HPU to start fall semester on August 24 with health guidelines in place

BROWNWOOD – June 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government officials. The university announced that classrooms, residence halls and other campus facilities, as well as the university’s El Paso and New Braunfels Centers, will be open […]

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 graduates 90 students at fall Commencement ceremony

BROWNWOOD – January 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 90 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2019 semester. Those receiving diplomas included August 2019 and December 2019 graduates. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. Dr. Steve Bezner, senior pastor of […]

HPU concludes Homecoming 2019 festivities

Howard Payne University welcomed more than 600 individuals to its campus during Homecoming 2019: Yesterday, Today and Forever festivities, held Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. During the weekend, HPU alumni, students, personnel and friends of the university gathered together to enjoy a range of Homecoming activities and events. In addition to numerous reunions […]

HPU crowns 2019 Homecoming Court

Howard Payne University crowned the Homecoming Queen and Princess and, for the first time, Homecoming King and Prince during the university’s Homecoming 2019 Convocation ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1. Melinda Mendoza, senior from Houston, and Kendall Moore, senior from Mesquite, were named Homecoming Queen and King, respectively. Jenna Stuard, junior from Kaufman, and Cecil Banks, […]

HPU choir students and alumni to present Homecoming concert

Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will present a Homecoming choir concert at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, in the university’s Mims Auditorium. The concert will include selections from the fall program titled “These Three Abide: Faith|Hope|Love.” “These three virtues hold great depth and provide a foundation upon which we can find a […]

HPU Homecoming 2019 parade scheduled for Saturday

The Howard Payne University Homecoming 2019 parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. and will follow the same route as previous Homecoming parades. Beginning at Brownwood Coliseum, the parade will travel north on Baker St., turn left onto Center Ave., move across Austin Ave. and enter the HPU campus. The procession […]

HPU finalizes preparations for Homecoming 2019: Yesterday, Today and Forever

Howard Payne University personnel are completing preparations for Homecoming 2019: Yesterday, Today and Forever. Homecoming events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, with many activities open to the public. “Plans for this year’s Homecoming have been months in the making,” said Laura Benoit, director of alumni relations. “We are excited to welcome our […]

“Little Women,” HPU’s Homecoming musical, to open Thursday evening

Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts held a dress rehearsal Monday evening for its Homecoming 2019 musical, “Little Women,” by Allan Knee. Performances are Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. in HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and students […]

HPU alumni artists showcased at Homecoming 2019 art exhibition

Howard Payne University will display artwork by seven of its alumni as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities on Friday and Saturday, November 1-2. The Alumni Art Exhibition, located in the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center, will be open for viewing on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

HPU to present “Little Women” musical during Homecoming 2019

Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will present the musical “Little Women” by Allan Knee in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2019 festivities. Performances are Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. in HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and students […]

HPU Alumni Association to host Homecoming 5K race

Howard Payne University’s Alumni Association will host a 5K race on Saturday, November 2, in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming activities. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and student and alumni programming. Most of the 3.1-mile course runs along Brownwood’s Camp Bowie Walking Trail and begins […]

Goehring, McLaughlin named to HPU’s Sports Hall of Fame

Leslie Jones Goehring of Waxahachie and Kate McLaughlin of Fort Worth have been named inductees into Howard Payne University’s Sports Hall of Fame. They are among nine individuals who will be honored with awards during Homecoming 2019 festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. This year’s Homecoming honorees will be recognized […]

Lynn and Dan Humeniuk named HPU’s Homecoming 2019 Grand Marshals

Lynn and Dan Humeniuk have been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2019 Grand Marshals. They are among nine who will be honored during this year’s festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and are being highlighted individually. The Humeniuks and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni and Sports Hall […]

San Antonio’s Patty Villarreal receives HPU’s Dr. José Rivas Distinguished Service Award

Patty Villarreal of San Antonio has been named the 2019 recipient of Howard Payne University’s Dr. José Rivas Distinguished Service Award. She is among nine who will be honored during this year’s Homecoming festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and are being highlighted individually. Villarreal and the other honorees will be […]

C. Elia Salazar Trujillo named HPU’s Homecoming 2019 Coming Home Queen

C. Elia Salazar Trujillo of Gilbert, Ariz., has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2019 Coming Home Queen. She is among nine who will be honored during this year’s festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the week to come. Trujillo and the other honorees will be […]

Austin’s Gladys Murray named HPU’s Homecoming 2019 Medal of Service recipient

Gladys Murray of Austin will be the recipient of Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2019 Medal of Service. She is among nine who will be honored during this year’s festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the weeks to come. Murray and the other honorees will be recognized […]

Flower Mound’s Jarod Root named HPU’s Homecoming 2019 Outstanding Young Graduate

Jarod Root of Flower Mound has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2019 Outstanding Young Graduate. He is among nine who will be honored during this year’s festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the weeks to come. Root and the other honorees will be recognized during […]

William Celis named HPU’s Homecoming 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

William Celis of Inglewood, Calif., has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2019 Distinguished Alumnus. He is among nine who will be honored during this year’s festivities, to be held November 1-2. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the weeks to come. Celis and other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni […]

Presidential inauguration and other festivities mark beginning of new chapter at HPU

Howard Payne University recently concluded a week of celebrations held in conjunction with the presidential inauguration of Cory Hines, Ph.D. Various events took place September 17-21 and included HPU’s students, trustees, personnel and alumni as well as a wide range of guests, many of whom were visitors to HPU and Brownwood for the first time. […]

Dr. Dale Meinecke ’98 returns to HPU to lead advancement efforts

Howard Payne University recently named Dr. Dale Meinecke to the position of vice president for development. The 1998 HPU graduate oversees the university’s efforts in fundraising, alumni relations and other operations in the Office of Institutional Advancement. He began his new role on July 1. Dr. Meinecke has a wide range of experience in higher […]

HPU congratulates alumnus Dr. Ronnie Floyd on SBC CEO post

With reporting by Baptist Press BROWNWOOD – April 4, 2019 – Dr. Ronnie Floyd, 1978 Howard Payne University graduate, was recently named president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, served as SBC president from 2014 to 2016. According to a news […]

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

Dr. Hines speaks to HPU personnel and students

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 […]