Thanks to $55 million from three donor families - including the largest gift in ACU history - the university will have new state-of-the-art facilities for the sciences, humanities and athletics.
From ACU to the OR
At about the time most of us are picking out a breakfast cereal, ACU grad Leslie (Pickett '04) Hutchins, M.D., is choosing her neurosurgeries for the day – spinal operations, tumor resections or deep brain stimulation, to name a few.
Inventing the Future
A pioneering gift of $1.8 million from AT&T is enabling the next step in teaching and learning innovation at ACU. The new AT&T Learning Studio provides a laboratory for mobile learning.
ACU is recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For, and Forbes magazine ranks ACU among the top 8% of all accredited postsecondary institutions in the country.
Paying it Forward
Serge Gasore ('09), survivor of one of the most tragic days in Rwandan history, is drawing from his dark past and creating a bright future for children in his home country.
ACU students are accepted into medical and dental schools at a rate nearly twice the national average. And that's far from accidental. Innovative programs and an emphasis on research give our students an edge in applying for professional schools.
While most people whip up amazing meals in the kitchen, former Wildcat pole vaulter Tobie Hatfield ('87) cooks up visionary footwear in the Nike Innovation Kitchen, a think tank that produces some of the sports world's greatest technologies.
ACU continues to be recognized as a premier university by U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Colleges" guide.
The Maker Movement
ACU joins the Maker Movement, an international group of innovators who combine cutting-edge technologies and old-fashioned ingenuity in projects spanning robotics, electronics, knitting, photography, rocketry, food and computing. A Maker Lab will open on campus in October.
The stars of the A&E hit TV series "Duck Dynasty" are coming to ACU. An event benefitting Global Samaritan Resources and Abilene Christian Schools is set for April 13 in Moody Coliseum.
Wiepie Rojas ('13) | Fulbright Scholar
As recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, Wiepie Rojas is expanding her worldview by teaching English in Malaysia and hoping to make a difference in the youth of the country.
Asia Todd ('14) | Journalism & Mass Communication
Asia Todd's time as a mission intern in Mwanza proved to be quite eventful. She was kissed by a drunk African prostitute on her first day in the village. Her bride price was negotiated right in front of her, as the village leaders and her missionary overseer debated how many cows she was worth. Since she couldn't cook or farm, Asia lost major cow points.
Jesse Olvera ('08) | Online Graduate Student
When he isn’t on the field coaching for Abilene Christian Schools or in the classroom teaching, Jesse Olvera ('08) is at his computer earning his master’s degree through ACU's online education program.
Morgan Hood ('17) | Biology
The biggest worries most freshmen have are adjusting to college life and finding a solid group of friends. Morgan Hood, a biology major from Abilene, has had to balance these typical concerns while also fighting a major health battle.
Tori Moore ('13) | Biology
As an undergraduate biology major, Tori Moore is not only getting practical experience in her field, but also the chance to do professional research alongside one of her professors, Dr. Qiang Xu, a molecular biologist who has been studying insect resistance to pesticides for several years.
Indonesian calamity inspires life-saving discovery
Senior marketing major Lauren Fink spent her summer in L.A.’s fashion district, dressing some of the world’s biggest stars before they hit the red carpet. As an intern for Film Fashion, a public relations company responsible for matching high-end designers to Hollywood’s hottest celebs, Lauren put her business skills and love for fashion to the ultimate test.
Scholarships make the difference
ACU has made some bold steps to improve the affordability of its world-class Christian education. The annual block tuition plan and generous financial aid are attracting students who value an award-winning learning environment and exceptional educational experience. The new Partnering in the Journey campaign is a $50 million effort to further increase affordability for deserving students and their families, as ACU Today magazine explains.
2014 Young Alumni of the Year
Fort Worth couple Randy ('94) and Anda Brown ('95), who minister to young people in the low-income Como neighborhood, have been named the 2014 Abilene Christian University Young Alumni of the Year. They were honored at an Alumni Day luncheon on Sunday, along with 2014 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Rick Atchley ('78), minister of the Word at The Hills Church of Christ in North Richland Hills.
Prentis McCarty ('13) | Criminal JusticeFor senior criminal justice major Prentis McCarty, the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center has become a place of change and goal-setting. "In 38 weeks I have lost 99 pounds through the Rec Center," McCarty says.
Keri Gray ('12) | Communication/Political Science
Keri Gray’s passion for politics and unbridled initiative landed her an internship in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi where she got a close-up view of political influence at work.
Chelsey Brumbaugh ('13) | Speech Pathology
Chelsey Brumbaugh expected to find academic excellence at ACU, but she also got a few surprises during her freshman year.
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ACU welcomes the class of 2016 to our campus. Here are a few tips on how to successfully navigate your freshman year.
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