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 announces 2020 alumni honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 2, 2020 – Howard Payne University will recognize six individuals for their achievements and service at the Fall Family Reunion on Oct. 10. This year’s honorees are Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd ’78, Distinguished Alumnus; Edward E. Cody ’10, Outstanding Young Graduate; Dr. Richard A. Jackson ’60, Medal of Service; Ramona Tennison Akins […]

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 […]

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 […]