Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, has named Stephen Mansfield a Distinguished Alumnus for 2011. Stephen earned one of his degrees, a Masters in the fields of history and public policy, at Abilene Christian in 1988. “It was one of the finest experiences of my life academically,” Stephen has said. “I had never been affiliated with the Churches of Christ but ACU welcomed me, put me in lecture halls with eminent scholars, and worked me hard. I’ve benefited from that training ever since.” An awards event will be held in Nashville later this year.