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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: Gretchen Ware

Student Spotlight: Gretchen Ware

“A true test of a man’s character is his ability to carry out a good resolution long after the mood in which it was set has left.” This is a quote that could be found on the mirror of Abilene Christian alum Gretchen Ware. While Gretchen just recently obtained her bachelor’s degree in integrated studies […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brenda McAdoo

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brenda McAdoo

Among the degrees and certificates lining a wall in the office of former FBI agent, Dr. Brenda McAdoo, sits a framed illustration of three outlined hands. One hand within the next, she explained that the biggest hand belonged to her, the middle belonged to the little boy who drew it, and the third, smaller hand […]

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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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How ACU’s Online MBA Program is Fueling Educator’s Startup Dream

How ACU’s Online MBA Program is Fueling Educator’s Startup Dream

Julio Cesar Manzano loves education. Cesar is in his third year as an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Vanguard Academy, a charter school district in South Texas where he also helps coach 8th-grade track and field, high school cross country, and currently serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sponsor at his […]

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Student Spotlight: Susie Brown

By on February 19, 2021 in Healthcare, nursing, Spotlights with 4 Comments
Student Spotlight: Susie Brown

“I’m the kind of person that once I decide to do something and I’m committed, then I’m committed to the end,” says Susie Brown. When Susie was about halfway through ACU’s online  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, she faced some challenges that might daunt a less persistent person. Susie earned her Bachelor of Science […]

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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 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: Zaviar Gooden

Student Spotlight: Zaviar Gooden

“I think I’m just a natural leader,” says Zaviar Gooden, who played college and professional football before starting his sports and fitness training business. In partnership with his wife Alex, a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Zaviar launched CRA-Z Sports and Fitness in September 2019. “We’re on a steady pace of growth,” he says […]

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