HPU completes major renovation of microbiology lab

BROWNWOOD – April 11, 2024 – Renovations were recently completed for a microbiology lab in Howard Payne University’s Winebrenner Memorial Hall of Science, thanks to generous funding from HPU supporters. The updated space facilitates labs for students majoring in fields such as biology, biomedical science, nursing and life science education. It will also house summer […]

HPU celebrates Texas Arbor Day with planting of Shumard red oak

BROWNWOOD – January 3, 2024 – Howard Payne University’s December observance of Texas Arbor Day featured the planting of a new Shumard red oak tree on campus as well as a service project including 18 students and teachers from Cross Classical Academy (CCA). Aaron Diaz, HPU’s grounds supervisor, organized and led the event. “The event […]

HPU welcomes capacity crowd for opening of renovated Academy of Freedom

BROWNWOOD – August 21, 2023 – Howard Payne University recently celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, hosting approximately 300 attendees for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and self-guided tours. In attendance at the August 15 event were donors, elected officials, area residents, HPU board members, personnel, students and alumni. Participants […]

Grand opening of HPU’s renovated Academy of Freedom scheduled for Tuesday

BROWNWOOD – August 11, 2023 – Howard Payne University is finalizing preparations for Tuesday’s grand opening of the newly renovated Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for self-guided tours, and a ceremony will follow at 2:30 p.m. Visitors may enter the Academy of Freedom building through the entrance closest to […]

HPU invites public to opening of renovated Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom

BROWNWOOD – July 20, 2023 – Howard Payne University will hold the grand opening of the newly renovated Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom on Tuesday, August 15. At 2 p.m., doors will open for self-guided tours, with a ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. Visitors to the Academy of Freedom building, located at 1320 Austin […]

HPU wraps up busy academic year and prepares for 2021-22

BROWNWOOD – June 25, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently celebrated the close of the 2020-21 academic year with Commencement ceremonies recognizing fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. The university wrapped up the spring semester continuing construction projects, accomplishing academic firsts, adding new academic programs and welcoming new coaches to lead athletic teams, along with […]

HPU campus improvements underway in anticipation of fall semester

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2020 – Numerous enhancements across the Howard Payne University campus are in progress or have been recently completed as the institution prepares to welcome students later this week. The slate of projects encompasses improvements to residence facilities, academic buildings, activity spaces and landscaping, with each component contributing to an overall effort […]

HPU to improve campus experience with two major facility projects

BROWNWOOD – January 30, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced the construction of an expansive new welcome center and renovations to the historic Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom building. Both projects will provide modernized facilities to benefit the university’s students, visitors and other constituencies. The Newbury Family Welcome Center, named for the family of […]

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 […]

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

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 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

Tree-lined street with a brick building at Howard Payne University, featuring white columns and a banner on a lamp post. | HPU

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 […]

Fall class scheduling underway at HPU’s New Braunfels Center

  BROWNWOOD – August 2, 2016 – There is still time to register for the fall 2016 semester at Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center. Classes begin August 22 at the center’s new facility located at 4102 TX-337 Loop in New Braunfels. The newly remodeled facility includes administrative offices, classrooms, a conference room and study […]

HPU El Paso Center celebrates opening of new facility

The Howard Payne University El Paso Center celebrated the opening of its new facility at the First Baptist Church in El Paso on April 29. Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, gave a special address to the attendees of the open house and Dr. Stephen Kovach, professor of Christian studies for the El Paso Center, offered […]

HPU launches “A Call to Send” campaign to Heart of Texas residents

BROWNWOOD – April 8, 2013 – Howard Payne University held a luncheon on Monday afternoon to announce its A Call to Send campaign to community leaders from the Heart of Texas area. In preparation for the launch of the campaign, the university unveiled Phase I, which features plans for major new facilities and endowment growth. […]

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 […]