HPU students honored for servant leadership

BROWNWOOD – April 28, 2022 – Howard Payne University honored six students for their servant leadership demonstrated on campus and in the community at the annual Servant Leadership Awards Chapel on Wednesday, April 6. Students honored were Katherine Burnside of Lorena; Olivia Catlett of Alleyton; Casey Dufner of Austin; Camdyn Hering of Alvord; Linsey Piper […]

HPU hosts Sumners Foundation Social for students interested in scholarship program

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently hosted a Sumners Foundation Social for current and prospective HPU students interested in the Sumners Scholar program. The event, which took place during a Yellow Jacket Preview event on January 17, was arranged by HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Admissions in conjunction […]

HPU named Hispanic Serving Institution by U.S. Department of Education

BROWNWOOD – February 16, 2022 – Howard Payne University was recently named a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation will allow HPU to expand financial aid options and support for Hispanic students. Dr. Cory Hines ’97, HPU president, said that the designation highlights the importance of Hispanic students to […]

HPU honors students for academic success in the fall semester

BROWNWOOD – February 9, 2022 – Howard Payne University recognized 239 students for academic success during the fall 2021 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 nursing scholarship benefits from key gift by Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – January 21, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s new Brown County Endowed Nursing Scholarship recently received full funding, thanks to a $12,500 lead gift from Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood and additional support from other generous donors and community partners. The endowment fund was established to help deserving nursing students from Brown County attend Howard Payne University. […]

HPU senior Emily Brown receives CIC/UPS Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – January 19, 2022 – Howard Payne University senior Emily Brown, a theatre major from Brownwood, has been selected as a recipient of a CIC/UPS Scholarship provided by Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Brown is the daughter of Jeannie Gotcher Wunderlich and Johnnie […]

HPU celebrates Constitution Day

BROWNWOOD – September 27, 2021 –Howard Payne University celebrated Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17. Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the HPU Sumners Scholar program partnered with the staff of HPU’s Walker Memorial Library to provide educational opportunities and celebrate the ratification of the United States Constitution. On Constitution Day, students from […]

HPU presents degrees to 187 graduates at recent Commencement ceremonies

BROWNWOOD – July 1, 2021 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 187 graduates at Commencement ceremonies held in May for fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. Degrees were conferred by Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university personnel. Abbott Kylie Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in cross cultural studies, Summa Cum Laude Abilene Kimberly […]

HPU offers half-price undergraduate tuition and housing for May and summer sessions

BROWNWOOD – March 26, 2021 – Howard Payne University has announced a 50% discount for undergraduate tuition and housing for the May and summer 2021 academic sessions. The discount is available to students who enroll for at least three credit hours in person or online. Students who are taking classes and/or working on campus will […]

HPU announces closure for Spring Break

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2021 – Howard Payne University will be closed for Spring Break next week, March 8-12. No classes will be held and university facilities will be closed. The university will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m., March 15. ### Cutline: HPU will close March 8-12 for Spring Break.

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

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 […]