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    We're Lovin' It!

    Multidisciplinary designer and illustrator Jeff Rogers ('02) – whose credits include a time-lapse commercial for fast food giant McDonald's – uses his creativity at TEDxACU to give advice on how to broaden your horizons.

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    Apple Award

    Abilene Christian University has been named an Apple Distinguished School in recognition of its culture of innovation, its leadership in the area of mobility and its overall educational excellence.

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    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.

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  • The Chronicle of Higher Education just published its 2014 list of the nation's Great Colleges to Work For, and Abilene Christian University has earned recognition for the seventh consecutive year.
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    Great Colleges

    ACU is recognized for the seventh consecutive year as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Great Colleges to Work For, and Forbes magazine ranks ACU among the top 8% of all accredited postsecondary institutions in the country. 

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    Vision in Action

    ACU celebrated groundbreaking Nov. 10 for the new Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center, ceremonially beginning the third of five projects in the university’s historic Vision in Action initiative.

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    Reaching for the Sky

    Enjoy a birds-eye view of Jacob’s Dream, one of ACU’s most inspirational landmarks. The nearly 40-foot-tall bronze sculpture features four angels ascending and descending a ladder reaching to heaven, illustrating the biblical account.

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    Health Professions

    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.

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  • US News Best Colleges ranks ACU in Best Colleges guide.
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    'Best Colleges'

    ACU continues to be recognized as a premier university by U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Colleges" guide with special recognition this year for innovation, value and as a "Best College for Veterans."

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  • Kent Brantly: Time Magazine's Person of the Year
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    'Person of the Year'

    Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) is among those honored as Time’s 2014 Person of the Year. The magazine recognized the selfless and courageous group of Ebola Fighters as “the ones who answered the call.”

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Spotlight

Sarah Lang

Sarah Lang ('09) | Child and Family Services

After graduating from ACU's Child and Family Services program in 2009, Sarah Lang stepped wholeheartedly into service with children and their families. Her love for others runs deep, and that love drew her to become a Child Life Specialist at Cook Children's Medical Center.

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Hispanic heritage, education important to Cardenas family

Luis and Juanita Cardenas moved to Abilene in 1974 from Mexico and have encouraged their children to make the most of their opportunities. For three of the siblings, this included attending ACU. Enjoy this Q&A with Geraldine (Cardenas '09) Wills, Emerald (Cardenas '08) Cassidy and Jesse Cardenas ('03) as they talk about education, their Hispanic heritage and pursuing their dreams.

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Mel Hailey

Dr. Mel Hailey named best pre-law advisor in U.S.

When Dr. Mel Hailey was in the seventh grade in Sherman, Texas, his class held a mock election for the U.S. presidency one day in Texas history. Although he knew nothing about politics at the time, the experience set him on a lifelong path in political science. That path eventually led to ACU, and now Hailey has been named the pre-law advisor of the year for 2015 among all U.S. colleges and universities.

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Leslie (Pickett ’04) Hutchins, M.D. | Biology and Biochemistry

At about the time most of us are picking out a breakfast cereal, ACU grad Leslie Hutchins, M.D., is choosing her neurosurgeries for the day – spinal operations, tumor resections, aneurysm clippings or deep brain stimulation, to name a few.

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Kaitlin Pegoda

Kaitlin Pegoda ('15) | Social Work

Kaitlin Pegoda is on a mission to impact her world through research. She’s currently conducting studies at Hendrick Medical Center to gather information on how to provide interventions and proactive measures of care for people in the battle against cancer.

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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.

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Spotlight

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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.

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Study Abroad: Istanbul, Turkey

Studying abroad is usually touted as an important experience for undergraduate students. But last fall, ACU's Dr. Garry Bailey decided to take a group of graduate students to Turkey to study gender conflict firsthand.

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Sarah (Beardsley '13) Fry | Communication

Duck Dynasty has made a splash in the world of reality TV and made its way into one graduate student's research. Sarah Fry, who earned her master's degree in communication in December, wrote her thesis on the Robertson family's portrayal of gender and faith.

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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.

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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.

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tori moore and dr. qiang xu

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.

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Spotlight

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.

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Office of Alumni Relations


The ACU Alumni Relations Office exists to serve the alumni and friends of ACU, helping them establish, renew and maintain relationships with each other and their alma mater. All alumni are members of the Alumni Association, which sponsors events to help foster connection among alumni, whether on campus or in cities across the country. 

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Spotlight

asia todd

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.

Read more

study abroad in Turkey

Study Abroad: Istanbul, Turkey

Studying abroad is usually touted as an important experience for undergraduate students. But last fall, ACU's Dr. Garry Bailey decided to take a group of graduate students to Turkey to study gender conflict firsthand.

Read more

wiepie rojas

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.

Read more

jesse olvera

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.

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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.

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tori moore and dr. qiang xu

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.

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Office of Advancement


Your gifts make a difference!

Sydney Shelstead ('17) is a star both as a center on the basketball court and as an engineering student in the classroom. But she wouldn't be here without the scholarship that makes her education possible. Read more about Sydney, or learn how you can help students like her today!

ACU in Dallas

ACU is expanding its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a new campus and several new graduate programs. 

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