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Center for Compassion – 2021 EU Graduation Award

Published on May 10, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Center for Compassion at Evangel University has announced its 2021 graduation award. The award was presented prior to the 2021 commencement ceremony.

The Center for Compassion provides opportunities for the Evangel community to engage in compassionate service, education, and internship opportunities.

The Center also coordinates training opportunities for Evangel students and community members who desire to learn how to effectively demonstrate compassion through action.

The center offers a Community Relief and Development degree (major and minor) that is available in-person and online.

Amberly Langford is presented with the Outstanding Graduate Award by Stephen McMichael, CFC director, and Melissa Pulis, CFC associate director

The following award was presented:

Outstanding Graduate Demonstrating Compassion in Action

  • Amberly Langford

Amberly dedicated her time to volunteer at Marantha, a retirement/senior living facility located in Springfield, MO. She was also one of three recipients of the 2020 Kerr Memorial Scholarship, administered by the center.

Amberly video chats with a resident of Marantha.


The Class of 2021

Evangel University and its seminary celebrated 544 graduates at its joint commencement ceremony at JQH Arena in Springfield, MO on May 7. Graduates earned a total of 25 doctoral, 130 master’s, 344 bachelor’s and 45 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AA’s are from Evangel’s James River College campus.

Participants included both 2021 and 2020 graduates, as the university was unable to hold an in-person commencement ceremony last year due to the coronavirus.

The commencement speaker was Dr. Greg Mundis, Sr., a CBC (’73) and AGTS (’97) alum and executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM). Mundis oversees the work of more than 2,700 missionaries serving in more than 255 countries, territories, and provinces.

In 2020, Mundis was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent more than 50 grueling days in the hospital, much of that time on a ventilator, fighting for his life. He experienced a miraculous recovery and is now back to work full-time.


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.


Additional 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduates: