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Education Department – 2024 Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 8, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Department of Education at Evangel University has announced its 2024 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 2 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.

The Education Department prepares the next generation of teachers to compassionately educate students from PreK through 12th grade using the most modern and research-based pedagogy, skills, and strategy. The department is accredited by the MO State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and boasts a robust partnership of local school districts for student teaching placements.

Degrees include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, and Secondary Education.

The following awards were presented:

Academic Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Mary Discipio

Outstanding Graduate in Elementary Education

Kemma Schmidt

Academic Excellence in Elementary Education

Abigail Chaney

 Outstanding Graduate in Middle School Education

Hannah Elerick

Outstanding Graduate in Secondary Education

Gavin Griffith

Cori Holsinger-Hartje Award

Sarah Brown

The Class of 2024

Evangel University and AGTS celebrated 537 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 2. Graduates earned a total of 32 doctoral, 125 master’s, 329 bachelor’s, and 51 associate’s degrees. Of the graduate degrees, 68 master’s degrees and 16 doctoral degrees were conferred by AGTS.

 

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About Evangel University

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:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • 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.