Sara Groves Honored

This three-time Dove Award nominee has recently been recognized by the Alumni Board from Evangel University for her significant achievements in the few years since her graduation. The “Outstanding Young Alumnus Award” is presented to alumni who have made contributions with their lives within a short period after their graduation. In 1994, Sara received her Bachelors of Science in History and English from this private Christian university in Springfield, Missouri.
“So much of my life and music reflect the principles and passions I found at Evangel,” states Sara. “From the day I was born, my dad [Dwight Colbaugh] has engaged me in a conversation about what it means to take on the very worldview of Jesus Christ. These and others still inspire me ten years later, and will inspire me for years to come to integrate my faith and life, and to live out the kingdom dream.”
Groves is set to perform for the Evangel University Homecoming event on October 9, 2004. Along with her performance, the keynote speaker is United States Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ashcroft has ties to this university as he is the son of the university’s second president, the late Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, who served from 1958-1974.
Sara Groves is also a part of the new book collaboration,”The Art of Being,” which features original essays and stories from a diverse list of contributors including Groves, Jonathan Foreman (Switchfoot), Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay), Gloria Gaither, Don and Lori Chaffer (Waterdeep), Tammy Trent, and Linford Detweiler (Over the Rhine), The Art of Being explores what it really means to “be” who we are. Available everywhere September 21, 2004. Visit the link to read an except from Sara’s essay .


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