Religion and diplomacy do mix, Casey explains

It’s not often a career theologian finds work in the U.S. State Department, much less credits former Abilene Christian University professors for inspiration, but Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) is not the typical government employee. On leave from his academic post at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Optimist sportswriter works for John Kerry in the State Department’s […]

April Anthony honored by health executives

Former Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony continues to earn accolades for her business success and leadership. The Dallas resident recently received the sixth annual Innovator Award from the Healthcare Leaders Conference, an event attended by the top venture and private equity investors and CEOs from healthcare services and health information technology sectors. It “recognizes outstanding operating executives, who as CEOs have […]

ACU Remembers: Dr. Leroy Garrett

Noted scholar, author and church historian Dr. Leroy Garrett (’42) of Denton, Texas, died Sept. 29, 2015, at age 96. A memorial service will be held at Singing Oaks Church of Christ tomorrow at 10 a.m. He was born in Mineral Wells and married Ouida Pitts in 1944. She died in 2010. Garrett was the author of books […]

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Browning twins reined supreme for 47 years

When freelance photographer Jeremy Enlow arrived in Lamesa, Texas, to shoot images of two famous girls’ volleyball coaches for ACU Today magazine last fall, fans in Follis Gymnasium treated him like royalty. The word on the streets of the West Texas town was not that Patty (’67) and Tippy (’67) Browning were coaching their final home match but that a […]

Students have the chops to back Temptations

When the legendary Temptations perform a concert Sunday night in the Abilene Civic Center, its horn section will be powered by a considerably younger set of musicians, all of them Wildcats and most young enough to be Otis Williams’ grandkids. Time stands still for no one, even Williams, now 73 and the only original member of the group […]

Abilene A to Z books to help needy children

A new children’s publication from Abilene Christian University Press is designed to acquaint youngsters with Abilene history and culture, and for a limited time, you can contribute to help put books in the hands of several hundred local kids from low-income families. Abilene A to Z is co-authored by Glenn Dromgoole and Jay Moore (’94), two local writers who may […]

Doctor’s healing, help known around the world

The new issue of ACU Today magazine includes a profile of perhaps Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished professional from the field of medicine: retired Dallas gastroenterologist B. David Vanderpool Jr. (’52). Vanderpool – whose career includes work on groundbreaking medical procedures and presidencies of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society and the American Board of […]

Room at the Inn: Abilene hotels are booming

More than one friendly joke about Our Fair City has been cracked during weeks like this, when the 109th annual pilgrimage of sorts takes place to the four-day Summit (or Lectureship, depending on your vintage). It’s that time again, when large numbers of people arrive from across the nation and around the world, drawn to “Little Jerusalem” or […]

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, […]

U.S. News: ACU a leader in innovation, value

It didn’t take long for Abilene Christian University to land on the newest – and perhaps most distinctive – portion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of top colleges and universities. After being ranked first or second on the publication’s list of “Up-and-Coming-Universities” six of the previous seven years, ACU is No. 2 […]

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