ACU designates Nov. 19 'Helen Ellison Day' in honor of groundskeeper


For immediate release
Nov. 14, 2001

Abilene Christian University will be honoring long-time groundskeeper Helen Ellison on Monday.

Across the ACU campus, Monday will be "Helen Ellison Day." Ellison will be honored in Chapel service at Moody Coliseum with a "Change the World" award. "Change the World" awards are given to recognize individuals or groups who are touching lives in a positive way and making a difference, in large ways or small.

The city of Abilene will also proclaim Monday, Nov. 19, as "Helen Ellison Day" and city council member Norman Archibald will present the proclamation to Ellison in Chapel.

Ellison has served ACU as a groundskeeper for the past 33 years and has touched the lives of many students with her cheerful nature and friendly greetings.

Ellison now resides at the Abilene State School and is retired from her work at ACU.

Students and faculty/staff at ACU are encouraged to join Helen for lunch in the World Famous Bean on Monday and bring pictures, notes or other mementos from her work at ACU.

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