The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary of Evangel University celebrated its 2018 graduating class with a hooding ceremony and awards given during a formal Baccalaureate service Wednesday, May 2, in the William J. Seymor Chapel auditorium.
The service honored the work of 53 graduates. AGTS has one of the largest doctoral programs among peer seminaries with more than 200 students currently pursuing doctoral degrees in theology, ministry and missiology.
AGTS also offers a variety of master’s degrees, each integrating faith and scholarly exploration to equip professionals to be servant leaders. The seminary is a significant contributor of chaplains for military, hospitals, and other organizations with 105 alumni currently serving as U.S. Military Chaplains.
The following awards were presented to master’s-level students:
Outstanding Student in Practical Theology
- Jordan Dunn from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Outstanding Student in Bible and Theology
- Glen Hammons from La Porte, Indiana
Outstanding Student in Global Missions
- Christine Trimbur from Winchester, Virginia
W.I Evans Award
- Jordan Dunn from Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Class of 2018
Evangel University and its seminary saw 517 degrees conferred this spring at the first joint graduation ceremony May 4, 2018.
The 60th Annual Commencement ceremony for Evangel and the 45th Annual Commencement for Assemblies of God Theological Seminary were held concurrently in the James River Church auditorium in Ozark, Missouri. The two schools were consolidated in 2013.
The speaker was the Rev. Doug Clay, newly-elected general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.
“Graduation is a defining moment,” said Clay. “My prayer is that those graduating would steward well both the investment they’ve made in themselves and their future, as well as the sacrifices made by their loved ones to get them to this point.
“May they realize the tremendous responsibility accompanying this achievement — to remember their greatness is not determined by how many people serve them, but how many people they serve.”
More than 4,000 family and friends from around the world gathered on Friday to celebrate the students.
From Evangel, there were 464 graduates earning 11 doctoral, 335 bachelor’s, 72 master’s and 46 associate’s degrees — of which, 40 were from EU’s James River College campus. From AGTS, there were 53 degrees conferred, of which 24 were doctoral degrees and 29 were master’s degrees.
GRADUATION AWARDS FROM EVANGEL UNIVERSITY by DEPARTMENT
• The College of Adult and Graduate Studies — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/cags-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Business Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/business-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Behavioral & Social Sciences Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/behavioral-social-sciences-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Communication Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/communication-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Education Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/education-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Humanities Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/humanities-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Kinesiology Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/kinesiology-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Music Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/music-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Natural & Applied Sciences Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/science-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Theology & Global Church Ministries Department — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/theology-2018-awards-graduation/
• The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary — https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/2018/06/11/2018-agts-awards-graduation/