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College of Adult & Graduate Studies – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The College of Adult & Graduate Studies at Evangel University celebrated its 2022 graduates with awards presented during a baccalaureate service held on Wednesday, May 4 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

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

Evangel offers a variety of online degrees, 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 awards were presented:

Award of Excellence in Behavioral Health

Chelsea Barnett

Andrew Pate

Flavia Smith


Award of Excellence in Business Management

Matthew Jones

Arwen Pratt

Cheyenne Stewart


Award of Excellence in Church Ministries

Timothy Dixon

Derik Ruble

Ashley Spence


Award of Excellence in General Studies

Justice Jones


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.