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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable … Continued

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a … Continued

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The … Continued

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

    Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. … Continued

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience of studying abroad in Oxford, England. In fall 2018, Cayla, a social work major whose home is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, decided to take her studies abroad and experience the culture and diversity of Oxford. She took classes … Continued

Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96). A two-time Fulbright scholar himself, Jason spends time recruiting students for the program he has come to love and trust. … Continued

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major … Continued

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city … Continued