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Natural & Applied Sciences Department– 2021 EU Graduation Awards

Published on May 10, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences 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 of Natural & Applied Sciences is one of the largest on campus, offering a variety of 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.

The following awards were presented

Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences

  • Holly Bridges from Forsyth, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Applied Science & Sustainability

  • Christy Young from Highlandville, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Biology

  • Amberly Langford from Springfield, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Computer Science

  • Alan Cain from Mansfield, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Health Care/Nursing

  • Madison Whitman from Niangua, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics Education

  • Jonathan Dasal from Nixa, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Pre-Medicine

  • Alexa DeSha from Springfield, MO

Outstanding Graduate in Research

  • Logan Mays from St. Charles, MO


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.



About Evangel University

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:

Business & Economics:







Theology & Global Church Ministries: