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 […]

HPU celebrates Black History Month during special Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University celebrated Black History Month in February with the university’s annual Black History Recognition Chapel service. Participants comprised of members of the African American Chapter of HPU’s Alumni Association and current HPU students, read stories and shared facts in recognition and celebration of the contributions of African […]

Recent HPU graduate discusses missionary work in Uganda

BROWNWOOD – February 16, 2018 – Jaclyn Bonner, a May 2017 Howard Payne University graduate, was back on campus recently to talk with students about her mission work in Uganda. Bonner delivered a presentation on the Ugandan culture to students in a sociology class taught by Lynn Humeniuk, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology […]

HPU concludes Homecoming 2017 activities

BROWNWOOD – October 26, 2017 – Approximately 1,000 individuals arrived on the Howard Payne University campus last weekend for The Yellow Jacket Express – Homecoming 2017. HPU alumni, students, personnel and guests from the community enjoyed the many Homecoming-related events on campus and around Brownwood. Among this year’s popular events was the Homecoming parade which […]

Jackson and Ramirez crowned HPU Homecoming Queen and Princess

BROWNWOOD – October 20, 2017 – Djimonii Jackson, senior from Beaumont, and Angelica Ramirez, junior from Austin, were crowned Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Queen and Princess during a ceremony held today on campus. Jackson, a business marketing major, is the daughter of Emanuel and Marsena Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jackson. She serves as […]

Stacey Blalock of Magnolia among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 19, 2017 – Stacey Blalock of Magnolia has been named to Howard Payne University’s Sports Hall of Fame. She is among nine who will be honored during HPU’s 2017 Homecoming festivities, October 20-21. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Blalock and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports […]

HPU announces 2017 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2017 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned this Friday, October 20, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Karli Conrad of Katy, Djimonii Jackson of Beaumont and Miranda Rice of […]

HPU’s Yellow Jacket Express to arrive on campus tomorrow

BROWNWOOD – October 19, 2017 – Final preparations for The Yellow Jacket Express – Homecoming 2017 are underway at Howard Payne University. Onsite registration opens tomorrow at noon at HPU’s Mabee University Center. Among the more than 30 events planned for the weekend are a bonfire and fireworks display on Friday evening. Those planning to […]

“The Pirates of Penzance,” HPU’s Homecoming musical, opens Thursday evening

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts held a dress rehearsal Monday evening for its Homecoming musical, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” Performances are Thursday, October 19, through Saturday, October 21, at 8 p.m. each evening at HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults […]

Marshall Davis of Austin among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2017 – Marshall Davis of Austin has been named to Howard Payne University’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is among nine who will be honored during HPU’s 2017 Homecoming festivities, October 20-21. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming. Davis and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports […]

HPU hosts Brownwood Art Association exhibit through October 27

BROWNWOOD – October 17, 2017 – While on the Howard Payne University campus for Homecoming 2017 celebrations this weekend, the community is encouraged to stop by the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in the university’s Doakie Day Art Center. There, the Department of Art is hosting an art exhibit titled “Brownwood Art Association Self-Curated […]

HPU Homecoming festivities to include bonfire, fireworks and parade

BROWNWOOD – October 12, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host a bonfire, fireworks display and parade as featured events of the university’s Homecoming 2017 celebrations. The bonfire and fireworks display are scheduled for Friday, October 20, beginning at 9:00 p.m. The events will take place at the Bert V. Massey II Sports Complex in […]

Dr. Keith Reyes of El Paso among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 10, 2017 – Dr. Keith Reyes of El Paso has been named recipient of Howard Payne University’s Dr. José Rivas Distinguished Service Award. He is among nine who will be honored during HPU’s 2017 Homecoming festivities, October 20-21. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the days to […]

HPU to present Homecoming musical “The Pirates of Penzance”

BROWNWOOD – October 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming 2017 celebrations. Performances are Thursday, October 19, through Saturday, October 21, at 8 p.m. each evening at HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and […]

Esther Camacho of Flagstaff among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 5, 2017 – Esther Camacho of Flagstaff, Arizona, has been named the 2017 Coming Home Queen by Howard Payne University. She is among nine who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming festivities, October 20-21. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming and will be highlighted in the weeks to come. Camacho and the […]

HPU invites choir alumni to participate in Homecoming choir concert

BROWNWOOD – October 5, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will present a Homecoming choir concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, in the university’s Mims Auditorium. All HPU alumni choristers are invited to participate in the program. During the concert, the alumni choir will present one special piece […]

HPU Homecoming 2017 scheduled October 20-21

BROWNWOOD – October 3, 2017 – Howard Payne University alumni, friends, students, personnel and guests from the community are destined for a memory-filled weekend as The Yellow Jacket Express – Homecoming 2017 arrives on campus. The train-themed weekend, October 20-21, features more than 30 events, many of which will appeal to the entire community. Alumni […]