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Evangel University Phi Beta Lambda receives prestigious Gold Seal Chapter Award

Published on Aug 29, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter recently received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit at the PBL National Leadership Conference, held in Chicago this summer. The award recognizes outstanding local chapters that have actively participated in PBL projects and programs that give students relevant hands-on experience in the world of business. Awarded chapters are ranked in the top 15 percent nationally among all university teams.

PBL is the collegiate branch of the Future Business Leaders of America. Its mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. Evangel’s chapter, hosted through the Business Department, is one of 350 across the country.

Dr. Sandra Cassell, PBL faculty advisor and assistant professor of business.

“Receiving the Gold Seal Chapter Award at the PBL national event is quite an honor,” said Dr. Sandra Cassell, PBL faculty advisor and assistant professor of business. “The recognition confirms that the Evangel student business club provides students with real-world learning opportunities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for their future careers.”

Evangel’s Business Department

The Business Department provides students with innovative training to prepare them for careers in a variety of field specific degrees, including Accounting, Business Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Nonprofit Business & Social Enterprise.

Evangel’s College of Online Learning also offers flexible online programs for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Organizational Leadership.


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:

  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

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