HPU sophomore honored at Seattle Model U.N. competition

BROWNWOOD – January 28, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Model United Nations team participated in the Northwest Model United Nations (NWMUN) conference in Seattle. Brenden Hough, a sophomore from Brownwood majoring in the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy and practical theology, was recognized as one of three “Distinguished Delegates” selected from a committee of 195 students. Including […]

HPU graduates 90 students at fall Commencement ceremony

BROWNWOOD – January 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 90 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2019 semester. Those receiving diplomas included August 2019 and December 2019 graduates. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. Dr. Steve Bezner, senior pastor of […]

HPU to host first Ministry Monday event on campus

Howard Payne University invites high school juniors and seniors interested in ministry to visit its campus on Monday, Nov. 11, during the university’s first Ministry Monday event. Visiting students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students in the HPU School of Christian Studies, sit in on a class, tour the university’s […]

HPU honors 61 students at Academic Awards Convocation

Howard Payne University honored 61 students for academic achievements at the university’s annual Academic Awards Convocation, held near the end of the spring 2019 semester. Receiving awards were: Abbott Kylie Johnson, Honor Award in Spanish Allen Brianna Weaver, Outstanding New Secondary Teacher and English Academic Achievement Award Alleyton Jessica Catlett, Honor Award in Social Work […]

Four HPU students recognized at 2019 Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics

BROWNWOOD – February 22, 2019 – Four Howard Payne University students were recognized as Currie-Strickland Scholars at the 12th annual Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics on Feb. 7-8. The students honored at this year’s lectures were Rachel Carpenter, junior biblical languages major from Rowlett; Lillie McDonald, junior practical theology major from Tuscola; Cecily McIlwain, senior […]

HPU to host 12th annual Currie-Strickland lectures in Christian ethics

BROWNWOOD – January 7, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s 12th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics will feature guest speaker Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, assistant professor of Christian ethics and associate dean for Fuller Texas at Fuller Seminary. The lectures are scheduled Thursday, February 7, and Friday, February 8, and are free to the public. […]

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, […]

Kaitlyn Bush pursues ministry and music at HPU

BROWNWOOD – May 30, 2018 – Kaitlyn Bush has long had a connection to Howard Payne University. The HPU senior, majoring in practical theology and minoring in music, said living just a few miles outside of Brownwood meant the university was a familiar feature throughout her early years. She says her youth pastors, HPU alumni […]

God transforms HPU senior Jordan Pitman’s passion into calling

BROWNWOOD – May 3, 2018 – As Jordan Pitman, Howard Payne University senior from Bangs, would attest, God cares deeply about the individual interests and desires of His children. In fact, Pitman, who will be among the graduates crossing the Commencement stage this Saturday, has already witnessed God planting passions in her heart and beginning […]

HPU students named 2018 Young Maston Scholars by Logsdon Seminary

BROWNWOOD – April 3, 2018 – Howard Payne University students Cecily McIlwain, junior from Dayton, and Jordan Pitman, senior from Bangs, were among 16 Texas Baptist students recently honored as 2018 Young Maston Scholars by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary. The awards were announced during the 18th annual T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics held at […]

HPU to host CBF’s Rev. Suzii Paynter for Currie-Strickland lectures

BROWNWOOD – February 6, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host Rev. Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, for the university’s 11th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics. The lectures will take place Thursday, February 15, and Friday, February 16, and are free to the public. Centered on the theme “Women’s […]

HPU to host lecture on Baptist heritage and distinctives next Monday

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host guest speaker Dr. David Bebbington next Monday, October 30, for the William M. Pinson Jr. Lectures in Baptist Heritage and Distinctives. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Richard and Wanda Jackson Conference Room of […]

HPU names six faculty promotions

BROWNWOOD – September 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University announced the promotion of six faculty members at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. Receiving promotions are Dr. Celeste Church, Dr. Gregory Church, Dr. Kevin Kelley, Dr. Paul Lilly, Dr. José Romero and Dr. Rusty Wheelington. “We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these individuals,” […]

HPU’s Dr. Gary Gramling speaks at Wednesday morning Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – August 31, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Dr. Gary Gramling, 1981 HPU graduate, professor of Christian studies and director of the graduate programs in Christian studies, spoke at HPU’s Chapel service Wednesday morning. “I can tell you that once you’ve had a personal encounter with Jesus, you’ll never be the same,” Dr. Gramling […]

HPU group serves in Slovakia

BROWNWOOD – July 20, 2017 – Nine Howard Payne University students traveled to Slovakia at the beginning of the summer for a short-term mission immersion experience. Travelers included students in Dr. Melody Maxwell’s International Missions Practicum course as well as students involved with HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry. The group was accompanied by Dr. Maxwell and […]

HPU students named 2017 Young Maston Scholars by Logsdon Seminary

Information for this press release was provided by Hardin-Simmons University. BROWNWOOD – May 5, 2017 – Howard Payne University students Caitlin Alexander, junior from Brownwood, and Adam Jones, senior from Irving, were among 18 Texas Baptist students recently honored as 2017 Young Maston Scholars by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary. The awards were announced during the […]

HPU represents Baptist World Alliance at UN Commission on Status of Women

BROWNWOOD – April 11, 2017 – Representatives from Howard Payne University were among those in New York City recently for the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Thanks to the Baptist World Alliance, two HPU faculty members, two students and a recent graduate were able to attend the UN […]

HPU names 2017 Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology

BROWNWOOD – March 10, 2017 – Four Howard Payne University students were named Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology at the university’s tenth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics event in late February. Those honored include Joseph Flanigan, junior cross-cultural studies major from Round Rock; Kindell Hill, junior cross-cultural studies major from Salado; […]

Dr. Roger E. Olson to speak at HPU’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland lectures

BROWNWOOD – January 12, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics will feature guest speaker Dr. Roger E. Olson, Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lectures will take place Thursday, February 23, and Friday, February 24, and are […]

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 host display of ancient Hebrew scrolls

BROWNWOOD – October 27, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s School of Christian Studies is partnering with the Christian Heritage Foundation of Cleburne to present “The Tanakh,” a program and display of the scrolls of the Hebrew Bible. There are two opportunities to attend the program – 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. […]

HPU faculty members present at Baptist World Alliance gathering

BROWNWOOD – August 1, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies, and Dr. Derek Hatch, associate professor of Christian studies, presented papers at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in early July. This year’s gathering, which hosted more than 300 Baptist leaders from dozens of countries, was […]