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Dr. Pope

Pope Transitions to Teaching Online and Creates “More Engagement than Ever”

In this new environment of learning, more and more professors are leaning into the online platform to teach their classes and interact with their students. One such professor is long-time COBA professor, Dr. Don Pope. Dr. Pope teaches undergrad and graduate classes, and within the past year, has transitioned to teaching his classes online. While … Continued
Gae Goodwin

Faculty Spotlight: Gae Goodwin

From a very young age Dr. Gae Goodwin wanted to make an impact on the world. After overcoming many obstacles, committing herself to a career in human resources and earning her doctorate, she is now getting to make that impact as an adjunct professor in ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program.  New … Continued

David

Student Spotlight: David Ha

Faith has always been an integral part in David Ha’s life. After a decade of working in ministry, Ha wanted to expand his counseling craft and committed himself to becoming better equipped to walk beside families in crisis. After enrolling in ACU Online’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program, he not only got the … Continued

diversity equity inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Corporate America is becoming more globally-focused than ever. As a business, considering other cultures, races, religions and beliefs provides varying perspectives, while enhancing the overall work experience. But what does diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) look like? We’ve broken down each aspect of DEI and provided ways to practice and integrate these values into your … Continued

health and human performance

Is a Degree in Health and Human Performance Worth It?

More than ever, Americans are prioritizing their mental and physical health. With an increase in holistic approaches to human performance and fitness, we see a subsequent need for skilled exercise professionals. While on-the-job experience proves beneficial to sustaining a successful career, earning a degree in health and human performance provides in-depth teaching and training in … Continued

Karen

Faculty Spotlight: Karen Maxwell

Abilene, TX has been home to Dr. Karen Maxwell for as long as she remembers. From growing up with both parents serving as ACU faculty members, to becoming a faculty member herself, she can’t imagine life apart from the Wildcat community. After teaching in-person on the main campus from 2006-2015, Karen joined ACU Online where … Continued

Wildcat Week Students

ACU achieves record enrollment for fourth year in a row

For the fourth consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,334 students. As was the case last year, a significant part of the enrollment increase is through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. ACU Dallas launched multiple undergraduate programs last … Continued

Pursuing Professional Development

Furthering Your Career: Pursuing Professional Development vs. Earning A Degree

The job market is as competitive as ever. In order for your resume to stand out among a selection of potential candidates, or pursue opportunities for advancement within your chosen field, additional education and training are a must. There are two options to gain this edge – taking professional development courses or obtaining a degree … Continued

public health

Making Your Community Healthier with a Degree Focused on Public Health

Written by Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration. Are you looking for a career that improves the lives and health of people in your community? Do you find yourself interested in any of the following questions- What steps can hospitals take to prepare and respond to natural disasters? How do health systems around the … Continued

Dr. Dena Counts

Faculty Spotlight: Dena Counts

Dena Counts is no stranger to ACU. After receiving multiple degrees both on campus and online, she furthered her Wildcat career as the assistant dean and program director of ACU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication. After 12 years, she reflects on the ways God has provided … Continued