ACU Partnership with LECOM Creates Fast-Track to Med School

ACU Partnership with LECOM Creates Fast-Track to Med School

Arizona Christian University is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement as an affiliated university allowing highly qualified ACU students to achieve early acceptance into one of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) medical, dental, or pharmacy schools. Starting immediately, incoming freshman or current ACU freshman and sophomores can apply with LECOM for early acceptance into medical school. If selected, the student is guaranteed admission to LECOM after graduation. Additionally, soon-to-be high school seniors can apply with LECOM and if accepted ensure their seat by attending ACU. In some cases, students with exceptional academic standing can begin their studies at LECOM before completing their bachelor’s degrees. Advantages of this program for current and prospective ACU students include: Students accepted by LECOM are not required to take the MCAT; A reserved seat at your chosen LECOM school of study; Lower tuition compared with other medical, dental and pharmacy schools; A choice of three sites and distance education for pharmacy; Enrollment at the largest medical school in the country; No additional interview time or expenses; An opportunity to get to know LECOM students, faculty and staff. “I am very excited about our new partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Dr. Warren Pettitt, ACU Department Chair for Science and Mathematics. “This partnership opens up a new world of opportunities for our students to advance to medical, dental, or pharmacy school and become influential Christian leaders in the field of medicine.” High school seniors and transfer students can apply to Arizona Christian University HERE for admission to the Fall 2017 semester. High school seniors and current ACU freshmen...
ACU Ranked One of Best Colleges in Arizona for 2017

ACU Ranked One of Best Colleges in Arizona for 2017

Arizona Christian University has received yet another ranking by an independent national organization as “One of the Best Colleges in Arizona for 2017”.  BestColleges.com wrote that ACU stands out in the state for providing a quality, affordable education, ranking in its report above both Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University-Downtown. ACU has now received four separate best college rankings of various types during the past two years – the first four in its 57-year history — including two best Christian college rankings and one best value ranking, along with being noted by Business Insider for being the most selective college of any kind in the state of Arizona, putting ACU on a list with numerous Ivy League schools. ACU is the only Christian university in Arizona ranked among the nation’s best Christian colleges and universities. ACU reached its highest enrollment ever again this spring, and is on track for record 2017 fall enrollment as well. Remaining faithful to its Bible college heritage, ACU is the only accredited Christian university in Arizona that provides all students with 18 hours of Bible instruction, two chapels each week and spiritual formation accountability, all while embracing a Christian faith commitment for all staff, faculty, students and Trustees. ACU’s national and international visibility is reflected in a community that features students from 31 states and 14 foreign countries. High school seniors can apply to Arizona Christian University HERE for admission to the Fall 2017 incoming class. Working adults who seek to complete their bachelor’s degree through our accelerated Degree Completion Program, can apply HERE. Classes begin at all three locations March 28, 2017! (ACU Main...
Top Students Visit ACU for Honors Weekend

Top Students Visit ACU for Honors Weekend

Arizona Christian University, Arizona’s most selective college and its only top-ranked Christian university, hosted dozens of top students at its annual Honors Weekend event Feb. 17-18. High school students from several states and throughout Arizona participated in a weekend designed to introduce the students to ACU’s top tier academic programs and provide them with the opportunity to interview for top scholarships. “It is always exciting to visit with the many high-caliber academic leaders who are planning to attend ACU,” said Len Munsil, ACU President. “These students can go anywhere, but they want to be part of a community of serious Christians who will be educated, equipped and mentored through ACU’s unique, personalized and purposeful education.” Friday evening the students and their families attended a formal welcome dessert reception on the third floor of the residence hall, where they heard from many speakers including President Len Munsil, Provost and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Steve Adamson, Vice President of Enrollment Pete Hamstra and Dean of Students Jared Black. Two past ACU Honors Weekend participants, students Emily DeVore and Ali Miller, shared their experiences. During the reception, each student in attendance formally received a scholarship from the institution. The visiting students were then invited to enjoy a social bonfire before staying the night on campus with past Honors Weekend recipients and current ACU students. Saturday morning, students enjoyed breakfast in the Fire Pit before their individual interview times, each with a panel of judges. The students were interviewed based on their leadership experience, their desire to attend ACU and their spiritual commitment in order to determine the amount of scholarship awarded. Six...
Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Rutter Nears 100 Wins, Grows NAIA Athletic and Academic Powerhouse

Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Rutter Nears 100 Wins, Grows NAIA Athletic and Academic Powerhouse

In the peaceful suburbs of north Phoenix, a southern California transplant has quietly been building a national powerhouse college basketball program at the NAIA level at Arizona Christian University. Jeff Rutter, a long-time assistant coach at Azusa Pacific and star player for Concordia University in Irvine, CA, made the move to Phoenix less than 5 years ago with his wife Kristen and never looked back. Taking over a new NAIA program in the desert at former Southwestern College, he has kept ACU in the top 25 in the nation for five consecutive years while also serving as athletic director for a growing University. “To be honest, I had no idea how good Jeff Rutter was going to be,” said Len Munsil, who after becoming President of then-Southwestern College in the fall of 2010 immediately set about building an elite Christian liberal arts university, for which athletics would be an important element. “I knew I liked him, I knew he understood and believed in the vision of what ACU could be, but I had no idea how good he would be at recruiting and coaching basketball, let alone how well he would build our athletic program. He has been a key part of ACU’s resurgence and growth.” This week Rutter is likely to surpass 100 career coaching wins, less than midway through his fifth season. Arizona has seven 4-year college basketball programs, and Rutter’s winning percentage of .726 (98-37) ranks him just a shade behind the University of Arizona’s Sean Miller (.743) and well ahead of Arizona’s five other college basketball coaches. [See chart below.] Arizona Christian University plays at...
ACU Introduces New Provost and COO

ACU Introduces New Provost and COO

Arizona Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Steve Adamson as the institution’s Provost and Chief Operating Officer. A seasoned corporate and academic manager, Dr. Adamson has more than a decade of experience working as Executive Director of an accrediting organization, a distance education dean, a Bible college administrator, and a professor all within Christian higher education. Dr. Adamson began work remotely for ACU this month and arrives in Arizona with his wife Von in January. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Von Adamson to Arizona,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “Steve’s unique experience in business and in Christian higher education as a faculty member and administrator with both traditional and distance learning, and with accreditation, are a great fit for ACU at this point in our history.” Dr. Adamson comes to ACU from The Bible Seminary near Houston, Texas, where he most recently served as Provost and Professor of Theology. He also serves as Executive Director of a theological accrediting organization. Dr. Adamson has served seasonal pastoral stints in Canada and Scotland, and his background includes a 20-year corporate career as a manager and director in a variety of communications technologies industries. He has master’s degrees in both Applied Mathematics and Divinity, as well as a doctorate in Theology and Apologetics from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. ACU’s retiring Provost, Dr. Gary Damore said, “I am grateful that Dr. Adamson has answered the Lord’s call to accept the position of Provost and COO.  The transition is going seamlessly and I am confident his leadership is just what ACU needs for the next stage...
ACU Adds New Transfer Agreement with Cochise Community College

ACU Adds New Transfer Agreement with Cochise Community College

Arizona Christian University has added a new Articulation Agreement in southern Arizona to its previously established relationships with Central Arizona College and Maricopa Community College. Dr. Karl Sterner, ACU’s Vice President of Professional, Adult and Online Studies Division, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Cochise County Community College District to facilitate the transfer of its students directly to ACU. Students who have earned their Associate’s Degree and meet the established admissions requirements set by ACU are able to transfer in and finish degrees as traditional or Degree Completion Program students. This program provides a great opportunity for community college students to maximize their prior coursework and credits to match with courses required at ACU. Both of these institutions mutually recognize each other as quality institutions of higher education, dedicated to providing greater educational opportunities and services for diverse students from all walks of life. ACU, founded in 1960 and located in north Phoenix, is the most selective university in Arizona, the best value Christian university in Arizona, and the only Arizona university ranked among the nation’s top Christian colleges and universities. ACU’s curriculum is set to meet the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements, which aligns the institution with the curriculum standards of state schools. “The establishment of this relationship enables ACU to be a viable option for transfer students from Cochise County,” said Dr. Sterner. “Combined with our existing agreements, ACU continues to open doors for all our programs to expand and continue to grow in enrollment, both now and into the future.” Dr. Sterner is now working on additional articulation agreements with other community...
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