At Howard Payne University, you are forever a Yellow Jacket – even after you receive your diploma. The Office of Alumni Relations seeks to connect our valued alumni with one another, as well as with our faculty and current students. If you have graduated from Howard Payne, completed 24 or more hours, or opt to consider your as “alumni by choice,” you are alumni. Whether you just attended HPU, graduated last year or many years ago, please stop by and visit. We can’t wait to show you around the campus you know and love!


Welcome to the HPU Alumni Association!

Alumni Assocation new logo BThe Alumni Association of Howard Payne University is a network of former students who are proud of their college experience and desire to keep the university strong for generations to come.

The purpose of this Association shall be to further the interests of the University, its graduates, former students, and friends of the University by maintaining and developing the love and loyalty of the members of the Association for the University and for each other. This should be made evident by the active financial annual support of its members to achieve the goals of the university through gifts to the university’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund at HPU provides much needed support to the campus budget including student scholarships and faculty needs. Please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund today.

NEW IN 2017 – There will no longer be annual Alumni Association dues!

  • Every student who has graduated from Howard Payne University, Howard Payne College or Daniel Baker College is now a member of the Association.
  • Former students who have completed at least two semesters (24 credit hours) at Howard Payne shall be members of the Association unless they choose to opt-out of the Association.
  • All friends who express their desire to be a member shall be permitted and considered “alumni by choice” once reviewed and accepted by the Office of Alumni Relations.
  • We hope that you will show your support through volunteering, attending regional events, engaging in the lives of current students and giving back financially to your university.

In lieu of joining the Alumni Association, please consider making a gift to HPU’s Annual Fund today. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 325-649-8044.

We hope you continue to show your support of Howard Payne University!

2017 Upcoming Events

  • January 21 – Brownwood – Noon-1pm – Pre-Basketball Game Reception at Brownwood Coliseum Annex
  • February 7 – “Blue & Gold Night” kick off at La Fiesta Restaurant, Cleburne, 6 p.m. The only cost is attendees meal purchase.
  • February 28 – Dallas – “HPU Night with the Dallas Stars” (vs. Pitts. Penguins) – Ticket Information TBA in January
  • Late March – San Antonio – “HPU Night with the San Antonio Spurs – Information TBD
  • April 7 – Dallas – “HPU Night with the Dallas Mavericks” (vs. San Antonio Spurs) – Ticket Information TBA in January
  • Mid-June – Arlington – “HPU Night with the Texas Rangers (vs. Toronto Blue Jays) – Ticket Information TBA in April


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Alumni Association Board of Directors

Bobbette Bell ’87 Matthew Haynie ’09 Danny Quintanilla ’82
Shane Blackshear ’04 Autumn Hendon ’02 John Robnett ’07
Melanie Bigbee Clonts ’75 Kristi Franklin Hyatt ’86 Hector Rodriguez ’15
Jane Collette ’81 Brandon Ireton ’07 Jarod Root ’03
Dr. Dan Crawford ’64 Marilynn Jackson ’73  Robin Lemma Sellman ’82
Gene Deason ’72 Kenna Jordy ’99
Kollin Fields ’13 Chelsea Murphree ’11
Kathy Caudill-Garza ’83 Debbie Prude ’78

originalFor Howard Payne My All

Authored by Robert G. Mangrum, Ph.D, Coley Professor of American History and Howard Payne University Historian. Highlights include a 920 page encyclopedia documenting the history of HPU, MP3 recordings of the HPU band and unedited video footage of the fire at “Old Main.” Choose either DVD or USB thumb drive. Click here to order your copy today. Copies may also be ordered while completing online registration for pick up at Homecoming.


Past 2016 Alumni Events

  1. February 1 | Alumni Dessert Reception with Underwood’s cobbler at FBC Richardson in Richardson, TX
  2. February 4 | HPU Pregame Alumni Reception at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene,  TX
  3. February 11 | Alumni Dessert Reception with Underwood’s cobbler at FBC San Antonio, San Antonio,  TX
  4. February 12 | Texas Music Educators Association, HPU Alumni Reception, San Antonio, TX
  5. February 20 | HPU Basketball Pre-Game Alumni Reception/Light Lunch at the Brownwood Coliseum Annex
  6. March 21 | Alumni Dessert Reception with Underwood’s cobbler at Columbus Ave. Baptist Church in Waco, TX
  7. March 22 | Alumni Dessert Reception with Underwood’s cobbler at FBC Georgetown in Georgetown, TX
  8. April 19 | Texas Baptist Educators Retreat Alumni Luncheon | T-Bar M, New Braunfels, TX
  9. April 25 | Alumni Dessert Reception at FBC Lubbock in Lubbock, TX
  10. April 26 | El Paso 25th Anniversary Celebration | Register Here!
  11. April 28 | Alumni Dessert Reception at FBC Midland in Midland, TX
  12. May 14 | HPU New Braunfels 5000 | New Braunfels, TX
  13. June 21 |  HPU Night at the Texas Rangers in Arlington, TX
  14. August 1 | New Student & Alumni Send Off Reception in Austin, TX
  15. August 2 | HPU Night at the Houston Astros in Houston, TX
  16. August 3 | New Student & Alumni Send Off Reception in Houston, TX
  17. August 4 | New Student & Alumni Send Off Reception in Rockwall, TX
  18. August 4 | New Student & Alumni Send Off Reception in Salado, TX
  19. October 28-30 | Homecoming
  20. November 14 | BGCT HPU Alumni Dinner in Waco, TX