SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Evangel University has announced its 2023 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 4 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.
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 science, social science education, and social work. The military science (ROTC) program, a partnership with Missouri State University’s Bear Battalion, falls under the department. Additional master’s degrees in counseling are offered.
The following awards were presented:
Outstanding Graduate in Criminal Justice
Outstanding Graduate in Government
Outstanding Graduates in Psychology
Outstanding Graduates in Research Psychology
Outstanding Practicum Student in Psychology
Outstanding Graduate in Social Science Education
Outstanding Graduate in Social Work
Outstanding Practicum Student in Social Work
Outstanding Graduate in Social Work Research
Elijah Cade Moberg
The Ryan Parke-Hartje Award for Outstanding Student in the Behavior Science
The Kendrick-Karmarkovic-Holsinger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Science
The Class of 2023
Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 579 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 4. Graduates earned a total of 24 doctoral, 154 master’s, 357 bachelor’s, and 44 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.
Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.
EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:
- US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
- Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
- Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
- Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
- Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com
With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at evangel.edu.