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‘Saving Dr. Brantly’ airs tonight on NBC

While Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) was lying in a hospital bed in Liberia fighting for his life, he remembers saying to God, “I know you can save me … but even if you don’t, I want to be faithful to you.” Now, 15 days after the medical missionary was released from Emory University Hospital in […]

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Brantlys follow heart, faith in missions field

ACU missions faculty describe Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03) as a compassionate physician whose work early in his medical career shows the natural outflow of his desire to follow God’s lead even into potentially dangerous territory. Brantly was serving a two-year fellowship with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia when the Ebola virus broke out. […]

Category: Alumni News


Alumna’s firm wins U.S. Supreme Court case

An Abilene Christian University alumna is in the national spotlight today after the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., announced its ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D., senior counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is a member of the legal team representing Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the Affordable Care […]

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10 Questions with attorney Lori Windham

As senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D., has argued some controversial cases, among them the right of a Santeria priest to conduct animal sacrifice in the garage of his Texas home. Now as a member of the legal team representing Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the Affordable Care […]

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A conversation with Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon visited Abilene Christian University on March 3, 2014, to speak at the ACU Peace Conference sponsored by the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution. Shannon, founder of Run for Congo Women, was the first national grassroots activist in the United States working to raise awareness of the forgotten humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of […]

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A conversation with Rebecca Balcarcel

Poet Rebecca Balcarcel will visit Abilene Christian University on April 3 to help celebrate National Poetry Month with a free, open reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Core Classroom adjacent to the Brown Library. Listen as she talks about her writing technique, her early influences and her favorite poem. She also shares one of her […]


A conversation with Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald, retired president, board chair and CEO for Procter & Gamble and a pioneer in the areas of global trade and economic growth, recently visited the ACU campus where he addressed students in the College of Business Administration. He also was featured in COBA’s Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center, an event well […]


Lady CRU contest seeks difference-makers

Darbie Angell (’03), founder of CRU Dinnerware, is the epitome of a woman using her talents to make a real difference in the world. The Georgetown native, whose passion for art was kindled at ACU, launched her company in 2008 when she was put on bed rest during a difficult pregnancy. In the five years […]


Kirby’s CHS video is finalist in GMA contest

Students at Cooper High School in Abilene let out a “roar” that has been heard across the nation, and Deborah (Talley ’09) Kirby, a graduate of Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education, was roaring right along with them. The students created a video that was named one of five finalists in a “Good Morning […]

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A conversation with Dr. Carlos Stroud

Dr. Carlos Stroud, professor at the Institute of Optics and Department of Physics at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), met with students at Abilene Christian University this October. Stroud is a world-renowned leader in the fields of quantum optics and laser science. He also is a distinguished traveling lecturer for the Division of Laser Science […]

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