Born in New York, Alaina Battaglia grew up on the east coast as the daughter of church-planting parents. After several years, her family moved to the Midwest and have been living in Missouri ever since. Alaina attended James River Leadership College and transferred to Evangel to complete her degree in biblical studies.
As a student she was involved in the START team and the Student Admissions Counselor Team which allowed her to interact with all types of people. “I am very passionate about people’s dreams and helping them realize them,” Alaina says. “I love being a part of a University that identifies and develops God-given gifts into an inspired purpose.”
When not in the office, Alaina loves finding new places to explore and meeting up with friends at her favorite coffee shop. She’s always up for an adventure and welcomes any opportunity to get to know new people.
Regions: CA, WY, SD, NE, OK, WI, MI, MS, TN, AL, GA, SC, PA, MD, NJ, VT, MA, RI, AL
Elliot Adams joined the admissions team in January 2016 and works with students from CA, WY, SD, NE, OK, WI, MI, MS, TN, AL, GA, SC, PA, MD, NJ, VT, MA, RI, AL. He graduated in 2015 from Evangel with a bachelor’s degree in Government/Pre-Law.
Elliot is from Fort Wayne, IN and enjoys snow skiing, playing sand volleyball and entertaining a healthy political debate. While at Evangel, Elliot was involved in his floor devotionals, hall council and intramural teams and had the great opportunity to intern with the Chief Assistant Prosecutor of Greene County, Todd Meyers.
His favorite thing about Evangel is the people on campus who are interested in more than just earning a degree, but in becoming better people through a growing relationship with Jesus.
Regions: AK, CO, DC, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MT, NV, NY, OH, TX, UT
Chase McKnight joined the admissions team in October 2015 and works with students from all over the United States. He graduated in 2015 from Evangel with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Chase grew up in O’Fallon, Missouri. He came to Evangel with a passion for science and for encouraging the students around him. He could often be found helping other students in the anatomy lab, grading lab reports and tutoring in the academic support center.
One of his favorite memories as an Evangel student is playing intramural football with his floor from Lewis Hall. It helped him connect and build relationships with the guys living closest to him.
While not working, Chase enjoys taking care of his plants, drinking dark coffee and playing card games.
Regions: AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, IA, IL, NC, ND, NH, NM, OR, VA, WA, WV
Kevin Acevedo joined the admissions team in May 2014 and works with students from the Great Plains region and Western United States. He is a 2014 alum of Evangel, having earned his bachelor’s degree in Management and minor in Human Resources.
Kevin hails from Orlando, Florida. He learned about EU at our Fine Arts booth as a high school student, and after some research, found that Evangel was the right place for him.
As a student, he was a Resident Assistant in Lewis Hall and worked as a student admissions counselor, answering questions and giving campus tours.
One of his favorite things about Springfield is the unique fare at the city’s many hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys watching college football and professional basketball, especially his hometown Orlando Magic.
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