College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services at Abilene Christian University equips you to use your strengths and passions in service to others. From the departments of Social Work to Kinesiology and Nutrition, and Education to Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will be empowered to study and learn from the best in scholarship—and then apply that knowledge through experiential learning.

The College of Education and Human Services at Abilene Christian University equips you to use your strengths and passions in service to others. From the departments of Social Work to Kinesiology and Nutrition, and Education to Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will be empowered to study and learn from the best in scholarship—and then apply that knowledge through experiential learning.

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Alumni Spotlight

FILLING THE GAP

Zach Garza knows what it’s like to grow up without a father. Thanks to his experience at ACU, he also knows the profound difference mentors can make in a young man’s life. Those two life lessons inspired him to found a nonprofit, Forerunner Mentoring, which is impacting his community in big ways.

FILLING THE GAP

Zach Garza knows what it’s like to grow up without a father. Thanks to his experience at ACU, he also knows the profound difference mentors can make in a young man’s life. Those two life lessons inspired him to found a nonprofit, Forerunner Mentoring, which is impacting his community in big ways.

College of Education and Human Services News

(From left) Annie Bane, Lindsay Edwards, Ph.D., and Lorraine Wilson, Ed.D. They are

Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

Within months of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine Wilson (’76) had a plan of action in place. “I don’t move slow if I don’t have to,” she said, in her matter-of-fact way. The diagnosis came in February 2017 when Wilson was 62. Other ACU faculty and students didn’t know it at the time, but … Continued

Stephanie Hamm

University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

Dr. Stephanie (Toombs ’90) Hamm is the great-granddaughter of a slave, the granddaughter of an activist and the daughter of an activist – “all people who love Jesus,” she said. Growing up, she heard stories of the efforts to integrate schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. “My grandfather was one of the initial parents who insisted on … Continued

ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

A partnership between Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health is providing new equipment and facilities to ACU’s occupational therapy program and offering education and resources to Hendrick clinicians. ACU’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Hendrick Health signed an agreement last year in which Hendrick will donate $75,000 to ACU across three years. That gift has … Continued

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