January 2006

ACU AlumNotes Email Newsletter
Monday, Jan. 23, 2006
Vol. 8, Issue 1
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EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
Young professionals are invited to attend COBA's Emerging Leaders Conference in Dallas on Feb. 24. Designed for professionals who are aspiring to higher positions of leadership or are in the early phases of positional leadership within their organizations, homes, church and communities, the one-day conference will include worship and praise, two keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
http://www.acu.edu/academics/emergingleadersconference.html

WILDCAT WEEK OF SERVICE
Join hands with ACU alumni and friends around the world to participate in service projects in hometowns and communities March 11-18. We're asking for one hour during one day that week to celebrate ACU's mission of service and leadership throughout the world. See the Web site for more information or to sign up online. 
http://www.acu.edu/centennial/involved/Week_of_Service.html


OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS
Don Crisp ('64), chair of the ACU Board of Trustees, will be honored on Feb. 19 as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Crisp, who serves as chair of The Rosewood Corporation and trustee of the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate, will receive the highest award given to alumni during the Alumni Day Luncheon at the Abilene Civic Center at noon. For more information or tickets to the luncheon, call 325-674-2622.
http://www.acu.edu/alumni/events/dac_receptions.html

CHANGING THE WORLD
In celebration of the Centennial, 100 Change the World awards will be given to alumni and friends of the university during a reception in their honor on Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. See the Web site for the list of honorees.
http://www.acu.edu/alumni/awards/recipients/recipients_ctw.html

SMALL TOWN DOC WITH A BIG HEART
Dr. J.R. Fain ('49) was recently featured in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for his 43 years of medical service to the Littlefield community. Family and friends from the Lubbock area honored Dr. Fain's dedication to his patients and generosity in a celebration that coincided with his 80th birthday.
http://lubbockonline.com/stories/122305/loc_122305048.shtml

LIFELONG CALLING
Dr. Linda (Hudson '66) Parrish, professor of educational psychology at Texas A&M University, will retire on Jan. 31 after 28 years of service to the university. Known for her advocacy for people with disabilities, she was featured in the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
http://www.theeagle.com/stories/012006/am_20060120034.php

EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATOR
Peggy (Scott '74) Edmiston, a first- and second-grade special education teacher at Brady Elementary, has been recognized numerous times for the way she reaches each one of her students in a powerful way. Edmiston was recently named special education Teacher of the Year for Region 15, which includes much of West Texas, and is eligible to receive Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas.
NFL DREAM
Wildcat defensive back Danieal Manning decided to forego the final year of his college eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. He is considered a first-day draft prospect, meaning he would go in one of the top four rounds. The Abilene Reporter-News featured several stories about past Wildcats who have made the leap from Division II stardom to the NFL, including Justin Lucas ('99), James Hill ('98) and Junior Filikitonga ('01). Seniors Clayton Farrell and Rashon Myles are hoping to pursue the NFL, as well.
http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4347998,00.htmlhttp://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4330747,00.htmlhttp://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4333606,00.htmlhttp://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4336709,00.htmlhttp://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4339297,00.html

HALL OF FAME
James Segrest ('59) is one of nine who will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in February. Segrest, now retired and living in Granbury, was part of the Wildcat sprinting team that included Bobby Morrow ('58), Waymond Griggs ('59) and Bill Woodhouse ('59), and has coached Olympic sprinters. His story was featured in the Waco Tribune-Herald. The ACU Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members on Feb. 18 at a luncheon in the McGlothlin Campus Center. The Class of 2005-06 will include basketball phenom Jennifer Clarkson-Frazier ('96), track and field standouts Cliff Felkins ('88) and Brad Pursley ('84), former quarterback John Mayes ('81) and long-time sportswriter Bill Hart ('52). For tickets or information, call 325-674-2353.
http://www.acu.edu/sports/news_archive/archive2005/00010206halloffame.html
http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_abilene_christ_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8785_4339406,00.html

ALL IN THE FAMILY
Twelve cousins of ACU parents attend Abilene Christian Schools and were recently featured in the Abilene Reporter-News. Ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th grade, this daily scholastic family reunion includes the children of Paul ('84) and Liz (Campbell '75) Rotenberry, Robert ('84) and Jean (Vanderslice '83) Campbell, Rich ('96) and Shan (Pamplin '86) Martinez, and Kim ('91) and Galanell (Howard '91) Pamplin.
http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/nw_ed_elem_secondary/article/0,1874,ABIL_7951_4328578,00.html

SING SONG TICKETS
Tickets for the 50th anniversary production of Sing Song, "The 50th Show," are available online. Sing Song is Feb. 17-18.
http://www.acu.edu/events/singsong/index.html

88th BIBLE LECTURESHIP
"Messages from the Gospel of John" will be featured at the 88th annual Bible Lectureship, Feb. 19-22. See the schedule, list of featured speakers, exhibit information and other information online.


PROUD TO BE A WILDCAT
ACU's accounting majors pass the CPA exam on their first attempt at a rate double the national average. The acceptance rate to medical and dental schools is 80 percent for ACU students. The national rate is 45 percent.

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