ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene Christian University kicked off the new school year in its traditional way.

ACU hosted its opening ceremony with a parade of flags on Monday.

Students marched into Moody Coliseum with the flags representing the more than 100 countries and states the students hail from.

This year, the featured speaker was ACU graduate Jennifer Haltom, who is a partner with Haltom and Doan Law Firm located in Texarkana.

This was the 109th ACU opening ceremony.