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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

Tim Holt Dude Perfect

Tim Holt finds faith, fun in filming as Dude Perfect editor

In his five years filming and editing with Dude Perfect, Abilene Christian University alumnus Tim Holt has worked with celebrity athletes, spent three days filming on the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, competed in trick-shot challenges for a YouTube audience of millions, and sometimes gets recognized in public, thanks to his occasional front-of-camera appearances. Holt’s job … Continued

Dr. Tom Lee inaugural recipient of the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship

Donors joined Abilene Christian University faculty and staff for an online investiture ceremony for the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship on Friday, Dec. 4. The virtual event, coordinated in a COVID-safe environment on ACU’s campus and joined by participants in Texas and Florida, honored the legacy of the late Dr. Clark Stevens and recognized the inaugural … Continued

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

Nellie Jeannette Scruggs Lipford (’49), the matriarch of Homecoming musicals and beloved voice professor for generations of students at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 22 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. A celebration of life service will be held later this fall under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas … Continued

Vicente Rojas Aguirre

Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

Vicente Rojas Aguirre was perfectly happy with his job at an engineering consulting firm in Abilene, but the 2017 ACU graduate just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to return to campus and work at a job with the potential to impact lives all over the world. So when a position in ACU’s NEXT Lab came … Continued