Medical Missions: Guatemala with HTI

Many ACU students get their first taste of medical missions as undergraduates studying to become future doctors, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals. Two of those students – Jeremy Aymard, senior biology major from San Francisco, Calif., and Selvin Villeda, senior biology major from Rockwall, Texas – shared photos from their Spring Break trip […]


Childers presented with honorary doctorate

Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society. Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Childers’ […]


ACU Remembers: Kenneth L. Sinclair

Family, students, colleagues and other friends stopped today to remember one of Abilene Christian University’s most beloved international ambassadors. Kenneth Leroy Sinclair (’65) died unexpectedly Dec. 2, 2015, while traveling in Singapore at age 73. The former missionary-in-residence in ACU’s Halbert Institute for Missions was there to visit alumni and friends, encourage churches and officiate at a wedding, […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Ed Enzor Jr.

Dr. Edwin H. Enzor Jr. (’59 M.A.) died Nov. 30, 2015, in Abilene at age 80. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Washington, D.C., graduating from Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Va., in 1955. He earned a B.A. in history from Lipscomb University in 1957, a master’s in communication from ACU and a […]


Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

About 500 attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 13 to listen to two cases brought before the Texas Supreme Court – and see the justices collectively flash the W-C on Abilene Christian University’s campus. Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) is officially the only Wildcat on the court, but the other eight justices showed their support […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Pauline Bjorem

Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Pauline (Kung ’93) Bjorem died Nov. 15, 2015, in Dallas after a long battle with cancer. The associate professor of music was 45 years old. She was born April 2, 1970, in Penang, Malaysia, and at age 14 became the first Malaysian to attend the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in […]


Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

Earl Young (’62) doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not well. Then again, when you’ve already twice beaten the odds – I’m talking crazy odds, like being struck by lightning while winning the lottery – you’re probably not quick to accept others’ ideas of what can and can’t be done. The man […]


VIA News: The Quad named for McGlothlins

The ACU community has a new spot on campus to enjoy: The Quad. The outdoor gathering space in front of the Onstead Science Center on the south end of campus was dedicated in a Nov. 6 ceremony in honor of Ray (’49) and Kay (Dollar ’49) McGlothlin, longtime supporters of ACU and members of Hillcrest […]


The Bookcase: Along the Way

With this post, we begin The Bookcase, an online series allowing readers of ACU Today a look at books authored, compiled, edited, illustrated or photographed by Abilene Christian University alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as those produced by ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers, Abilene Christian’s two imprints. It expands on what we publish […]


10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the […]

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