Main Content

ACU Remembers: Jimmy Jividen

A memorial service was held this afternoon for 1951 Abilene Christian University graduate Delta “Jimmy” Jividen, 84, a longtime popular evangelist and author who died Thursday in Abilene. Jividen was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Woodward County, Okla. He was Students’ Association president at ACU, where he met his wife, Shirley Jones (’54). The couple … Continued

10 Questions with Amber Brantly

When Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly accepted a call to the medical missions field in Liberia in 2013, they had no inkling their lives might one day be the making of international headlines. “It still feels bizarre to me that people know about us, that it even mattered to so many people … Continued

ACU Remembers: Ken Rasco

After 23 years (1927-50), Clara Bishop was a hard act to follow as registrar of Abilene Christian University. But Kenneth Hugh Rasco (’48) bettered her longevity mark in the Registrar’s Office with a record career spanning 35 years (1950-85). And if you were one of the tens of thousands of students to attend ACU during … Continued

Brantlys follow heart, faith in missions field

ACU missions faculty describe Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03) as a compassionate physician whose work early in his medical career shows the natural outflow of his desire to follow God’s lead even into potentially dangerous territory. Brantly was serving a two-year fellowship with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia when the Ebola virus broke out. … Continued

Lori Windham discusses the Hobby Lobby case on MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, March 25, 2014

10 Questions with attorney Lori Windham

As senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D., has argued some controversial cases, among them the right of a Santeria priest to conduct animal sacrifice in the garage of his Texas home. Now as a member of the legal team representing Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the Affordable Care … Continued

ACU Remembers: J.C. Brockman

Former Abilene Christian University trustee John Clarence “Jay” Brockman (’49) of Angleton died May 22, 2014, at age 86. J.C. was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Houston and graduated from Boling (Texas) High School in 1945. Brockman served as a master sergeant in 1946-48 during World War II. He left college in Abilene to come … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Floyd Dunn

Dr. Floyd W. Dunn (’44), professor emeritus of chemistry and one of the first Graduate School deans at Abilene Christian University, died May 26 in Abilene at age 93. Visitation is at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home (542 Hickory St., Abilene, Texas 79602) on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Kenneth Williams

Longtime former biology professor Dr. Kenneth Buck Williams (’50) died May 8 at age 84 in Abilene. He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Petersburg, Texas, and graduated from high school in Durango, Colo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from ACU in 1950, a master’s degree in botany from the The University of … Continued

ACU Remembers: L.D. “Bill” Hilton

L.D. “Bill” Hilton (’48), whose 57-year administrative career spanned service to four presidents at Abilene Christian University, died May 13, 2014, in Abilene at age 88. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ, conducted by Hamil Family Funeral Home, with burial at 2 p.m. in the … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Alvie Davis

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for professor emeritus of chemistry Dr. Alvie Lee Davis (’55), one of Abilene Christian University’s longest-tenured professors and the namesake of its biochemistry research lab. He died March 20 at age 83 after a struggle with cancer. His service will be at the University Church of Christ, … Continued