HPU receives 2018 Tree Campus USA® recognition

BROWNWOOD – February 11, 2019 – The Arbor Day Foundation has once again recognized Howard Payne University as a Tree Campus USA® institution for the university’s ongoing commitment to effective urban forest management. HPU has received the Tree Campus USA designation since 2016. In a letter congratulating HPU on its 2018 recognition, the Arbor Day […]

HPU’s grounds crew assists Brownwood Area Community Garden with garden updates

Grounds crew works on tables

BROWNWOOD – January 23, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s grounds crew lent a helping hand in the early stages of Brownwood Area Community Garden’s reconstruction project. Late in the fall 2018 semester, the grounds crew assisted by cutting wooden planks for new garden beds. By shortening the length of the beds, more space will be […]

HPU celebrates Texas Arbor Day with activities for local schoolchildren

BROWNWOOD – December 4, 2018 – Howard Payne University celebrated Texas Arbor Day recently with several activities on campus for 96 fifth-grade students from Coggin Intermediate School in Brownwood. HPU hosted the event as part of the university’s Tree Campus USA activities. Tree Campus USA, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day […]

HPU’s campus undergoes summer improvements and maintenance

BROWNWOOD – August 14, 2018 – The upkeep of Howard Payne University’s campus is a year-round job. The university’s grounds and facilities personnel take pride in keeping the campus looking beautiful and operating efficiently. However, the summer months provide opportunities for larger projects to be completed so the campus will be ready for the fall […]

HPU receives 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University was once again honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. HPU recently received 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition. “Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of […]

HPU hosts local fifth graders for Texas Arbor Day activities

BROWNWOOD – November 17, 2017 – Howard Payne University recently hosted a group of fifth graders from Brownwood’s Coggin Intermediate School for Texas Arbor Day activities. The students participated in fun, outdoor experiences and attended a tree ceremony on campus. HPU hosted the event as part of the university’s Tree Campus USA activities. Tree Campus […]

HPU celebrates Texas Arbor Day

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – In honor of Texas Arbor Day last Friday, Howard Payne University ceremonially recognized a new Texas Redbud tree on campus and hosted an informational session on planting and pruning trees. Texas Arbor Day is observed the first Friday in November each year. Nick Harrison, Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise […]

HPU to plant Texas Redbud during Arbor Day celebrations November 4

BROWNWOOD – October 31, 2016 – The public is invited to the Howard Payne University campus for Texas Arbor Day, Friday, November 4, as the university hosts a tree-planting ceremony and educational program on planting and pruning trees. The events, which begin at 3 p.m. at HPU’s Mabee University Center, are free of charge. Nick […]

HPU to host Arbor Day observance November 4

BROWNWOOD – October 17, 2016 – Howard Payne University will celebrate Arbor Day, November 4, with an educational program and a tree-planting ceremony. The events, which begin at 3 p.m. at HPU’s Mabee University Center, are free of charge and open to the public. Nick Harrison, Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise coordinator and former Brownwood […]

Sara Haley promoted to assistant vice president for facilities and planning at HPU

BROWNWOOD – November 6, 2012 – Howard Payne University recently promoted Sara Haley from director of facilities and planning to assistant vice president for facilities and planning. In her new role, she has assumed additional responsibilities to lead HPU’s efforts of planning for future campus facilities and the renovation of existing facilities. Haley joined the […]