For the Least of These: The Del Balsos

The adoption process for LaShanda (Quin ’01) and C.J. Del Balso became an opportunity for soul searching about how they would start a family and what they could offer a child. “The hardest part of the process was being honest with ourselves about what challenges we were willing and able to commit to,” LaShanda says. […]


For the Least of These: The Rodriguezes

Joey and Lena (Guerrero ’02) Rodriguez took a winding path toward parenthood with their share of heartbreak along the way. “We knew if we remained strong and faithful, God would restore our broken hearts,” Lena writes. Now they are the parents of three children – two adopted – and grateful for the life they lead. […]


For the Least of These: The Campbells

When you ask Kevin (’00) and Sarah (Leesman ’01) Campbell who their heroes are, they will tell you: the birth mothers of their two sons. “They gave us one of the greatest gifts we could ever receive on this earth, and we are truly thankful they entrusted us with their sons,” Kevin writes. We continue our series about Abilene Christian […]


Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

This is Dec. 10 and it’s been 58 years – to the day – since Wildcats appeared on the front covers of Life and Time, two of the most iconic news-feature magazines in the world. Bobby Morrow and Kent Brantly, M.D., were the honorees, the first an Abilene Christian University junior who was an Olympic hero and […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of Christ […]


ACU Remembers: Don M. Shultz

Donald M. Shultz (’52), former longtime trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 6 at age 85 in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the North Atlanta Church of Christ (5676 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel (136 […]

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For the Least of These: The Mendenhalls

We continue our series about Abilene Christian University alumni who have followed their hearts to adopt, sharing the story of the Mendenhalls, whose life took a curve when they were least expecting it. Dr. Doug Mendenhall (’82) is journalist in residence and an instructor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at ACU. His wife, Janet […]


For the Least of These: The Joneses

When Cory (’01) and Christina (McCarty ’01) Jones prayed for God to disturb their cliché suburban lives, they weren’t expecting the answer to be three more sons. But that’s exactly what they got. The couple has three biological boys (Levi, 11; Titus, 8; and Seth, 6) and adopted three more boys (Judah, 6; Canaan, 4; […]


For the Least of These: The Schroeders

“We could have chosen a gender. We could have chosen a race. We could have tried to customize the details. But instead we chose to let God do the choosing. To be open to whoever God wanted to be our child. And He did good. God did SO GOOD! I wouldn’t change a thing.” – […]


Wildcats make headlines, history in Division I

It’s taking a little longer than expected for students and some fans of Wildcat athletics to warm up to life in NCAA Division I, but the David vs. Goliath moments are coming fast and furious, and Abilene Christian University is winning its share of them. Just by playing in the Southland Conference, ACU (Fall 2014 enrollment […]

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