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 […]

HPU names Laura Benoit director of alumni relations

BROWNWOOD – September 28, 2017 – Howard Payne University recently named Laura Benoit as director of alumni relations. Benoit joined the university’s staff in October 2014 as assistant director of alumni relations and was promoted in 2016 to the position of associate director. “Laura has been a valuable member of our staff for the past […]

Mark Albin of Crandall among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – September 26, 2017 – Mark Albin of Crandall has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Grand Marshal. 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 weeks to come. Albin and the other honorees will […]

Dr. Allen Reed of Brownwood among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – September 22, 2017 – Dr. Allen Reed of Brownwood has been named a recipient of Howard Payne University’s Medal of Service. 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 weeks to come. Dr. Reed […]

Mac Eric Villanueba of Paradise among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – September 15, 2017 – Mac Eric “Villy” Villanueba of Paradise has been named Outstanding Young Graduate by Howard Payne University. 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 weeks to come. Villanueba and the […]

Dr. Mark Baker of Fort Worth among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – September 11, 2017 – Dr. Mark Baker of Fort Worth has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Howard Payne University. 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 weeks to come. Dr. Baker and […]

Candis Hicks of San Angelo among HPU Homecoming 2017 honorees

BROWNWOOD – August 29, 2017 – Candis (Rodgers) Hicks of San Angelo has been named a Distinguished Alumna of Howard Payne University. 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 and will be highlighted in the weeks to come. Hicks and the […]

HPU confers 134 degrees at close of spring 2017 semester

BROWNWOOD – June 22, 2017 – Howard Payne University awarded 134 degrees during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the spring 2017 semester. Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. Students must have a 3.55-3.69 grade-point average to graduate Cum Laude; a 3.70-3.84 GPA to graduate Magna Cum […]

HPU alumnus honored for heroism

BROWNWOOD – June 1, 2017 – Corporal Eric “Villy” Villanueba, a 2014 Howard Payne University graduate, was recently honored by the Garland Police Department for taking heroic, life-saving actions after rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle. Cpl. Villanueba, then a deputy in the Hood County Sheriff’s Office, was on his way home from work […]

Recent HPU graduate accepted into forensic science graduate program

BROWNWOOD – May 16, 2017 – Among the Howard Payne University seniors who crossed the stage during HPU’s recent Commencement ceremony was Kierstyn Evans of Anson. Evans, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science, has been accepted into the forensic science graduate program at Texas Tech University. Evans is a lifelong fan […]

HPU Yellow Rose Award presented to Brownwood’s Ann Jones

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2017 – The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club presented alumna Ann Jones of Brownwood with the prestigious Yellow Rose Award during the club’s annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon held recently on campus. Dr. Diana Ellis, HPU first lady and Woman’s Club president, surprised Jones with a commemorative plaque and bouquet of […]

HPU alumnus named men’s athletic chaplain at Texas Tech University

BROWNWOOD – March 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University alumnus Corbin Young was recently appointed by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes the new men’s athletic chaplain at Texas Tech University. In this position, Young serves the seven men’s sports teams at Texas Tech by encouraging and equipping the coaches and athletes through Christ. “I’m excited […]

HPU Alumni Association’s El Paso Chapter announces officers, holds inaugural meeting

BROWNWOOD – March 8, 2017 – The El Paso Chapter of the Howard Payne University Alumni Association held its inaugural chapter meeting recently with four alumni from the center serving as officers. The chapter’s president is Blanca Gamez, who earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in business management in 2009 and a […]

HPU graduates 95 at close of fall 2016 semester

BROWNWOOD – February 15, 2017 – Howard Payne University graduated 95 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2016 semester. Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU 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 Cum […]

HPU’s Alumni Association eliminates annual dues, introduces “alumni by choice”

BROWNWOOD – January 16, 2017 – In an effort to further bolster the close-knit community of Howard Payne University alumni, the university’s Alumni Association has eliminated annual dues. All HPU alumni and “alumni by choice” may take part in the Association at no cost. Alumni with at least 24 credit hours at HPU have been […]

HPU alumna “pays it forward” with scholarship benefiting female ministerial students

BROWNWOOD – January 6, 2017 – Joanna (Cornelius) Jespersen, a 1998 Howard Payne University graduate, recently established the Jespersen Direct Scholarship with the university to benefit females studying in HPU’s School of Christian Studies at the Brownwood campus or the New Braunfels extension center. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each fall and spring semester […]

HPU to participate in #GivingTuesday online giving event

BROWNWOOD – November 22, 2016 – Next Tuesday, November 29, Howard Payne University will take part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The event is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping […]

HPU graduate elected president of Baptist General Convention of Texas

With reporting by TexasBaptists.org BROWNWOOD – November 17, 2016 – Danny Reeves, 1994 Howard Payne University graduate, was elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) during the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 14. Reeves is pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. As stated on its website, the BGCT is an organization […]

Bonner and Mata crowned HPU Homecoming Queen and Princess

BROWNWOOD – October 28, 2016 – Jaclyn Bonner, senior from Lytle, and Adriana Mata, junior from San Angelo, were crowned Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Queen and Princess during a ceremony held today on campus. Bonner, the daughter of Rosemary and James Bonner, is a communication major and sociology minor. She is the senior presiding senator […]

HPU Homecoming to feature parade, bonfire and fireworks

BROWNWOOD – October 26, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Homecoming parade will be the longest in known history at HPU, with more than 40 floats featuring entrants from campus and the community. The parade is scheduled for this Saturday at 10 a.m. New this year, HPU’s Homecoming will also feature Bonfire and Fireworks on the […]

HPU Homecoming to feature Authors’ Reception and Archival Display

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host an Authors’ Reception and Archival Display this weekend in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2016 celebrations. The authors’ reception will take place Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The archival display will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

HPU announces 2016 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2016 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned Friday, October 28, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Jaclyn Bonner of Lytle, Elizabeth Rainey of Poolville and Sydney Spencer of Georgetown. […]

HPU announces Homecoming 2016 honorees

BROWNWOOD – October 20, 2016 – Howard Payne University will recognize 10 individuals during the Homecoming 2016 celebrations, October 28-30. This year’s honorees include Dr. Vernon Holleman ’53, Distinguished Alumnus; Robert Morrison ’82, Distinguished Alumnus; Dr. Brad Collins ’01, Outstanding Young Graduate; Emily Gore ’09, Outstanding Young Graduate; Martha Dufresne ’71, Coming Home Queen; Dwain […]

HPU’s Homecoming Play fun for the entire family

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2016 – In keeping with Howard Payne University’s Homecoming theme – “The HPU Family Tree” – this year’s theatrical production is something the entire family can enjoy. HPU’s Department of Theatre will present “Bone-Chiller!” by Monk Ferris in four performances throughout Homecoming Weekend, October 27-30. Show times are Thursday, October 27, […]

HPU plans more than 30 events to celebrate Homecoming 2016

BROWNWOOD – October 17, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s extended “family” of alumni, students, personnel, friends and community members will gather this month to take part in the university’s Homecoming 2016 celebrations. More than 30 Homecoming events, many of community-wide interest, are scheduled Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30. Alumni and visitors may register […]