Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

Watson, album are on top of country world

A little more than 52 miles of pavement on Highway 84 separate their West Texas hometowns – Abilene and Coleman – but Aaron Watson (’00) and Ronnie Dunn (’76), respectively, share an alma mater, a fierce independent spirit and now, a piece of music history. Today, Watson became the second former Abilene Christian University student in nearly four years to […]

Category: Alumni News


ACU Remembers: Dr. Jerilyn Pfeifer

Dr. Jerilyn (Kyker ’70) Pfeifer, a former ACU professor and administrator who was the first woman to be named principal of an Abilene high school, died Feb. 22, 2015, in Abilene at age 66. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave, Abilene, Texas 79605). A private […]


Watson to play iconic Nashville music venues

You can pinch Aaron Watson (’00) and let the Abilene Christian University graduate know he’s no longer dreaming: He’s about to put his well-worn Cowboy boots on two of the biggest stages in his chosen line of work. One of the brightest young stars in Texas country music, Watson will perform Sunday night (Feb. 15) at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, […]

Category: Alumni News



National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

This morning, for the second consecutive year, an Abilene Christian University graduate participated in the National Prayer Breakfast when Dr. Kent Brantly (’03), led a “Prayer for World Leaders” at the 63rd annual event at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton. Also in attendance today were ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64); trustee Steve Mack (’82), his wife, […]

Category: Alumni News, Events


ACU Remembers: Mrs. William J. Teague

Former Abilene Christian University first lady Margaret Louise (Newlen ’56) “Peggy” Teague, wife of chancellor emeritus Dr. William J. Teague (’52), died Feb. 3, 2015, at age 85 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at 1 p.m. at University Church of Christ in Abilene, with Dr. Eddie Sharp (’73) […]


ACU Remembers: Ruby Guy

Ruby Dell (Bonham) Guy, whose long career at Abilene Christian University inspired an annual award to recognize members of its staff who embody selfless service, lived in Grapevine, Texas, and died Jan. 25, 2015, in North Richland Hills at age 87. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Avenue, Abilene, […]

Category: Alumni News


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 […]

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