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Department of Communication — 2015 graduation awards

Published on May 21, 2015 by Michaela Smith

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Department of Communication has announced its graduation awards for 2015.

The awards were given during the baccalaureate service on Thursday, April 30, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The following awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Journalism — Sean White from Center Moriches, NY

Outstanding Graduate in Broadcasting — Jennifer Walk from Lenexa, Kan.

Outstanding Graduate in Film — Jonathan May from Bigfork, Mont.

Outstanding Graduate in Digital Arts — Katelyn Hanze from Waukee, Iowa

Outstanding Graduate in Communication Studies — Emily Ellsworth from Raymore, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Communication Arts Education — Michaela Smith from Belton, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Advertising & Public Relations — Brandon Willis from Gilroy, Calif.

Carl G. Conner Journalism Award — Brandon Willis

A total of 514 degrees were conferred at the 57th annual Commencement Ceremony for Evangel University on Friday, May 1, 2015. This includes 403 bachelor’s degrees, 73 master’s degrees and 38 associate’s degrees, 33 of which are from EU’s James River Leadership Campus.

In addition, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel conferred 77 degrees during its ceremony on Saturday morning, May 2. Of those, 21 were Ph.Ds. and other doctoral degrees.


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