio affiliate KACU-FM, died March 17, 2021, in Abilene, after an extended illness. He was 77. A visitation with family will be Sunday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors, (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). The family … Continued

ACU Remembers: Don Drennan

Donald “Don” Drennan (’58), longtime Abilene Christian University administrator, Abilene City Council member and community servant, died Feb. 3, 2021, at age 85 following an extended illness. Services honoring his life are planned Sunday at 1 p.m. at ACU’s Beauchamp Amphitheatre. A visitation with family will be Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors … Continued

Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of Brownsville said June 3, 2020, at the funeral of Rio Grande Valley native son Bobby Joe Morrow (’58) that he will introduce a resolution in January when the Texas legislature convenes in Austin to honor the Abilene Christian University graduate who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympic … Continued