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Nancy

Student Spotlight: Nancy Ofoegbu

Nancy Ofoegbu has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. She knew enrolling in a Master of Business Administration program at ACU Online would be a perfect fit for a hard-working, ambitious person like herself. She expected to receive an advanced degree that would equip her with the necessary knowledge and expertise to refine and grow her … Continued
Will Beasley

ACU names new chief of staff for president’s office

Will Beasley began work as chief of staff for the president’s office at Abilene Christian University July 11. He will work alongside Suzanne Allmon, senior advisor to the president, until her retirement in May 2023.  The chief of staff role, renamed from the previous term of “senior advisor to the president,” is responsible for the … Continued

Burnout and Stress: Mental Health Crisis Hits America’s Healthcare Workers

The American mental health crisis affects everybody. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a simmering systemic issue to a boiling point. Rising levels of depression and anxiety impact large portions of our population within every category of age, race, and class—but one group hit particularly hard by this trend is healthcare workers. In fact, mental health burnout … Continued

Garner

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Catherine Garner

A Calling, Not Just a Job Dr. Catherine Garner never slows down. Whether mentoring ACU Online’s nursing students, traveling to every single county of Tennessee for a Senate campaign, building one of the nation’s first online nursing programs, leading a large multi-campus clinic system at the height of the crack epidemic or helping launch a … Continued

Jarrett

Student Spotlight: Jarrett Jacobs

The role models of our formative years directly impact our development as individuals, for better or for worse. Realizing this reality, ACU alumni Jarrett Jacobs saw a need to advocate for adolescents and teens to help change the negative narratives through conflict management. Learn how his experience in our online Master of Arts in Conflict … Continued

Linda

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Gibson

ACU Online’s BSN to DNP and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program director, Dr. Linda Gibson has dedicated her life to the field of nursing. From tending to patients in the hospital to educating the next generation of healthcare heroes, Dr. Gibson brings rich knowledge and leadership to what she terms “a life-long profession.” Read … Continued

At May Commencement in 1987, Dr. Charlie Marler was named ACU’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

ACU Remembers: Dr. Charlie H. “Doc” Marler

Dr. Charlie H. “Doc” Marler (’55), revered professor emeritus of journalism and mass communication, and influential historian who taught and mentored Abilene Christian University students for 58 years, died May 27, 2022, in Abilene, Texas, following a short illness. He was 89. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31, from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors … Continued

ACU ties record with three Fulbright grantees

Three Abilene Christian University students will live, work and learn abroad next school year as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. ACU had nine students qualify as semi-finalists this year, a record number, and three were named finalists, tying the … Continued

Brad East

Dr. Brad East named ACU’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Brad East is assistant professor of theology, and he’s known since high school he wanted to be just that. Now, only five years into his dream job, he’s earned the honor of Abilene Christian University’s Teacher of the Year for 2022. “The very idea that I could read, write and teach about theology for … Continued

Master of Education in Higher Education

Why Should You Get a Master of Education in Higher Education?

The last two years have been a watershed moment for higher education. Mounting demographic changes, a staggering worldwide pandemic, and uncertain institutional responses to these realities have produced an unparalleled volatile situation for contemporary higher education. Individuals and institutions who want to navigate these choppy waters need nerve, grit, and a pioneering sensibility. Luckily, ACU … Continued