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Nutrition major finds internship, calling at ACU

When Meda Bow was 12, her family moved from the U.S. to South Africa. That’s when she saw firsthand how important the science of nutrition could be. Her mother was a kinesiology professor, now retired, and her father an agricultural researcher. In South Africa, the family lived on a farm in a rural area where … Continued
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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

As a freshman, Lessly Rocha quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song and Freshman Follies and kicking off new traditions like tailgating and football at Wildcat Stadium. She joined other freshmen in Cornerstone, a first-year seminar class that sets the foundation for students’ liberal arts education at … Continued

Karla Mendoza

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. When Karla Mendoza, who graduated with a marketing degree in December, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian … Continued

ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

Abilene Christian University has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs to fund its Student Support Service Project for a five-year period from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.  The university will receive $261,888 annually to fund the work of the grant, which is designed to provide … Continued

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three … Continued

Going Back to School

Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

Is “getting a degree” on your New Year’s resolution list for 2020? It’s never been easier for adult learners to return to school than it is right now. Distance learning via online degree programs has made it possible for working professionals and those with families to pursue advanced degrees without travel, without room and board … Continued

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In fact, the experience may be so profound that they end up changing their major or become committed to making medical missions a part of their future. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry and director of … Continued

Timely MD offers high-tech medical care for students

Ever worry about your son or daughter living away from home for the first time, wondering what would happen in case of illness? The family doctor is hundreds of miles away from your child’s college campus and you’re not positive he or she fully absorbed all that information about healthcare during orientation. If your child … Continued