Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

Astros walk-off a win on ACU night in Houston

About 150 alumni and other fans of Abilene Christian University were on hand to cheer Tuesday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park as the hometown Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2, thanks to a walk-off home run by shortstop Carlos Correa. ACU crowds must be lucky charms for home teams; a June 7 game saw the Texas Rangers beat the […]

Category: Alumni News, Events


CWS field looks mighty familiar to Wildcats

A look at the 2016 field for the upcoming men’s NCAA Division I College World Series leaves Wildcat baseball fans with one conclusion: it looks a lot like Abilene Christian University’s schedule this season. Half of the eight-team field to begin play later this week in Omaha, Neb. – Oklahoma State University (41-20), TCU (47-16), Texas Tech […]

Category: Sports


Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball […]


ACU Remembers: Bonnie Bailey

Bonnie Mignon (Pitt) Bailey, 68, a former longtime administrative assistant at Abilene Christian University, died May 30, 2016, in Abilene. A visitation with the family is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on June 3 at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas 79602). A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on June 4 in the Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 […]


ACU Remembers: C.E. ‘Doc’ Cornutt

Former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair Clarence Edward “Doc” Cornutt (’71) died in Dallas on May 28, 2016, at age 67 following a long illness. Visitation with the family is May 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home (7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225). A memorial service will be held June 1 at 1 […]


Seidman: Live from the blessing, not for it

Chris Seidman (’92), senior minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site fellowship in Dallas, was the featured Commencement speaker May 4 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. One of the most involved students to ever study on the Hill, he co-founded the memorable Candlelight Devotional experienced by freshmen each August during Wildcat Week. He began his career in ministry […]

Category: Alumni News, Events


Duo qualifies for FLW collegiate championship

While he was a biology major at Abilene Christian University, Kelly Jordon (’94) cut his bass fishing teeth on Big Country lakes where water was muddy, winds were high and largemouths grew big. He’s made a living as one of the world’s top professional bass fishermen for the last 20 years, finishing in the top 10 35 times and […]

Category: Campus News


Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April […]


ACU Remembers: Ted Sitton

Charles Ted Sitton (’54), an Abilene Christian University football hero as a student-athlete and later, innovative architect of some of the Wildcats’ top offensive performances as a coach, died April 15, 2016, in Abilene at age 84 following a long illness. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in Abilene’s University Church of […]

Category: Alumni News, Sports


ACU Remembers: Harold Christian

One of the best profiles we’ve read of the late Harold Christian was published in the March 13, 1991, issue of The Optimist student newspaper by the late Don T. Morris (’91). A former Abilene Christian University director of public relations and grandson of seventh president Dr. Don H. Morris (’24), Don painted a colorful picture of […]

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