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Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) held its annual Class Night with flair and festivity as students gathered to honor their peers and celebrate the university’s rich traditions. This year’s event, hosted in the Hagee Communication Center, transported attendees back in time to the vibrant era of the 1950s.

Ahead of the event, anticipation brewed as students nominated five young women and five young men for the esteemed titles of Mr. & Miss Southwestern. Central to the evening’s program was a captivating theater performance introducing the nominees to the attendees. Following the performance, the spotlight shifted to an interview of the individual candidates as they shared their aspirations and reflections on their SAGU journeys.

The highlight of the evening arrived as the student body engaged in live voting, casting their ballots to determine who would be crowned Mr. & Mrs. Southwestern. After a suspenseful deliberation, the votes were tallied, and senior TJ Sorgenfrei and senior Morgan Horan were chosen as Mr. and Miss Southwestern.

“It was an honor to be selected as Mr. Southwestern,” Sorgenfrei says. “My experience at SAGU has been formative and life-giving. I am grateful for all of the people I have met and become friends with because of SAGU. I am grateful to be part of a community that seeks after Jesus and supports each other along the way!”

“Being selected as Miss Southwestern was truly a humbling experience,” says Horan. “…one that filled me with immense gratitude and joy! The news came as a delightful surprise, and I am deeply thankful for the opportunity to represent SAGU in such a meaningful way. I arrived at SAGU with a heartfelt love for God, and my education here has enriched my understanding, teaching me how to love Him with all facets of my being, including my mind. SAGU has truly been a transformative experience for me, shaping me into the person I am today.” 

Adding to the excitement of the night, Greg Thurstonson, president of the alumni association, took the stage to present a scholarship to the deserving winners, symbolizing the support and encouragement of the SAGU community as they embark on their future endeavors.

Behind the scenes, the Student Congress Treasurer, JulieAnn Resier, and the rest of the Student Congress members worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event. Resier was responsible for planning the event – from selecting the theme to coordinating logistics, ensuring an unforgettable evening for all in attendance.

As the echoes of laughter and applause filled the HCC, Class Night 2024 concluded with many memories in the books for the SAGU community. Through tradition, talent, and camaraderie, the spirit of SAGU continues to thrive, inspiring excellence and fostering lifelong connections among its students and alumni.

About the University:

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private Christian university established in 1927 by P.C. Nelson. SAGU is currently in the process of becoming Nelson University. The University is located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas, and offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus or online. For more information, visit or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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