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ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

Nellie Jeannette Scruggs Lipford (’49), the matriarch of Homecoming musicals and beloved voice professor for generations of students at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 22 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. A celebration of life service will be held later this fall under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas … Continued
Vicente Rojas Aguirre

Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

Vicente Rojas Aguirre was perfectly happy with his job at an engineering consulting firm in Abilene, but the 2017 ACU graduate just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to return to campus and work at a job with the potential to impact lives all over the world. So when a position in ACU’s NEXT Lab came … Continued

anne carroll graduation

Newest grad puts bookend on Carroll family’s 20-year purple and white legacy

Anne Carroll-Amerine hasn’t had a typical college experience, so it’s perhaps fitting that her graduation will be an unusual one as well.  She will be one of the 600-plus Abilene Christian University graduates who have signed up to walk the stage at this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies at Wildcat Stadium. May graduation was rescheduled for Aug. … Continued

ACU Remembers: U.S. Olympic legend Bobby Morrow

Bobby Joe Morrow, whose exploits in track and field as a student at Abilene Christian University made history and put his alma mater on the world map, died May 30, 2020, at age 84 at his home in San Benito, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Buck … Continued

Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

Those who gathered to honor Wes Kittley (’81) and Joel Wells, M.D. (’06), at the 2020 Alumni Day Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2020, made it clear the two men are known for putting others first. The 2020 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively, were celebrated not only for their … Continued

Lara Seibert Young and Hugh Jackman

Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to … Continued

Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, in October to celebrate Doug Ferguson (’83), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Ferguson’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only his successes as the Associated Press’s national golf writer, but the journey he has taken to … Continued

Kasey Pipes speaks at the Center for Building Community luncheon.

Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon from his new biography

    Kasey Pipes (’95) has enjoyed a unique perspective on the U.S. presidency, from working as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the White House for George W. Bush, to authoring biographies on two others: Dwight D. Eisenhower and now, Richard M. Nixon. Pipes is partner and co-founder of Corley + Pipes, a consulting … Continued

Haley McNeese and the Caires

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, … Continued