SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Communication at Evangel University has announced its 2021 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 6, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

Evangel’s student media began with its newspaper when the University was founded in 1955, and opportunities have expanded with the changing times.

Students study video, audio and film production, journalism, public relations, advertising, public speaking, multimedia design and much more – all applied through methods of electronic media, print and oral communication.

The following awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Advertising/Public Relations

  • Lindsey Brown

Outstanding Graduate in Film & Broadcasting

  • Ian Frick

Outstanding Graduate in Digital Arts

  • Danielle Aubry

Outstanding Graduate in Strategic Communication

  • Owen Gusewelle

Outstanding Graduate in Communication Studies

  • Rebekah Godzwa

Outstanding Graduate Academic Achievement

  • Emily Waterman

Carl G. Conner Journalism Award

  • Rebekah Godzwa

Shirley Hanson Shedd Communication Leadership Award

  • Danielle Aubry

 

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.

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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: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/behavioral-social-sciences-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Business & Economics: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/business-economics-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

CAGS: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/college-of-adult-graduate-studies-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Education: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/education-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Humanities: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/humanities-department-2021-eu-outstanding-graduate-awards/

Kinesiology: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/kinesiology-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Music: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/music-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Natural & Applied Sciences: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/natural-applied-sciences-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/

Theology & Global Church Ministries: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/theology-global-church-ministries-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/