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Natural & Applied Sciences Department – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences at Evangel University has announced its 2022 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 5 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 and Applied Sciences

Rhema Maxwell


Outstanding Graduate in Applied Sciences & Sustainability

Taylor Thomason


Outstanding Graduate in Biology

Michael Allison


Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry

Ana Bjelica


Outstanding Graduate in Computer Science

Peyton Twigg


Outstanding Graduate in Environmental Science

Gregory Goodlett


Outstanding Graduate in Health Care

Abigail Miller


Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics

Hannah Tower


Outstanding Graduate in Pre-Medicine

Maggie Linn


The Class of 2022

Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 536 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 5. Graduates earned a total of 31 doctoral, 95 master’s, 360 bachelor’s and 50 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.


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.