News Release

Theology & Global Church Ministries Department — 2017 EU graduation awards

May 24, 2017 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Theology & Global Church Ministries 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 department houses the undergraduate programs of Evangel’s embedded seminary. Students have the benefit of enhanced ministerial education in a variety of traditional, hybrid and accelerated formats, all the way from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in Bible and Theology, Ministry, Missiology, Philosophy and Intercultural Studies.

The following undergraduate awards were presented:

W.I. Evans Outstanding Graduate Award

  • Joshua Huver from Belleville, Ill.

Twila Brown Edwards Woman of Distinction Award

  • Shauna Price from Springfield, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Languages

  • Grant Barnes from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Studies

  • Grant Barnes from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Outstanding Graduate in Children’s Ministries

  • Zachery Johnson from Malta, Ill.

Outstanding Graduate in Church Leadership

  • Jordan Deese from Nixa, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Intercultural Studies

  • Devon Colegrove from Nixa, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy

  • Jennifer Schollars from Bismark, N.D.

Outstanding Graduate in Preaching

  • Kyle Williamson from Monument, Colo.

Outstanding Graduate in Youth Ministries

  • Christian Lamb from Ozark, 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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