Recent graduates

  • Heather Brown, MA in English 2009, Professor, University of Texas at Brownsville.
  • Shanna Early, class of 2005, MA in English 2008. Shanna is currently enrolled in the Master's program of Irish Culture and Literature at Boston College.
  • Jessica Haseltine, class of 2007, MS in Environmental Management from Hardin Simmons University, 2009. Jessica is currently enrolled in the Texas Tech School of Law.
  • Sara Martinez, class of 2007, BS in Spanish and INTS; MA Creative Writing, 2009. Sara is currently an Assistant Language Teacher at Nasushiobara City Board of Education (Japan).
  • Brandon Sayre, class of 2008. Brandon is currently enrolled in Composition and Rhetoric Doctorate Program at Kansas University.
  • Todd Womble, class of 2010, enrolled in the PhD program at University of Texas at Austin and working as a Graduate teaching assistant.
  • Matthew Worthington, class of 2008, MA in Education from George Mason University, 2011, 8th grade Special Education with Emotional Disabilities Teacher, Teach for America. Matthew is currently helping with Urban Church Planting in the Columbia Heights and Georgia Petworth Neighborhoods of Washinton, DC.

Prominent alumni

Since ACU's founding in 1906, graduates in English have gone on to distinguished careers in academics, writing, business, and ministry.

  • Dr. Jill Patterson-Baugh; Assistant Professor of English, Texas Tech University, and founding editor of The Dark Horse Literary Review
  • Dr. Wilkes Berry, class of 1960; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Woman's University
  • Dr. Stanton Calvert, class of 1965; Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations, The Texas A&M University System
  • Dr. Joe Cash, class of 1962; Chair, Department of Languages, McNeese State University
  • Dr. James W. Culp, class of 1949; former Executive Secretary of the Conference of College Teachers of English; former Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University; retired ACU Distinguished Professor of English
  • J. Stephen Gilbert, staff attorney for Valero Energy Corp., San Antonio
  • Howard Mohr, class of 1961; writer for "The Prairie Home Companion" radio show, Cottonwood, Minnesota.
  • Dr. Paul Parrish, class of 1966; former Executive Director, South-Central Modern Language Association; Associate Dean and Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
  • Richard Shelton, class of 1956; Professor of English, University of Arizona; twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
  • Dr. Timothy Summerlin, class of 1968; Chair, Department of English and Foreign Language, Lamar University
  • Commander Darrel Wesley, class of 1988, has served two tours in Iraq with the Marines and is currently serving as senior Chaplain on Board the USS Ronald Reagan.
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