News Release

Kinesiology Department — 2017 EU graduation awards

May 24, 2017 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Kinesiology at Evangel University has announced its 2017 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service on Thursday, May 4, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The department offers allied health students the opportunity to learn the art of patient care and injury prevention with degrees in athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Other kinesiology students earn majors in exercise science, sport management and physical education (with K-12 certification).

The following undergraduate awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training

  • Emily Cook from Carl Junction, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science-Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Macy Jenkins from Springfield, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science-Personal Training

  • Reggine Brown from Tampa, Fla.

Outstanding Graduate in Sport Management

  • Mairead Cleary from Sydney, Australia

The John & Cora Irene Holsinger Award for Outstanding Student in Kinesiology

  • Rachael Thearin from Hayward, Wis.

The Class of 2017

Evangel University and its seminary saw a total of 509 degrees conferred this spring in two graduation ceremonies.

The 59th Annual Commencement ceremony for Evangel University was held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the James River Church auditorium in Ozark, Mo.

The speaker was Evangel alumnus Hal Donaldson, co-founder and president of Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, non-profit organization that leads humanitarian initiatives across the United States and around the world.

Nearly 4,000 family and friends from around the world celebrated 456 Evangel graduates earning 361 bachelors’, 58 master’s and 37 associate’s degrees, 32 of which were from EU’s James River Leadership Campus.

In addition, the 44th Annual Commencement for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary was held on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium. Three 2017 graduates shared their stories as a part of the ceremony.

There were 53 degrees conferred by AGTS, of which 33 are master’s and 20 are doctoral degrees.

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