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It wasn’t by design that Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly became Abilene Christian University’s best-known alumni couple. In fact, they will be the first to tell you “we are just regular folks seeking the Lord’s will for our lives,” as Amber said in an interview for the new Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU […]

2015 Summit program booklet now online

Abilene Christian University’s 109th annual Summit is quickly approaching, and the program booklet is available online to help you plan your visit. This year’s summit, Sept. 20-23, will explore the theme “Same Mind: United in Imitating Christ,” based on Philippians. In addition to seven theme speakers, more than 130 classes will address topics and issues […]

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ACU alum leads life-changing initiative at Nike

New footwear designed by Nike innovator and former Abilene Christian University pole vaulter Tobie Hatfield (’87) is a game-changer for people with disabilities. The newest Lebron Zoom Soldier 8 uses Flyease technology, a wraparound design allowing for rear entry with no laces to tie while still providing needed ankle support. The new sneakers will be released to consumers in limited quantities beginning July […]

Category: Alumni News, Sports

Off-beat pageant showcases frontier skills

Four years ago, Jeff Salmon (’91), executive director for Frontier Texas, asked Abilene Christian University’s student-run advertising agency Morris & Mitchell to come up with an idea to help promote the history museum. The result was a novel scholarship pageant for local college women called Miss Frontier Texas. It is billed as a competition for “women […]

Cuban-born artist makes his mark on Abilene

Internationally acclaimed Cuban-American artist and ACU alumnus Rolando Diaz (’79) has made a big splash on the city where he got his start as a professional years ago. This particular splash is a nearly 145-foot-long ocean-themed mural along the side of an historic building on South First Street between Butternut and Cedar in Abilene. Diaz, […]

Category: Alumni News

For the Least of These: The Roses

Trevor Rose (’04) has experienced both sides of the adoption process as an adopted child and now an adoptive parent. “Looking back on the process from start to finish, we see God’s hand sculpting this work. The timing was too perfect to be anything other than God’s timing,” he says. Enjoy his story as we […]

ACU to open new Metroplex campus

Abilene Christian University has announced plans to expand its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a new campus and several new graduate programs. “The Metroplex expansion is part of a strategic plan to diversify and extend ACU’s reach,” said president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91). “It allows us to serve a greater number of students […]

ScreamFree Parenting gets viral video shoutout

A viral video created by an infant formula maker shows just how mainstream ACU alumnus Hal Runkel’s ScreamFree Parenting brand has become. Runkel (’00 M.M.F.T.) is founder and president of The ScreamFree Institute. His 2007 best-seller ScreamFree Parenting launched his reputation as an expert in helping families face conflict and create healthy relationships. “Years ago, […]

Category: Alumni News

For the Least of These: The Johnsons

Teresa (Johnson ’78) Terry’s parents were nearly 60 years old when they adopted her youngest brother, Mike. Read her story as we continue our series about Abilene Christian University alumni who have followed their hearts to adopt. Never Too Old My parents both attended ACU as did my siblings and I. My dad, Roland Johnson (’40), liked to work out […]

For the Least of These: The Winklers

As a crisis mental health therapist, Angie Winkler (B.S. ’01) has worked with numerous children who were in foster care. The need she saw inspired her to become a foster parent herself, and then an adoptive mother, even though she had many reasons not to. Angie adopted her son, Nathan, at age 4. He had been living […]

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