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Behavioral & Social Sciences Department – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Evangel University has announced its 2022 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 5 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

Students in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department live out their calling in service to others, finding commonality under the banner of the “helping professions.”

Majors offered include criminal justice, government, history, psychology, social sciences and social work. The military science (ROTC) program is also included in this department.

The following awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Criminal Justice

Isabelle Klaassen


Outstanding Graduate in Government

Christopher Sieh


Outstanding Graduate in Psychology

Jadyn Bond

Ashton Huffman


Outstanding Graduate in Research Psychology

Savannah Dupree


Outstanding Practicum Student in Psychology

Saylor Jones


Outstanding Graduate in Social Science Education

Anthony Stanford


Outstanding Graduate in Social Work

Brianna Vanderlaan


Outstanding Practicum Student in Social Work

Kenzie Voyles


Outstanding Graduate in Social Work Research

Courtney Grant


The Ryan Parke-Hartje Award for Outstanding Student in the Behavior Science

Courtney Grant


The Kendrick-Karmarkovic-Holsinger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Science

Jordan Bell


The Class of 2022

Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 536 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 5. Graduates earned a total of 31 doctoral, 95 master’s, 360 bachelor’s and 50 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.