Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

Wildcats are witnesses to NFL title history

For years, Wildcats from Abilene Christian University have had far more than a front-row seat at the annual championship game staged by the National Football League. On Sunday, one of them will have a lot to do with what you see and hear when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off in Santa Clara, Calif., for […]

Category: Sports, Alumni News


DFW twisters disrupt lives of alumni families

Among the hundreds of people putting their tornado-shredded lives back together in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex are four Abilene Christian University alumni. Dr. Michael (’06 D.Min.) and Sandra (Anderson ’82) Harbour of Garland and Mike (’90) and Michelle (Kehoe ’90) Patterson of Rowlett represent families affected among the 1,800 houses and businesses damaged in the […]

Category: Alumni News


ACU Remembers: Kenneth L. Sinclair

Family, students, colleagues and other friends stopped today to remember one of Abilene Christian University’s most beloved international ambassadors. Kenneth Leroy Sinclair (’65) died unexpectedly Dec. 2, 2015, while traveling in Singapore at age 73. The former missionary-in-residence in ACU’s Halbert Institute for Missions was there to visit alumni and friends, encourage churches and officiate at a wedding, […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Ed Enzor Jr.

Dr. Edwin H. Enzor Jr. (’59 M.A.) died Nov. 30, 2015, in Abilene at age 80. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Washington, D.C., graduating from Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Va., in 1955. He earned a B.A. in history from Lipscomb University in 1957, a master’s in communication from ACU and a […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Pauline Bjorem

Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Pauline (Kung ’93) Bjorem died Nov. 15, 2015, in Dallas after a long battle with cancer. The associate professor of music was 45 years old. She was born April 2, 1970, in Penang, Malaysia, and at age 14 became the first Malaysian to attend the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in […]


Neece’s teammates rallied around him, family

Former ACU football letterman Doug Neece (’93) of Albany, Texas, will be remembered Tuesday at a memorial service in Abilene. His Wildcat teammates were a part of his family, and they made sure they didn’t wait too late to remind him of it. More than 30 of them gathered April 15 to celebrate their friendship with the 43-year […]

Category: Sports, Alumni News


Rare football game reboot set for Sunday

It takes a lot to postpone a scheduled college football game. For the first time Saturday in 57 years, the Abilene Christian University Wildcats did not play as intended, with record-breaking rainfall and flood warnings as the culprits. A two-day downpour in Central Texas has dumped upwards of 20 inches of rain in places such as Corsicana. […]


10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the […]


Religion and diplomacy do mix, Casey explains

It’s not often a career theologian finds work in the U.S. State Department, much less credits former Abilene Christian University professors for inspiration, but Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) is not the typical government employee. On leave from his academic post at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Optimist sportswriter works for John Kerry in the State Department’s […]


April Anthony honored by health executives

Former Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony continues to earn accolades for her business success and leadership. The Dallas resident recently received the sixth annual Innovator Award from the Healthcare Leaders Conference, an event attended by the top venture and private equity investors and CEOs from healthcare services and health information technology sectors. It “recognizes outstanding operating executives, who as CEOs have […]

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