News Release

Adult & Graduate Studies — 2017 EU graduation awards

May 24, 2017 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The School of Adult and Graduate Studies 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 ceremony included the hooding of those earning master’s degree, and recognition of achievement for those earning degrees in the adult studies program.

Evangel University offers several graduate degrees, each integrating faith and scholarly exploration to equip professionals to be servant leaders. The flexible scheduling, including some online classes in each program, allows students to balance career and family with their educational pursuits.

Evangel’s Adult Studies programs feature accelerated curriculum designed for working adults, allowing them to finish their degree in a flexible format that fits their career or family obligations.

The following undergraduate adult studies awards were presented.

The Award of Excellence in Church Ministries

  • Antonio Figueroa from Summerfield, Fla.
  • Christopher Webb from Springfield, Mo.

The Award of Excellence in Human Services

  • Mychere Conn from Fair Grove, Mo.

The Award of Excellence in Management

  • Amanda Gribben from Springfield, Mo.
  • Daniel Tidmore from Vulcan, Mo.

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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