HPU to host second Community Leadership Lunch and Learn event on campus

BROWNWOOD – March 5, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the second installment in the Community Leadership Lunch and Learn series, featuring a meal catered by Sodexo and a presentation by HPU personnel. The event will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bullion Suites of […]

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 to improve campus experience with two major facility projects

BROWNWOOD – January 30, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced the construction of an expansive new welcome center and renovations to the historic Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom building. Both projects will provide modernized facilities to benefit the university’s students, visitors and other constituencies. The Newbury Family Welcome Center, named for the family of […]

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 […]

Howard Payne University thanks donors for overwhelming response on GivingTuesday

BROWNWOOD – December 5, 2019 – Howard Payne University expresses gratitude to its supporters for surpassing the institution’s goals for GivingTuesday, the global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. With a total of $68,303 received on December 3, HPU raised more than triple its goal of $20,000 and received gifts from […]

HPU music students qualify for international summer programs, accepting donations

Music audition group photo

BROWNWOOD – December 14, 2018 – Four Howard Payne University music students participated last month in the Summer Program Auditions sponsored by the Texoma Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The auditions are attended by casting representatives from young artist programs within the United States, as well as international programs. Each of […]

Improvements made at HPU’s Mamie D. McCullough Athletic Center

BROWNWOOD – November 26, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Mamie D. McCullough Athletic Center underwent improvements to its facilities during the summer. The developments were made possible due to donations from Bruner Toyota, through the Toyota Dealer Match Program, and HPU alumnus Jarod Root ’03. In addition to their financial support of HPU, Root serves […]

HPU upgrades lecture hall with help from Midland charitable foundation

BROWNWOOD – October 4, 2018 – Students in Howard Payne University’s School of Science and Mathematics began the fall semester in a newly updated classroom thanks to the generosity of the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation of Midland. Last semester, HPU received a grant of $207,000 from the foundation. The funds, designated for HPU’s […]

HPU New Braunfels Center to host 5K race

BROWNWOOD – April 2, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center will host its third-annual HPU 5000, a 5K race, Saturday, April 7. The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Pavilion 5 of New Braunfels’ Landa Park. Proceeds from the event will be used to establish scholarships for HPU New Braunfels Center students […]

HPU receives $5,000 from United Supermarkets for scholarship funds

BROWNWOOD – March 2, 2018 – United Supermarkets recently presented $5,000 to Howard Payne University to be used as scholarship funds that will be awarded to local and area HPU juniors and seniors who also receive the university’s Heart of Texas Scholarship. The grocery store chain plans to make this a yearly scholarship donation to […]

HPU receives $25,000 from TexasBank through Doss Foundation

TexasBank recently presented $25,000 to Howard Payne University through the James and Dorothy Doss Foundation. The donation was part of $88,000 in scholarship funds that will be given to local and area high schools and colleges in 2017. Within the past eight years, the Doss Foundation has given more than $700,000 to area educational institutions. […]

HPU alumna “pays it forward” with scholarship benefiting female ministerial students

BROWNWOOD – January 6, 2017 – Joanna (Cornelius) Jespersen, a 1998 Howard Payne University graduate, recently established the Jespersen Direct Scholarship with the university to benefit females studying in HPU’s School of Christian Studies at the Brownwood campus or the New Braunfels extension center. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each fall and spring semester […]

HPU to participate in #GivingTuesday online giving event

BROWNWOOD – November 22, 2016 – Next Tuesday, November 29, Howard Payne University will take part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The event is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping […]

Endowed scholarship created from proceeds of HPU history book

BROWNWOOD – June 27, 2016 – Longtime Howard Payne University employees Dr. Robert and Mrs. Cheryl Mangrum have chosen to give back to the university they love by using proceeds from Dr. Mangrum’s recent history book to create an endowed scholarship in the couple’s name. In 2015, Dr. Mangrum published an account of HPU’s history […]

Estate bequeaths musical instruments and memorabilia to HPU band

BROWNWOOD – April 13, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Yellow Jacket Band received two musical instruments as well as various music-related memorabilia that were bequeathed from the estate of Bill Edward Ross. The donations included a cornet and a banjo along with many historic photos of the HPU band. Ross was a 1949 graduate of […]

Father’s love of HPU lives on through children

BROWNWOOD – February 15, 2016 – Growing up, the children of Col. Alvin Ray and Patsy Allene Turner heard many stories about their parents’ time at Howard Payne University. Following his death, Col. Turner’s family honored his legacy by establishing the Alvin Ray Turner Scholarship fund at HPU, designed to benefit students majoring in mathematics. […]

Howard Payne University receives donation from Oncor Electric

BROWNWOOD – December 4, 2015 – Howard Payne University has received the second of three installments of funding from Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC. The funds are a charitable contribution to A Call to Send, HPU’s capital campaign. Oncor provides an allocation of charitable funds for organizations in each of its service areas. In 2014, […]

HPU celebrates restoration of Steinway piano

BROWNWOOD – November 3, 2015 – Amid the flurried activity during Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2015 festivities, a group of people assembled in the choral hall of HPU’s Davidson Music Complex to celebrate friendship, music and a very special piano. The university hosted a rededication of one of its Steinway pianos in conjunction with the […]

TexasBank awards $25,000 in scholarship funds to HPU through Doss Foundation

BROWNWOOD – June 10, 2015 – TexasBank recently presented $25,000 to Howard Payne University through the Doss Foundation. The donation was part of $88,000 in scholarship funds that will be given to local and area high schools and colleges in 2015. Within the past seven years, the Doss Foundation has given more than $500,000 to […]

Dr. Cynthia Clawson performs for HPU Steinway campaign

BROWNWOOD – May 23, 2014 – Howard Payne University hosted alumna and Grammy-award winning artist Dr. Cynthia Clawson in concert last Sunday afternoon. Dr. Clawson, accompanied by Steinway artist Marvin Gaspard, performed several songs at Brownwood’s First United Methodist Church in support of HPU’s campaign to become an All-Steinway School. In addition to her Grammy […]

Dr. Cynthia Clawson to perform free concert for HPU Steinway campaign Sunday, May 18

  BROWNWOOD – May 9, 2014 –For Dr. Cynthia Clawson, 1970 Howard Payne University graduate and Grammy award-winning vocalist, returning to Brownwood feels like coming home. “And in this day and time, everyone is looking for ‘home,’” she said. The Houston native will return to Brownwood on Sunday, May 18, to perform a free concert […]

Dr. Mamie McCullough receives HPU Yellow Rose Award

BROWNWOOD – May 7, 2014 – Dr. Mamie McCullough, Howard Payne University alumna and native of Dixie, Ga., was recently presented the 2014 HPU Woman’s Club Yellow Rose Award. The honor was announced at the Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon, held each year on the HPU campus. Dr. McCullough was the scheduled guest speaker for the […]

HPU to host Steinway & Sons president Thursday following American Music Spectacular

BROWNWOOD – April 28, 2014 – Howard Payne University will host special guest Ron Losby, president of Steinway & Sons – Americas in New York City, thisThursday, May 1. Losby will preside over a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off HPU’s campaign to become an All-Steinway School. The ceremony will follow the 19th annual American […]

HPU junior Lacy Culpepper receives James L. Williamson Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2013 – Howard Payne University junior Lacy Culpepper, a management major from Zephyr, recently received the James L. Williamson Scholarship. Williamson, a 1970 HPU graduate and former vice president for development, established the scholarship in 1992 for students pursuing a career in insurance and/or financial planning. Dr. Les Plagens, dean of […]