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Business Department – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Business 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 within the Business Department earn comprehensive majors in management, marketing, accounting, finance, nonprofit business & social enterprise, and business education.

The following awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Accounting 

Vance Bushong


Outstanding Graduates in Finance 

Anna Bilton

Trey Pontious


Outstanding Graduate in Marketing 

Luke Balch


Outstanding Graduate in Management 

Nathaniel Bennett


Outstanding Graduate in Nonprofit Business & Social Enterprise 

Olivia Tolbert


Academic Excellence Awards

Vance Bushong

Olivia Tolbert 

Peyton Baldwin

Anna Bilton

Trey Pontious

Chloe Hardy 

Alessondra Rosentrater

Ethan Mannecke


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.