Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

Brantlys begin national book tour in NYC

One of the busiest weeks in the lives of Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly begins today in New York City where the two Abilene Christian University graduates begin a national book tour. Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic is released Tuesday, July 21, a year to […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. David K. Lewis

Dr. David Kenneth Lewis (’73), former assistant professor of Bible and director of Abilene Christian University’s Center for Adolescent Studies, died July 10, 2015, in Grapevine at age 66. A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Lake Highlands Church (9919 McCree Road, Dallas, Texas 75238). He was born Nov. 23, 1948, […]


Fans flock to ACU at the Ballpark Night

More than 700 Abilene Christian University fans of all ages cheered for new director of athletics Lee De Leon and stayed until the bottom of the 11th inning to celebrate a Texas Rangers win Thursday night at the fifth annual ACU at the Ballpark Night in Arlington. De Leon threw the ceremonial first pitch at Globe Life […]


Smiley headlines conference honoring Olbricht

Dr. Thomas H. Olbricht won’t be present but the 35th annual Christian Scholars’ Conference beginning Wednesday at Abilene Christian University still bears his name and reflects his enthusiasm for biblical research. “Tom is the academic renaissance man, with a Ph.D. in rhetoric, an M.Div. from Harvard and substantive scholarship in Restoration history,” said conference director Dr. David Fleer […]


Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Known throughout the Southwest for their generosity, Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber became the recipients today of one of Abilene Christian University’s highest accolades: an honorary doctorate. Each of the Harbers were presented today with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated through lives of selfless service to others. A citation […]


Blasingame tournament scheduled for June 1

Rachel Blasingame was not a golfer but more than 140 students have benefited from scholarships created by a tournament raising funds in her name, helping them attend the university she planned to graduate from one day. The 12th annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held June 1 benefiting the Rachel Blasingame Endowed Scholarship at Abilene Christian […]

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ACU Remembers: Bill Hart

Award-winning sportswriter Bill F. Hart (’52), who wrote about Abilene Christian University athletics for decades while forging a storied newspaper career in West Texas, died April 21 at age 83 in Baird, Texas. A memorial service for Hart will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Baird Church of Christ (Interstate 20 and F.M. 2047), with internment at […]

Category: Alumni News, Sports


10 Questions with Opry-bound Zane Williams

A native of Abilene, Zane Williams (’99) nearly gave up his dreams of a music career, nine years after pursuing it in Nashville, Tenn, following graduation. After a return to Texas, his instinctive feel for songwriting began to open doors. His poignant album title cut, “Hurry Home,” won the $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year honor in the John […]


ACU Remembers: Harold Lipford

Former Abilene Christian Schools administrator and ACU fundraising professional Harold Thomas Lipford (’50) died April 18, 2015, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. A memorial service will be held at University Church of Christ on Wednesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. with a private burial service at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. Services are under the direction of Piersall Funeral […]

Category: Alumni News


Baseball team still slinging stones at Goliaths

The Abilene Christian University baseball team is 6-9 in the Southland Conference as it prepares to host Sam Houston State University this weekend at Crutcher Scott Field. That’s the same Bearkat squad that traveled to Austin earlier this week and shutout The University of Texas, 5-0. But don’t let the Wildcats’ overall record (8-26) fool you. If they keep slinging, they will land a stone […]

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