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!

 Homecoming 2016


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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.

Currently, we are not accepting dues to join the Alumni Association, pending an exciting change. In lieu of joining the Alumni Association, please consider giving a gift to HPU’s Annual Fund today. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 325-649-8044.

Alumni Cruise – July 1-6, 2017

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Alumni Association Board of Directors

Bobbette Bell ’87 Kathy Caudill-Garza ’83 Chelsea Murphree ’11
Shane Blackshear ’04 Matthew Haynie ’09 Danny Quintanilla ’82
L.J. Clayton ’77 Autumn Hendon ’02 Jarod Root ’03
Melanie Bigbee Clonts ’75 Kristi Franklin Hyatt ’86 Robin Lemma Sellman ’82
Jane Collette ’81 Brandon Ireton ’07
Dr. Dan Crawford ’64 Marilynn Jackson ’73
Gene Deason ’72 Kenna Jordy ’99
Kollin Fields ’13 Robert Morrison ’82

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