The Evangel University Alumni Board of Directors will honor five alumni this week during the Homecoming 2017 Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7. The alumni awards will be presented during an 11 a.m. luncheon at the Bass Pro White River Conference Center.
“The Alumni Association presents Distinguished Alumnus awards annually at homecoming to honor alumni who have made significant contributions to their chosen field, church, community, state, nation, or to the university,” said Dr. Michael Kolstad, vice president for university advancement.
“The alumni board also recognizes that many young alumni have enjoyed significant achievements in the few years since their graduation, although they may not yet have reached the height of their accomplishments,” he added. “The purpose of the Outstanding Young Alumnus award is to recognize such graduates.”
The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University, is joining the Homecoming 2017 Celebration, and the AGTS Graduate of the Year is being honored at the same time.
• EU Distinguished Alumnus
Florida State Senator Doug Broxson, a 1971 graduate of Evangel, built a career in insurance, real estate, and investments prior to entering politics in 2010. He lives in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
• EU Outstanding Young Alumna
Pipkin Middle School teacher Julia Armstrong graduated from Evangel in 2002, with a B.S. in Social Science Education. She was named “Teacher of the Year” for Springfield Public Schools in 2011-2012. She is being honored for her leadership with the IB program, her exemplary work with her students, and the Askinosie Chocolate University.
• AGTS Alumnus of the Year
Dr. Doug Oss graduated from AGTS in 1980 and is being honored for his career as a Greek scholar and Biblical translator, a missionary, professor and author. He returned to AGTS as a professor in 2005 and retired in 2016.
• CBC Distinguished Alumnus
The Rev. Dary Northrop is a 1980 graduate of Central Bible College, and he is passionate about serving his community, outside of the walls of the church. He pastors Timberline Church, with 5,500 attending, in Fort Collins, Colo.
• CBC Outstanding Young Alumnus
The Rev. Dan Wootton is a 2005 graduate of CBC. He serves as the worship and music pastor at Oak Creek Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisc., where he oversees eight weekly worship services, three choirs, and various educational opportunities.
For more information about Evangel University’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, visit http://www.evangel.edu/homecoming/ or call (417) 865-2811 ext. 7333.