McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year […]


Lucado to be inducted into TIPA Hall of Fame

Max Lucado (’77) will soon become the fourth Abilene Christian University graduate to be added to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Hall of Fame, joining an esteemed group of journalists and media pioneers with higher education roots in the Lone Star state. Lucado, a former writer on The Optimist newspaper in the late 1970s at […]


Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

For the third time in its history, Pepperdine University today named a scholar with an Abilene Christian University background to be its chief academic officer. Dr. Rick Marrs (’73), dean of Pepperdine’s Seaver College since 2008, was named to succeed former ACU faculty member Dr. Daryl Tippens as provost, effective Aug. 1. Veteran administrator Dr. William Adrian […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Alvie Davis

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for professor emeritus of chemistry Dr. Alvie Lee Davis (’55), one of Abilene Christian University’s longest-tenured professors and the namesake of its biochemistry research lab. He died March 20 at age 83 after a struggle with cancer. His service will be at the University Church of Christ, […]


Alumna’s firm arguing Hobby Lobby case today

Abilene Christian University political science alumna Lori Windham (’01) is on a legal team today at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., where her firm is representing Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. in a historic case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. Windham – who earned her law degree from Harvard in 2005 – is senior […]

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10 Questions with Dr. Charles Ivey

One of those with a keen interest in this week’s physics conference hosted by Abilene Christian University is Dr. Charles Ivey (’65), professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Physics from 1969-81. He built a program of distinction in physics at Abilene Christian by hiring talented faculty members and securing grants that helped provide research opportunities for […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Clyde Austin

Dr. Clyde Neal Austin (’53), the Robert and Mary Ann Hall Chair and professor emeritus of psychology at Abilene Christian University, died March 7, 2014, in Abilene following an illness. The renowned expert on the study of cross-cultural re-entry was 82 years old. A memorial service will be held April 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Abilene’s University Church […]


Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

Scouts from National Football League teams know Abilene is more than a place to stop for barbeque, steak and breakfast burritos. In recent years, it’s become a place to shop for future pro players on display at the Wildcats’ annual Pro Day at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility. The latest crop participated yesterday, with 11 […]

Category: Alumni News, Sports


Casey featured in ‘Religion & Politics’ profile

As a career theologian, Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) has always answered to a higher power. These days he also finds himself influencing United States diplomacy in the nation’s capital as the only Abilene Christian University graduate working in the State Department for Secretary of State John Kerry. His office has a view of the Washington […]


Atchley, Minick, Shedd named to ACU board

Abilene Christian University announces the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees: Bill Minick (’82) of Dallas, Rick Atchley (’78) of North Richland Hills and Marelyn B. Shedd of Abilene. Bill Minick is president of PartnerSource, the largest consulting firm on alternatives to workers’ compensation. He graduated summa cum laude from ACU in […]

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