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ACU Remembers: Richard Lunsford

Richard Weldon Lunsford (’55), a former longtime member of the Board of Trustees whose family gifts created popular contemplative landmarks on the Abilene Christian University campus, died July 1, 2017, at age 83 on his Praise the Lord Ranch in Olney, Texas. Visitation with be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at Lunn Funeral Home … Continued
The ACU wildcat mascot dancing

ACU 101: What it takes to be a Wildcat mascot

It’s September and the West Texas Fair and Rodeo is here, which means it’s time for cooler weather and rain to bedevil the event’s historic parade. If not for a downpour this past Saturday morning, the parade through downtown Abilene would have marked the 83rd anniversary of Bob Thomas‘ debut. Bob Thomas, if you didn’t know, was the name of Abilene Christian … Continued

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad – also known as the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – are the fourth such assignment for sportswriter David Ramsey (’81), an award-winning journalism graduate of Abilene Christian University. A columnist for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado … Continued

Freshman send-off inspires new questions

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! By Troy Stirman As we are getting ready to take our … Continued

The Jennings family

College send-off differs second time around

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! Below, M.C. and Shane Jennings reflect on sending their second student to … Continued

8 tips for surviving freshman move-in day

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! By Lisa and Donnie Carroll Move-in Day is almost here! We’ve … Continued

Freshman goodbye: Letting the arrow fly

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! By Leah Andrews “Let your bending in the archer’s hand be … Continued

Scott (’91) and Melissa (Buse ’91) Warner with daughter Bailey

Freshman goodbye: One more ‘last time’

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! By Scott Warner In a week I am dropping my firstborn … Continued

Parents of freshmen react with humor, tears

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. We’ve gathered a collection of thoughts of Wildcat parents whose students will join the ACU family next week. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too! By Regina Turner Here we are, sending our baby of three … Continued

College drop-off day: Not just another chapter

Whether you’re sending your first child off to college – or your sixth, drop-off day is a bittersweet experience. Some of you will approach the occasion with hankies; others with humor. No matter your perspective, you can’t escape the realization that time passes far more quickly than you’d ever imagined and that life will never be quite … Continued