Our Alumni

The long purple line of our alumni, who lead and serve in their workplaces, communities and churches, extends far and wide. Wildcats share a rich history dating back to 1906. No matter where we come from, or where we end up after graduation, we share a special connection with our alma mater and with each other.

ACU alumni are everywhere: Our graduates have become best-selling Christian authors, ministers, members of Congress, state judges, big-city mayors, researchers, Hollywood movie producers, teachers and superintendents, top Nashville musicians and music producers, distinguished university professors, business owners, internationally renowned physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners, and winners of Emmy, Telly, Dove, Grammy, Inventor of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards.

In short, Wildcats are making a difference in the world.

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1989 alum April Anthony

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony

CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase and twice named “Top CEO” for large companies in Dallas by the Dallas Morning News; chair of ACU Board of Trustees

1975 alum Brown Bannister

Brown Bannister (’75)

Contemporary Christian music producer and songwriter who has won 14 Grammys and 25 Dove awards, and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame

1978 alum Lance Barrow

Lance Barrow (’78)

Coordinating producer of golf on CBS, winner of 12 Emmy Awards, and only the second person ever to hold the position of lead producer for CBS golf coverage

1973 alum Michael Blanton

Michael Blanton ('73)

Award-winning Christian music producer, who helped launch the careers of such artists as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Rich Mullins; inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2017

Dr. Kent Brantly, Ebola Survivor and Activitst

Dr. Kent Brantly, M.D. ('03)

Medical missionary currently serving in Zambia, who became the first American to survive Ebola and was named 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year as part of "The Ebola Fighters"

1983 alum Jeffrey S Boyd

Jeffrey S. Boyd, J.D. (’83)

Texas Supreme Court justice since 2012, named a Texas Super Lawyer for government practice six times and a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee since 2003

1993 alum Randy Brewer

Randy Brewer (’93)

Award-winning executive producer/owner of Revolution Pictures Inc., working with major artists including ESPN 30/30, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood 

1990 alum Tammy Camp, M.D.

Tammy (Smith ’90) Camp, M.D.

Residency director at Texas Tech Medical School in Lubbock, who was elected president of the Texas Pediatric Society in 2019

1992 alum Wendell Edwards

Wendell Edwards (’92)

Award-winning co-anchor of the ABC 33/40 Morning News in Birmingham, Alabama.

1981 alum Greg Feasel

Greg Feasel (’81)

Vice president for sales and marketing for Colorado Rockies Baseball Club

1983 alum Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson (’83)

Veteran professional golf writer for Associated Press, awarded the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism by the AP in 2019

1975 alum Janice Hahn

Janice Hahn (’75)

Former U.S. congresswoman from California and winner of numerous awards, including the Rosa Parks Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 

1987 alum Tobie Hatfield

Tobie Hatfield (’87)

Senior engineer and athlete innovation director of Nike’s Innovation Kitchen

2006 alum Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey (’06)

Actor and singer, best known for his role as Pumbaa in the long-running Broadway musical The Lion King

1971 alum Dr. H. Jeff Kimble

Dr. H. Jeff Kimble (’71)

Award-winning physicist at California Institute of Technology

1977 alum Max Lucado

Max Lucado (’77)

Minister and best-selling Christian author whose books have sold more than 100 million copies across 54 languages worldwide

2007 alum Danieal Manning

Danieal Manning (’07)

Former All-Pro defensive back for NFL’s Houston Texans

1988 alum Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield (’88 M.L.A.)

Best-selling author of books on the faith of national leaders

1968 alum Janice Massey, M.D.

Janice (Munn ’68) Massey, M.D.

Professor of neurology at Duke University Medical Center, and vice chair of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Elise Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Mitchell Communications Group

Elise (Smith ’83) Mitchell

CEO and founder of Mitchell PR firm and CEO of Dentsu Aegis PR Network, inducted into the 2020 International Communications Consultancy Organisation Hall of Fame

1977 alum Wilbert Montgomery

Wilbert Montgomery (’77)

Former NFL assistant coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame

1958 alum Bobby Morrow

Bobby Morrow (’58)

1956 Olympic gold medalist and Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year”

1970 alum U.S. Rep. Ted Poe

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (’70)

Former congressman from Texas and former state district judge known for his creative sentencing

2009 alum Jasmine Richardson

Jasmine Richardson (’09)

Broadway actress and singer, whose credits include Gettin' the Band Back Together and The Bodyguard

1994 alum Hal Runkel

Hal Runkel (’94 M.M.F.T.)

Best-selling author and founding president of The ScreamFree Institute

1954 alum Dr. Jack Scott

Dr. Jack Scott (’54)

Scholar-in-residence at Claremont (Calif.) Graduate University, former chancellor of California Community Colleges System

2006 alum Lara Seibert

Lara Seibert (’06)

Broadway actress and singer, whose credits include Hugh Jackman's arena tour, Broadway to Oz, and Chicago on Broadway

1984 alum Gen. Paul Selva

Gen. Paul Selva (’84 M.S.M.H.R.)

Retired vice chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff and former commander of U.S. Transportation Command

1973 alum Dr. Joe Shirley

Dr. Joe Shirley (’73)

Former president of the Navajo Nation

2001 alum Gilbert Tuhabonye

Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01)

Author and director of popular Gilbert’s Gazelle’s running club in Austin, Texas

1952 alum B. David Vanderpool, M.D.

B. David Vanderpool, M.D. (’52)

Pioneering surgeon, and former president of the Texas Medical Association and American Board of General Surgeons

2000 alum Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson (’00)

Country music recording artist whose 2015 album The Underdog reached No. 1 on Top Country Albums; inducted into the 2020 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 

2006 Joel Wells, M.D.

Joel Wells, M.D. (’06)

Assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and comprehensive hip surgeon at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas

1988 alum Capt. Darrell J. Wesley

Capt. Darrell J. Wesley (’88)

Supervisory chaplain for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar, Calif. 

1964 alum J. McDonald Williams

J. McDonald Williams (’64)

Founder of Foundation for Community Empowerment, and former president and CEO of Trammell Crow Co.

2001 alum Lori Windham, J.D.

Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D.

Senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

1964 Dr. James E. Womack

Dr. James E. Womack (’64)

Distinguished professor of molecular and cellular medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center

1962 alum Earl Young

Earl Young (’62)

1960 Olympic gold medalist and founder of the nonprofit Earl Young’s Team to fight blood cancer

Featured Alumnus: Abel Alvarez ('82)

Abel Alvarez is a university trustee, minister of Harvey Drive Church of Christ in McAllen, Texas, and a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipient

Abel and Greg Hendrix, father of an ACU student, were total strangers before March 2016. See how their lives merged in a transplant hospital in San Antonio in a narrative only God could write and Abel's alma mater could help facilitate. Watch and be blessed!

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