Former longtime Hardin-Simmons University president and chancellor Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher died today at age 87. Presidents of Abilene’s three church-related universities – ACU, HSU and McMurry – have shared unique and often close kinship through the years. Fletcher certainly endeared himself to Abilene Christian University executive leaders. This photo of ACU’s ninth president, Dr. William J. Teague … Continued
Dr. Charles Wade Nelson, Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of music and renowned bass-baritone vocalist who performed concerts around the world, died June 1 at age 92 in Denton, Texas. Plans for a private family memorial service are pending. He was born March 13, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from the University of … Continued
Ruby Beatrice “Betty” (Tomkins) Whiteside, who served as administrative assistant to four Abilene Christian University presidents, died Jan. 31, 2018, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89. She was born May 1, 1928, in London, England, and graduated at the top of her Pitman Business College class at age 15. At age 20, Betty’s mother encouraged … Continued
Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee Donald Richard Conder (’56) died Jan. 29, 2018, at age 82 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born April 12, 1935, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated in 1952 from Little Rock High School, where he excelled in track and field, winning numerous state titles. He met Sue Hufstedler (’59) … Continued
Jan (Jordan ’70) Hailey, former Greek instructor at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 2, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She was 69.
Former Abilene Christian University faculty member Barbara Jeanne (Morlan ’45) Gray died Oct. 13, 2017, in Abilene at age 91. A memorial service was held earlier today at University Church of Christ where she was a longtime member.
Longtime Abilene Christian University benefactor Katherine “Kay” Elaine (Dollar ’49) McGlothlin died Oct. 9, 2017, in Abilene at age 90. A memorial service
Enjoy highlights from the Summer-Fall 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine, including the cover story about country music artist Aaron Watson.
Aaron Watson (’00) is singing up a storm on the cover of the new Summer-Fall 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine, which mailed this week. From performing at the Grand Ole Opry, to headlining major concerts, to growing a worldwide fan base, Watson is an act the country music business can’t ignore. Watson may have hit the big time, … Continued