Parents of the Year to be presented to ACU student body Friday


For Immediate Release
Feb. 16, 2000

Art and Susan Green of Abilene have been name ACU Parents of the Year. They will be introduced in Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18.

Their son Matthew, a senior biology major, nominated the Greens. To nominate his parents, Matthew submitted an essay about why he considered them "parents of the year." In it, he said:

"Art, my father, has been a man of generosity for as long as I can remember. He has always given to those who are less fortunate and to those who need either time or money. I am grateful for the example he has shown in the way he continually denies himself so others can have what they need.

"As for my mother, Susan, I have never known a more godly woman … Every day she blesses people with the words of wisdom that seem to continually flow from her mouth. She is the strongest Christian I have ever known, and I have been blessed to be her child. I have grown up seeing her persevere through some of the toughest situations life has to offer, and yet every time she has come out tempered and strong.

"As a middle school student, I can remember my sister bringing her college friends home for Sunday dinner. I was only an eighth grader at the time, but I remember anticipating the day when I would be a freshman at ACU and have the opportunity to bring my friends home for Sunday lunch."

Larry and Regina Sanders, co-presidents of the ACU Parents' Association, will present the Greens with a certificate during Chapel on Friday.

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