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 […]

HPU to celebrate Spring Family Reunion this Saturday

BROWNWOOD – March 17, 2021 – Howard Payne University personnel are making final preparations for the Spring Family Reunion to be held this Saturday, March 20. The free event will feature a tailgate celebration, a lunch catered by Diamond R Cafe and cobbler from Underwood’s Bar-B-Q before the HPU football game. The Yellow Jacket football […]

HPU Spring Family Reunion rescheduled for March 20

BROWNWOOD – February 26, 2021 – Howard Payne University has rescheduled the Spring Family Reunion for Saturday, March 20. The free event will include a tailgate celebration prior to the HPU football game at Gordon Wood Stadium. The event was originally scheduled for February 20, but was moved following the American Southwest Conference’s decision to […]

Howard Payne University to host Spring Family Reunion on Feb. 20

BROWNWOOD – February 8, 2021 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will feature a tailgate with music by Austin Upchurch ’16 and his band prior to the HPU football game at Gordon Wood Stadium. “It’s exciting and unique that we are playing football […]

HPU to host Fall Family Reunion this Saturday

BROWNWOOD – October 6, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites friends of the university to visit campus for the Fall Family Reunion this Saturday, Oct. 10. The event will feature Cobbler on the Campus with live music from Taylor Castleberry, a 2013 graduate of HPU. Cobbler on the Campus will be held from 2-5 p.m. […]

HPU’s Fall Family Reunion to be held Oct. 10

BROWNWOOD – September 23, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites HPU alumni, friends, students, board members, personnel and families to the Fall Family Reunion on Oct. 10. The event will feature Cobbler on the Campus with live music. “It is always fun to reunite and visit with the HPU family,” said Laura Benoit, director of […]

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 […]