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 receives 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition

BROWNWOOD – February 28, 2020 – Howard Payne University was recently honored with 2019 Tree Campus USA® status by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the university’s commitment to effective urban forest management. The recent recognition marks the fourth consecutive year HPU has received the award. “Tree Campuses and their students set examples not only for […]

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’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 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 receives Tree Campus USA recognition

BROWNWOOD – March 1, 2017 – Howard Payne University was recently honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for their commitment to campus forest management and for engaging staff and […]