Author Archives: Ron Hadfield

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 […]


Five organ donors respond to Alvarez’ need

In his spare time, Abel Alvarez (’82) is a mobile-learning consultant who knows well the power of social media. But the minister in McAllen, Texas, is still amazed at the quick response by the Abilene Christian University community to his critical search for a kidney donor. A mid-day post March 2 on the ACU Today blog described his urgent need to find someone who also shared […]


March hoops excitement proves bitter, sweet

The craziness of March Madness – the frantic, frustrating and often fabulous time of postseason collegiate basketball – is upon us, and Abilene Christian University earned a taste of it earlier this week. Three men’s and four women’s teams from the Southland Conference qualified for this month’s national postseason tournaments, including ACU. Stephen F. Austin State University made the most noise, […]


The Hamiltons dig love and biblical history

When Old Testament scholar Dr. Mark Hamilton (’90 M.Div.) told me about his upcoming semester in Israel with his wife, Dr. Samjung Kang-Hamilton (’88 M.R.E.), revisiting the place where they first met nearly 30 years earlier, my story-telling wheels began to turn. It will likely embarrass the two Abilene Christian University professors but Hepburn and Olivier in […]


Rain buoys Abilene civic leaders’ water plans

Dr. Norman Archibald’s heart, and hometown lake, are full today. As of this week, Archibald (’76 M.S.) – Abilene’s current mayor now in his fourth term of office – would need a flotation device or ladder to stand under the same dock where he was pictured for our Spring-Summer 2014 issue. At the time, Abilene Christian University’s hometown was […]


We think ewe will love ElderLink story, art

Assigning writers and photographers/artists to ACU Today feature stories can be a bit of a Match Game at times, although not exactly like the long-running (1962-82) and often rollicking TV panel game show from years gone by. Pairing Grant Boone (’91) and Bobby Gombert (’93) on “Flock Management” – a look at ElderLink’s first 15 years as an influential Abilene […]


The glass slipper fits: League title, WNIT bid

Picked in a preseason poll to finish ninth in the Southland Conference, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team continued its Cinderella season Saturday, and they had a ball doing it. The Wildcats began their final regular-season game at home with a 9-0 run, a 38-24 halftime lead and capped it with a celebration and an improbable conference championship. A […]

Category: Campus News, Sports


ACU trustee Alvarez in search of kidney

For years, Abel Alvarez has had a heart for his alma mater and hands quick to lead students from his hometown to Abilene. Today, he needs a kidney. The 1982 Abilene Christian University graduate, trustee and ACU’s 2015 winner of a Distinguished Alumni Citation has a rare blood type. It’s O negative, shared by only […]

Category: Alumni News


New issue of ACU Today takes flight

The newest issue of ACU Today magazine mailed recently. And while our cover story has never before been tied to Second Glance, the one-page essay near the end of each issue, this one is not your everyday subject. “The Songbird who gives ACU voices their wings” is about one of the most beloved women in university history, voice teacher […]

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