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Four HPU students recognized at 2019 Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics

BROWNWOOD – February 22, 2019 – Four Howard Payne University students were recognized as Currie-Strickland Scholars at the 12th annual Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics on Feb. 7-8. The students honored at this year’s lectures were Rachel Carpenter, junior biblical languages major from Rowlett; Lillie McDonald, junior practical theology major from Tuscola; Cecily McIlwain, senior cross-cultural studies major from Dayton; and Eli Williams, senior biblical languages major from May.

“These students are among the best that we teach in the School of Christian Studies, excelling through their scholarly studies as well as through their active engagement with their course material,” said Dr. Derek Hatch, associate professor of Christian studies. “The lectures benefit all HPU students, including those honored, by bringing an important topic for their consideration so that they can reflect on what it might mean to think Christianly about it.”

The guest speaker at the event was Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, assistant professor of Christian Ethics and associate dean for Fuller Texas at Fuller University, who spoke on the topic “Muslim Immigration: Following Christ Through the Debate.” Dr. Kaemingk delivered two lectures, “Muslim Immigration and Christ’s Crown” and “Muslim Immigration and Christ’s Cross.”

“As Christians, we need to be about practicing the hospitality of Christ,” said Dr. Kaemingk. “That is what Muslim immigration represents – a profound opportunity to practice Christ’s hospitality and to remember it again. This is an opportunity to meet Jesus again and remember what He calls us to.”

Dr. Kaemingk is also a scholar-in-residence at the Max De Pree Center for Christian Leadership and serves as a fellow for the Center for Public Justice. He founded the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture in Seattle, Washington, in 2013 and served as the executive director of the institute until 2017.

He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and holds doctoral degrees in systematic theology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2011, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Amsterdam to study political theology and the European conflict over Muslim immigration. An ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, Dr. Kaemingk lives in Houston with his wife, Heather, and their three sons, Calvin, Kees and Caedmon.

“Dr. Kaemingk’s work is invaluable for contemporary Christians,” said Dr. Hatch. “It challenges us to be the body of Christ, and to do so precisely by making space for the other – in this case, our Muslim neighbors. His lectures focused on the cultivation of habits of hospitality, which means they will continue to make a positive impact on our thinking and activity here at HPU for a long time.”

The Currie-Strickland lecture series is made possible through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Elliston and was established to honor the life of Dr. David R. Currie, retired executive director of Texas Baptists Committed, and the memory of Phil Strickland, who dedicated nearly 40 years of ministry to the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Christian Life Commission.

Applications are being accepted for the fall 2019 semester at Howard Payne University ( HPU offers a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships for students from Brown County and surrounding counties. For more information about HPU, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at


Cutline: Four HPU students were recognized as Currie-Strickland Scholars at the 2019 Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics. Pictured from left to right are Lillie McDonald, Rachel Carpenter, Cecily McIlwain and Eli Williams. Also pictured is Dr. Derek Hatch, associate professor of Christian studies at HPU. Dr. Matthew Kaemingk spoke at the 2019 lectures on the topic of “Muslim Immigration: Following Christ Through the Debate.”

HPU social work program focuses on Christian approach to challenges

BROWNWOOD – February 22, 2019 – Social workers deal often with the darkest forces humanity has to offer – abuse, trauma and addictions among others. Perhaps none are better equipped, therefore, to become social workers than Christians walking daily in the light of Jesus. That is the premise of the social work program at Howard Payne University.

“Social workers are always dealing with the fallouts of evil in the world,” said Rachel Derrington, assistant professor of social work and director of HPU’s social work program. “If they are not rooted in Christ, are not relying on Jesus to empower them, it’s really hard to maintain a healthy balance in their lives and avoid burnout.”

Though a secular emphasis is often placed on social work, the field’s principles are in line with Christian values and the teachings of Jesus.

“Jesus taught us to take care of the vulnerable, the oppressed, orphans, displaced people,” said Derrington. “One of the values of social work is holding people in unconditional positive regard and protecting human dignity and the worth of people. That’s all in line with what the Bible tells us.”

Derrington, who lives in San Saba, spoke with her pastor, Sam Crosby of First Baptist Church of San Saba, about Jesus’ teachings.

“He said there are 13 references in the King James Version of the Gospels involving Jesus blessing or ministering to the poor,” she said. “Though opinions differ based on interpretations, some scholars argue that the Bible commands compassion toward those in need some 300 times.”

Derrington joined HPU’s faculty in the fall 2018 semester from the University of Denver where she was employed as an adjunct faculty member and curriculum developer. Prior to that, she worked in child welfare, helping to place children with adoptive families and providing the families with post-adoptive support. She additionally worked in child welfare policy analysis and marriage/family strengthening activities for the federal government, and for the state government in Colorado providing policy communications for the state regulatory agency. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Denver and a Master of Social Work degree in policy and program management from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

“I worked in secular social work higher education in Colorado for eight years and always recognized the parallels between social work values and ethics and Jesus’ teachings but I couldn’t figure out a way to combine the two,” she said.

Derrington said she prayed over the situation consistently for two years.

“Last summer, out of the blue, I got a call from Toni Damron, assistant professor of social work at HPU,” she said. “She got my number from a friend of a friend and told me she heard I had moved to the area from a colleague I had only met once. It was quite serendipitous.”

Christian social workers are better positioned to see God’s redemptive powers at work in the lives of the people with which they interact.

“Secularly, social work promotes the idea of empowering others to reach their full potential,” said Derrington. “When you add in the Christian influences, social work is about reaching this potential within an individual’s relationship with Christ.”

Though the social work field can often be incredibly challenging, it is equally rewarding.

“Your entire life is centered around the principles of Jesus’ teachings,” said Derrington. “Your career, the way you relate to people in your personal life – even who you are in the community and in the world. Folks who have it in their hearts to serve and really want to model the life of Jesus will find that the social work field is a good way to accomplish that.”

It is also important, Derrington noted, to understand that social work is as much about preventing evil in the world as it is about dealing with the fallouts of it.

“Social work is also about promoting positive youth development and healthy relationships and strengthening marriages and parenting skills,” she said.

Those with a social work education are prepared to practice in organizations or institutions or to work with small groups or families. Careers include positions with adult protective services, child welfare, community organizations, schools, correctional facilities, prisons, hospitals and treatment facilities among many others. Social workers may also choose to go into politics, research, policy analysis or administrative roles.

“There are also opportunities to do international social work in any type of setting anywhere in the world,” said Derrington.

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited program, such as HPU’s, and go on to graduate school may earn a master’s degree in social work in just one year.

Many may wonder if they have “what it takes” for a career in social work, but Derrington is certain that Christians do.

“You need a solid relationship with Jesus and a good understanding of how he taught us to treat others,” she said. “When put together with the concrete tools that social workers develop in higher education, there are really no limits on how you can impact positive changes in individuals, families, organizations and communities.”


Cutline: Rachel Derrington serves as assistant professor of social work and director of HPU’s social work program.

HPU’s Dr. Craig Younce to return to Zambia with students

BROWNWOOD – February 20, 2019 – After a mission trip to Zambia in fall 2018, Dr. Craig Younce, assistant professor of biology, will return this March with a group of students to serve at a local orphanage. The trip, which will be from March 7-20, will help students unite their education with God’s call on their lives.

“In the fall of 2017 I attended a class offered by my church, Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, that changed my mind on what our purpose is.” said Younce. “That purpose is to show God’s glory to all the nations.”

The class, called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, prompted Younce to begin asking God how he could be a part of His purpose. That question was answered the following March, when Bryan Allen, a member of Younce’s Sunday school class, was unable to go on the 10-day trip to Zambia. Allen asked Younce if he was interested in taking his place.

“From the moment I got his text, I sensed God was telling me, ‘That’s what you need to do,’” said Younce. “You need to go on that trip.’”

Younce and members of his church left for Zambia in August 2018 and were able to share the gospel with community members of Namwala.

“We shared the gospel with locals and invited them to church. It was fascinating seeing members of the Zambian church talk because people would start to gather to listen,” said Younce. “It just kind of gives you a glimpse of what it might have been like when Jesus was preaching.”

While in Zambia, the group stayed for a few days at New Day Orphanage, which takes in children of all ages, cares for them until they become adults and provides them with education. The goal of the orphanage is to raise children to be like Christ so they can impact their communities when they grow up.

“I could hear God telling me that we needed to do something with them,” said Younce. “I began talking to Wes Wilcox and told him that HPU might be interested in helping the orphanage. When we were leaving he told me, ‘You say you’ll come back, but a lot of people say that because it sounds good when they’re here. I’m going to challenge you to actually do it.’”

When Younce came back to Brownwood he wrestled for a while with the question of how he and HPU could assist in Zambia.

“I talked with the orphanage and with my dean about what we could do,” he said. “We also coordinated with Sam Goff from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, who has been teaching a series called Helping without Hurting. The key thing was figuring out how to provide support that they can take ownership of.”

Younce and Dr. Pam Bryant, dean of HPU’s School of Science and Mathematics, coordinated with New Day Orphanage on a plan to bring chemistry and biology majors from HPU to Zambia. While there, students will help the orphanage refine its science curriculum and help with science demonstrations.

“This year, the university is really stressing the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit,” said Younce. “It’s fascinating that, when all of this was coming to fruition, I wasn’t even aware that was going to be a focus.”

Younce hopes this trip will help show students how to bridge the gap between the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit by allowing them to incorporate both their education and God’s vision while serving.

“We are all created for a purpose and that is to carry out his mission,” he said. “If nothing else, one of the biggest things that Christ calls us to do is to serve. We all have different skills with which to do that. These students are getting an education and now they can apply it in a way of service.”


Cutline: HPU’s Dr. Craig Younce poses with two Zambian children while visiting a church in Namwala, Zambia.

HPU students advance at Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association tournament

BROWNWOOD – February 20, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team recently competed at the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) Spring Championship tournament, held at Texas State University in San Marcos. Lucy Manning and Tyler Olin advanced to quarterfinals in parliamentary debate (NPDA).

Additionally, Olin, senior social science jurisprudence and Guy D. Newman Honors Academy major from Howe, earned the fourth place top NPDA speaker and was named to the prestigious Texas All-State Forensics Squad. The squad is a recognition given to students who have excelled in forensics at the two-year or four-year level while maintaining high levels of academic achievement and who exhibit strong character and leadership skills.

Manning, sophomore communication, social science jurisprudence and Guy D. Newman Honors Academy major from Fort Worth, earned the sixth place top NPDA speaker. Together, the team claimed two of the top six recognized speakers at the tournament.

Dr. Julie Welker, professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication, coaches the team.

“It is difficult to express how competitive this tournament is — our students consistently rank high and beat some of the largest state universities in Texas,” said Dr. Welker. “Tyler and Lucy were 5-0 in prelims and headed into quarterfinals the top-ranked team.”

HPU competed against 34 debate teams from 17 colleges and universities from Texas. HPU was one of two small, private, Division III universities competing and the only private Baptist university to advance in debate.

Other students who competed at the tournament were Madison Neal, junior communication major from Chandler, and Alek Mendoza, freshman theatre major from Bangs. Richelle Hair, instructor of communication, assisted the team.

The HPU speech and debate team will travel to Salina, Kansas, in March to compete in the National Christian College Forensics Association national tournament.


Cutline: Lucy Manning and Tyler Olin, members of HPU’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team, received speaking awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association Spring Championship tournament.

HPU hosts second annual Choral Conducting Workshop

BROWNWOOD – February 15, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts recently hosted its second annual Choral Conducting Workshop. Conductors from area schools, high school students and HPU students attended the two-day workshop, held January 25 and 26.

Dr. Pam Elrod-Huffman served as the resident clinician at the workshop. She is the director of choral activities at Southern Methodist University.

A survey conducted by the HPU Department of Music revealed positive feedback from the workshop’s attendees.

“I have never attended a more useful professional development opportunity,” said one survey respondent. “I learned so much about rehearsal techniques and got some excellent, hands-on help with becoming a more clear and intentional conductor. I returned to my students re-energized to tackle the rest of the year. I can’t wait for the next one.”

Over the two days of the clinic, attendees experienced the building blocks of choral conducting by honing physical gesture and pragmatic rehearsal techniques.

“Each conductor grew and was challenged in several ways, including myself as the facilitator, and I’m so thankful for all in attendance,” said Dr. Chris Rosborough, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. “Special thanks goes to Dr. Huffman, the conductors, the participants, the students and especially the magnificent members of the Howard Payne University Concert Choir.”

To conclude the first day of the clinic, a concert was held featuring workshop attendees and HPU’s Concert Choir. Dr. Huffman directed the choir in a performance of “In this Place” at the concert.

Christina Hallwachs, of Burkburnett High School, and Chris Jarvis, of Wichita Falls High School, directed performances of “5 Hebrew Love Songs.” David Mills, of Chapel Hill ISD and Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church, directed “I am the Rose of Sharon” and Jennifer Reeves of Brownwood High School directed “Locus Iste.” Camila Cotter, an HPU senior music education major from Garden Ridge, directed “Kyla Vuotti Uutta Kuuta.”

Applications are being accepted for the fall 2019 semester at Howard Payne University ( HPU offers a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships for students from Brown County and surrounding counties. For more information about HPU, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at


Cutline: Dr. Pam Elrod-Huffman, director of choral activities at SMU, served as the resident clinician at the HPU School of Music and Fine Arts Choral Conducting Workshop.

HPU student and alumna judge area robotics contest

BROWNWOOD – February 11, 2019 – For the third year in a row, Howard Payne University provided arena judges for the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Area 15 Robotics Contest.

This year’s competition took place on January 19 in the gymnasium of the John H. Glenn Middle School in San Angelo with elementary and middle school participants. Students from Brownwood and Early also took part in the competition.

Stephanie Irene Tarigan, an HPU senior mathematics major from Brownwood, and Clara Octani Tarigan, a December 2018 graduate in engineering science, served as arena judges.

“Mrs. Laura Howard, the present coordinator of the contest, invited HPU to serve as judges this year,” said Dr. Hendra J. Tarigan, assistant professor of engineering science and director of HPU’s engineering science program. Dr. Tarigan accompanies the students each year. “In 2017 and 2018, Mrs. Angela Gau from Ballinger High School was the coordinator.”

Dr. Pam Bryant, dean of HPU’s School of Science and Mathematics, said she is proud of the students’ ongoing involvement in the community.

“Our science and math students have much to offer and I am pleased they have chosen to share their gifts in this way,” she said.


Cutline: HPU alumna Clara Tarigan (left) and senior Stephanie Tarigan recently served as arena judges for the TCEA Area 15 Robotics Contest.

HPU receives 2018 Tree Campus USA® recognition

BROWNWOOD – February 11, 2019 – The Arbor Day Foundation has once again recognized Howard Payne University as a Tree Campus USA® institution for the university’s ongoing commitment to effective urban forest management. HPU has received the Tree Campus USA designation since 2016.

In a letter congratulating HPU on its 2018 recognition, the Arbor Day Foundation said its Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and personnel in the spirit of conservation.

HPU celebrated Texas Arbor Day in late 2018 with several activities on campus for 96 fifth-grade students from Coggin Intermediate School in Brownwood. The series of environmental awareness hands-on activities emphasized predator/prey relationships, food chains and food webs. Renee Burks of the Texas A&M Forest Service was also on campus to discuss the role of trees and the importance of maintaining trees in a healthy ecosystem. The event culminated in the young students’ participation in a tree-mulching ceremony.

A large number of HPU students and personnel coordinated the event.

Terry Pritchett, assistant vice president for facilities and planning, serves as chair of the university’s Campus Tree Advisory Committee which also includes representatives from HPU’s student body and personnel.

“God has blessed HPU with a beautiful campus and I’m proud of the efforts of all those who work hard to maintain it to His glory,” said Pritchett.


Cutline: Renee Burks of the Texas A&M Forest Service leads BISD students in spreading mulch around a newly-planted tree on the HPU campus during the university’s 2018 Texas Arbor Day celebration.

Participants in HPU baseball trip involved in highway accident

BROWNWOOD – February 6, 2019 – Early Wednesday morning, seven Howard Payne University baseball players and two staff members were involved in a single-vehicle accident while returning to Brownwood from an out-of-town weekend series.

Though none sustained life-threatening injuries, two players were transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and several others received follow-up care.

Dr. Paul Armes, interim president, expressed his concern on behalf of the entire HPU family.

“As saddened as we are about the accident, we are also deeply grateful that there has been no loss of life and that the preliminary prognosis is positive moving forward,” said Dr. Armes. “Truly, this is one of those times when our relationship with Christ encourages, strengthens and helps us to rest in and rely on Him.”

HPU honors 275 for academic success during fall 2018 semester

BROWNWOOD – January 30, 2019 – Howard Payne University honored 275 students for academic success during the fall 2018 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:

Kylie Johnson, Dean’s List

Sarah Carey, Honor Roll
Bethany McClure, President’s List

Amy Perez, Honor Roll

Brianna Weaver, President’s List

Jessica Catlett, President’s List

Natalie Stephens, Honor Roll

Taylor Davis, President’s List

Jace Keesee, Honor Roll

Raylon Gardner, Honor Roll

Tatyanna Ruiz, Dean’s List
Chelsea Walker, Dean’s List

Tanner Bailey, Honor Roll
James Cook, Honor Roll
Emma Reed, President’s List
Cade Varrichio, Honor Roll

Travis Folmar, President’s List
De’Nae Gibbs, Dean’s List
Marissa Godbey, President’s List
Riley Morrison, Dean’s List
Joshua Rodriguez, Honor Roll
Luke Victor, Dean’s List

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Xavier Haines, President’s List

Sawyer Fisher, Honor Roll
David Frost, Dean’s List

Adealisa Bernal, Honor Roll

Leah Gordish, Dean’s List

Emma Kacal, President’s List

Jessica Meeks, President’s List

Suzanne Schad, President’s List

Chyna Allgood, Honor Roll

Conner Faught, President’s List

Travis Adams, President’s List
Bobbie Anderson, President’s List
Destiny Bible, Dean’s List
Kaitlyn Bush, President’s List
Cameron Butler, Dean’s List
Haleigh Clevenger, President’s List
Kinsey Colegrove, President’s List
Amanda Collins, President’s List
Kimberlyn Ho, President’s List
Tiffany Hogue, President’s List
Conice Horner, Honor Roll
Jessica Huckaby, President’s List
Colton Jenkins, Honor Roll
Aaron Jimenez, Honor Roll
Hannah Justice, President’s List
Joel Justice, President’s List
Weston Kirbo, President’s List
Justin Lawson, President’s List
Tanya Martinez, President’s List
Krystal McCoy, Honor Roll
Grace Milcherska, President’s List
Pearline Minor, Honor Roll
Marleyna Murray, President’s List
Bailey Myler, President’s List
Debbie Odom, President’s List
Shantel Oplotnik, President’s List
Kory Owen, President’s List
Seth Owen, President’s List
Tanner Pennington, Dean’s List
Grace Randolph, Dean’s List
Victoria Sanchez, President’s List
Clara Tarigan, Honor Roll
Matthew Tarigan, President’s List
Stephanie Tarigan, Dean’s List
Stephanie Thompson, President’s List
Keegan Torres, President’s List
Brayden Towell, Honor Roll
Tricia Webb, President’s List
Michael Westerman, Dean’s List
Katelyn Zimmer, Dean’s List

Buffalo Gap
Rachel Myers, Honor Roll

Madelyn Deviney, President’s List

Vanessa Castaneda, President’s List
Lexie Hobby, Dean’s List

Jordan Hahn, President’s List

Caddo Mills
Tabatha Moore, Dean’s List

Sierra Ross, President’s List

Canyon Country, California
Matthew Davis, Dean’s List

Canyon Lake
Alyssa Henry, Dean’s List

Cedar Hill
Micah Hays, Dean’s List

Paulo Flores, Honor Roll
Carter Renfro, Dean’s List

Chanda King, President’s List

Robert Caraway, Honor Roll
Jaime Dodson, Honor Roll
Hannah Stuart, President’s List
Tonya Thompson, President’s List
Camille Webb, President’s List

Clifton, Colorado
Caleb Kostreva, President’s List

Jordan Givens, Honor Roll

Brianne Davis, Dean’s List
Cara Ivy, Dean’s List
Korin Victoria, Honor Roll

Samantha Swatzel, President’s List

Corpus Christi
Paige Bowers, Dean’s List
Ethan Cerna, President’s List
Tatiana Robles Figueroa, Honor Roll

Hailey Osborne, Dean’s List

Cross Plains
Joe Alexander, Dean’s List
Morgan Megarity, Honor Roll

Audrey Simpson, President’s List

Richard Treviso, Honor Roll

Cecily McIlwain, President’s List

Spencer Wolverton, President’s List

Rachel Acker, Dean’s List
Skyler Andrews, President’s List
Hunter Coffee, Dean’s List
Abraham Cooper, President’s List
Jakayli Coppic, President’s List
MaKayla De Leon, President’s List
Conner Drew, President’s List
Logan Gressett, Honor Roll
Payton Hackney, Dean’s List
Jacob Ledbetter, Dean’s List
Crystal Ochoa, Dean’s List
Dylan Person, Honor Roll
Jennifer Sepeda, Honor Roll
Jason Washburn, Dean’s List
Kaley Whitley, President’s List

Anna McBride, President’s List

El Paso
Roberto Elizalde, President’s List
Kacie Greseth, Dean’s List
Laura Serrano, Dean’s List

Karla Zachary, President’s List

Amanda Moore, Dean’s List

Fort Stockton
Amber Corral, Dean’s List

Fort Worth
Andrew Errico, President’s List
Brooke Gibbs, President’s List
Micah Gray, Honor Roll
Clifford Lunceford, Dean’s List
Lucy Manning, President’s List
Reed Shelley, President’s List
Collin Wright, President’s List
Ty Wright, Dean’s List

Kalin Brown, Dean’s List
Jeremy Houston, Dean’s List

Rebekah Barnett, President’s List
Madison Marzullo, President’s List
Ryan Richardson, Honor Roll
Reagan Ridlehuber, President’s List

Breanna Clover, Honor Roll
Madison Sims, Dean’s List

Amber Breum, Honor Roll
Jeffrey Gilbert, Dean’s List

Sarah Fernandez, Dean’s List

Seth Rainey, President’s List

Mackinzey Boyer, Honor Roll
Daniel Shelton, Honor Roll
Kynnedy Gardner, Honor Roll

Grand Saline
Connor Lowe, Honor Roll

Jordan Sweat, Honor Roll

Kade Kahanek, President’s List

Haltom City
Dayane Gutierrez, President’s List

Klaye Georges, Dean’s List

Harker Heights
Anna Leffers, President’s List

Cody Hughes, President’s List
Madeline Rhodes, President’s List
Ezra Rubio, Dean’s List

Kailey Doering, President’s List

Zachary Lucius, Dean’s List

Sara Heinrichs, President’s List

Raven Heslip-Shelton, Dean’s List

Reagan Coleman, President’s List
Dawson Nobriga, Dean’s List
Christian Wilson, Dean’s List

Lindsey Krueger, President’s List
Benjamin Olin, President’s List
Tyler Olin, Dean’s List

Delaney Castor, President’s List
Ruben Cruz, Honor Roll

Anissa Peralta, President’s List

Rodolfo Perez, Dean’s List

Tyla Tipton, Dean’s List

Hailey Green, President’s List

David Dingle, Honor Roll

Christian Garcia, Honor Roll
Catrina Hooten, President’s List
Morgan Patterson, Dean’s List

Tyler James, President’s List

Alexandra Thompson, Honor Roll

Lake Jackson
Mackenzie Langham, President’s List

McKennah Randall, Dean’s List

Madeline DuPre, Dean’s List
Matthew Martin, President’s List

John Clanton, Honor Roll

Little Elm
Adrien Barrientos, Honor Roll
Danielle Ketter, President’s List
Brady Wade, Dean’s List

Live Oak
Brad Ward, President’s List

Justin Hughes, Dean’s List

Madison Zardiackas, President’s List

Louis Kelley, Honor Roll

Sarah Brown, President’s List
Eli Williams, Dean’s List
Hannah Williams, President’s List

Emily Villarreal, President’s List

Sarah German, Dean’s List

Stephen Featherston, Dean’s List

Kimberly Bogart, Honor Roll
Britt Boler, President’s List
Robert Evans, Honor Roll
Eric Haverstock, President’s List

James Laney, President’s List

Midway, Arkansas
David Manolof, Honor Roll
Jessica Swonger, President’s List

Kyle King, Dean’s List

Mount Pleasant
Paul Chandler, Dean’s List
Maci Dorsey, President’s List

Hailey Stewart, President’s List

New Braunfels
Erica Akin, Honor Roll
Emily Dixon, President’s List
Rebecca Fresne, President’s List
Andrew Idrogo, Dean’s List
Adelaide Joralemon, President’s List
Chrissa Manning, Honor Roll
Hannah McCain, President’s List
Sebastian Paulmann, President’s List

Newport, Arkansas
Mikala Meadows, Dean’s List

North Richland Hills
Lacey Eagan, President’s List
John Killough, President’s List

Destiny Ramirez, President’s List
Jessica Lee, President’s List

Melinda Mendoza, Honor Roll

Esdras Calvac, Honor Roll

Phoenix, Arizona
Dominic DeNardo, Dean’s List

Scott Wright, Dean’s List

Benjamin Blanchard, Honor Roll
Brian Blanchard, Honor Roll
Erin Blanchard, Honor Roll

Ryan Stanford, President’s List

Round Rock
Stacy Beattie-Anderson, Dean’s List
Shawn Brody, President’s List
Courtney Cantrell, President’s List
Ryan McCord, Dean’s List
Stephanie Rike, President’s List
Penny Stehlik, President’s List

Rachel Carpenter, President’s List

Royse City
Brett Martinez, Honor Roll

Runaway Bay
Lainee Hasty, Honor Roll

San Angelo
Kelsey Bunch, President’s List
Juan Luna, Honor Roll
Adriana Mata, President’s List
Erin McCleer, President’s List

San Antonio
Salina Ali, Dean’s List
Brittany Brown, Dean’s List
DeVante Donald, Honor Roll
Collin Salyers, President’s List

Jenna Stuard, President’s List

Cameron White, Honor Roll

Benjamin Schardt, President’s List

Kayla Anderson, Dean’s List

Jesse Paschal, President’s List

Seth Becker, President’s List

Payge Grable, Dean’s List

Elizabeth Reynolds, President’s List

Grayson Edwards, Honor Roll

Cali Brockway, President’s List

Holly Leatherman, President’s List

Trophy Club
Chase Pittman, President’s List

Kayla Chadwick, Honor Roll

Michael Perkins, Honor Roll
Hannah Quackenbush, President’s List

Valley Mills
Lance Bracco, Dean’s List

Chandler Clark, Honor Roll
Chelsey Harris, Dean’s List

Daniela Puente, Dean’s List

Kaitlyn Harrison, President’s List

Sidney Ganus, President’s List

Morgan McCoy, President’s List

Wichita Falls
Alexi Bushong, Honor Roll

Cassia Rose, President’s List

Wolfe City
Brandon Fisk, Honor Roll

Jayden Modrall, Honor Roll


HPU’s grounds crew assists Brownwood Area Community Garden with garden updates

BROWNWOOD – January 23, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s grounds crew lent a helping hand in the early stages of Brownwood Area Community Garden’s reconstruction project. Late in the fall 2018 semester, the grounds crew assisted by cutting wooden planks for new garden beds.

By shortening the length of the beds, more space will be left for those in wheelchairs to access the garden. The garden reconstruction project is estimated to take several months and the process will be aided by volunteer work along the way.

HPU staff members who participated are Allen Fisher, irrigation foreman; Terry Pritchett, vice president of facilities and planning; Kenny Richardson, grounds foreman – athletic fields; Harlei Struck, student worker; and Joey Withers, grounds foreman – lawn maintenance.

Pritchett expressed his appreciation for opportunities to work alongside members of the community.

“I think it’s vital for HPU employees to help in our community,” he said. “We are all partners and it is fun getting to know all the good folks with these organizations. I look forward to years of collaboration.”


Cutline: HPU’s Kenny Richardson prepares to cut a plank to be used for Brownwood Area Community Garden’s new garden beds.