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Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

  For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s … Continued

Dr. Justin Velten (left) and Dr. Carley Dodd

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense … Continued

April Anthony

2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year: April Anthony

Genuine. That’s the word colleagues and business associates use to describe April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, the entrepreneur who never planned to be one. Anthony has had a big year. In 2017, Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the company she founded and leads, was named No. 1 in The Dallas Morning News’ Top Places to Work … Continued

Colorado Rockies COO honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni traveled to Denver, Colorado, in August to celebrate Greg Feasel (’81) receiving a Distinguished Alumni Citation. They gathered with friends and colleagues of Feasel’s at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, where Feasel serves as chief operating officer. Guests celebrated not only Feasel’s successes, but … Continued

Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

“Following your passion and being committed to your passion will be challenging, but it will be more rewarding than you can ever believe.”   These words are what present-day Terry Johnson (’02) would tell college-age Terry, as he navigated his career path and ultimately discovered God’s calling on his life. Terry knew he wanted to … Continued

Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

Editor’s note: Craig Fisher (’92), assistant vice president for alumni and university relations, writes about a change to Homecoming reunions that will put attendees at the center of a true “coming home” experience made possible by ACU’s new on-campus Wildcat Stadium. Reunions are planned for alumni whose preferred class year ends in a 3 or 8 going back to 1973. … Continued

Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

The day the vision was confirmed for three families seeking a different way to live came when a landowner changed his mind and decided to sell them the property they had their eye on. It wasn’t just that the landowner changed his mind. It was why he changed his mind that was affirming, said Rosten … Continued

Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

So, what comes “next after” this? It’s a question people ask every day, whether about the next work project or the next step in life. For Jeff Giddens, ACU Class of 2005, and two friends, the answer was in the question itself, as they formed NextAfter, a company that helps nonprofit organizations leverage conversion rate … Continued