Liz Savoy and Christin King are ACU’s first two students to complete their master of science in social work degrees onsite at CitySquare, a nonprofit organization that aims to fight the causes of poverty in Dallas.
Word on the Street
After moving to Tennessee in 2002, Tasha French Lemley ('00) was touched by the plight of Nashville's homeless. To help, she started a street newspaper, The Contributor, which this year exceeded 100,000 circulation, making it one of the most successful newspapers of its kind in the U.S.
Thirty students are pursuing the university's new Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, twice the number anticipated as the program launched in the fall. As one of the Top 10 highest-paying college majors, ACU's newest degree is full of promise.
Hal Runkel ('94), best-selling author and founder of The ScreamFree Institute, offers his perspective on interpersonal relationships during a recent visit to campus. We had a chance to talk with him about emotional reactivity, vulnerability and how ACU provided a solid foundation for his life.
ACU continues to be recognized as a premier university by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine.
New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff held an ACU audience at rapt attention while speaking on campus during Justice Week. We had a chance to sit down with him and talk about his book Love Does, his goals and his experience on our campus.
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.
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.
Running for Life
Former track star Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01) is co-founder of the Gazelle Foundation, dedicated to providing clean water to the people of Burundi. While his contribution to Burundi is inspiring in itself, it is his life story that provides a poignant backdrop for the cause he supports.
The Future is Bright
Amanda Greenlee isn't worried about finding a job after graduation. Her new job for Rackspace is waiting for her. A Career Center survey shows that 90 percent of last May's graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of walking across the stage.
Indonesian calamity inspires life-saving discovery
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.
Caitlin Bradford ('13) | Electronic Media & SpanishIn any television show, the set design and props can make all the difference when a show's producers are trying to create a certain mood or feel for the set. Caitlin Bradford ('13) has aspirations to be TV's next great set art director.
Alex Guiton ('10) | Pediatric Speech Pathologist
ACU alum Alex Guiton became a speech therapist because she wanted to make a difference. And she must be doing something right. She was recently awarded Therapist of the Year for Kid's Care Therapy, a Texas-based company that offers pediatric home health care services to children with special needs in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Central Texas and the outlying metro areas.
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.
Amy Morris ('14) | Accounting & Finance
Students come to ACU from all sorts of different places and backgrounds, but they all undergo the same experience upon coming to ACU - the transition from high school to college. For Amy Morris, the transition from home schooling to ACU was simple.
Grace Lozano (M.S. '12) | Clinical PsychologyHave you ever wondered why some people are more sensitive to insults than others? Or if media really affects the self-esteem of young girls? Grace Lozano (M.S. ’12) has gotten up close and personal with the human psyche as she sought the answers to these and other questions during her quest for a psychology degree from ACU.
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.
Congratulations to 2013 Alumni Award Winners
Congratulations to Cmdr. David Bynum ('84, pictured left) and Dr. Marcus Nelson ('94, pictured right), who have been named the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively. Bynum is a U.S. Navy chaplain and Nelson is superintendent of the Laredo (Texas) Independent School District.
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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