Day of Giving largest in ACU history
The ACU community came together like never before on our first-ever Day of Giving on May 23: 926 gifts totaling more than $140,000.
Lee presented with honorary doctorate
The honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree was awarded for distinction in education and contributions to society.
Video: Blessing new alumni
Before members of the Class of 2017 walk the stage, we stopped to pray and sing over them in our annual Candlelight Send-Off.
They’re ‘Golden’
Members of the Class of 1967 returned to campus for their Golden Anniversary Reunion. All had a story to share about how ACU shaped their lives.
Help us say farewell to Dr. John Willis
Send a note to Dr. John Willis (’55), who is retiring in May after 46 years of teaching in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry. 
Hundreds participate in Wildcats Serving
Alumni and friends worked together to make a difference in their communities, from helping at food banks to feeding homeless neighbors.
'Towering Pride'
Sean Cagle (’06) is overseeing construction of Wildcat Stadium a decade after playing football for ACU.
Halbert-Walling Research Center opens
The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative.
Ingram receives 2017 Morlan Award
Leticia Ingram (’89) will be honored at a dinner March 23 on ACU's campus for her career in education.
Called & Committed
When Abel Alvarez (’82) needed a kidney, he turned to the ACU community. What happened next ... well, just watch!
Vanderpools, Buchholtz honored at Alumni Day
Three received ACU's top alumni awards for 2017 – two medical missionaries and one public servant. 
Willis to retire in May
Dr. John Willis (’55) is retiring after 46 years of teaching in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry.
Halbert-Walling opens for classes
The state-of-the-art science research center, which is home to classrooms, offices and labs for several departments.
Manning, Montgomery return to Hill
ACU's new football staff includes former Wildcat and NFL standout Danieal Manning, and former student assistant coach Derron Montgomery (’11).
Back at work
Dr. Kent Brantly ('03), a 2015 Young Alumnus of the Year along with his wife, Amber (Carroll '06), is practicing again, two years after surviving Ebola.
Partnering in the Journey
Students have a special message for the generous donors who have given more than $50 million to endowed scholarships.
So long, Shotwell
The Wildcats ended their 57-year run at Abilene's Shotwell Stadium in anticipation for the new Wildcat Stadium this fall.
2017 alumni awards announced
Abilene Christian University will honor Dr. David (’82) and Laurie (Stallings ’81) Vanderpool​​​, ​of​ Thomazeau, Haiti,​ ​and Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz, of Austin, Texas, with its two most prestigious annual alumni awards in February.
Dr. John’s 9/11 advice ‘In Times Such as These’
For the Winter 2002 issue of ACU Today magazine, we asked Abilene Christian University alumni from various walks of life to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Willis, others making waves in science world
In September 2015, physicists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves caused by two black holes colliding.
At Dillard Hall, community is center
ACU celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes.
At Dillard Hall, community is center

ACU celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes.

Alum finds kidney donor with heart for helping
Abel Alvarez (’82), the ACU trustee, is scheduled for a life-saving kidney transplant Friday, July 1, in San Antonio.
Remembering the fallen: An ACU story
World War II remains the deadliest conflict in military history in terms of lives lost in combat. Few American lives were untouched in some way, and the Abilene Christian University community was no exception.
Lucado visits with students about writing craft
The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students.
Kimble, Tuhabonye honored on Alumni Day
ACU presented its two most prestigious alumni honors Feb. 21 in a ceremony celebrating the recipients’ respective drives for improving the world.
Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark
Thanks to a $20 million commitment from Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber of Denison, Texas, ACU’s Partnering in the Journey campaign has exceeded its goal to raise $50 million for endowed scholarships for students to assist in making college more affordable.
Stadium to build a true home field advantage
Feb. 19 was a day ACU football fans will love to look back upon: the start of something big and the continuation of a collegiate football legacy dating back nearly a century.
Construction to begin on Wildcat Stadium
The Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees has voted to start construction on a new on-campus football stadium as fundraising continues for the project.
Childers presented with honorary doctorate
Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society.
Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus
About 500 attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 13 to listen to two cases brought before the Texas Supreme Court – and see the justices collectively flash the W-C on ACU’s campus.
The Quad named for McGlothlins
The ACU community has a new spot on campus to enjoy: The Quad.
10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey
One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre.
Jeffrey has played Pumbaa in "The Lion King" since 2010.
Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship
On the first day of classes of ACU’s 110th year, perhaps its most well-known graduate called more than 4,400 students to the kind of discipleship to which he also aspires.
Halbert gift tops science capital campaign
A recent gift of nearly $3 million from alumni Jon (’82) and Linda (Ellis ’83) Halbert has helped Abilene Christian University reach its capital goal in the Vision in Action (VIA) initiative to build three major science facilities.
New stadium will open with a bang
With the crack of a starter pistol, a ceremonial first lap at Abilene Christian University’s new Elmer Gray Stadium will be covered by some of those who made the old stadium of that name legendary in the annals of track and field.
New track as fast as it is purple
Keith Barnier may not sleep well April 10, the night before Abilene Christian University hosts TCU and Texas Tech University in the biggest triangular track and field meet in ACU in more than half a century, but it will have nothing to do with the purple – and fast – running surface at new Elmer Gray Stadium.
Halbert ‘proud’ of building
Dean Walling (’30) – scientist, entrepreneur, benefactor – was “larger than life” to his grandson, David D. Halbert (’78).
Mitchell, Brantlys honored on Alumni Day
From Northwest Arkansas to West Africa, the winners of Abilene Christian University’s two most prestigious awards were honored Sunday for their achievements in the worlds of public relations and medical missions.