Six HPU students named Currie-Strickland Scholars

BROWNWOOD – April 25, 2022 – Six Howard Payne University students were recently named 2022 Currie-Strickland Scholars. Students honored were Christian Barnett of Friendswood; Samuel Brown of May; Jadin Heriford of Georgetown; Jeremy Houston of Fredericksburg; Abigail Laubhan of Amarillo; and McKennah Randall of Lampasas. The award recipients were announced during HPU’s Servant Leadership Awards […]

HPU’s Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures postponed due to weather

BROWNWOOD – January 31, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s upcoming Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures, originally scheduled for Feb. 3-4, have been postponed due to inclement weather anticipated for later this week. Rescheduled dates will be announced when available. The events will feature guest speaker Dr. Clark Elliston, associate professor of religion and philosophy at Schreiner University in […]

HPU invites public to Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures Feb. 3-4

BROWNWOOD – January 26, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites the community to attend the 15th Annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, and 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, in the Mabee University Center’s Bullion Suites. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. Clark Elliston, associate professor of religion and philosophy […]

HPU presents degrees to 187 graduates at recent Commencement ceremonies

BROWNWOOD – July 1, 2021 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 187 graduates at Commencement ceremonies held in May for fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. Degrees were conferred by Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university personnel. Abbott Kylie Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in cross cultural studies, Summa Cum Laude Abilene Kimberly […]

HPU holds 14th Annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics

BROWNWOOD – February 23, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently honored six students as Currie-Strickland Scholars during the 14th Annual Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics featuring guest lecturer Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas). Students honored were Taylor Cox, a senior from May majoring in Christian education; Grace Hawkins, a junior from Stephenville majoring in youth […]

HPU graduates 116 students at Commencement ceremony for spring and summer graduates

BROWNWOOD – September 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 116 students during its Commencement ceremony for spring and summer 2020 graduates, held in late August. HPU’s spring Commencement ceremony was postponed until the end of the summer due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. Degrees were presented to graduates by Dr. Cory […]

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 […]