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Chestnut will be an English Second Language intern at the International Rescue Committee this summer.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Brahlee Chesnut and Emily Mazar

Two English majors at Abilene Christian University are spending their summers in Abilene integrating coursework with practical, hands-on experience through the Language and Literature Internship online course. Brahlee Chesnut, a junior English major from Midland, is interning as an English as a Second Language instructor for the International Rescue Committee in Abilene, and Emily Mazar, … Continued
Matthew Trow, junior financial management major from The Woodlands, will be an intern for SHOP Companies this summer in their Houston office.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Matthew Trow

Matthew Trow, junior financial management major at Abilene Christian University from The Woodlands, is gaining real estate and sales experience as an intern for SHOP Companies this summer in their Houston office. Last summer, Trow was a summer associate at the Howard Hughes Corporation, a real estate company selling to businesses and other large corporations. … Continued

Joan Lavaki

Q&A with May 2023 graduate

Joan Lavaki graduated from Abilene Christian University in May with a degree in ministry and vocation and will attend Yale Divinity School in the fall. What drew you to your major in ministry and vocation? I was actually a vocal music education major before I became a ministry and vocation major. I thought that music … Continued

Schwarz will join the School of Nursing on their upcoming mission trip to Rwanda Children in Ntarama, Rwanda.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Andrea Sewell and Elizabeth Schwarz

Elizabeth Schwarz, a sophomore nursing major from Dallas, and Andrea Sewell, a sophomore nursing major from Columbus, Indiana, will spend a portion of their summer break furthering their nursing and intercultural skills through the Abilene Christian University’s School of Nursing trip to Ntarama, Rwanda, this summer. Schwarz and Sewell will serve at Rwanda Children, a … Continued


Student Spotlight: Maggie Walters

With a 4.0 GPA and plans to graduate in May 2023, Maggie Walters is a stellar scholar of precision medicine. But she’s more than that—Maggie is a joyful servant, whose interest in the field of precision flows from an eagerness to help diagnose, detect, and halt cancer for suffering patients in the world. A proud … Continued


Student Spotlight: Asma Anwar

The beauty of the journey toward achieving one’s educational goals is simple; each is different, unique, and distinct to them. There is no mold, framework, or even roadmap for how life is supposed to be. And that’s definitely true for students like Dr. Asma Anwar. From moving across oceans to forming a family to pursuing … Continued


Student Spotlight: Chandler Delmas

Amid chaos, one thing holds true for Chandler Delmas – God is always in control, and life is never what you might expect. Finishing up her last few courses in the Master of Business Administration program, Chandler not only brings fresh perspectives to what it means to be a woman in business but also how … Continued


Student Spotlight: Annette Watts

For students like Annette Watts, gaining an education goes beyond the title or degree. It hits something deeper and more satisfying – a personal goal to inspire others that it’s never too late to return to school. Having completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with ACU Online, Annette was eager to continue her education and … Continued

Brendan Gipson, sophomore computer science major from Owasso, Oklahoma, interned in the Information Technology Department at Cherokee Nation Businesses this past summer.

Computer science major uses skills to reconnect with family heritage

As Abilene Christian University lives out its mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world, internships are a practical way for students to put that into practice. Brendan Gipson, sophomore computer science major from Owasso, Oklahoma, seized an opportunity last summer as an information technology intern at Cherokee Nation Businesses in … Continued


Student Spotlight: Sarah Gerke

Therapy is more than just chit-chat; it’s about the relationship and bond built with someone willing and eager to listen. That ‘someone’ is someone like Sarah Gerke. From teaching elementary kids to running a camp, Sarah is a busy woman with a calming spirit. Full-time mom, wife, and now student, she has always found a … Continued