The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy: The Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy, Howard Payne University’s multidisciplinary honors program, is a distinctive honors program, unique among its peers. It is specially and specifically designed for academically gifted students who aspire to effective Christian leadership in a variety of careers, preparing them for lives of service and citizenship.
The Honors Academy has a proven track record of preparing students for success. Since its founding in 1962, more than 400 students have graduated from the honors program and have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions. Today, Honors Academy graduates serve in a variety of fields including law, politics, business, ministry, government, medicine, education, economics, psychology, social work, and many others.
Students of all academic interests are invited to explore the Honors Academy curriculum and its degree and program requirements. Admission to the program is competitive and capped at a maximum of 25 students in each incoming class.The priority deadline for application and scholarship consideration is February 15.
For more information about the Honors Academy, click the links to the left and/or consult the Howard Payne University Catalog.
50th Anniversary Celebration
In April 2015, Howard Payne University’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy: The Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its first graduating class with a ceremony featuring special guest speaker Jim Angle, former chief national correspondent for FOX News Channel. Click here for more information.