SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Education at Evangel University has announced its 2021 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the Baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 6, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.
Working with the theme “caring, committed, competent educators shape the future,” the Education Department at Evangel offers a wide range of majors for students interested in pursuing a teaching profession.
Degrees include early childhood, elementary and middle school education; plus specialized majors in art, biology, business, chemistry, communication, English, math, music, social science, Spanish, theatre/speech, and physical education.
The following awards were presented
Outstanding Graduate in Early Childhood Education
- Makayla Rose
Academic Excellence in Early Childhood Education
- Josie Groves
Outstanding Graduates in Elementary Education
- Mikayla Sorgenfrei
- Lisa Earlenbaugh
Academic Excellence in Elementary Education
- Emily Standage
Outstanding Graduate in Special Education
- Brooke Perry
Academic Excellence in Special Education
- Olivia Hayes
Outstanding Graduate in Middle School Education
- Joseph Martin
Cori Holsinger-Hartje Award – Outstanding Graduating Student in Teacher Education
- Daesha Childress
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.
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/
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/