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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
Masseys Outlive Your Life 2021

Duke neurologists honored with Outlive Your Life Award

Abilene Christian University honored Wayne Massey, M.D., and Janice Massey, M.D., with the Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award at May Commencement. The couple both graduated from ACU and are now professors and neurologists at Duke University School of Medicine.  The Outlive Your Life Award is named for its first recipients, Dale and … Continued

Dr Joel Wells

Joel Wells chose medicine over MLB and look where he is now

He could have been a household name. Kids could have had his baseball card to trade, and other fans might have chatted about his stats while watching him swing a bat at lightning speed. Dr. Paul Morris (’66), professor emeritus of physics, certainly knows the name and the man who carries it: Joel Wells, M.D. … Continued

Dr. Megan Maxwell

New mom, physician helping guide UT Southwestern through pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, Megan (Gentry ’06) Maxwell, M.D., had one N95 mask. As an anesthesiologist at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, she needed one at all times on the job. But that type of personal protective equipment (PPE) was in short supply. So she wore it every day for … Continued

Spencer Peeples (left) explains the wide shot he has in mind, before going to a tight shot on the guitar.

ACU grad brings Miranda Lambert’s ‘Marfa Tapes’ to life in new film

Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert’s new collaborative album featuring fellow Texas singer-songwriters Jack Ingram and Jon Randall is anything but typical. But then neither is Austin photographer and video editor Spencer Peeples (’99), who was invited to document the creative process behind the making of The Marfa Tapes. Peeples, who graduated from Abilene Christian … Continued

ACU Day of Giving sets record for gifts

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and fans supported Abilene Christian University on its Day of Giving with 1,450 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $670,000 to help current students – the greatest number of gifts given in a single day to the university in its 115-year history. “The power of the ACU … Continued

Out of One, Many book cover

ACU alumnus is featured on cover of George W. Bush’s new book

A face familiar to the Abilene Christian University community is featured on the cover of President George W. Bush’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Out of Many, One. Former ACU track star Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), co-founder of Gazelle Foundation, is one of 43 immigrants whose portraits and inspirational stories are featured in the former president’s … Continued

ACU Day of Giving

ACU Day of Giving aims to benefit students, honor legacies

Whether through scholarships, the renovation of Moody Coliseum, a student care fund, or a race studies center, the projects that benefit from Abilene Christian University’s Day of Giving all have students at heart. The fourth annual ACU Day of Giving is scheduled for April 27. Alumni and friends of ACU can donate to one of … Continued

Nike designer Tobie Hatfield

Nike innovator Tobie Hatfield puts heart and sole into his shoe designs

When Tobie Hatfield (’87) wrapped up an ACU track and field career that included multiple NCAA Division II team championships, he had dreams of coaching. But God, as Hatfield says, had other plans. Hatfield may not be coaching now, but that hasn’t stopped him from helping support today’s athletes – literally. Hatfield works as Nike’s … Continued