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Anthony elected first woman to chair ACU board

    April (Bullock ’89) Anthony of Dallas will make Abilene Christian University history early next year when she becomes the 16th chair of its Board of Trustees and the first woman to oversee the governing body of her alma mater. Recently named ACU’s 2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, Anthony was chosen last Saturday … Continued

Anthony, Gasore named 2018 Alumni Award recipients

Abilene Christian University will honor April Anthony, of Dallas, Texas, and Serge Gasore, of Kigali, Rwanda, with its two most prestigious annual alumni awards in February. Named as the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is April Anthony, class of 1989, of Dallas, Texas, who is a member of ACU’s Board of Trustees, CEO of Encompass … Continued

Garrett Sublette ('03), far right, and friends enjoy Wildcat Country Tailgating and Sublette's good eats on Opening Weekend of Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Tailgating 101: Get cooking with tips from an aficionado

Garrett Sublette (’03) isn’t playing around. He loves to tailgate, and he loves to cook. Put those passions together, and his tent at Wildcat Country Tailgating is the place to be on Gamedays.  Try not to drool when you read what Sublette and friends whipped up for the first two home games: On Opening Weekend, … Continued

ACU Remembers: Sean Adams

Sean T. Adams (’94), Abilene Christian University’s Young Alumnus of the Year for 2012, died Sept. 14, 2017, in Austin, Texas, at age 46. A memorial service will be held Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Westover Hills Church of Christ (8332 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78759). Born May 24, 1971, in Oakland, California, Adams … Continued

Ballards seek organ donor with rare blood type

An Abilene couple whose hopes were buoyed by the way ACU Today readers responded to another alum's need for a unique kidney donor last year, has asked for their story to be shared as well. ...

Andrea Lucado ('08) spoke to students as visiting writer for the Department of Language and Literature in April.

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also … Continued

Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

Some traditions at Abilene Christian University begin quite intentionally but others have inauspicious roots. The Candlelight Devotional at ACU is a little of both, and this fall celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Hill. ...

Nike innovator Hatfield is a master maker

For someone with an impressive clientele of world-class athletes and products to his credit, Nike’s Tobie Hatfield (’87) keeps a bit of a low profile. That changed a bit with our new issue of ACU Today magazine, which takes a look at the “Master Maker” whose work as senior director of athlete innovations at Nike has helped a who’s who of the sporting world make headlines. ...