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ACU Remembers: Dr. Clyde Austin

Dr. Clyde Neal Austin (’53), the Robert and Mary Ann Hall Chair and professor emeritus of psychology at Abilene Christian University, died March 7, 2014, in Abilene following an illness. The renowned expert on the study of cross-cultural re-entry was 82 years old. A memorial service will be held April 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Abilene’s University Church … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Roger Gee

Dr. Roger D. Gee (’53), who had two distinguished careers in education – in public schools and at Abilene Christian University – died Jan. 26, 2014, in Abilene at age 81. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in Abilene at Hillcrest Church of Christ, with a private burial afterward at Texas State … Continued

ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

Bobby Morrow (’58) has deservedly received accolades too numerous to count for his performances on the track at Abilene Christian University in the 1950s. But he ran with other talented Wildcats on the multiple world record relay teams that made headlines. One of them was Bill Woodhouse (’59), who died yesterday at age 77 in … Continued

ACU Remembers: Leon Reese

Civic and church leader Wyllis Leon Reese (’41), who was inducted to the Abilene Christian University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, died June 28 at age 92. His memorial service was yesterday in Abilene. Long after his own athletics exploits were over as an Abilene Christian University basketball star – he pioneered the one-hand … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dee Nutt

Dee Nutt (’50), a legendary figure in the history of men’s basketball at Abilene Christian University, died yesterday in Tyler, Texas at age 84. A standout player for the Wildcats, he led his team in scoring three straight years (1947-48, 1948-49 and 1949-50), and to the Texas Conference championship each of the four years he … Continued

Beloved coach, teacher Willard Tate dies

Late Friday night, former ACU basketball coach and communications department faculty member Willard Tate died at age 74 after a struggle with cancer. The news was noted on ACU’s Facebook fan page, and comments from former students and friends are pouring in with personal memories of one of Abilene Christian’s most beloved people of the past four … Continued