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Natural & Applied Sciences Department — 2019 EU graduation awards

Published on May 29, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon

Gathered at the parents reception were: Dianne Twigger, assistant professor of mathematics; Sarah Bolick, summa cum laude; Nick Fleece, summa cum laude; Rebekah Chase, “Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences;” Jacob Crews, magna cum laude; Daniel Bowerman, “Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics” as well as grandson of Dr. Don Tosh (right), professor of mathematics and winner of the 2019 E.M. & Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences at Evangel University has announced its 2019 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service Thursday, May 2, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences is one of the largest on campus, offering 12 majors to prepare students for careers ranging from education to the environment, including chemistry, computers, pre-engineering and health care.

A cadaver lab was added in 2016, enhancing the educational experience for pre-med students.


Mikala Fletcher was named the 2019 “Outstanding Graduate in Biology Education.” // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

The following undergraduate awards were presented:

Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences

  • Rebekah Chase from Kansas City, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Biology

  • Hannah Wycuff from Everton, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Biology Education

  • Mikala Fletcher from Ouray, Colorado

Outstanding Graduate in Biological Chemistry

  • Halie Suttles from Quincy, Illinois

Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry

  • Isaac Moore from Lawrence, Kansas

Outstanding Graduate in Computer Information Systems

  • Jacob Brueseke from Fenton, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Computer Science

  • Vincent Bushong from Montezuma, Iowa

Outstanding Graduate in Environmental Science

  • Jonathan Cox from Green Bay, Wisconsin

Outstanding Graduate in Health Care/Nursing

  • Noebe Caychingco from Strongsville, Ohio

Outstanding Graduates in Mathematics

  • Riley Nelson from Zionsville, Indiana
  • Daniel Bowerman from Springfield, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Applied Math

  • Davis Tolbert from Springfield, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Pre-Medicine

  • Hunter Pharis from Pickerington, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate in Research

  • Trey Shupp from Jefferson City, New York


The Class of 2019

Evangel University and its seminary saw 511 degrees conferred this spring at the joint graduation ceremony May 5, 2019.

The 61st Annual Commencement for Evangel and the 46th Annual Commencement for Assemblies of God Theological Seminary were held concurrently in the James River Church auditorium in Ozark, Missouri. The two schools were consolidated in 2013 and combined their graduations in 2018.

More than 4,000 family and friends from around the world gathered on Friday to celebrate the students.

There were 511 graduates earning 32 doctoral, 105 master’s, 323 bachelor’s and 51 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AA’s were from Evangel’s James River College campus.

The speaker was Dr. Greg Mundis, a 1999 Evangel graduate, “missionary kid,” and orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine deformity surgery. Mundis regularly performs spinal surgeries overseas, making it possible for children to have access to surgical procedures that are largely not available in their home countries.

The pre-graduation story is on the Evangel University website and has a feature on Mundis and his life of service to the needy.

Evangel University, which includes AGTS, is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel serves more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.




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