ACU AlumNotes Email Newsletter
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005
Vol. 7, Issue 1
COBA alumni and ACU alumni in the business field are invited to alumni networking luncheons in Dallas on Feb. 3, and San Antonio on Feb. 10. The complimentary luncheons will include an update from Dr. Rick Lytle, COBA dean, and the opportunity to network with fellow alumni from the area. Dr. David Sampson (D.Min '90), U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, will speak at the Dallas event. For more information on either luncheon, to see who's coming or to RSVP online, see the Web site.
The Alumni Advisory Board plans to present 12 Distinguished Alumni Citations and 100 Change the World Awards during the Centennial year. If you know ACU alumni who have distinguished themselves in the business world, church or community, nominate them for one of these awards. Nominations are due in the Alumni Relations Office by Monday, Feb. 7.
CALL FOR OLD PHOTOS
The university is preparing to publish a special photographic history book of ACU for the upcoming Centennial. Creative Services maintains a 60-year archive of photography taken by staff and freelance photographers, but would like to see photography shot particularly by Prickly Pear or Optimist staff and other students through the years, especially prior to 1950. If you or your relatives have color or black-and-white photographs collecting dust in scrapbooks or files, we would like to either borrow them or accept them as donations to ACU archives and possible use in the centennial book or other university publications. For more information, please contact Ron Hadfield, director of Creative Services, at 325-674-2690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION OF MERCY
Collaborating between Uganda and Lubbock, Dr. Ellen Little ('92) and Dr. Cecil ('78) and Diane (Herndon '81) Fincher recently helped a Sudanese baby get life saving heart surgery at Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock.
TSUNAMI RELIEF WORK
Brent Pennington ('93) spoke to the Chapel crowd Jan. 12, live from Bangkok, Thailand, where he and his wife Julie (Griggs '94) are missionaries. The ACU community gave more than $3,800 within two hours of the Chapel assembly and more funds are expected to follow.
Church of Christ missionaries Loren and Penny Hollingsworth, grandparents of two ACU students, are making periodic reports to the Abilene Reporter-News on the devastation in Thailand.
Larry Henderson, missions coordinator for Asia in ACU's Institute for Missions, worked in Bangkok as a Christian missionary for 35 years. He's in contact with the Hollingsworths and helping the local nonprofit organization Healing Hands International distribute donated supplies, food and money.
GOLD MEDAL AWARD
The National Republican Congressional Committee selected Dr. Guy M. Lewis ('80), a member of ACU's Board of Trustees, as a 2004 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal Award winner. Lewis is a cosmetic dentist in the Houston area.
Rhonda Ryan ('76) released a CD in November titled "All My Love to You," which includes rearrangements of classic standards, pop and Beatles music with smooth jazz vocals and talented jazz instrumentals for easy listening. She wrote the title song and is currently performing in the Houston area.
Roland ('40) and Margaret (Allen '40) Johnson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve. Along with a celebration at Minter Lane Church of Christ in Abilene, they were featured in the Abilene Reporter-News.
In honor of Dr. Abraham J. Malherbe ('54), Buckingham Professor Emeritus at Yale University, the annual Abraham J. Malherbe Doctoral Fellowship has been established at the Yale University Divinity School for students who have done superior work in Greek and/or Latin and have been admitted to a doctoral program in New Testament or early church history by any university in the world.
Dr. R.H. "Tex" Williams ('50), missionary and director of World Bible School, has received special recognition from the National Register's "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals." He will be listed in the 2005-06 edition of the publication among those who have "Šreached a level of recognizable success in their respective fields."
SING SONG 2005
"Off the Charts" is the theme of Sing Song 2005, which will be Feb. 18-19. See the Web site for additional information or to order tickets.
87th BIBLE LECTURESHIP
Make plans to attend the 87th annual Bible Lectureship, Feb. 20-23. The theme is "Since You Have Been Raised With Christ: Messages from Colossians." See the schedule, list of speakers, exhibit information and more online.
If you have open entry-level positions in your company or business, consider an ACU grad. Potential May graduates are beginning to look for jobs this spring. Through CareerLink employers can explore the database and download resumes, post job and internship opportunities, and even manage on-campus interviews. For more information, contact Matt Boisvert at email@example.com or 325-674-2653.
PROUD TO BE A WILDCAT
ACU's accounting majors pass the CPA exam on their first attempt at a rate double the national average.