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Education Department – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Education at Evangel University has announced its 2022 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 5 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, with 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

Anah Noble


Academic Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Brianna Baker


Outstanding Graduate in Elementary Education

Aaron Coleman


Academic Excellence in Elementary Education

Brianna Vogts

Cailey Blain 


Outstanding Graduate in Special Education

Katie Lumley


Academic Excellence in Special Education

Sarah Holman


Outstanding Graduate in Middle School Education

Heather Crow


Cori Holsinger-Hartje Award

Bethany Storey


The Class of 2022

Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 536 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 5. Graduates earned a total of 31 doctoral, 95 master’s, 360 bachelor’s and 50 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.


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.