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Humanities Department — 2017 EU graduation awards

Published on May 24, 2017 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Humanities at Evangel University has announced its 2017 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service on Thursday, May 4, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The Department focuses on majors in art, literature, languages and theatre. Students gain hands-on experience through the varied activities sponsored by Humanities, including theatre productions, a student art gallery, the Community School of Arts, The Write Place and a variety of Artist Series events.

The following undergraduate awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in Studio Art

  • Sindy Gallegos from Springfield, Mo.

Outstanding Graduates in English

  • Hope Fischer from Omaha, Neb.
  • Danielle Routh from Augusta, Ks.

Outstanding Graduate in English Education

  • Sean Pyle from Ozark, Mo.

Outstanding Graduate in Spanish

  • Jennifer Holmes from Cottage Grove, Ore.

Robert J. Greef Award – Missouri Association of Teachers of English

  • Sean Pyle from Ozark, Mo.

The Class of 2017

Evangel University and its seminary saw a total of 509 degrees conferred this spring in two graduation ceremonies.

The 59th Annual Commencement ceremony for Evangel University was held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the James River Church auditorium in Ozark, Mo.

The speaker was Evangel alumnus Hal Donaldson, co-founder and president of Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, non-profit organization that leads humanitarian initiatives across the United States and around the world.

Nearly 4,000 family and friends from around the world celebrated 456 Evangel graduates earning 361 bachelors’, 58 master’s and 37 associate’s degrees, 32 of which were from EU’s James River Leadership Campus.

In addition, the 44th Annual Commencement for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary was held on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium. Three 2017 graduates shared their stories as a part of the ceremony.

There were 53 degrees conferred by AGTS, of which 33 are master’s and 20 are doctoral degrees.