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ACU presents six Hashknife Awards

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Feb. 22, 2006

Dr. John Tyson, Abilene Christian University vice president for development, presented six special Hashknife Awards Monday as part of ACU's year-long Centennial celebration,

Tyson chairs ACU's President's Council for the Centennial, the group that presents the Hashknife Awards. The award is officially named the John and Ruth Stevens Historical Preservation Award and honors heroic and pioneering preservation of ACU's history.

The six recipients include:

Bobby Morrow, who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympic Games. He has donated an extensive collection of Olympic memorabilia to ACU, including one of his gold medals.

Clark Potts, longtime ACU employee who preserved thousands of photgraphic images and records during his tenure at ACU.

Don H. Morris, co-author of ACU's written history "Like Stars Shinig Brightly," who also donated his presidential archives to ACU. Morris is honored posthumously.

Judge Jack Pope, for providing ACU with his papers and his library from many years as Texas Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice.

Ron Hadfield, editor and graphic designer for ACU Today magazine since 1983 and ACU's director of creative services, has produced three Telly award-winning films (2005, 2003 and 1998) for ACU including "The Mission," which won a silver medal in CASE's international program in 2005. He was also editor of The ACU Century, the Centennial coffee table book that documents the university's 100-year history.

Richard Chastain, ACU's audio technician, creates audio recordings of ACU's special speakers and other special events. Chastain has salvaged and restored many audio and visual recordings for the university, transferring them to a digital medium before they were lost to a less stable medium.



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