Always A Yellow Jacket...

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 credit hours, or opt in to consider yourself 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!

The Stinger Spectacular will be held on Oct. 9-10.

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Upcoming Events

2020, Oct. 9-10:

Stinger Spectacular, Brownwood

HPU Alumni Association

The Alumni Association includes graduates from Howard Payne University, Howard Payne College, Daniel Baker College, former  students who completed two semesters at Howard Payne, and friends of the university, all without annual dues. 

Learn more about how you can join a group of like-minded individuals in support of the continuing mission of the University. 

Welcome to the HPU Alumni Association!

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.

In 2017  it was decided that there would no longer 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.

Please consider making a gift to HPU’s Annual Fund, Alumni Association, or Alumni Association Scholarship 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!

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Leanne Bledsoe ’10Ben Graves ’74Marshal McIntosh ’15 & ’16
Nelda Findley Carpenter ’72Matthew Haynie ’09 Alex McKee ’66
Lori Hassel Clayton ’76 Autumn Hendon ’02Chelsea Murphree ’11
Kaye Varnadore Cummings ’74 Jimmy Hudson ’04Jerry Ramirez ’92
Dr. Jason Davis ’00 Donna Dorman Hussey ’91Wilbert Rogers ’75
Gene Deason ’72Joy Meek Ivy ’67Jarod Root ’03
 Otis FieldsDr. Chris Liebrum ’73Courtney Wallace Schisler ’98
Brent Graham ’80Nathan Longoria ’06Robin Lemma Sellman ’82
Hannah Gramling ’12Beverly Purvis Martin ’67Stephen Sullivan ’11 & ’14

For 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.

2019 Past Events

February 1: Alumni & Friends tailgate at the HPU vs HPU Baseball game, Hawaii
February 15: TMEA Music Alumni Reception, San Antonio
February 19: Georgetown Dessert Reception, Crestview Baptist Church
March 30: Legacy Lunch,- Brownwood
April 7: Alumni & Friends Dessert Reception, Midland
April 8: Alumni & Friends Dessert Reception, Lubbock
April 9: The 130th Year HPU Anniversary – Alumni Celebration, HPU El Paso Center
April 27: Yellow Jacket BBQ, Brownwood
May 18: HPU Sports Alumni Banquet, Brownwood
July 12-14: HPU African American Alumni Association Reunion, Austin
July 16: HPU Night at the Rangers,  Arlington
August 20: Fort Worth Area Alumni Meet and Greet, Clearfork
September 21: HPU Family Tailgate, Brownwood
November 1 & 2: Homecoming 2019
November 18: Alumni & Friends Dessert Reception, Waco, in conjunction with the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting