The Business 2020 graduates recognized for academic excellence include (L-to-R): Kyle Stolze, Jessica Haney, Lauren Gore, Kaliesha Gray, Rachel Dadian, Brynna Plaster, Whitney McDermott, Elizabeth Kaffenberger, Abigail Roy, Lillian Warman and Adam Lucht. Not pictured are Stephen Lupo and Caitlyn Posch. // PHOTO PROVIDED.

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Department of Business at Evangel University has announced its 2020 graduation awards. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of campus events, Evangel’s traditional Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies have been postponed until mid-August. The awards were given remotely by the department.

There are nearly 200 undergraduate students in the department earning their Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with comprehensive majors in management, marketing, accounting, finance, nonprofit business & social enterprise, or business education.

 

The following Business 2020 awards were presented

Outstanding Graduates in Accounting

  • Andrew Poppen from Chanhassen, Minnesota
  • Abigail Roy from Mansfield, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Business Education

  • Catherine Eby from Springfield, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Computer Information Systems

  • Isaiah Sashidharan from Troy, Illinois

Outstanding Graduates in Finance

  • Stephen Lupo from Novi, Michigan
  • Kyle Stolze from Urbandale, Iowa

Outstanding Graduates in Business Management

  • Rachel Dadian from Meredith, New Hampshire
  • Adam Lucht from Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  • Lillian Warman from Richmond, Missouri

Outstanding Graduates in Marketing

  • Jessica Haney from Cassville, Missouri
  • Benjamin Johnson from Olathe, Kansas

Outstanding Graduate in Nonprofit Business & Social Enterprise

  • Whitney McDermott from Branson, Missouri
  • Caitlyn Posch from Castle Rock, Colorado

Academic Excellence

  • Rachel Dadian from Meredith, New Hampshire
  • Lauren Gore from Ozark, Missouri
  • Kaliesha Gray from Mansfield, Missouri
  • Jessica Haney from Cassville, Missouri
  • Elizabeth Kaffenberger from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Adam Lucht from Lees Summit, Missouri
  • Stephen Lupo from Novi, Michigan
  • Whitney McDermott from Branson, Missouri
  • Brynna Plaster from Manchester, Missouri
  • Caitlyn Posch from Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Abigail Roy from Mansfield, Missouri
  • Kyle Stolze from Urbandale, Iowa
  • Lillian Warman from Richmond, Missouri
The Business 2020 awardees that were able to join a Zoom meeting ceremony with faculty members on April 30. // PHOTO PROVIDED

 

The Class of 2020

A survey of more than 500 spring graduates of Evangel University and its seminary showed that 84% preferred to have a traditional Commencement and have it postponed until later in the summer.

• The 62nd Annual Commencement for Evangel will be held Saturday, August 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Central Assembly auditorium, 1301 N. Boonville in Springfield, Missouri.

• The 47th Annual Commencement for Assemblies of God Theological Seminary of Evangel will take place as a part of the same ceremony. The two schools were consolidated in 2013 and combined their graduations in 2018.

Emmy Award winning journalist Steve Grant will be the Commencement speaker. Grant is a 1976 Evangel graduate and a highly-regarded news anchor at KY3, the NBC affiliate for the Springfield metro area. In addition, he currently serves as president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-America Chapter.

The Commencement 2020 ceremony will be live-streamed at https://www.evangel.edu/commencement/

For additional details on Evangel’s three Baccalaureate & Awards Ceremonies, and on Steve Grant’s life of service, see a feature story on the EU website.

Evangel University, which includes AGTS, is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel serves more than 2,300 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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2020 GRADUATION AWARDS FROM EVANGEL UNIVERSITY by DEPARTMENT

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