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College of Online Learning – 2024 Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 8, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The College of Online Learning at Evangel University celebrated its 2024 graduates with awards presented during the undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 2 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

Evangel offers a variety of fully online degrees, each integrating faith and scholarly exploration to equip students for career advancement and professional development.

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

Julie Korrell

 Award of Excellence in Psychology

Abigail Day

Award of Excellence in Church Ministries

Natalee Oakerson

Award of Excellence in Management

Laura Weddle

Award of Excellence in General Studies

Christa Fish

The Class of 2024

Evangel University and AGTS celebrated 537 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 2. Graduates earned a total of 32 doctoral, 125 master’s, 329 bachelor’s, and 51 associate’s degrees. Of the graduate degrees, 68 master’s degrees and 16 doctoral degrees were conferred by AGTS.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at