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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

10 Questions with Kent Brantly, M.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic might feel like déjà vu for Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. He became the first Ebola patient to receive the experimental drug ZMapp and the first to be flown back to the U.S. for treatment. Six years … 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

April Anthony

ACU alumna, board chair April Anthony honored as 2021 AACSB Influential Leader

April Anthony, Abilene Christian University alumna and board chair, is one of 25 business school graduates honored by AACSB International – the world’s largest business education alliance – in its 2021 class of Influential Leaders. The initiative recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited business schools whose work inspires the next generation of leaders.  Anthony is CEO … Continued