News Release

Music Department — 2018 EU graduation awards

June 11, 2018 | Paul K. Logsdon


The Department of Music at Evangel University has announced its 2018 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service Thursday, May 3, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The music department offers a variety of degree programs, including music performance, music education, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

The following music awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Music (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Elizabeth Angier from Mount Pleasant, Texas

Outstanding Graduate in Music Education

  • Joshua Little from Concord, North Carolina

Outstanding Graduate in Recording Technology

  • Reagan Maginn from Port Charlotte, Florida

Outstanding Graduate in Worship Leadership

  • Alyson Miller from Silex, Missouri

Outstanding Senior Musician

  • Joshua Little from Concord, North Carolina

Hallett Worship Leadership Award

  • Ashley DeVries from Springfield, Missouri

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.

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