SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Kinesiology at Evangel University has announced its 2021 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the Baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 6, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.
The department offers allied health students the opportunity to learn the art of patient care and injury prevention with degrees in athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Other Kinesiology students earn majors in exercise science, sport management and physical education (with K-12 certification).
The following awards were presented:
Outstanding Graduates in Allied Health
- Shiloh Thompson (pre- Athletic Training)
- Hosea Jones (Pre- Occupational Therapy)
- Sedona Townsend (Pre- Physical Therapy)
Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science
- Lily Axtell-Famer
Outstanding Graduate in Physical Education
- Alex Vafakos
Outstanding Graduate in Sport Management
- Austin Dill
The John and Cora Irene Holsinger Award for Outstanding Student in Kinesiology
- Charlsey Seidel
The Class of 2021
Evangel University and its seminary celebrated 544 graduates at its joint commencement ceremony at JQH Arena in Springfield, MO on May 7. Graduates earned a total of 25 doctoral, 130 master’s, 344 bachelor’s and 45 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AA’s are from Evangel’s James River College campus.
Participants included both 2021 and 2020 graduates, as the university was unable to hold an in-person commencement ceremony last year due to the coronavirus.
The commencement speaker was Dr. Greg Mundis, Sr., a CBC (’73) and AGTS (’97) alum and executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM). Mundis oversees the work of more than 2,700 missionaries serving in more than 255 countries, territories, and provinces.
In 2020, Mundis was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent more than 50 grueling days in the hospital, much of that time on a ventilator, fighting for his life. He experienced a miraculous recovery and is now back to work full-time.
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.
Additional 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduates:
Behavioral & Social Sciences: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/behavioral-social-sciences-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/
Natural & Applied Sciences: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/natural-applied-sciences-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/
Theology & Global Church Ministries: https://www.evangel.edu/press_releases/theology-global-church-ministries-department-2021-eu-graduation-awards/