News Archives: Academics

HPU’s Millard Kimery completes doctorate in English

kimery_doctorate_for_webBROWNWOOD — Sept. 5, 2012 — Millard Kimery, associate professor of English at Howard Payne University, recently completed his doctorate in English. His dissertation is titled Imagining Membership and Its Obligations: The Voice of John Ruskin in Wendell Berry’s Fiction.

Dr. Kimery is shown with his daughter Elin (left) and wife, Cindy. Not pictured is daughter Jesse.

HPU group tours four Spanish cities

spain_trip_for_web2BROWNWOOD – Sept. 4, 2012 – Students make many memories throughout their college years, but seeing the Cathedral of Toledo or the paintings of Picasso will likely stand out as some of the best for students in Howard Payne University’s Culture and History of Spain class.

Twelve students returned from Spain this summer, ready to start the fall semester – or, for those who graduated, life after college – with a new mindset and broadened horizons.

“It was really cool to get outside of the United States again and see how others live,” said Cory Edwards, a May graduate from Oak Point. “The trip was another reminder of how people are just people wherever you go, despite living conditions or cultural rituals.”

The class was led by Carla Hawkins, assistant professor of modern languages, and Dr. Danny Brunette-Lopez, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages. Curly Cox, associate professor of exercise and sport science, and Trissa Cox, associate professor of Computer Information Systems, accompanied the group as sponsors.

“We had met for class all semester long and already studied the places we would visit,” Hawkins said. “When we got to Spain, we were constantly on the go. We took the high-speed train, bus and commuter train, and did a ton of walking.”

The group toured Madrid, Barcelona, Segovia and Toledo, seeing royal palaces, castles, Roman aqueducts, world-class art museums and cathedrals while exploring the foreign cities. The students also had the opportunity to take part in a large street celebration for the Atlético Madrid soccer team.

“It was such a privilege to be a part of the sports celebration of the Europa Cup Champions, Atlético Madrid,” said Michael Delgado, a senior from Mesquite. “We were able to experience how much soccer means to the people of Spain and how they support their teams.”

The students returned to HPU to write summaries of their experiences. They marveled at Spain’s art, architecture, culture and history.

Austin Adams, a senior from Brownwood, noted his feelings after viewing Picasso paintings such as the famous “Guernica.”
“The paintings by Picasso depict some of the imagery during this time of war after the bombing left the country in bad shape,” he wrote. “Picasso expressed Spain as a suffering nation that cried out in pain over the troubles of war.”

Keslie Satterwhite, a senior from Panhandle, wrote about the Royal Pantheon in El Escorial which holds marble sepulchers containing the remains of the kings and queens.

“The burial room of the kings and queens was incredible and fit for just that – royalty. I was shocked to learn about the waiting room that holds bodies for 25 years before they are placed into the large caskets.”

She continued, “This thrilling trip has taught me that all people are unique in their own way, yet we are all similar; beauty is seen in all aspects of life such as nature, art, architecture and style.”

Other students on the trip included Robert Anders, a senior from Midlothian; Corissa Brown, a senior from Carrollton; Natalie Cardenas, a senior from Brownwood; Katie Carl, a junior from Princeton; Ruben Fuentes, a junior from Bangs; Ashley Whitaker Maley, a junior from Brownwood; Eric Villanueba, a senior from Paradise; and Ryan Young, a junior from Mesquite.

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Photo cutline: A group of HPU students and faculty recently returned from Spain. Pictured outside the Spanish city of Toledo are (back row, from left) Eric Villanueba, Robert Anders, Cory Edwards, Keslie Satterwhite, Corissa Brown, Ashley Whitaker Maley, Ryan Young, Natalie Cardenas, Dr. Trissa Cox, Curly Cox and Austin Adams. Front row, from left: Carla Hawkins, Katie Carl, Michael Delgado, Dr. Danny Brunette-Lopez and Ruben Fuentes.

HPU graduate receives scholarship to continue education at Baylor Law School

by Rachel Ellington, Howard Payne University freshman

BROWNWOOD – Sept. 4, 2012 – Lauren Teel, a 2010 graduate of Howard Payne University, recently received the Nancy Stallings Lee Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University. Teel, a student at Baylor Law School, who hails from Canton, was the first recipient of this award.

The Nancy Stallings Lee Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by relatives and friends of Nancy S. Lee, a former professor of political science at HPU who passed away in 2009. Lee obtained her bachelor’s (1967) and master’s (1970) degrees in political science from Baylor University. Because of her dedication to both universities, the fund is available to graduates from HPU’s Academy of Freedom honors program, who are attending Baylor Law School or are enrolled in a graduate program at Baylor.

Lee’s cousin, Roxanne Boyd, shared how excited her family is about the fund.

“We are so pleased that Nancy’s wish to support graduate education has become reality,” Boyd said, “and we hope that the endowment will continue to grow.”

While at HPU, Teel became involved in the Student Speaker Bureau and Moot Court. She gives credit to these activities and her courses in the Academy of Freedom for her consequent success in law school.

“The Academy put me around bright peers and brilliant professors,” Teel explained. “I was challenged, asked to complete hard tasks and learned to write essay exams –which prepared me for the pressure of law school’s written exams.”

Teel also had the privilege of being featured in the “Baylor Law Review,” a scholarly journal in which the top 15 percent of the enrolled law students at Baylor are published.

“The Academy exams were almost the sole determining factor for my eligibility for the law review at Baylor,” she said. “The only exceptions were two legal writing classes, for which writing my Academy thesis helped prepare me.”

Dr. Justin Murphy, dean of HPU’s School of Humanities and director of the Academy of Freedom honors program, discussed Teel’s great character as a student.

“I am gratified to learn that Lauren received the Nancy Stallings Lee Endowed Scholarship,” Murphy said. “She certainly epitomizes the values that Nancy Lee held and I know that Ms. Lee would most definitely approve of Lauren to be the first to receive this scholarship. It was an honor to serve as one of Lauren’s professors.”

HPU Academy of Freedom graduates planning to further their education at Baylor University are eligible for the Nancy Stallings Lee Endowed Scholarship. For more information contact Baylor’s Student Financial Services division at 254-710-2611.

HPU’s Pre-College Music and Art Program announces fall classes

BROWNWOOD – August 31, 2012 – The Pre-College Music and Art Program at Howard Payne University is hosting fall classes in music and art. Classes and lessons are available for both children and adults, and the registration deadline for the fall semester is Friday, September 7.

Music classes offered this fall include: Piano, Voice, Strings, Guitar, Band Instruments, Kindermusik and the new Kids’ Musical Theatre Chorus, “Stinger Singers.” Art classes include Beginning and Intermediate Drawing and Painting.

“The Pre-College Music and Art Program at HPU is designed to serve Brownwood and the surrounding communities in providing music and art lessons to children and adults,” said Diane Owens, program director. “Our program fosters the love of music and art inherent in all students and seeks to develop these abilities in each individual. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and hope that your experiences will be fulfilling and rewarding.”

For more information about the program, contact Owens at 325-649-8501 or via e-mail at dowens@hputx.edu. You may also contact Jill Holamon, administrative assistant in the School of Music and Fine Arts, at 325-649-8500 or via e-mail at jholamon@hputx.edu.

ICUT Foundation awards UPS scholarship to Howard Payne University junior

BROWNWOOD – August 28, 2012 – Samantha Guerrero, a Howard Payne University junior from Big Lake, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Foundation.

Guerrero, the daughter of Juan and Gloria Guerrero of Big Lake, is a 2010 graduate of Reagan County High School. She is an English major working toward her goal of becoming a teacher and coach, and she competes on both the tennis and cheer teams. She also works as a dance instructor at the Boys & Girls Club of Brown County.

The ICUT Foundation is a 510(c) (3) charitable organization operated by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, a statewide association for private colleges and universities. ICUT Foundation is an affiliate of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Since 1985, The UPS Foundation has funded more than $2.1 million in scholarships for Texas students. At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. This year, CIC awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation, including a grant of $86,400 to the ICUT Foundation. The college or university awards these scholarships based on the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

“In 2011, The UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $93.5 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.6 million hours of volunteer service, to the local communities in which we operate,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “UPS is proud to continue that spirit of giving by partnering with CIC to support thousands of students working to become the leaders of tomorrow by obtaining an education from our nation’s private colleges.”

The CIC-UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by CIC, funds the UPS Scholarships. Since its inception, this fund has generated nearly $49 million in scholarship aid to support more than 17,000 students.

“Through this national scholarship program, CIC and UPS are delighted to make it possible for 609 deserving young men and women to attend the private college or university of their choice,” said Richard Ekman, president of CIC. “By directly assisting students with significant financial need, CIC and UPS are helping a new generation of students achieve their dreams of a college education.”

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 640 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. CIC is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.cic.edu.

The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS), which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. UPS news is available at pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

The ICUT Foundation is the state member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The Foundation includes 36 member independent colleges and universities. It represents the interests and protects and promotes the general welfare of the non-profit, tax-exempt independent colleges and universities located in Texas.

HPU to offer courses in New Braunfels this fall

BROWNWOOD – Aug. 22, 2012 – Howard Payne University will offer classes this fall at New Braunfels High School in advance of a permanent campus currently in development. The university, which has partnered with the Veramendi development project to bring higher education to the Comal/Guadalupe County area, will offer five undergraduate courses beginning on Aug. 27.

HPU, based in Brownwood for nearly 125 years, will provide the same high-quality educational experiences in New Braunfels that generations of students have known at the main campus.

Until HPU’s permanent campus in New Braunfels is constructed as part of the exciting new Veramendi project, courses will be offered at New Braunfels High School and online. The fall 2012 schedule includes the following courses: College Algebra, Music Appreciation, Principles of Personal Fitness and Wellness, U.S. History to 1877 and American Government. Expanded course offerings including full-degree programs and the Master of Business Administration degree will be presented in future semesters.

Students studying at HPU in New Braunfels are also encouraged to look into the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program, available entirely online. This program is designed to prepare students to become certified principals in the State of Texas.

Registration for the fall 2012 semester will take place Monday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, located at 2154 Loop 337 N in New Braunfels. High school students planning to take courses for dual credit should contact their high school counselors for more details about registration. High school graduates interested in pursuing course credit for degree purposes should call 325-649-8025.

To find out more, e-mail newbraunfels@hputx.edu, call 325-649-8025 or visit www.hputx.edu/newbraunfels. For more information about the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership, visit http://hpu.educampusonline.com/.

HPU welcomes new faculty for fall 2012

BROWNWOOD – August 21, 2012 – Howard Payne University welcomes two new faculty members beginning this fall. David Harmon will serve as professor of art and chair of the art department and Dr. Shane Kendell will serve as assistant professor of chemistry.

new_faculty_fall_2012_for_webHarmon received his bachelor’s degree from Webster University and master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. He previously served as associate professor of art, director of the Red Planes Art Gallery and temporary chair at Sterling College in Sterling, Kan.; as professor of art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.; and as the chair and associate professor of art at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.

Kendell received his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of New England at Armidale in Australia. He previously served at R.G. Cole High School in San Antonio and as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Northwest Vista College. He also taught freshman chemistry lab courses at Trinity University in San Antonio. In addition, Kendell had a chemistry lecturing appointment and served as a teaching assistant at the University of New England.

“These two gentlemen will make excellent additions to the faculty here at HPU,” said Dr. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer. “Howard Payne University faculty members demonstrate the highest academic standards and we are confident Mr. Harmon and Dr. Kendell will help foster our students’ intellect while also guiding them to become Godly men and women.”

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Photo cutline: David Harmon, left, and Dr. Shane Kendell, recently joined the faculty at HPU

HPU honors 246 for academic success during spring semester

BROWNWOOD – July 19, 2012 – Howard Payne University honored 246 students for academic success during the spring 2012 semester. Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the President’s List, a 3.65-3.99 grade point average to be named to the Dean’s List and a 3.5-3.64 grade point average to be named to the Honor Roll.

Receiving honors were:

Abilene
Carson Burns, Dean’s List

Alvarado
Tyler Dixon, President’s List
Brandi Morris, Honor Roll

Alvin
Kaitlin Leslie, Honor Roll
Linsey Reed, Dean’s List

Amarillo
Justin Bryant, President’s List

Anson
Allen Andrus, President’s List

Anton
Larissa Lynskey, Dean’s List

Argyle
Amanda Jenkins, President’s List

Arlington
Samuel Marich-Edwan, Dean’s List
Allison Ninedorf, President’s List

Atascosa
Kelsey Scott, Honor Roll

Athens
Meagan Slatton, Honor Roll

Austin
Ryan Colvin, Honor Roll
Sarah Davies, President’s List
John King, Dean’s List

Azle
Kayla Scott, President’s List

Bangs
Samantha Bly, Dean’s List
Ruben Fuentes, Honor Roll
Tina Fuentes, President’s List
Lesley Howell, Dean’s List
Jesse Kimery, President’s List
Jensen Knickerbocker, Dean’s List
Bertha Mendoza, President’s List
Theron Parson, President’s List
Jessica Ramirez, Honor Roll
Kaitlin Vernon, Dean’s List

Baytown
Brian Asp, Dean’s List

Belton
Elizabeth Graham, Dean’s List

Bertram
Conner Fisher, Dean’s List
Katherine Licce, Honor Roll

Big Lake
Brit Campbell, Dean’s List

Big Spring
Ethan Yeats, Honor Roll

Blanket
Mary Vasquez, Dean’s List

Bloomfield, N.M.
Jeremy Johnson, Dean’s List
Skyler Maley, Honor Roll

Brenham
Kassey Nix, Honor Roll

Brownwood
Heather Adams, Honor Roll
Brittany Beelby, President’s List
Nicholas Bennie, Dean’s List
Juanita Cardenas, President’s List
Monique Ching, Dean’s List
Bradley Cloud, Dean’s List
Heather Cooke, President’s List
Amber Corley, President’s List
Dustin Crager, Honor Roll
Ennis Davila, President’s List
Carminia Del Toro, Dean’s List
Jeffrey Edmondson, Dean’s List
Justin Fisher, President’s List
Bradi Gill, Honor Roll
Hannah Gramling, President’s List
John Gramling, Dean’s List
Hayden Hewitt, Dean’s List
Houston Holmes, President’s List
Jared Huntley, President’s List
Ashley Jaynes, Dean’s List
Sarah Langford, President’s List
Valerie Marrs, President’s List
Katy McBeth, Dean’s List
Jarrod McCandless, President’s List
Ashley McLaughlin, Dean’s List
Saulo Mendoza, President’s List
James Nance, Honor Roll
Maitreyee Nigalye, President’s List
Adrian Norway, President’s List
Mary Raschke, President’s List
Stephany Sanchez, Dean’s List
Abby Selman, President’s List
Jake Shelton, Dean’s List
Jherica Simental, Dean’s List
Tracer Skelton, Dean’s List
Michael Thompson, Dean’s List
Barbara Tiner, President’s List
Megan Wickline, Honor Roll

Burnet
Lindsey Gholson, President’s List

Caddo Mills
Brittany Shostrom, President’s List

Canyon
Anna McCay, Dean’s List

Carrollton
Corissa Brown, Dean’s List

Cedar Hill
Senae Dillard, Honor Roll

Cedar Park
Regan Hogan, President’s List
Ryan Hogan, President’s List
Laura Peisker, President’s List

Chappell Hill
Drew Clanahan, Honor Roll

Cisco
Haleigh Caraway, Honor Roll

Coleman
Mary Morrison, President’s List

Comanche
Nathan Byrd, Dean’s List
Jarrett Isbell, Dean’s List
James Smith, Dean’s List
Zachary Varner, President’s List

Comfort
Katie Poerner, Dean’s List

Copperas Cove
Anthony Bryant, Honor Roll

Corpus Christi
Adam Hardy, Dean’s List
Timothy Hardy, President’s List

Crane
Jacelynn Cunningham, Dean’s List

Crawford
Colin Pritchard, Honor Roll

Cross Plains
Samuel Rockett, Dean’s List

Crowley
Kailey Holmes, Honor Roll

Dripping Springs
Megan Webb, President’s List

Dumas
Gabriela Crunelle, Dean’s List

Early
Phillip Bertrand, President’s List
Lucas Creed, President’s List
Shelby Creed, Honor Roll
Kelli Ezzell, President’s List
Dacia Griffin, President’s List
Jeremy Hogue, Dean’s List
Kevin Holamon, President’s List
Holly Jessup, Honor Roll
Sara Jones, President’s List
Mark Parker, Dean’s List
Nathan Reagor, President’s List
Jasimine Sterling, Dean’s List
Stefani Williams, President’s List

Edgewood
Baylee Wolcott, Dean’s List

El Paso
Itza Jaramillo, Honor Roll
Bonita Rutkowski, Dean’s List
Grace Stout, President’s List

Ennis
Jesus Vazquez, Dean’s List

Erie, Colo.
Hannah Jansen, Honor Roll

Euless
Danielle Van Eeden, President’s List

Farmington Hills, Mich.
Shannon Costello, President’s List

Florence
Daniel Taylor, Dean’s List
Hunter Taylor, President’s List

Flower Mound
Donald Brake, Honor Roll
Hannah Hicks, Dean’s List

Fort Davis
Kyla Zimdars, Dean’s List

Fort Myers, Fla.
Sarah Weber, President’s List

Fort Worth
Michelle Bates, Honor Roll
Joshua Kennedy, Honor Roll
James Madsen, Dean’s List
Sarah Moreau, Dean’s List
Whitney Presbaugh, Dean’s List

Frisco
Christopher Day, Dean’s List

Galveston
Joel Berends, Honor Roll

Garland
Julia Hironaga, President’s List

Gatesville
Colton McCabe, Honor Roll
Caleb McKamie, Honor Roll
Sarah McKamie, President’s List
McKamie Place, Dean’s List

George West
Hillary Sellman, Dean’s List

Georgetown
Brittany Bailey, President’s List
Laura Davidson, President’s List
Jonathon Dobernecki, Dean’s List

Gilmer
Melanie Robison, Dean’s List

Glen Rose
Caidon George, Honor Roll

Goldthwaite
Jaime Speegle, Dean’s List
Anna Spruell, Honor Roll

Gorman
Jaime Johnston, Dean’s List

Granbury
Tyler Jones, Honor Roll
Brady Timmons, President’s List
Morgan Walker, Dean’s List
Lawrence Whittet, Honor Roll

Grand Junction, Colo.
Elizabeth Rogers, Dean’s List

Helotes
Cheryl Sarem, Honor Roll

Hobbs, N.M.
Joshua Puckett, Dean’s List

Houston
Elizabeth Alvarado, Honor Roll

Howe
Taylor Cook, President’s List

Hutto
Miriam Mackey, Honor Roll

Katy
Melissa Meerkatz, Honor Roll

Kenefick
Kevin Domingue, Honor Roll

Kermit
Allyson Gainey, President’s List
Trent Gainey, President’s List

Killeen
Demetrius Cody, Dean’s List

Kyle
Hannah Urbach, President’s List

Lampasas
Alyssa Castle, Dean’s List
Lillie Davis, President’s List
Jennifer Hilla, Dean’s List

Las Cruces, N.M.
Kathryn Riley, Dean’s List

Leander
Nathaniel Pepe, Honor Roll

Lewisville
Michelle Taylor, Dean’s List

Llano
Mika Smith, Dean’s List

Longview
Kyle Huesing, President’s List

Lubbock
William Curry, Honor Roll
Jonathan Henderson, Dean’s List

Lytle
Katie Bonner, President’s List

May
Justin Atkinson, Honor Roll
Trace Garcia, Honor Roll
Bryan Pate, Dean’s List

Mesquite
Chandler Raine, President’s List

Mexia
Hillary Shelton, Honor Roll

Midland
Alyshia Harter, Dean’s List
Cassandra Jolly, Dean’s List
Alexis Wilburn, Dean’s List

Mineral Wells
Amanda Driggers, Dean’s List

Mullin
Ethan Fisher, President’s List

Naples, Fla.
Robin Scofield, Honor Roll

Oak Point
Cory Edwards, President’s List

Olden
Timber Curtis, Dean’s List

Palestine
Meredith Farley, President’s List

Panhandle
Keslie Satterwhite, President’s List

Paradise
James Castleberry, Honor Roll
Ashley Wellborn, President’s List
Courtney Wilmoth, Dean’s List

Pecos
Megan Fuentes, Honor Roll

Plano
Jessica Baniewicz, Honor Roll
Ruth Goode, Dean’s List

Port Arthur
Sharon Jarquin, Dean’s List

Princeton
Katherine Carl, Dean’s List

Red Oak
Analicia Guerrero, President’s List
Brittney Robinson, President’s List

Richmond
Rhyne Acuff, President’s List
Carlee Ammons, President’s List

Rising Star
Emily Murphree, Honor Roll
Julieann Steubing, Dean’s List

Roanoke
Christopher Thompson, Honor Roll

Rockwall
Molly O’Brien, President’s List
Blaine Wynn, Dean’s List

Roseville, Calif.
Brandon Yost, Honor Roll

Round Rock
Michael George, President’s List

Rowlett
Katherine Dobson, Honor Roll
Jordan Hammontree, Honor Roll
Tyler Heidelberg, President’s List
Rebecca Reid, President’s List

Sachse
Adrianna Perez, Honor Roll

Saginaw
Cara Shelton, President’s List

Salado
Paul Warren, President’s List

San Angelo
Amanda Burley, Dean’s List
Rachel Wohl, President’s List

San Antonio
Geremy Garza, Honor Roll

Santa Anna
Molly Pritchard, Honor Roll

Scottsbluff, Neb.
Gayle Erdman, Dean’s List

Seminole
Keithen Hughes, Honor Roll
Jenna Johnson, Dean’s List

Severna Park, Md.
Emily Lewis, President’s List

Shrewsbury, Mass.
Catherine Mullaney, President’s List

Sierra Blanca
Rachel Moore, Dean’s List

Spicewood
Colette Wilcoxen, Dean’s List

Stephenville
Courtney Officer, President’s List

Sunnyvale
Whitney Sirois, Dean’s List

Sweetwater
Samuel Ramirez, Honor Roll
Timothy Rhoades, Dean’s List

Temple
Holden Barrett, Honor Roll

Tennessee Colony
Callie Ellis, Dean’s List

Terrell
Haley Jones, Dean’s List
Taylor Jordan, Dean’s List
Lauren Wells, President’s List

Thorndale
Brandon Irwin, Dean’s List

Tyler
Christopher Lee, Dean’s List

Uvalde
Jonathan Graham, President’s List

Valencia, Calif.
Jacob Motsinger, President’s List

Venus
Sarah Belser, Dean’s List

Waco
Jose Luna, Honor Roll

Weatherford
Brian Cunningham, Dean’s List

Whitehouse
Gary McDonald, Dean’s List

Zephyr
Ciera Culpepper, President’s List
Lacy Culpepper, President’s List

Howard Payne University graduates 145 at Commencement in May

BROWNWOOD – June 20, 2012 – Howard Payne University graduated 145 students at its Commencement ceremony at the close of the spring 2012 semester. Dr. Bill Ellis, university president; Dr. David L. Lowrie, Jr., chairman of HPU’s Board of Trustees; and other university administrators conferred the degrees.

Graduates include:

Amarillo
Justin Bryant – Bachelor of Science in business administration, summa cum laude

Aquilla
Benny Worley – Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing

Aransas Pass
Roy Lindley – Bachelor of Arts in practical theology

Argyle
Amanda Jenkins – Bachelor of Science in business administration and exercise and sport science, summa cum laude

Arlington
Joshua Dada – Associate in Health Science in health sciences

Atascosa
Kelsey Scott – Bachelor of Science in business administration

Austin
Marshall Simpson – Bachelor of Arts in Christian education

Azle
Matthew Muehlen – Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude
Kayla Scott – Bachelor of Science in mathematics, summa cum laude

Bangs
Tina Fuentes – Bachelor of Science in business administration, cum laude
Theron Parson – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice
Lindsay Perez – Master of Education in instructional leadership
Amanda Wilburn – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), summa cum laude

Bardwell
Nathan Berneking – Bachelor of Arts in general psychology

Baytown
Brian Asp – Bachelor of Business Administration in management (marketing emphasis)

Beaumont
Roshonda Gayden – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in criminal justice

Belton
Elizabeth Graham – Bachelor of Science in Academy of Freedom, political science/public policy and business administration, summa cum laude

Benbrook
Jennifer Crawford – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (management specialization)

Bertram
Alisha Locklear – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), summa cum laude

Big Lake
Brit Campbell – Bachelor of Science in social studies composite, cum laude

Blanket
Tyler Harkey – Bachelor of Arts in psychology (counseling/clinical)

Bloomfield, N.M.
Jeremy Johnson – Bachelor of Science in computer information systems
Skyler Maley – Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry

Brownwood
Kyle Berry – Bachelor of Science in business administration
Aaron Bowen – Bachelor of Arts in English/language arts (grade 8-12)
Richard Cartwright – Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies (Bible specialization)
Bradley Cloud – Bachelor of Arts in social work
Amary Doremus – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in general studies
Hannah Gramling – Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, summa cum laude
Holly Hawkins – Bachelor of Arts in psychology (family psychology)
Kacey Humphries – Bachelor of Science in biology
Ashley Jaynes – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in general studies
Cory Langford – Bachelor of Science in computer information systems (system development)
Sarah Langford – Bachelor of Science in standard chemistry and mathematics, magna cum laude
Jose Lopez – Bachelor of Arts in music (instrumental)
Jay Maddox – Bachelor of Science in psychology (counseling/clinical)
Ashley McLaughlin – Bachelor of Arts in art communication
Tiffany Minshew – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 4)
Adrian Norway – Bachelor of Science in biology, summa cum laude
Kristina Owen – Master of Education in instructional leadership
Chelsey Revay – Bachelor of Science in English/language arts (grade 8-12), summa cum laude
Matthew Roddam – Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, cum laude
Kayla Seiley – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (management specialization)
Abby Selman – Bachelor of Arts in English, summa cum laude
Joshua Sheffield – Bachelor of Science in computer information systems (system development)
Jessica Switzer – Bachelor of Arts in English/language arts (grade 4-8)
Ashley Unger – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in general studies
Nathan Willingham – Bachelor of Arts in communication (public and media)

Burleson
Stephanie Stokes – Bachelor of Arts in Academy of Freedom, political science/public policy and English

Burnet
Lindsey Gholson – Bachelor of Science in general psychology, summa cum laude

Carrollton
Jaime Benitez – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice

Clifton
Caitlin Bergren – Bachelor of Arts in art communication

Clinton, N.Y.
Kara Keeley – Bachelor of Science in general psychology and social work

Comanche
Lindsey Hardin – Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing
Jarrett Isbell – Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing
Elizabeth Miffleton – Bachelor of Arts in psychology (counseling/clinical) and criminal justice
Zachary Varner – Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems, summa cum laude

Combine
Tayler Jones – Bachelor of Arts in social studies composite

Conroe
Chelsea Harris – Bachelor of Arts in psychology (family psychology)

Copperas Cove
Jhonoven Pati – Bachelor of Science in criminal justice

Corpus Christi
Adam Hardy – Bachelor of Arts in Academy of Freedom, political science and biblical languages, summa cum laude
Corey Wigger – Bachelor of Arts in Bible

Crosby
Kaylyn Griswold – Bachelor of Arts in elementary education (early childhood – grade 4), summa cum laude

Crowley
Amber Schroepfer – Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing

Decatur
Rachel Blankenship – Bachelor of Arts in general psychology

Del Rio
Hannah Pippen – Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural studies

Early
Tonie Contreras – Bachelor of Arts in English/language arts (grade 4-8), cum laude
Jennifer Crowder – Bachelor of Science in general psychology
Mallory Drew – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6)
Luke Kilmartin – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Christian studies (composite concentration)

El Paso
Candace Cook – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in business administration
Daniel Hernandez – Bachelor of Arts in practical theology
Alyssa Jones – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Christian studies (composite concentration)
Iban Torres – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Christian studies (composite concentration) and business administration

Euless
Danielle Van Eeden – Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, summa cum laude

Florence
Hunter Taylor – Bachelor of Science in biology

Floresville
Clayton Garcia – Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry

Fort Worth
James Madsen – Bachelor of Arts in Christian education, cum laude

Frisco
Christopher Day – Bachelor of Arts in Christian education

Garland
Julia Hironaga – Bachelor of Music in music performance (piano concentration), summa cum laude

Gatesville
Sarah McKamie – Bachelor of Science in biology, cum laude
Chance Taylor – Bachelor of Business Administration in management (marketing emphasis)

Georgetown
Jessica Bailey – Bachelor of Science in biology
Laura Davidson – Bachelor of Science in Academy of Freedom and political science, summa cum laude
Douglas Newton – Bachelor of Arts in practical theology

Granbury
Ruth Morris – Bachelor of Science in criminal justice

Harlingen
Gayle White – Master of Education in instructional leadership

Howe
Talitha Cook – Bachelor of Music in music/instrumental (all-level certification)

Huntsville
Josiah Bone – Bachelor of Science in social studies composite

Idalou
Aaron Alvarado – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice

Iowa Park
Garrett Boland – Bachelor of Science in biology

Johnson City
John Goodwin – Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

Katy
Melissa Meerkatz – Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry and general psychology

Killeen
Demetrius Cody – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice
Lorenzo Green – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in criminal justice

Korhnill, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Monique Ching – Bachelor of Arts in communication (public and media), magna cum laude

Kyle
Hannah Urbach – Bachelor of Arts in communication (public and media)

Lake Creek
Jacie Vaughn – Bachelor of Science in mathematics (grade 4-8), summa cum laude

Lantana
Julie Cook – Master of Education in instructional leadership

Las Cruces, N.M.
Kathryn Riley – Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural studies, magna cum laude

Leander
Nathaniel Pepe – Bachelor of Science in business administration, magna cum laude

Lexington
Tabitha McBride – Bachelor of Arts in cross-cultural studies, summa cum laude

Lipan
Justin Southall – Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry

Lubbock
Amanda Hendrix – Bachelor of Science in art (all-level certification)

Marlin
Mark Jimenez – Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Mesquite
Chandler Raine – Bachelor of Arts in Academy of Freedom and political science/prelaw, magna cum laude

Midland
Alyshia Harter – Bachelor of Arts in social work
Alexis Wilburn – Bachelor of Arts in psychology (psychology and ministry)

Midlothian
Lauren Hatcher – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), summa cum laude
Emily Nutt – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), cum laude

North Richland Hills
Zachary Howell – Bachelor of Business Administration in management (marketing emphasis)

Oak Point
Cory Edwards – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice

Ovilla
Allison Harp – Bachelor of Arts in art communication and Spanish, magna cum laude

Palestine
Meredith Farley – Bachelor of Arts in social work, summa cum laude

Plano
Ruth Goode – Bachelor of Arts in Academy of Freedom, political science and family studies, summa cum laude

Rapid City, S.D.
Christopher O’Donnell – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice

Red Oak
Brittney Robinson – Bachelor of Arts in social work, summa cum laude

Rising Star
Herminia Rodriguez – Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (all-level certification)

Round Rock
Michael George – Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry, summa cum laude
Jessica Kerr – Bachelor of Arts in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6)

Rowlett
Jordan Hammontree – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (marketing specialization), magna cum laude
Rebecca Reid – Bachelor of Arts in elementary education (early childhood – grade 4), summa cum laude

San Angelo
Amanda Burley – Bachelor of Science in mathematics and art communication, magna cum laude

San Antonio
Jacob Galan – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (management specialization)
Leah Gonzalez – Bachelor of Science in social work, cum laude

Santa Anna
Tona Holland – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), summa cum laude
Samuel Vasquez – Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science (physical education)

Santo
Cody Gilbert – Bachelor of Arts in English/language arts (grade 8-12)

Severna Park, Md.
Emily Lewis – Bachelor of Arts in family studies, cum laude

Sonora
Kimble Luna – Bachelor of Science in family studies

Springtown
Kristin Hammond – Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science (all-level certification)
Austin Smith – Bachelor of Arts in English/language arts (grade 8-12)

Stanton
Kandace Schuelke – Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude

Temple
Holden Barrett – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in criminal justice
Kara Cheney – Bachelor of Science in life science (grade 8-12)

Tennessee Colony
Callie Ellis – Bachelor of Arts in Academy of Freedom and political science/international studies, summa cum laude

Texarkana
Brittany Johnson – Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science (physical education)

Thorndale
Brandon Irwin – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (management specialization), cum laude

Tyler
Christopher Lee – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in criminal justice

Uvalde
Jonathan Graham – Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration (finance specialization), cum laude

Van Alstyne
Elizabeth Meynig – Bachelor of Arts in practical theology

Waco
Holly Lathern – Bachelor of Music in music (piano pedagogy and accompanying)

Weatherford
Brian Cunningham – Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

Wills Point
Cassie Emerson – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood – grade 6), summa cum laude

Zephyr
Ciera Culpepper – Bachelor of Arts in family studies, summa cum laude

Students must have a 3.55-3.69 grade-point average to graduate cum laude; a 3.70-3.84 GPA to graduate magna cum laude; and a 3.85-4.0 GPA to graduate summa cum laude.

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