#EULife Archives - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202009 d_22; ct_50


Student Spotlight: Maurice Downey

Student Spotlight: Maurice Downey

Name: Maurice Downey Hometown: Springfield, Missouri Program: Education Graduation year: May 2020 Future career plans: Elementary school teacher   Why did you choose Evangel? What brought you here? I transferred to Evangel from another university because I needed to be closer to home. My focus was not in the right place, so I truly believe that God brought me to Evangel so that I could focus and be successful! What do you find most exciting/most fulfilling about the degree you’re currently...

Student Spotlight: Marcus Means

Marcus comes from a broken home and often used sports as a way to cope. An experience at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer camp showed him how he could develop his faith in Christ while pursuing sports. He transferred to Evangel after participating in a military academy, and is now learning more about the science behind sports to pursue a future career doing what he loves.

Student Spotlight: Naomi Maycock

Naomi is from Nassau, Bahamas and always had a love for art. Following a devastating loss, she learned to see God's artistic beauty in all things. She found home when she came to Evangel to pursue her passion for a career in an art-related field.

Student Spotlight: Dyllan Weelborg

  Dyllan is a Founders scholarship student who traveled to Springfield from a small town in South Dakota to pursue his passion for a career in a medicine-focused field. He reflects on the special relationships he has formed with professors who truly care about every student's success.

Student Spotlight: Josh Pennekamp

   Originally from the Netherlands, Josh found a place to belong at Evangel. He reflects on the spiritual emphasis on campus that influences all aspects of life at EU, including his business studies.

Student Spotlight: Kasidi Shorey

Kasidi Shorey, a Founders scholar, discovered a community on campus through her participation in HeartSong, EU's traveling music ministry. She is pursuing a Worship Leadership degree as she combines her musical talent with a desire to be an effective leader in ministry.

Student Spotlight: Alicia Dair

  Evangel alum Alicia Dair felt the call of God to pursue military chaplaincy, and is now making that dream a reality through the military chaplaincy program at AGTS, one of the best such programs in the nation.

Student Spotlight: Jenessa Juarez

  Jenessa's passion for the field of social work began when she cared for her younger brother growing up as her mother battled addiction. Now she is preparing to enter the helping profession to assist others in need.

Student Spotlight: Dylan Durham

Name: Dylan Durham Hometown: Sturgeon, Missouri Program: Youth Ministry Graduation year: 2022 Future career plans: I plan on becoming a missionary or youth pastor for troubled youth. I want to help change families, fix broken homes, and help those who would typically be ignored by society. I want to help teenagers who are in the foster care system. I have plans to adopt children internationally and locally. One day, I would love to be able to pastor a church and make...

Student Spotlight – Gracie Ayers

Name: Gracie Ayers Hometown: Mountain Home, Arkansas Program: Multimedia Journalism Graduation year: May 2020 Future career plans: I would love to pursue a journalism career with either a magazine or newspaper.   Why did you choose Evangel? What brought you here? It was important for me to go to a school where I could grow in my faith. The deciding factor for me to attend Evangel was the fact that I could integrate my faith with my future vocation. The integration...

Student Spotlight – Cory Wiens

  Cory Wiens is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. He experienced a radical transformation when God saved him from a life of drugs, gangs, and violence following a vicious attack with a hatchet. Cory is now embracing his EU experience, participating on the cheer team, and discovering the plans God has for his life.

My Springfield Story – Rachel Stewart

Name: Rachel Stewart Hometown: Topeka, Kansas Program: Music Education Graduation year: 2022 Future career plans: High school music teacher   Why did you choose Evangel? What brought you here? I started looking at colleges my senior year of high school. I didn't know what I was looking for, let alone what I wanted to study. So I started visiting smaller, Christian universities. I visited and auditioned at one other school besides Evangel. In the process of auditioning, I was filled...

Scholarship Interview Preparation Tips

Congratulations! You’ve received an invitation to interview for scholarships at the university of your choice. Now what? Excitement! Anticipation! Anxiety! With preparation, you can calm the mixed bag of emotions or, at least, minimize the apprehension. As a professor, I’ve interviewed more than 500 hundred prospective scholarship recipients. Interview days are a highlight for me. It’s exciting to hear students effectively and excitedly communicate their experiences, accomplishments, and hopes for the future. There’s no doubt the process is a little...

EU Education Department Named Top 50 in Best Online Teaching Degree Programs

The Evangel University Education Department has been named to Study.com’s list of the top 50 best online teaching degree programs in the country. Over 40 million visitors per month use Study.com to research potential schools, degrees, and career opportunities. Study.com evaluated hundreds of schools that offer online teaching degrees and reviewed several data points from the Department of Education, including graduation rates, tuition costs, and support offered to online students in the development of its list of premier degree programs....

Student(s) Perspective: What Does the Evangel Community Mean to You?

  Evangel University – over 80 acres of campus, six residential halls, two academic buildings, one clocktower, a fine arts building, dining hall, athletic center, library, and more. Along with the buildings, Evangel University consists of more than 2,200 students. These students make up the best part of Evangel university – the community. But just what does this community mean to those who live and breathe on the [...]

The “Meme”-ing of your college application

Step 1: Beginning the Search  Beginning the college search is possibly the most daunting task in the application process. With a seemingly endless amount of colleges to choose from, it’s important to decide what you want from your college experience. List out these things and compare them with what each college offers. At Evangel, we [...]

Land that job! 7 ways to get started on your job hunt

When it comes time to start looking for a job in the “real world,” it seems like there is so much to do! But, if you take the time to break it down into small, manageable pieces, you’ll be able to focus clearly on your work and land a great job! Use EU’s career service [...]

How to create a stand-out portfolio

When you’re in college, you’re going to be doing a lot of work. Usually, this work is what you can use to help land that coveted job once you graduate. But, showing too much of your work can actually hurt you in the long run. Plus, if you don’t show your work off, it won’t [...]