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Sheri Phillips

Evangel University’s Vice President for Student Development announces retirement

    [caption id="attachment_458" align="alignleft" width="400"] Dr. Sheri Phillips, vice president for student development, announces her retirement after 35 years of service at Evangel.[/caption] SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Sheri Phillips, vice president for student development, announces her retirement from Evangel University, effective May 15, 2021, after 35 years of service to the institution. “It has been my greatest joy to serve Evangel University for the past 35 years,” Phillips said. “I have had amazing opportunities to lead and influence students,...

Evangel theology professor publishes book to enhance church leadership

    [caption id="attachment_49083" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris McGough, author and assistant professor of Youth Ministries[/caption] SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Chris McGough, assistant professor of Youth Ministries in the Theology and Global Church Ministries Department at Evangel University, recently published a book designed to assist current and future church and ministry leaders. “Soliloquy No. 7: Addressing Hidden Influences That Quietly Erode Church Leaders” pulls from the wisdom of Solomon, ancient king of Israel, and touches on five specific areas that require vigilance...

Evangel University names Erin Hedlun new director of public relations

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Erin Hedlun has been promoted to director of public relations, and she now serves as the official spokesperson for Evangel University and its seminary. Hedlun graduated with honors from Evangel in 2006, having earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and electronic media.

2020-12.08 Sam & June Hamra

Sam & June Hamra: Evangel receives gift of art by contemporary American masters

Evangel University is one of four area universities to receive gifts of art from longtime Springfield residents, Sam and June Hamra, along with William Meek of the Harmon-Meek Gallery, a major art gallery in Naples, Florida. The public presentation was made Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in the lobby of Hamra Enterprises in south Springfield.

Evangel University alumni awards for 2020

The annual Homecoming festivities for Evangel University were cancelled this year, due to the Covid Pandemic. However, five graduates received alumni awards virtually by the Alumni Board of Directors as part of the annual celebration. The honorees are all local this year.

Evangel Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Show

The Evangel University Theatre proudly presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Show by Joe Landry. The production will be broadcast live over Periscope on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:00 p.m. 

The production became a cross-department effort when the theatre students reached out to the broadcasting students for help with recording the show.

Evangel mourns the passing of Dr. Joel Griffin

The Evangel University family is mourning the loss of a highly respected faculty member, Dr. Joel Griffin, associate professor of music and director of jazz studies. Joel passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from injuries sustained one week earlier in an automobile accident in Ozark, Missouri.

O’Reilly Army Hospital & Evangel featured in PBS documentary rebroadcast

Ozarks Public Television (OPT) will rebroadcast their highly-regarded, locally-produced documentary, “O’Reilly General Hospital – The Hospital with a Soul,” on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at 8 p.m. CT. The hour-long special tells the story of the WWII-era army hospital that was located in Springfield, Mo., on the grounds of what is now Evangel University.

Evangel University honored with BBB TORCH Award

The Better Business Bureau honored six Ozarks businesses, including Evangel University, with a TORCH Award on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. “BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies committed to exceptional service and high ethics.”

Two new Steinway Pianos donated to Evangel University

Two new Steinway Grand Pianos have been donated by Dr. Samuel E. Coryell, to the Evangel University Department of Music for use in student instruction. The new Steinways join the nine-foot Steinway “D” Concert Grand piano donated to Evangel in 2019.