Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

Football season starts Aug. 27 in Georgia Dome

Abilene Christian University’s second full season as a member of NCAA Division I begins in only six weeks when the Wildcats travel to Atlanta to play Georgia State in a Wednesday night game on Aug. 27 in the Georgia Dome. It will be the first college football game of the 2014 season involving a FBS […]


Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also […]


Summit program booklet now online

You can make plans now to attend Abilene Christian University’s 108th annual Summit by exploring the program booklet now online. More than 130 top preachers and teachers are scheduled to present Sept. 21-24 on the theme “Earthed: Discovering Our Origin in God.” Theme Speakers are Don McLaughlin, pulpit minister at North Atlanta (Ga.) Church of Christ; Dr. Barbara […]


Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

More than 750 alumni and fans of Abilene Christian University attended Monday night’s ACU at the Ballpark game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers couldn’t solve the Cleveland Indians, but at least former Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) got things off to a good start with a successful ceremonial first pitch  (one […]


Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and […]


ACU Remembers: J.C. Brockman

Former Abilene Christian University trustee John Clarence “Jay” Brockman (’49) of Angleton died May 22, 2014, at age 86. J.C. was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Houston and graduated from Boling (Texas) High School in 1945. Brockman served as a master sergeant in 1946-48 during World War II. He left college in Abilene to come […]

Category: Alumni News


Shirley running again for Navajo presidency

This week is the anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, legislation signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge on June 2, 1924, granting rights to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States. Ninety years later, a notable beneficiary is Abilene Christian University alumnus Dr. Joe Shirley Jr. (’73), who recently became […]

Category: Alumni News


Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

Earlier this month, longtime Bible faculty scholar Dr. Tony Ash (’59 M.A.) became the most recent Abilene Christian University graduate to receive the Distinguished Christian Service Award from Pepperdine University. The presentation was made May 1 in Malibu, Calif., at the 71st annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, for Ash’s work as an “inspiring Bible professor, mentor of university students; specialist […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Floyd Dunn

Dr. Floyd W. Dunn (’44), professor emeritus of chemistry and one of the first Graduate School deans at Abilene Christian University, died May 26 in Abilene at age 93. Visitation is at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home (542 Hickory St., Abilene, Texas 79602) on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. […]


Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony was the featured Commencement speaker May 12 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. April is CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase, both of which she founded. In February, she and her husband, Mark Anthony (’86), made the largest gift in ACU history: $30 million for construction of an on-campus […]

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