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 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 faculty member speaks at 2nd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity

BROWNWOOD – December 12, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s Dr. P. Graham Hatcher, professor of kinesiology, recently spoke at the second Global Congress on Sport and Christianity, held at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The five-day event drew hundreds of scholars and practitioners in the field of sport from around the world and included […]

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 […]

HPU students successfully compete in Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Quiz Bowl

SWATA team

BROWNWOOD – February 28, 2019 – Students from Howard Payne University’s athletic training program scored its highest in a three-year history of competing in the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association’s (SWATA) Quiz Bowl. The event, which took place on February 1, is part of the SWATA Student Competency Workshop and was hosted by Texas State University […]

HPU celebrates Texas Arbor Day with activities for local schoolchildren

BROWNWOOD – December 4, 2018 – Howard Payne University celebrated Texas Arbor Day recently with several activities on campus for 96 fifth-grade students from Coggin Intermediate School in Brownwood. HPU hosted the event as part of the university’s Tree Campus USA activities. Tree Campus USA, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day […]

HPU senior Justin Barrera awarded UPS Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – November 20, 2018 – Howard Payne University senior Justin Barrera, a kinesiology major and business minor from Round Rock, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Barrera is the son of […]

HPU’s School of Education honors future teachers

BROWNWOOD – May 31, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s School of Education recently recognized 19 graduating seniors at the Clinical Teacher Reception, held to honor the completion of their work in the school’s Educator Preparation Program. HPU students honored at the ceremony were Katie Ash, a technology applications major from Brownwood; Kelsy Bellah, an English/language […]

HPU hosts fifth annual Wellness Fair

BROWNWOOD – April 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University recently held its fifth annual Wellness Fair, which included health screenings, demonstrations, exhibits, games and a variety of giveaways for HPU students, faculty and staff. The fair opened with Dr. Diana Ellis, HPU first lady, singing the national anthem and sophomore music education major Taylor Davis […]

HPU’s Clark-Goff serving on statewide boards for education deans

BROWNWOOD – December 12, 2017 – Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff, dean of Howard Payne University’s School of Education, began a term this fall as secretary of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE). Additionally, Dr. Clark-Goff will begin a term in January as secretary of the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities 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 alumna named director of sport administration for the Midwest Conference

BROWNWOOD – November 13, 2017 – Chassidy Holloway, a graduate from Howard Payne University’s Master of Education in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) degree program, has been named director of sport administration for the Midwest Conference. The athletic conference is affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III and member institutions are located in Illinois, Iowa and […]

HPU students and employees share in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

BROWNWOOD – November 3, 2017 – Many Howard Payne University departments, teams, students and personnel were recently involved in various projects to benefit those adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Texas coastal areas. Three projects in particular – the supply collection and fundraiser by the HPU baseball team, the Department of Music hurricane relief […]

HPU’s educator preparation program hosts back-to-school social for future teachers

BROWNWOOD – September 4, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s educator preparation program began the fall 2017 semester by hosting its first “Snack & Chat” social. Sponsored by HPU’s School of Education, all students seeking teaching certification were invited to this time of networking and fellowship. “The students had an opportunity to get to know one […]

Eleven full-time faculty members join HPU for fall semester

BROWNWOOD – August 24, 2017 – Howard Payne University began its fall 2017 semester this week with eleven new full-time faculty members among its ranks. “Our new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit our students and the university as a whole,” said Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and […]

HPU kinesiology majors serve local Head Start programs

BROWNWOOD – May 4, 2017 – Howard Payne University kinesiology majors spent four weeks in March and April putting their knowledge about childhood motor development to good use. More than 320 children, ages 1 to 5 and enrolled in the Brownwood and Comanche Early Head Start and Head Start programs, practiced essential motor skills under […]

Nineteen inducted into HPU’s Kappa Delta Pi education honor society

BROWNWOOD – May 1, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Education recently inducted 19 new members into the university’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education. Kappa Delta Pi, founded in 1911, includes more than 600 chapters and 1.2 million active members worldwide. In addition to maintaining high academic standards, […]

HPU hosts fourth-annual Spring into Health Fair

BROWNWOOD – March 24, 2017 – Howard Payne University recently held its fourth-annual Spring into Health Fair which included health screenings, demonstrations, exhibits, games and a variety of giveaways for HPU students, faculty and staff. Among the new events this year was a relay on campus featuring HPU representatives Drs. Bill and Diana Ellis, HPU […]

HPU’s Sport and Wellness Leadership accepting applications for fall 2017

BROWNWOOD – March 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University is seeking applicants for the second cohort of graduate students in the university’s Master of Education in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) degree program. The group will begin classes in August, and the first cohort of 18 students will finish degree requirements this spring. The SWELL […]

HPU athletic training students compete at SWATA workshop

BROWNWOOD – February 27, 2017 – Seven Howard Payne University students majoring in athletic training participated in the ninth annual Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) competency workshop and quiz bowl at the end of January. The event took place on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos. HPU students who attended the conference were […]

HPU education alumni honored for excellence in teaching

BROWNWOOD – August 1, 2016 – Several alumni from Howard Payne University’s School of Education were honored by their respective school districts for outstanding teaching during the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff, recently appointed dean of HPU’s School of Education, said she is proud to join an institution that is well known for its […]

HPU’s Sport and Wellness Leadership graduate students complete summer travel course

BROWNWOOD – July 7, 2016 – Fifteen students and a faculty member from Howard Payne University’s Master of Education degree program in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) recently traveled more than 4,000 miles to engage with national leaders in the sport and wellness industries. Dr. P. Graham Hatcher, professor of kinesiology and instructor for the […]

HPU names Brownwood’s Clark-Goff dean of education

BROWNWOOD – July 6, 2016 – Howard Payne University recently appointed Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff as dean of the university’s School of Education. The Brownwood resident has experience in education both as a school teacher and in collegiate teacher preparation. Dr. Clark-Goff most recently served six years as assistant professor in Tarleton State University’s Department of […]

HPU alumna named All-Big Country Coach of the Year

BROWNWOOD – May 4, 2016 – Heather Hohertz, 2007 Howard Payne University graduate, said she credits her HPU professors and coaches in guiding her to be her best. Hohertz, who serves as head basketball coach and assistant softball coach at Brownwood High School, was recently named the All-Big Country Coach of the Year for Classes […]

Twenty inducted into HPU’s Kappa Delta Pi education honor society

BROWNWOOD – April 29, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s School of Education recently inducted 20 new members into the university’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education. Kappa Delta Pi, founded in 1911, includes more than 600 chapters and 1.2 million active members worldwide. In addition to maintaining high academic standards, […]