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Evangel Social Sciences 2016 graduation awards

Published on May 30, 2016 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Department of Social Sciences has announced its 2016 graduation awards.

The awards were given during the baccalaureate service on Thursday, May 5, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The following awards were presented:

  • Outstanding Graduate in International Studies — Amina Cavallo from South Bend, Ind.
  • Outstanding Graduate in Social Science — Richard Loebel Springfield, Mo.
  • Outstanding Graduate in Social Studies Education — Alexander Rude from Republic, Mo.
  • Outstanding Graduate in Public Administration — Rebekah Houseknecht from Elmira, N.Y.
  • The Kendrick-Karmarkovic-Holsinger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Science — Hillary Woodward from Springfield, Mo.
  • The Jean Martin Award for Outstanding Service to the Social Sciences Department — Hannah Beers from Steelville, Mo.

Evangel University and its seminary saw a total of 625 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees conferred this spring in two graduation ceremonies.

The 58th annual Commencement ceremony for Evangel was held on Friday, May 6, at the James River Church. More than 4,000 family and friends celebrated 569 graduates earning 424 bachelor’s, 108 master’s and 37 associate’s degrees, 31 of which are from EU’s James River Leadership Campus.

In addition, the 43rd annual Commencement for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary was held on Saturday, May 7, in the Spence Chapel. There were 55 degrees conferred, of which 37 are master’s and 18 are doctoral degrees.