Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

U.S. Senate confirms Pitman as federal judge

Abilene Christian University graduate Robert Pitman (’85), who has been serving as a U.S. attorney, was recently confirmed by the Senate as federal judge of the Western District of Texas, a lifetime position in San Antonio. President Barack Obama nominated Pitman in June 2014 to fill a role vacant since 2008, when W. Royal Furgeson Jr. retired […]


ACU Remembers: William R. Waugh

William R. Waugh (’59), a talented artist and innovative businessman who founded and developed successful Taco Bueno, Casa Bonita, Casa Viva, Crystal’s Pizza, and Burger Street restaurants across the Southwest, passed away Jan. 20, 2015, in Dallas, Texas, at age 79. A memorial service will be held at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home (7405 W. Northwest Highway, […]


Hawkins, Smiley bring comedy to campus

Two of the nation’s most popular “clean” comedians will bring their high-energy humor to Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum on Feb. 28 when Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley (’94) perform in concert at 7 p.m. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for Abilene Christian Schools that is sponsored by ACU, Arrow Ford and Chick-fil-A. General admission, group and premium […]


Hot-shooting Wildcats ready for CBS telecast

On the eve of its biggest home game in years, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team is grateful what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. Scuffling along with a 4-6 record in late December after road losses to Tulsa, California-Riverside, Houston, Loyola-Chicago and Boise State, few fans expected head coach Joe Golding’s team to do much more than […]


ACU Remembers: Judy Beauchamp

Ermon Pearl “Judy” (Jones ’41) Beauchamp, one of the namesakes of a landmark amphitheatre at Abilene Christian University, died Jan. 9, 2015, in Abilene, at age 96. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at University Church of Christ in Abilene, where the couple were longtime members. She was born April 6, 1918, […]

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ACU Remembers: Wayne Holt

Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee Wayne Holt (’56) died Jan. 2, 2015, at age 81. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas (1924 Broadway Street, Lubbock, TX 79401), with visitation at 1:30 p.m. He was born May 6, 1933, in […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

Dr. Bennett B. Hutchinson (’63), former longtime Abilene Christian University professor of chemistry, died Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., at age 72. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027). A memorial service in Abilene is being planned for a later date. Hutchinson […]


ACU Remembers: Colby McDaniel

Colby Elizabeth McDaniel, a 19-year-old freshman at Abilene Christian University, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service was held yesterday at Altamesa Church of Christ, her hometown congregation in Fort Worth. She was born Oct. 12, 1995, and graduated in 2014 from Southwest Christian School, where she was a talented […]


Still time to enroll in ACU’s Preaching Seminar

It’s Christmas but there is still room at the inn for your favorite preacher to attend Abilene Christian University’s first Preaching Seminar Jan. 8-10 on campus in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. The enrollment fee is only $75 and includes four meals and all seminar materials. Sponsored by ACU’s Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, the three-day […]


ACU Remembers: Clint Howeth

Clinton Everett Howeth (’52), former longtime director of admissions and placement at Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 17, 2014, in Glen Rose, Texas, at age 84. He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Glen Rose, where he also graduated from high school in 1948. Howeth earned a degree in agriculture from ACU the same year […]

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