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 […]

HPU graduates 94 at close of fall 2018 semester

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2019 – Howard Payne University graduated 94 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2018 semester. Dr. Paul Armes, HPU interim president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. The list below includes December and August graduates. Students must have a 3.55-3.69 grade-point average to graduate […]

HPU library displays Nativity scenes donated by Lumans of Columbus

Luman Nativity

BROWNWOOD – December 13, 2018 – A collection of Nativity sets from around the world are on display at Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library. The pieces were donated by Howard Payne University alumnus Merrill J. Luman and his wife of 68 years, Elaine. The couple resides in Columbus. The collection includes approximately 75 Nativity […]

HPU graduate Karli Conrad ’18 serving as campus missionary intern

BROWNWOOD – November 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University graduate Karli Conrad is serving with the HPU Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) as campus missionary intern for the 2018-2019 school year. Conrad, a native of Katy, graduated from HPU in May 2018 with a degree in marketing. As a student, she was active in the BSM, […]

HPU thanks 2018 Homecoming attendees, volunteers and sponsors

BROWNWOOD – November 14, 2018 – Following a fun and active Homecoming weekend, Howard Payne University expressed its appreciation to the many individuals, groups and business who contributed to the weekend’s success. HPU Homecoming 2018: The Carnival of Blue and Gold was held November 2-3 with approximately 750 alumni and area guests in attendance. “It […]

Ramirez and Ramos crowned HPU Homecoming Queen and Princess

BROWNWOOD – November 2, 2018 – Angelica Ramirez, senior from Austin, and Sarah Ramos, junior from Pflugerville, were crowned Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Queen and Princess during a ceremony held today on campus. Ramirez, the daughter of Jesus L. Ramirez I and Kimberly Ramirez, is a biology major. She serves as chaplain for Delta Chi […]

HPU announces change in location for Homecoming bonfire, fireworks display

BROWNWOOD – October 31, 2018 – Howard Payne University has changed the venue for its Homecoming bonfire and fireworks display. The event will now take place at the Bert V. Massey II Sports Complex in Brownwood. The festivities will kick off at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, November 2, with a pep rally. The bonfire will […]

HPU theatre to present “Missing Link” during Homecoming 2018

BROWNWOOD – October 30, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Theatre will present “Missing Link” by Jack Sharkey in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities. Performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. each evening at HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and students and are […]

Garland’s Marvin “Doc” Utecht named to HPU’s Sports Hall of Fame

BROWNWOOD – October 29, 2018 – Marvin “Doc” Utecht of Garland has been named to Howard Payne University’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Utecht and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & […]

Kerrville’s James Williamson named to HPU’s Sports Hall of Fame

BROWNWOOD – October 26, 2018 – James Williamson of Kerrville has been named to Howard Payne University’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Williamson and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports […]

Sterling City’s Hope Hohertz Doremus named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Outstanding Young Graduate

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Hope Hohertz Doremus of Sterling City has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Outstanding Young Graduate. She is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Doremus and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni […]

HPU announces 2018 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2018 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned next Friday, November 2, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Sabrina Martinez of San Antonio, Angelica Ramirez of Austin and Gabrielle Roque […]

Dr. Benjamin Abraham named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Dr. Benjamin Abraham of Snellville, Georgia, has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Dr. Abraham and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni […]

HPU Homecoming 2018 festivities to include bonfire, fireworks and parade

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host The Carnival of Blue and Gold: Homecoming 2018 on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3. Among the free events open to the public are a bonfire and fireworks and the annual Homecoming parade. Bonfire on the Bayou and the fireworks display will take […]

Early’s Dwayne Grooms named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Grand Marshal

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2018 – Dwayne Grooms of Early has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Grand Marshal. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Grooms and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports Hall […]

Henderson’s Milton McGee named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Medal of Service recipient

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2018 – Milton McGee of Henderson has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Medal of Service recipient. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. McGee and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & […]

Brownwood’s Karen Coppock Dodds named HPU’s 2018 Coming Home Queen

BROWNWOOD – October 23, 2018 – Karen Coppock Dodds of Brownwood has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Coming Home Queen. She is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Dodds and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & […]

HPU Homecoming 2018: The Carnival of Blue and Gold scheduled November 2-3

BROWNWOOD – October 9, 2018 – Howard Payne University is looking forward to hosting a large group of alumni, community members and friends in just under a month for Homecoming 2018: The Carnival of Blue and Gold. The event is slated for November 2-3 with many of the Homecoming activities open to the general public. […]

Present and former HPU choir members invited to participate in 2019 Austria trip

BROWNWOOD – July 6, 2018 – The Howard Payne University Concert Choir, University Singers and HPU choir alumni will travel to Austria June 3-9, 2019, to perform with a larger ensemble of choristers from all over the world. All present and former HPU choir members, including alumni and those from the community who have participated, […]

HPU students and alumni serve at 2018 Wyoming Youth Evangelism Conference

BROWNWOOD – June 27, 2018 – Howard Payne University students and alumni were among a group of 13 from May First Baptist Church that traveled to Wyoming toward the end of the spring semester to serve at the state’s Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC). The event was held at College Heights Baptist Church in Casper, Wyoming. […]

HPU to host Swingin’ Stingers Band 50th reunion concert

BROWNWOOD – June 11, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host a 50th anniversary reunion concert of the university’s legendary Swingin’ Stingers Band on Sunday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m. The free concert will be presented at Mims Auditorium on the university’s campus and is open to the public. Retired USAF Lt. Col. Doug Jackson, […]

Alumnus discusses how HPU set him on path to med school

BROWNWOOD – April 5, 2018 – T.J. Counce, a 2016 Howard Payne University graduate from Lockhart, has been accepted into the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio. He will begin coursework next fall upon his graduation from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Counce, who was […]

HPU names Alumni Association’s El Paso Chapter 2018 officers

BROWNWOOD – April 2, 2018 – Howard Payne University recently announced the 2018 officers of the El Paso Chapter of the HPU Alumni Association. All of the officers are graduates of HPU’s El Paso Center. The chapter’s new president is Priscilla Macias, who earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in criminal justice […]