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College of Adult & Graduate Studies – 2021 EU Graduation Awards

Published on May 10, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The College of Adult & Graduate Studies at Evangel University celebrated its 2021 graduates with awards presented during a Baccalaureate service held on Wednesday, May 5 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The ceremony honored the work of three categories of adult learners – doctoral, masters and adult studies (undergraduate online) students.

Evangel offers a variety of degrees for adults, each integrating faith and scholarly exploration to equip professionals to be servant leaders.

These programs feature accelerated curriculum designed for working adults, allowing them to earn or finish their degree in a flexible format that fits their career and family obligations.

The following Adult Studies awards were presented:


  • Marcita Birdis
  • Delana Cox
  • Brittany Potts


Award of Excellence in Behavioral Health

  • Christina Burks
  • Madisyn Green
  • Josie Pearson

Award of Excellence in Business Management

  • Samantha Hedgcorth
  • Lori Shaw
  • Sergio Lopez-Vazquez

Award of Excellence in Church Ministries

  • Thomas Alderson
  • Faith Armstrong
  • Brittany Potts

Award of Excellence in General Studies

  • Maeghan Kidd


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:

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Business & Economics:






Natural & Applied Sciences:

Theology & Global Church Ministries: