HPU graduates 116 students at Commencement ceremony for spring and summer graduates

BROWNWOOD – September 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 116 students during its Commencement ceremony for spring and summer 2020 graduates, held in late August. HPU’s spring Commencement ceremony was postponed until the end of the summer due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. Degrees were presented to graduates by Dr. Cory […]

HPU’s Sigma Beta Delta inducts four new members

BROWNWOOD – July 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society recently inducted four new members. Inductees were Erin Blanchard, a senior from Rockdale majoring in marketing; Hunter Coffee, a spring 2020 graduate from Early who majored in business administration; Zachary Gingrich, a senior from Plano majoring […]

HPU honors 257 students for academic success in spring

BROWNWOOD – June 30, 2020 [Updated July 1, 2020]  – Howard Payne University recognized 256 students for academic success during the spring 2020 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 […]

HPU announces closures for Spring Break

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University will be closed for Spring Break next week, March 9-13. No classes will be held and university facilities and offices will be closed. The university will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m., March 16.

HPU hosts first Career Summit

BROWNWOOD – February 28, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently hosted more than 90 students, faculty, staff and alumni at its first Career Summit. The meeting featured presentations from seven HPU alumni about their experiences in professional sectors including law, education, business, finance, municipal government and university administration, as well as a Q&A session at […]

HPU announces two-hour delay on February 5 due to weather

BROWNWOOD – February 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a two-hour delay of classes and office hours on Wednesday, February 5, due to anticipated inclement weather. All 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes are canceled for the day. Campus activities will resume with the Chapel service at 10 a.m. in Mims Auditorium. The schedule for […]

HPU announces tuition freeze for 2020-21 academic year

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2019 – Howard Payne University has announced a freeze of tuition rates from the 2019-20 academic year extending to the 2020-21 academic year. The freeze represents HPU’s continuing commitment to provide affordable and Christ-centered higher education of the foremost quality to its students and their families. “Our administration understands the significant […]

Dr. Cory Hines named Howard Payne University’s 20th president

BROWNWOOD – March 18, 2019 – Howard Payne University has named Dr. Cory Hines as the institution’s next president, the 20th in HPU’s 130-year history. The announcement was made following a special called meeting of HPU’s Board of Trustees on Monday, at which the board voted unanimously in favor of Dr. Hines’ appointment. He will […]

HPU graduates 94 at close of fall 2018 semester

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2019 – Howard Payne University graduated 94 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2018 semester. Dr. Paul Armes, HPU interim president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. The list below includes December and August graduates. Students must have a 3.55-3.69 grade-point average to graduate […]

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 […]

HPU to adjust academic programs and related staffing based on budget outlook

HPU Old Main Tower

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2018 – Howard Payne University recently announced plans to reduce or otherwise modify selected academic programs to strengthen the institution’s footing in an increasingly challenging higher-education landscape. The moves were unanimously approved by HPU’s Board of Trustees at a meeting on November 2. While the university’s long-term financial standing is stable […]

HPU speech and debate team competes at Oklahoma tournament

BROWNWOOD – November 1, 2018 – Student Speaker Bureau, Howard Payne University’s speech and debate team, recently competed at The Storm Classic speech and debate tournament at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Lucy Manning and Ben Olin were quarterfinalists as a debate team that beat teams from Texas State University, Texas Christian University and others. Manning […]

Accreditation of HPU’s social work program reaffirmed until 2025

BROWNWOOD – August 10, 2018 – The Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation announced during the spring 2018 semester that the accreditation of Howard Payne University’s social work program has been reaffirmed until 2025. The program was first accredited by CSWE in 1997 and has been subsequently reaccredited on three occasions. Graduates from […]

Six graduate from HPU’s El Paso Center

BROWNWOOD – August 8, 2018 – Six students from Howard Payne University’s El Paso Center were recognized during the university’s Commencement ceremony in Brownwood at the end of the spring 2018 semester. HPU El Paso graduates included: Javier Aguilera – Master of Education in Instructional Leadership degree Michelle Escajeda – Master of Educational in Instructional […]

Six graduate from HPU’s New Braunfels Center

BROWNWOOD – August 7, 2018 – Six students from Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center were recognized during the university’s Commencement ceremony in Brownwood at the end of the spring 2018 semester. “It always excites the New Braunfels faculty and staff to see our students have academic success,” said Dr. Benjamin Martin, assistant vice president […]

HPU honors 241 for academic success during spring 2018 semester

BROWNWOOD, TEXAS – June 11, 2018 – Howard Payne University honored 241 students for academic success during the spring 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 […]

Japanese Debate Association members participate in forum at HPU

BROWNWOOD – April 9, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau Speech and Debate Team recently held discussion sessions with Japanese students Kanaru Sato and Takuya Higuchi, the 2018 Japanese National Team from the Japan Debate Association. The campus events, which focused on the importance of dialogue as a means of understanding intercultural and […]

HPU honors 232 for academic success during fall 2017 semester

BROWNWOOD – February 6, 2018 – Howard Payne University honored 232 students for academic success during the fall 2017 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 […]

HPU senior Carla Morales awarded UPS Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – October 6, 2017 – Howard Payne University senior Carla Morales, a Spanish major and kinesiology minor from Magnolia, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Carla is the daughter of Javier […]

HPU names six faculty promotions

BROWNWOOD – September 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University announced the promotion of six faculty members at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. Receiving promotions are Dr. Celeste Church, Dr. Gregory Church, Dr. Kevin Kelley, Dr. Paul Lilly, Dr. José Romero and Dr. Rusty Wheelington. “We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these individuals,” […]

HPU moves to dissolve arrangement with Ranger College regarding nurse education

BROWNWOOD – September 1, 2017 – Howard Payne University has announced its plans to dissolve a collaborative arrangement between HPU and Ranger College on nurse education. On Friday, Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, informed the Ranger College president, Dr. Bill Campion, of the university’s intent to end the arrangement. HPU has two primary reasons for […]

Eleven full-time faculty members join HPU for fall semester

BROWNWOOD – August 24, 2017 – Howard Payne University began its fall 2017 semester this week with eleven new full-time faculty members among its ranks. “Our new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit our students and the university as a whole,” said Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and […]

HPU hosts University Convocation featuring Rev. René Maciel

BROWNWOOD – August 23, 2017 – Rev. René Maciel, community life pastor at First Woodway Baptist Church of Waco, addressed Howard Payne University students, faculty and staff at University Convocation on Wednesday morning. The event marked the first Chapel service of the academic year. Rev. Maciel invested more than 31 years in higher education and […]

Dr. Nina Ouimette named HPU dean of nursing

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2017 – Having served as a teacher and administrator in faith-based educational systems for almost 20 years, Dr. Nina Ouimette, Howard Payne University’s new dean of the School of Nursing, recognizes the importance of holistic nursing care. “This means providing for the whole person – physically, mentally and spiritually,” she said. […]