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Evangel gears up for Homecoming 2012

July 15, 2012 | Chase Replogle

It’s late summer – the time of year at Evangel when we turn our attention to our two favorite events: the return of students for the fall semester and the return of alumni for Homecoming.

The two events are forever connected, as our alumni will tell you that once you become a student at Evangel University, you are part of our family for life. Our alumni return every year for Homecoming because the friends they make at Evangel and the faculty who impact their lives become the kind of friends you keep close for life.

Homecoming, which will be held October 11-13 this year, is the one event that brings us all together each year.

The festivities this year include old favorites and as well as fun new events, with plenty of opportunity for connecting with new friends. We have plenty of information for you as well as the full schedule of events on our Homecoming page.

Here’s a sneak peak of three of the highlights we know you’ll especially enjoy, our featured speakers:

Thursday Chapel: Ron Harris (’92)

Ron Harris (’92) is this year’s co-recipient, along with his wife Monique (’92), of the Alumni Association President’s Award. Founder of A Level Up, a nonprofit organization geared to assisting at-risk youth located in Springdale, Arkansas, Ron has dedicated his life to service.


Friday Chapel: Dr. Robert H. Spence

Dr. Robert H. Spence has served as president of Evangel since 1974, making him the second-longest-serving college president in the United States. During his tenure, Evangel has doubled enrollment, added nine master’s degrees, gained university status and totally transformed the campus with 12 major building projects. He is easily recognized as the students’ favorite Chapel speaker.

Celebration Banquet: Dr. George Wood (’62)

Dr. George Wood (’62), general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, was honored by the Evangel University Alumni Association, being named its Distinguished Alumnus in 1978. For many alumni, he is remembered as a member of the faculty and later as campus pastor from 1965 to 1971. Author of several books, his stories and experiences are sure to entertain.

Charlie Getty’s two passions: football and students

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Three reasons Anthony Moore (’03) is a bad pastor

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A chaplain’s move for God and Country

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Julie Higgins (’85) is starting something new (again)

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Becca Lashway (’18): When coming home feels foreign

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