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We have over 1,600 alumni who are truly making an impact in our community and around the world as they serve as salt and light in today's culture through their chosen professions. It is a always a joy and inspiration to see them come home either for the Homecoming game, during their class reunions, or just stopping by to stay in touch with their Alma Mater.  We are privileged to be able to teach their children and even grandchildren, as they send them to ACS for the quality, Christian-based education they received in a previous generation.
Keeping in contact and continuing to foster relationships with our alumni through social media, email, and bi-yearly mail communication is a continued and rewarding effort.
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Second-generation ACS alum and faculty member Heather Pillsbury recently announced plans for her newest recording project in collaboration with The Worship Coalition!

Heather is a graduate of the ACS class of 2007, where both her parents were graduates. While she was here, she was heavily involved in the music and theater programs and also sang The National Anthem for sporting events and graduation. She attended Truett-McConnell University, where she met her husband and current ACS Band Director, Nathan Pillsbury. She graduated from TMU with her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2011.

She was on staff as a worship leader for many years and has led worship at several different large Christian retreats and events, including the Winter Jam “Pre Jam” in Atlanta.

Her stage experience includes a wide variety of vocal styles. Some favorite credits include being the featured soprano soloist for both Handel’s Messiah and Rutter’s Magnificat. She is heavily involved in local community theater, and the Athens music scene, and has also been a guest soloist for the Athens Symphony. 

She has received several awards for her work as a vocalist and songwriter, including placing as a finalist in the National American Traditions Competition in 2012. She was named as Gospel Music Association Immerse Female Artist/Writer of the year in 2017 and presented at the Dove Awards in Nashville.

When she’s not songwriting, leading worship, or working in the studio, Heather teaches choral music and private voice at Athens Christian School. She and her husband have two children, Oliver (7) and Violet (3), who also attend Athens Christian, making them third-generation ACS students!

For more information about Heather’s upcoming project, you can follow her on social media here:



Kendra graduated from ACS in 2012 then graduated from UGA undergrad in 2017.  She has spent time working with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.  

Kendra finished her first-year of law school at UGA School of Law this past May. During her first year, she won the 2022 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and the Morehead Best Oralist Award for the same competition.

Kendra's other law school involvement includes: Dean’s Ambassadors, Dean Rusk International Law Center- Student Ambassador, Davenport-Benham Black Law Students Association - Community Service Committee, Asian Law Students Association - Treasurer (for the upcoming school year), International Law Society, Hispanic Law Students Association, and Student Bar Association.

This summer she is working at Alston & Bird in the Atlanta office and she just had a summer wedding. 

Daniel got his start in Mock Trial at ACS. He has competed and excelled on the UGA Mock Trial Team for 3 years, and this year, he was the Captain of the UGA Mock Trial Team that competed at Nationals.

From April 8th to April 10th, the UGA Undergraduate Mock Trial Team competed at the National Championship Tournament in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Captained by Daniel MacDonald and Justin Xu, the team faced high-level competition from the University of Wisconsin, UCLA, Washington & Lee, and Miami University. While over 700 teams competed at regional competitions this year, the UGA team placed 3rd in their division and 5th in the country at the national tournament and won All-American individual awards for competitors Bryan Walker and Tyonna Byers. The team also won the Spirit of AMTA award which is awarded to the team that best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility, and fair play. 

After Cimber's graduation from ACS in 2006, she then attended Liberty University in Central Virginia where she completed her Bachelor's in Psychology & a Master's degree in Education. She then spent the next four years working both as a Resident Director and Associate Director within Liberty's Office of Student Leadership. There she had the privilege to train, teach, and disciple both college leaders and the university's Residence Staff. 
Nearly four years ago, Cimber moved to East Texas to pursue a position as the College Ministry Director at Grace Community Church. It was in Tyler, Texas where Cimber felt compelled to write her debut book "twenty something: the things you wish someone told you about your twenties from one gal to another." Cimber has made it both her professional and personal ministry to serve, love, and equip twenty-somethings within the church, and believes this book will encourage all women trying to navigate that particularly dynamic decade. 
In her spare time, Cimber can usually be found traveling or eating, binge-watching shows about traveling or eating, or running (because of all the eating). Her new book is available on Amazon.  Check out her blog, written to influence young Christian women in their walk with the Lord.    CIMBER'S BLOG


After graduating in 2017, Ivan went to UNG for a year before moving to UGA. While at UNG he worked as a biology research assistant and was Vice President of the Honor Society. During his first year at UGA he started the Meme Studies Club and began working in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory on an MRI neuroimaging study. Also, he briefly worked on a project with NASA (project FUSION) and presented at an undergraduate research conference.
During his junior year at UGA, Ivan helped to begin the creation of a neuroscience major and joined the Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization. He just recently was accepted to present at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping conference in Montreal this summer. When he realized the UGA graduation ceremony would no longer take place due to COVID-19, he took it upon himself to rally people together and begin construction of Sanford Stadium in Minecraft so that the disappointed seniors at UGA could have a virtual graduation. 
Ivan’s career goals are to go to grad school and get a PhD in neuroscience so he can perform biomedical research on memory, hoping to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.