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Student Spotlight: Kimberly Parrott

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 Education, 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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Student Spotlight: Raymond Craft, Jr.

By on February 8, 2021 in Education, 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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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Butcher

By on February 8, 2021 in Education, Spotlights with 5 Comments
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Butcher

In 2017, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from […]

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Student Spotlight: Darnisha Carreathers

By on January 11, 2021 in Education, Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Darnisha Carreathers

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers Ed.D. proudly claims—teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother to Alexia, grandmother to Kennedy and Aria—she can now add doctor in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Darnisha was born in Clarksville, a small town in East Texas. When we chatted […]

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The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

By on September 21, 2020 in Education, leadership with 0 Comments
The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

Leaders wield considerable power over the productivity of their teams and the overall workplace culture. An excellent leader knows how to inspire people to follow their example, produce outstanding results, and work for the good of the organization. Unfortunately, many leaders fall short of these expectations. As many as 80 percent of work accidents occur […]

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The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially […]

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5 Reasons a Bachelor’s Degree Makes Sense

5 Reasons a Bachelor’s Degree Makes Sense

When it comes to education, you have many options in today’s society. Trade school, associate degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs are among the top three options for those planning on going to school to learn the skills they need to pursue a career. Some people jump into career fields right out of high school, […]

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Why Attending College is Worth It

By on November 10, 2019 in Education, 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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Career Options with a Master of Education in Higher Education

By on August 24, 2018 in Education, leadership with 0 Comments
Career Options with a Master of Education in Higher Education

If you’re pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education, you’ll graduate with a master’s degree that offers you many exciting career options. For example, the field for postsecondary education administrators is growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And with thousands of degree-granting postsecondary institutions located across the United States, there are thousands […]

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