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ACU Remembers: U.S. Olympic legend Bobby Morrow

Bobby Joe Morrow, whose exploits in track and field as a student at Abilene Christian University made history and put his alma mater on the world map, died May 30, 2020, at age 84 at his home in San Benito, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Buck … Continued

Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

Those who gathered to honor Wes Kittley (’81) and Joel Wells, M.D. (’06), at the 2020 Alumni Day Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2020, made it clear the two men are known for putting others first. The 2020 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively, were celebrated not only for their … Continued

Janice Massey, professor of neurology at Duke University.

ACU alumna Janice Massey recognized as pioneer in neurology at Duke University

When Janice Massey, M.D., graduated from ACU in 1968, becoming a neurology professor was the last thing on her mind. Today, she is a recognized pioneer in the field and a trailblazer at Duke University School of Medicine, where she holds the distinction of being the university’s first female professor of neurology. Janice began her career … Continued

Lara Seibert Young and Hugh Jackman

Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to … Continued

Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, in October to celebrate Doug Ferguson (’83), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Ferguson’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only his successes as the Associated Press’s national golf writer, but the journey he has taken to … Continued

Kasey Pipes speaks at the Center for Building Community luncheon.

Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon from his new biography

    Kasey Pipes (’95) has enjoyed a unique perspective on the U.S. presidency, from working as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the White House for George W. Bush, to authoring biographies on two others: Dwight D. Eisenhower and now, Richard M. Nixon. Pipes is partner and co-founder of Corley + Pipes, a consulting … Continued

Haley McNeese and the Caires

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, … Continued

Matt Maxwell filming Midland family in "Finding Home in Boomtown".

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a … Continued

Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at ACU’s Dallas campus in Addison, Texas, in August to celebrate Katie Coldwell (’00), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Coldwell’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes at Southwest Airlines, where she serves as communications director, but the journey she has taken … Continued