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Furthering Your Career: Pursuing Professional Development vs. Earning A Degree

By on September 7, 2021 in General with 0 Comments
Furthering Your Career: Pursuing Professional Development vs. Earning A Degree

The job market is as competitive as ever. In order for your resume to stand out among a selection of potential candidates, or pursue opportunities for advancement within your chosen field, additional education and training are a must. There are two options to gain this edge – taking professional development courses or obtaining a degree […]

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Student Spotlight: Kimberly Parrott

By on June 15, 2021 in Spotlights with 3 Comments
Student Spotlight: Kimberly Parrott

Meet Kimberly Parrott, wife, mom, educator, and student. For Parrott, school is nothing out of the ordinary. While currently earning her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Conflict Management with ACU Online, she has been working in education for the last twenty-six years, and now serves as the District Coordinator at Houston […]

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Student Spotlight: Daniel Soliz, Ed.D.

By on April 13, 2021 in Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Daniel Soliz, Ed.D.

As he said himself, “the most dangerous student is one without a vision,” but that wasn’t the case for Daniel Soliz, Ed.D. From being a first-generation college student, to being named the Director of Student Services & College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) at Allen ISD, Soliz has dedicated his professional life to a vision […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nannette Glenn

By on February 19, 2021 in About ACU, Spotlights with 0 Comments
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nannette Glenn

For Dr. Nannette Glenn, education is second nature. After almost 30 years of working in higher education, Dr. Glenn has brought her passion for teaching and training to Dallas where she was named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University in January 2021.  Dr. Glenn earned her Ph.D. in […]

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Student Spotlight: Raymond Craft, Jr.

By on February 8, 2021 in Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Raymond Craft, Jr.

Not everybody is blessed with a clear path in life. Some of us struggle to find our way. Raymond Craft, Jr. can certainly relate; before he discovered Abilene Christian University, he faced considerable obstacles. Not one to be deterred, he persevered — and now he’s ready to help other students do the same. Passion for […]

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ACU Online Names New Dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

By on December 4, 2020 in About ACU with 1 Comment
ACU Online Names New Dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University Online. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of ACU and will […]

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Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity

By on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity

A generation ago, getting a bachelor’s degree was considered the ultimate goal in secondary education. Gaining stable employment required a four-year degree, and those who received certificates or two-year degrees simply didn’t have the same opportunity. Yet recent statistics are showing a shift with associate’s degrees and certificates increasing in popularity. Here is a closer […]

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Why ACU?

By on February 13, 2020 in About ACU with 1 Comment
Why ACU?

Those interested in going back to school often find themselves facing an incredibly difficult decision: What school should I attend? If this question sounds familiar, we want to help you understand what sets Abilene Christian University apart from the rest, and why it might be just the school you are looking for. Trust and reputation […]

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Student Spotlights: Tuccoa and Damon Polk

By on December 29, 2019 in Spotlights with 1 Comment
Student Spotlights: Tuccoa and Damon Polk

Longtime partners in life and the pursuit of higher education, Tuccoa and Damon Polk have been together since they were 19 years old. Tuccoa is finishing up her first year in ACU’s online Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. Damon is two courses into his ACU Online Master of Business Administration degree. Their relationship is one of championing and inspiring […]

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Why Attending College is Worth It

By on November 10, 2019 in General with 0 Comments
Why Attending College is Worth It

The value of college has become one of the most hotly debated topics in recent years. With student debt ballooning to an incredible 1.6 trillion and reports of graduates putting off major life milestones such as buying a home and even getting married because of their student debt, many people have begun to question if […]

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