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Dan Macaluso

Two new executives join ACU leadership

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of two new executives this week. Dan Macaluso is the next vice president for advancement and will begin work at ACU on Oct. 1. Blair Schroeder began recently as the chief planning officer, a newly created position. Vice President for Advancement Macaluso is a senior consultant and principal in … Continued
Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll 2021

ACU named among ‘2021 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program, marking the 12th time ACU has been recognized in the last 13 years.  The results, released online Sept. 13 and published in the Sept. 17 issue of the … Continued

ACU offers free speech program for preschoolers

Abilene-area preschoolers have an opportunity to receive free language enrichment services this fall from Abilene Christian University speech-language pathology graduate students through the Program to Assist Language and Speech Skills. PALS is designed for children ages 3-5 with delayed language skills or whose speech is hard to understand but who haven’t yet received intervention or … Continued

Anthony Williams

ACU names Anthony Williams as chief diversity officer

Abilene mayor Anthony Williams will be the new chief diversity officer at Abilene Christian University. Williams has served at ACU for nearly 25 years, most recently as an advancement and executive community relations officer. He has been an elected official in Abilene for more than 20 years, including the last four as mayor, and inclusion … Continued

ACU sees record giving levels in FY2021

Despite the widespread challenges presented by COVID-19 over the last year and a half, Abilene Christian University donors contributed financially to the mission of the university in record numbers for the fiscal year 2021 with $75.8 million in gifts, besting the previous record in 2014 of $49.8 million. “Even in the midst of a pandemic … Continued

Pat Boone

ACU to rename Cullen Auditorium after Pat Boone

Both the physical building and the name of Abilene Christian University’s Cullen Auditorium will undergo renovation this fall with the facility emerging in the summer of 2022 as the Pat Boone Theatre, an upgraded performance venue honoring an iconic recording artist with a long history of ACU connections. In his singing career, Boone sold more … Continued

refugee soccer camp 2021

Soccer camp offers skills, fun to local refugee children

A group of Abilene refugee children spent last week playing, making friends and learning new skills during a free soccer camp at Abilene Christian University, thanks to a collaboration between local volunteers, the ACU women’s soccer team and the International Rescue Committee. Drs. Heidi and Jason Morris both teach at ACU. Heidi is an associate … Continued

Summit 2021

ACU’s Summit shifts format to better serve church leaders

Beginning in October 2021, Abilene Christian University’s traditional gathering for church leaders will take a new shape with two events each year, both focused on specific small-group communities with an emphasis on fellowship and dialogue. The 115th annual ACU Summit will take place Oct. 14-15 with a theme of “Seeking Hope, Finding Joy.” The new two-day … Continued

Ryan Feerer stamps

New USPS stamps illustrated by ACU faculty member

Many late nights of work spent obsessing over tiny lines and dots will culminate on July 23 when the U.S. Postal Service releases four new designs of its Forever stamps, all illustrated by Ryan Feerer, associate professor of design, director of the graphic design program and designer in residence at Abilene Christian University. Feerer was … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. William E. Wright

Dr. William E. “Bill” Wright (’51), professor emeritus of accounting and finance, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. His body is being donated to science. He was born Dec. … Continued