HPU invites area high school students and recent graduates to preview event July 8

BROWNWOOD – July 1, 2020 – Recent graduates and current students of area high schools will be the guests at a special Howard Payne University preview event on Wednesday, July 8.  The activities will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in HPU’s Mabee University Center. The event will include a giveaway of a […]

HPU honors 255 students for academic success in spring

BROWNWOOD – June 30, 2020 [Updated July 1, 2020]  – Howard Payne University recognized 255 students for academic success during the spring 2020 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 […]

HPU hosts groundbreaking for Newbury Family Welcome Center

BROWNWOOD – June 26, 2020 – Howard Payne University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 25, to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Newbury Family Welcome Center. The facility is named for the family of Dr. Don Newbury, a 1961 graduate of HPU, president of the university from 1985 to 1997 and current chancellor. The […]

HPU invites public to Newbury Family Welcome Center groundbreaking this Thursday

BROWNWOOD – June 19, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the groundbreaking for the Newbury Family Welcome Center this Thursday, June 25, at 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Old Main Park, located near the intersection of Austin Avenue and Center Avenue on the HPU campus. The center is named […]

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HPU to start fall semester on August 24 with health guidelines in place

BROWNWOOD – June 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government officials. The university announced that classrooms, residence halls and other campus facilities, as well as the university’s El Paso and New Braunfels Centers, will be open […]

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HPU students available to fill part-time positions

BROWNWOOD – June 12, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Office of Career Services encourages area employers to consider hiring college students to fill part-time positions. The office works throughout the year to match interested employers with students motivated and grateful for part-time job opportunities while they work on their degrees. Tammy Arreola, HPU career services […]

HPU personnel recognized for service during 2019-2020

BROWNWOOD – June 11, 2020 – Members of Howard Payne University’s faculty and staff were recently recognized for their service at an annual personnel luncheon held on campus. Dr. Lester Towell, chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and professor of CIS, received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Katrina Lynn, business and human […]

Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship

The Sumners Scholarship The Sumners Scholarship Thanks to the generosity of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, rising juniors (i.e., ~60 semester hours completed at the end of the spring semester) at Howard Payne University interested and invested in civic engagement and leadership may apply for admission into a highly competitive and richly rewarding program. Sumners Scholars […]

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Doss Foundation and TexasBank contribute $25,000 to HPU scholarships

BROWNWOOD – June 5, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently received a gift of $25,000 in scholarship funds from the James and Dorothy Doss Foundation, Inc., administered through TexasBank. The contribution was made to a fund established by the Doss Foundation and TexasBank in 2017 to help deserving students from the Heart of Texas area […]

HPU receives $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant

BROWNWOOD – June 3, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently received a $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant from the Texas Higher Education Foundation. The grant is offered through the Texas Emergency Aid Program, initiated by the foundation in partnership with the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation to aid institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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Scott Owen Scott Owen, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer; Director of Wellness Center My name is Scott Owen. I am the Chairperson of the the Department of Kinesiology at Howard Payne University. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from HPU in 1994 […]

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HPU to hold groundbreaking ceremony for Newbury Family Welcome Center

BROWNWOOD – May 29, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the groundbreaking for the Newbury Family Welcome Center on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Old Main Park, located near the intersection of Austin Avenue and Center Avenue on the HPU campus. The welcome center is named […]


Howard Payne University A great college experience is closer than you might think. What HPU can offer you At Howard Payne University, students reap the benefits of a wide range of academic programs, an active student life, several men’s and women’s sports through NCAA Division III athletics. For local and area students, this great college experience […]

Four HPU students honored as Currie-Strickland Scholars

BROWNWOOD – May 27, 2020 – Four Howard Payne University students were recognized as Currie-Strickland Scholars at the 13th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics, held earlier in the spring semester. The students honored at the lectures were Paul Chandler, Connor Faught, Xavier Haines and Landon James. Chandler graduated in spring 2020 with a […]

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