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HPU to hold Commencement ceremony this Saturday

DSC_0879.2BROWNWOOD – May 1, 2018 – Howard Payne University will hold its spring Commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. The coliseum is located at 500 E. Baker Street in Brownwood.

Dr. Bill Ellis, university president, and other university representatives will confer the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Delivering the charge to the graduates is Dr. Ray Martinez III, president of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc.

Commencement will be preceded on Friday, May 4, by the Chime Out ceremony, an HPU tradition in which graduating seniors pass a chain of ivy to underclassmen, symbolizing the passing of authority, responsibility and privileges to those students who remain on campus to carry on the traditions of the university. Chime Out begins at 6:00 p.m. at the university’s Mims Auditorium.

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Cutline: HPU’s Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at the Brownwood Coliseum.