BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – Charles Lewis, a May graduate of Vanguard Christian Institute in Boerne, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend Howard Payne University as a student in the university’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Lewis, the son of Steve and Sharon Lewis, began at HPU this fall and is majoring in the Academy, jurisprudence and business.
The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy: The Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy is designed for academically gifted students who aspire to leadership roles in a variety of careers. Students develop critical-thinking skills by analyzing current issues through the multidisciplinary Honors Academy major, which includes courses from the School of Humanities and the School of Business.
Lewis said he initially visited HPU because he was impressed with the university’s strong Christian worldview and educational standards.
“Because I spent my high school years at a small school, I also appreciated the close-knit and supportive environment that HPU provided,” he said. “When I learned more about the Honors Academy, I felt called to attend.”
Lewis is a member of the Moot Court team and is involved in intramural sports. Upon graduating from the university, he plans to attend law school.
“We are thrilled to welcome an exceptional new class into HPU’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy,” said Dr. Matthew McNiece, Academy director. “Charles joins a small cohort of equally dedicated, bright and talented students as they learn to put into practice the Academy’s motto: ‘Facing the Future with Faith and Knowledge.’”
For more information about HPU and the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, visit www.hputx.edu.
Cutline: Charles Lewis received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Howard Payne University as a student in the university’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy.