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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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    Women in Business

    Dr. Laura Phillips has a passion for encouraging women to find their place in the often male-dominated business world. Several years ago, Phillips helped start a Women in Business group in the College of Business Administration.

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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 2013 list of the nation's Great Colleges to Work For, and Abilene Christian University has earned recognition for the sixth consecutive year.
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    Great Colleges

    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. 

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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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    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.

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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.

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    New Facilities

    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. 

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Spotlight

Moorlyn Family Theatre

Alumni take stage in Ocean City

The blue waves of Ocean City, N.J., are being taken over by the purple pride of the ACU theatre department at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. Alumni and students have made a big splash this summer with key roles at the Christian family resort. 

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Danny Mercer ('13 D.Min.) | Graduate School of Theology

Danny Mercer, preaching minister for Friendswood Church of Christ near Houston, was just two chapters from completing his thesis and earning his Doctor of Ministry degree from ACU when he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.

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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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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.

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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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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 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

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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

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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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Spotlight

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. 

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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.

Read more

Office of Advancement

Your Gifts Change Lives!

A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Serge Gasore has used the scholarships he received from generous alumni and friends to help him earn three degrees from ACU. He also runs a foundation providing health insurance for Rwandan children. None of it would have been possible without your help.
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