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ACU Remembers: Clint Howeth

Clinton Everett Howeth (’52), former longtime director of admissions and placement at Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 17, 2014, in Glen Rose, Texas, at age 84. He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Glen Rose, where he also graduated from high school in 1948. Howeth earned a degree in agriculture from ACU the same year … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Arlie Hoover

Longtime Abilene Christian University history professor Dr. Arlie J. Hoover died Dec. 11 in Pasadena, Texas, at age 78. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at Clear Lake Church of Christ in Houston (938 El Dorado Blvd., 77062). Hoover was born March 14, 1936, in Slaton, Texas, and graduated … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-year career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of … Continued

ACU Remembers: Don M. Shultz

Donald M. Shultz (’52), former longtime trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 6 at age 85 in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the North Atlanta Church of Christ (5676 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel (136 … Continued

For the Least of These: The Schroeders

“We could have chosen a gender. We could have chosen a race. We could have tried to customize the details. But instead we chose to let God do the choosing. To be open to whoever God wanted to be our child. And He did good. God did SO GOOD! I wouldn’t change a thing.” – … Continued

For the Least of These: The Tidmores

“For the Least of These,” a feature story in the latest issue of ACU Today magazine, takes a look at several Abilene Christian University alumni who have followed their hearts to rescue orphans around the world. In the weeks to come, we will introduce you to other alumni who help make a real difference in the … Continued

For the Least of These: A home for Elliott

One of the feature stories in the Spring-Summer issue of ACU Today is “For the Least of These,” a look at several Abilene Christian University alumni involved in helping rescue orphans around the world. The opening spread is an engaging portrait of Elliott, a youngster who spent most of his first two years of life … Continued

ACU Remembers: William F. Hooten

Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee William F. “Bill” Hooten of Johns Creek, Ga., died Oct. 2 at age 88. He was born Aug. 13, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., married Joanne “Jan” Jeans on Aug. 1, 1949, and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy … Continued

ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene. Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated … Continued

Dawne Meeks demonstrates some moves to member of the Big Fish cast.

10 Questions with Dawne Meeks

Life sometimes comes full circle. That’s something  Dawne (Swearingen ’95) Meeks, director of this year’s Homecoming musical Big Fish, can tell you about. Meeks came to ACU as a freshman in 1991, the same year Adam Hester (’77) became chair of the theatre department. After graduating from Abilene Christian in 1995, she went on to … Continued