News Release

Music Department — 2017 EU graduation awards

May 24, 2017 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Music 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 Evangel University Department of Music offers a variety of degree programs, including music performance, music education, music business, recording technology and worship leadership.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The following undergrad awards were presented:

Outstanding Senior Musician

  • Joshua Parrish from Kimberling City, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Music Education

  • Sydney Holland from Kansas City, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Music Industry

  • Jillian Wyatt from Fort Worth, Texas

Outstanding Graduate in Worship Leadership

  • Brooke Lopez from Bella Vista, Ark.

Hallett Outstanding Worship Leadership Award

  • Brooke Lopez from Bella Vista, Ark.

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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