ACU Graduate

Our Alumni

Abilene Christian University graduates have become best-selling authors, award-winning artists, Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic gold medalists, world champions, members of Congress, academic leaders and much more. 

Heart. Soul. Mind. Strength.


Everything students do at ACU is intended to help them grow in heart, soul, mind and strength, fulfilling the first and greatest commandment as taught by Christ. Though each graduate leaves having enhanced capabilities in each of these areas, their chosen career path naturally draws attention to one over the others.

Student talking on the steps
Heart. Through formal charitable organizations or simply their sheer
personal will, ACU graduates position themselves to serve their fellow man.

“Our neighbors are not simply the people that live next to us, our roommate, the person down the hall or in our class.”

Dr. Kent Brantly (’03)
Ebola Survivor

“Dr. Brecheen began to describe Jesus. He told me about a Jesus I had never seen, a Jesus who came for sinners like me.” 

Max Lucado (’77) 
Minister and Author

“I was shocked nobody knew about human trafficking. We talk about slavery from 200 years ago but not about today” 

Brittany Partridge (’12) 
Red Thread Movement

Soul. As they use their God-given talents to spread the love of Christ,
ACU graduates produce works that offer audiences a chance to reflect.

“The top country songs on the radio just aren’t ones that make you pull over on the side of the road and think about life.” 

Aaron Watson (’00)
Country Music Star

“I don’t have any walls from somebody saying ‘No, you can’t do that.’ It’s definitely more exciting; you have more freedom.” 

Randy Brewer (’93)
Executive Producer

“I want to be able to use my skills and creative gifts to make a change in an industry that’s running on old tracks.”

Leah Rama (’12) 
Fashion Designer

Mind. Whatever field in which they may gain expertise, ACU graduates
are prized for both their intellectual might and continuous curiosity.

“We’re at least as excited about what else we’ll see. Gravitational waves represent the dawn of a new kind of astronomy.”

Dr. Josh Willis (’96)
Professor of Physics

Lori Windham ('01)

“After I graduated and went to a secular law school, I missed studying our laws through the lens of a rich faith tradition.” 

Lori Windham (’01)
Religious Freedom Attorney

“When you can perfom an intervention that changes an outcome for an individual or family, that’s what I love the most.”

Dr. Leslie Hutchins (’04)

Strength. Whether on the battlefield, the playing field, or any other kind of
field, ACU graduates are determined to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

“It is truly humbling to represent the men and women who wear the uniform of our nation and our civilian workforce.” 

Gen. Paul Selva (’84)
Joint Chiefs Vice Chair 

“Once the door of opportunity has been opened for you, you have to have value to offer before the door closes.”  

Earl Young (’62)
Olympic Gold Medalist

“Throughout my time at ACU, I opened up in a way that I always feared would never be accepted or appreciated.”

Farron Salley (’12) 
Television Reporter

Featured Alumna: Elise Mitchell (’83)

As dual CEO of Mitchell Communications Group and Dentsu Aegis Network, Elise Mitchell is a highly accomplished strategic communications professional and business leader.

Among other honors, Elise was named PR Professional of the Year in 2013 by PRWeek magazine and ACU’s Outstanding Alumna of the Year in 2015.

Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.