HPU personnel recognized for service during 2022-2023

BROWNWOOD – June 21, 2023 – Members of Howard Payne University’s faculty and staff were recognized for their service during the 2022-2023 year at an annual personnel luncheon held recently on campus. Dr. Danny Brunette-López, professor of Spanish and department chair, received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Dr. Wendy McNeeley, assistant vice president for university […]

HPU’s Dr. Julie Welker named Educator of the Year by state forensics association

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2020 – Dr. Julie Welker, chair of Howard Payne University’s Department of Communication and coach of HPU’s speech and debate team, was recently named the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) Educator of the Year. The award is selected by members of the TIFA executive council and is voted on by the […]

HPU faculty members attend TSCA state convention

Two faculty members of Howard Payne University’s Department of Communication attended the Texas Speech Communication Association’s (TSCA) state convention held recently in Amarillo. The faculty members, Dr. Julie Welker and Richelle Hair, both had an opportunity to be on a discussion panel. Dr. Julie Welker, chair of the Department of Communication and professor of communication, […]

HPU personnel complete doctoral degrees

BROWNWOOD – August 15, 2018 – Two members of Howard Payne University’s staff and faculty earned doctor of philosophy degrees at the end of the spring 2018 semester. Dr. Jodi Goode, assistant vice president for informational technology services and chief information officer, completed her degree in information systems – security from Nova Southeastern University in […]

HPU faculty member’s recent books highlight theological traditions

BROWNWOOD – July 23, 2018 – Writings on theology by Howard Payne University’s Dr. Derek Hatch, associate professor of Christian studies, were recently released in two books. One book is a tribute to his mentor and prior professor that contains essays by Dr. Hatch and other scholars. The second book, written solely by Dr. Hatch, […]

Four join HPU faculty

BROWNWOOD – September 4, 2015 – Howard Payne University started the fall 2015 semester with four new faculty members. Joining HPU were Dr. James Finch, professor of business administration; Rafael Franco-Cuevas, instructor of Spanish; Leslie Greaves, instructor of nursing; and Dr. Derek Smith, associate professor of chemistry. “We’re pleased to welcome these four additions to […]

HPU faculty member’s book recommended by FCA Magazine

BROWNWOOD – Aug. 7, 2014 – “The Last Three Outs,” a novel by John Nickols, assistant professor of history and political science at Howard Payne University, was recently recommended by FCA Magazine, a national publication of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The novel was the only work of fiction recommended by the magazine in its […]