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Community organizations invited to submit requests to HPU for service day

BROWNWOOD – January 24, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites organizations in the greater Brown County area to submit project requests for the inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day. As part of the event scheduled for March 30, HPU personnel and student volunteers will conduct service projects throughout the community from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Requests can be submitted at Submissions will be reviewed for eligibility by HPU leadership and organizations will be notified following approval. The day’s service projects will be preceded by a message for HPU personnel and students from Dr. Scott Venable, 2002 HPU graduate and lead pastor of Northwood Church in Keller.

“This event will be an excellent opportunity for our university to directly assist many of the organizations that serve our community,” said Dr. Cory Hines ’97, HPU president. “As an institution led by Christ-honoring core values, service has always been of great importance to HPU. We look forward to this event and the many days of service in years to come.”

HPU was awarded a $200,000 grant by the Dean Foundation to establish the annual service event. The Dean Foundation is chaired by Dr. David A. Dean, son of the late Dr. William B. Dean, distinguished Dallas-area pediatrician and trailblazer in conditions affecting children such as dyslexia and polio. Dr. David A. Dean serves as chair of the North Texas Crime Commission as well as president and CEO of the public policy consultancy Dean International, Inc. He served the State of Texas for more than a decade as general counsel to Democratic Governor Dolph Briscoe and Republican Governor William P. Clements, Jr. He also served as Texas Secretary of State under Governor Clements. He earned the Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and the Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


Cutline: HPU invites community organizations to send service project requests for the inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day on March 30. HPU students pictured here take part in a community service day held in conjunction with new-student orientation.