HPU Alumni Association to host second annual Virtual 5K

BROWNWOOD – February 21, 2024 – The Howard Payne University Alumni Association Virtual 5K will be held on Saturday, March 23. Alumni, students, community members and friends are invited to participate by running or walking from anywhere. Last year, more than 100 individuals participated from 25 cities and four states. The local Brownwood community is […]

HPU alumni and friends enjoy second annual North Texas Alumni Golf tournament

BROWNWOOD – June 19, 2023 – The second annual Howard Payne University North Texas Alumni Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 5, at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine. Alumni and friends enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and an opportunity to network and connect with each other while raising money for student scholarships. The […]

HPU hosts third annual Spring Family Reunion

BROWNWOOD – April 10, 2023 – Howard Payne University alumni, students, personnel and friends gathered on April 1 to celebrate the HPU Spring Family Reunion. The weekend’s festivities included a 5K run/walk, outdoor games, food, alumni reunions, live music and a reunion lunch at Underwood’s BBQ. Yellow Jacket Preview, a prospective student event, was also […]

HPU’s Spring Family Reunion scheduled for April 1

BROWNWOOD – March 10, 2023 – Howard Payne University invites the community, students, alumni, personnel and friends to HPU’s campus for the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, April 1. The day’s festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and feature a 5K run/walk, outdoor games, food, alumni reunions, live music and a reunion lunch at Underwood’s […]

Clifton Fifer ’78 speaks at HPU about history of buffalo soldiers

BROWNWOOD – March 9, 2023 – Clifton Fifer, 1978 graduate of Howard Payne University and resident of Kerrville, gave an educational, entertaining presentation on the history of buffalo soldiers at Black History Luncheon held recently on the HPU campus. The event, co-hosted by the African American Alumni Chapter and the Black Student Association (BSA), was […]

HPU alumna Pat Hardy receives Texas Baptists’ 2022 B.E.S.T. Award

BROWNWOOD – December 16, 2022 – Texas Baptists recently named Howard Payne University alumna Pat Hardy ’70 as one of nine recipients of Baptist Educators Serving Texans (B.E.S.T.) Award for 2022. The B.E.S.T. Award is coordinated by the Office of Cooperative Program Ministries and annually recognizes Christian educators who live out their faith among their […]

HPU alumnus Dr. Ronny Marriott elected second VP of BGCT

BROWNWOOD – December 16, 2022 – Texas Baptists recently named Howard Payne University alumnus Dr. Ronny Marriott second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT). The announcement was made during the BGCT’s Annual Meeting in Waco. Dr. Marriott serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Burleson and was nominated to the […]

HPU enjoys lively Stinger Spectacular weekend

BROWNWOOD – November 2, 2022 – The Howard Payne University campus was bustling recently for Stinger Spectacular, held October 14-15. Comprised of Homecoming, Family Weekend and Yellow Jacket Preview, the slate of events welcomed alumni, prospective students, families and other friends of the university, as well as participating personnel and current students. Approximately 800 attendees […]

HPU chancellor Dr. Don Newbury to sign books at Stinger Spectacular this weekend

BROWNWOOD – October 11, 2022 – Dr. Don Newbury, Howard Payne University chancellor, will sign copies of his new biography this Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, as part of the university’s Stinger Spectacular. The book, titled Faith, Fervor and Fun: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Don Newbury, Howard Payne University’s Popcorn President, was commissioned […]

HPU readies campus for Stinger Spectacular weekend, Oct. 14-15

BROWNWOOD – October 7, 2022 – Howard Payne University is putting finishing touches on preparations for Stinger Spectacular, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. The event will include Homecoming, Yellow Jacket Preview and Family Weekend, with many activities open to the public. “Stinger Spectacular 2022 is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend on the […]

HPU names honorees for 2022 Stinger Spectacular

BROWNWOOD – September 21, 2022 – Howard Payne University will honor seven individuals for achievements and service during the Stinger Spectacular on October 14-15. The weekend’s activities encompass Homecoming, Family Weekend and Yellow Jacket Preview. The honorees for 2022 are Mede Nix ’80, Distinguished Alumna; Elizabeth (Santos) Garcia ’72, Coming Home Queen; Stephen Cox ’10, […]

HPU celebrates alumni teachers and administrators in Brown County

BROWNWOOD – September 7, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s School of Education and Office of Alumni Relations joined together to recognize the more than 160 HPU alumni who serve as teachers and administrators in the six school districts within Brown County. Each alumnus or alumna received an HPU alumni t-shirt, delivered to his or her […]

HPU alumni couple lead summer camp participants in astronomy lessons

BROWNWOOD – September 1, 2022 – Two Howard Payne University alumni gave back to their alma mater this summer by sharing their passion for astronomy with several of the university’s youngest students. Brad ’65 and Joy ’66 Riza participated in the university’s Summer Scholars program in July for students entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades. […]

Howard Payne University’s Stinger Spectacular scheduled for October 14-15

BROWNWOOD – August 30, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites alumni, prospective students and other friends of the university to the Stinger Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. For the second year in a row, the event will combine Homecoming, Yellow Jacket Preview and Family Weekend for an exciting time on campus. “Stinger Spectacular […]

HPU enjoys great success with inaugural North Texas Alumni Golf Tournament

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s inaugural HPU North Texas Alumni Golf Tournament was a sold-out success with 36 teams participating. The capacity crowd of HPU alumni, friends and personnel gathered to network, enjoy a round of golf and support the university, with proceeds designated for student scholarships. Presented by Waldrop Construction, […]

HPU education alumni recognized for excellence in teaching

BROWNWOOD – August 5, 2022 – Several alumni from Howard Payne University’s School of Education were honored by their respective school districts for outstanding teaching during the 2021-2022 academic year. Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff, dean of HPU’s School of Education, said she is proud of the vital role HPU plays in preparing teachers who make a […]

Honorees to be recognized at HPU’s annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon

BROWNWOOD – March 14, 2022 – The Howard Payne University Women’s Club will honor Bertha Mieth of Glen Rose, Olivia Catlett of Alleyton and Jessica Phariss of Brownwood at this year’s Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon. Mieth has been named recipient of the prestigious Yellow Rose Award and Catlett and Phariss are recipients of Yellow Rose […]

HPU Spring Family Reunion scheduled for March 26

BROWNWOOD – February 25, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites the community, students, alumni, personnel, friends and more to HPU’s campus for the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, March 26. The day’s festivities will begin at 2 p.m. and feature outdoor games, food, alumni reunions, a movie screening and a concert featuring HPU alumni David […]

HPU alumna Bobbette Bell named recipient of BGCT’s B.E.S.T. Award

BROWNWOOD – December 10, 2021 – The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) recently named Howard Payne University alumna Bobbette Bell ’87 as one of nine recipients of the Baptist Educators Serving Texans (B.E.S.T.) Award. The B.E.S.T. awards are presented annually to individual Christian educators who live out their faith daily among their students and […]

HPU hosts 120 at second annual Career Summit

BROWNWOOD – November 11, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently hosted 120 students, university personnel, alumni and event sponsors at the university’s second annual Career Summit. The two-day event featuring a luncheon seminar, a résumé writing workshop and career consultations with alumni. The luncheon included a catered meal by Sodexo and an alumni panel discussion […]

HPU looks back on successful Stinger Spectacular weekend

BROWNWOOD – October 8, 2021 – Howard Payne University welcomed alumni, prospective students and other friends of the university for Stinger Spectacular, a combination of Homecoming, Family Weekend and Yellow Jacket Preview held on October 1-2. Despite inclement weather, the HPU spirit remained strong as attendees celebrated the university’s rich legacy and close-knit community. The […]

HPU finalizing preparations for Stinger Spectacular, Oct. 1-2

BROWNWOOD – September 24, 2021 – Howard Payne University is prepared to welcome visitors to campus as part of the Stinger Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2. The event will consist of HPU Family Weekend, Yellow Jacket Preview and Homecoming, with many activities open to the public. “We are thrilled to welcome the HPU […]

HPU’s Jacket Alums in Ministry organization donates Bibles to incoming students

BROWNWOOD – September 16, 2021 – Howard Payne University’s Jacket Alums in Ministry (JAM) raised $2,000 to purchase new Bibles for incoming students at HPU in the fall 2021 semester. The Bibles were delivered to university’s three residence halls for students to receive as they moved in on Thursday, August 19. “It was our privilege […]

HPU to recognize 2021 alumni honorees during Stinger Spectacular

BROWNWOOD – September 14, 2021 – Howard Payne University will recognize seven individuals for their achievements and service during the Stinger Spectacular on Oct. 1-2. The honorees for 2021 are Tim Viertel ’80, Distinguished Alumnus; Cindy (Hughes) Liebrum ’72, Coming Home Queen; Bridget (Wells) Jones ’08, Outstanding Young Graduate; Terry ’91 and Robin (Quinn) Chumbley […]

HPU’s Stinger Spectacular scheduled for October 1-2

BROWNWOOD – September 2, 2021 – Howard Payne University invites alumni, prospective students and other friends of the university to the Stinger Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, October 1-2. The event will combine Homecoming, Yellow Jacket Preview and Family Weekend for an exciting time on campus. “There will be something for everyone during this year’s Stinger Spectacular,” said […]