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Watson, album are on top of country world

A little more than 52 miles of pavement on Highway 84 separate their West Texas hometowns – Abilene and Coleman – but Aaron Watson (’00) and Ronnie Dunn (’76), respectively, share an alma mater, a fierce independent spirit and now, a piece of music history. Today, Watson became the second former Abilene Christian University student in nearly four years to … Continued
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For the Least of These: The Johnsons

Teresa (Johnson ’78) Terry’s parents were nearly 60 years old when they adopted her youngest brother, Mike. Read her story as we continue our series about Abilene Christian University alumni who have followed their hearts to adopt. Never Too Old My parents both attended ACU as did my siblings and I. My dad, Roland Johnson (’40), liked to work out … Continued

Mitchell, Brantlys honored on Alumni Day

From Northwest Arkansas to West Africa, the winners of Abilene Christian University’s two most prestigious awards were honored Sunday for their achievements in the worlds of public relations and medical missions. Elise (Smith ’83) Mitchell was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, the 57th in a line that, among recent winners, has … Continued

Watson to play iconic Nashville music venues

You can pinch Aaron Watson (’00) and let the Abilene Christian University graduate know he’s no longer dreaming: He’s about to put his well-worn Cowboy boots on two of the biggest stages in his chosen line of work. One of the brightest young stars in Texas country music, Watson will perform Sunday night (Feb. 15) at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, … Continued

Share Your #ACULoveStory

Abilene Christian University students leave campus with more than a diploma: they leave with lifelong relationships – from roommates who became best friends and professors who became mentors to boyfriends and girlfriends who became spouses. This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, ACU is celebrating those marriages whose roots are planted on the Hill. If you met your future spouse on campus – whether at the … Continued

Holt’s faith enlightens his work at NBC News

Lester Holt knows what it is to be on center stage. But the anchor of Dateline NBC and the network’s Today show takes over this evening in what will feel like an especially white-hot light as Brian Williams’ stand-in as anchor of the weeknight edition of NBC Nightly News. The network’s news credibility is on the line … Continued

National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

This morning, for the second consecutive year, an Abilene Christian University graduate participated in the National Prayer Breakfast when Dr. Kent Brantly (’03), led a “Prayer for World Leaders” at the 63rd annual event at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton. Also in attendance today were ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64); trustee Steve Mack (’82), his wife, … Continued

ACU Remembers: Mrs. William J. Teague

Former Abilene Christian University first lady Margaret Louise (Newlen ’56) “Peggy” Teague, wife of chancellor emeritus Dr. William J. Teague (’52), died Feb. 3, 2015, at age 85 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at 1 p.m. at University Church of Christ in Abilene, with Dr. Eddie Sharp (’73) … Continued

CBS brought U.S. into Moody’s Section F

The ball seemed to hang in the air forever, like in one of those cheesy ABC After School Specials. This particular moment was special, but it wasn’t after school. It was Saturday, Jan. 17. And it was on CBS Sports Network, not ABC. Abilene Christian University’s halftime buzzer-beating bomb flew toward a sea of purple … Continued

ACU Remembers: Ruby Guy

Ruby Dell (Bonham) Guy, whose long career at Abilene Christian University inspired an annual award to recognize members of its staff who embody selfless service, lived in Grapevine, Texas, and died Jan. 25, 2015, in North Richland Hills at age 87. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Avenue, Abilene, … Continued