Record Spring Enrollment Again at ACU

Record Spring Enrollment Again at ACU

Arizona Christian University is pleased to announce record spring enrollment in its traditional undergraduate program, up almost 10 percent from last year’s then-record enrollment. ACU’s spring enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade, as it continues to transition from a small Bible college to a nationally recognized, elite, conservative Christian liberal arts university. ACU has also achieved record enrollment in its non-traditional degree completion program, which expanded this year to include a campus in Chandler, AZ, in addition to its main campus in north central Phoenix, AZ. “We continue to see great interest from students in being part of a growing, authentic Christian higher education community,” said President Len Munsil. “As our national reputation for academic excellence and quality continues to grow, the value of an accredited degree from ACU also increases.” Geographic and ethnic diversity are also on the increase. ACU students come from 32 states and 12 foreign countries, and Hispanic and African-American enrollment has more than tripled in the past five years. Over the past few months, ACU has achieved independent national recognition from three different organizations as one of the top 50 Christian colleges and universities in America, as the most selective university in Arizona, and as the “Best Value” Christian college in...
Career Fair

Career Fair

Arizona Christian University is excited to send the upcoming graduating class out into the workforce or toward continuing education this spring. The entire ACU community is invited to meet representatives from Phoenix businesses and graduate schools at the upcoming ACU Career Fair! We will also be offering resume critiques and holding mock interviews for those interested in participating. When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: Arizona Christian University Gymnasium (Student Activity Center) Register for a table HERE Cost of participation is $50.  Discounts available for US Military, ACU Alumni, and PMCC or SNP Members. For questions or for more information contact Lisa Beaman at [email protected] call her at (602)...

Are you getting Enough financial aid?

Getting a private Christian university education is an investment, and Arizona Christian University works hard to make the investment as affordable as possible. ACU awards generous academic, music, and athletic scholarships; need-based aid; and special grants, such as the Church Matching Grant. And even though college might seem like it’s way in the future, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll pay for college when the time comes. That’s why we wanted to share with you the good news that ACU is awarding the following academic scholarships to students in fall 2016: Eligible Freshmen: $6,000 to $22,230 per year in academic scholarships Eligible Transfer: $2,500 to $7,000 per year in academic scholarships ACU’s academic scholarships can be combined with other aid, such as athletic and music awards or need-based aid. If you’re a senior in high school or a transfer student, you can get a head start on your financial aid today by completing the FAFSA online using ACU school code 007113. ACU realizes that cost is a significant issue that most families must confront when considering where to attend college, and our financial aid office is available to help guide you through what can be an intimidating process. If you have any questions about Arizona Christian University, don’t hesitate to contact your admissions counselor...
Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates to speak at ACU’s Fall Commencement

Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates to speak at ACU’s Fall Commencement

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce that Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates will speak at ACU’s 2015 Fall Commencement Ceremony December 12. ACU’s Fall Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, in the Fultz Memorial Gymnasium at Arizona Christian University. This will be ACU’s first Fall Commencement. Councilman Gates was appointed to fill the City of Phoenix, District 3 seat in 2009. He was elected to a four-year term in August 2011, and then served as Vice Mayor from January 2013 to February 2014. He was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2010 with a Forty under 40 Award, which recognizes prominent young leaders in various industries in metropolitan Phoenix. In 2012, the Arizona School of Public Relations Association presented him with the Award of Excellence for his contributions to public education. “We are blessed to be represented by a Phoenix City Councilman who is committed to the people and neighborhoods he represents and also to the success of Arizona Christian University,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “Councilman Gates is a man of faith and conviction, and we are grateful for his work in our community and his willingness to be a part of our first December commencement.” Councilman Gates has served in a variety of capacities with nonprofit and community organizations and is currently a Board Member for the Foundation for Blind Children, The Phoenix Symphony, Disabled Sports USA, and a member of the Arizona Advisory Board For U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Councilman Gates received his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics in 1993 from Drake University and graduated from Harvard Law School...
Should Professors Admit to Being Broken?

Should Professors Admit to Being Broken?

I have had people suggest that perhaps I am too transparent with my students. I don’t think that’s true. I tend to admit to having problems. I think it’s called being real. As a mature Christian – read old (I’ll be 70 in February) – I have been through a lot in my life. I have openly shared that in my classes. I also share that I would not have made it through a lot of those experiences if it hadn’t been for God. I believe that knowing that I deal with depression has helped my students – both here at ACU and at previous schools – feel that they can come to me and talk about their problems. The fact that I have admitted that I have not always followed Christ as I should have has helped students know that they could come to me with ANY problem they were facing – including those of a sexual nature. They know I will NOT be shocked by anything they share, and I will do my best to be understanding and loving. They also know I am not going to tell them something is right when it’s not! I’ve sinned enough in my life to know the consequences of “sowing the wind,” and all that “reaping the whirlwind” I’ve done would be wasted if I did not share it with my people! Sheila Walsh has written a number of books about her experiences trying to be the “perfect Christian” that she thought she should be. When she finally had a major breakdown, she spent some time in a mental hospital...
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