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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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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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Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Successfully balancing a full-time job with a full-time online degree program, a marriage, and homeschooling three of their four children is an extraordinary feat. But together—and individually—Brandi and Walter Phillips pull it all off with grace, humor, and seeming ease. The female member of this dynamic duo is maintaining a 3.8 GPA as she nears […]

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Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

When we connected with ACU Online grad Clay Hunt, he was vacationing with his family in Colorado. He warned us it might get rambunctious since Clay and wife Kristin have three young children: 6-year-old Stella, 3-year-old Hattie, and 2-year-old Lux. Clay was a charter student in ACU Online’s MBA program, joining in 2015 with the […]

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Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

We recently chatted with Deandra Porter, who graduated from ACU Online’s Master of Science in Organizational Development program in May 2020. After graduation, she found herself working in Austin at the Texas Capitol in Senator Charles Schwertner’s office. Deandra has worked in politics for five-and-a-half years. She holds two titles in Sen. Schwertner’s office: administrative […]

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Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

By on February 6, 2020 in Spotlights with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

Global citizen and passionate multicultural minister Jeremy Davis boasts a passport full of stamps. He has also enjoyed a long and fruitful academic career with ACU. You can find Jeremy currently living at about 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, where he’s six courses into ACU Online’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. […]

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