SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Department of Communication at Evangel University has announced its 2023 graduation awards. The awards were given during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 4 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.
Evangel’s student media began with its newspaper when the University was founded in 1955, and opportunities have continually expanded to address the shifting landscape of communication-related fields.
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 Strategic Communication – Advertising/Public Relations
Outstanding Graduate in Film & Broadcasting
Outstanding Graduate in Digital Arts
Outstanding Graduate in Visual & Digital Arts
Outstanding Graduate in Strategic Communication – Communication Studies
Outstanding Graduate in Multimedia Journalism
Carl G. Conner Journalism Award
Shirley Hanson Shedd Communication Leadership Award
Outstanding Graduate in Academic Achievement
The Class of 2023
Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 579 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 4. Graduates earned a total of 24 doctoral, 154 master’s, 357 bachelor’s, and 44 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.
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:
- US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
- Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
- Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
- Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
- Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com
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 evangel.edu.