HPU’s Department of Criminal Justice hosts restorative justice seminar

BROWNWOOD – May 3, 2024 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Criminal Justice recently hosted “Voices from the Field,” a seminar event for HPU students on the topic of restorative justice. The event was open to all HPU students, but focused on students majoring in social service fields, including criminal justice, social work, psychology, Christian […]

HPU’s Trial Advocacy program achieves success in competitions throughout 2023-2024

BROWNWOOD – April 25, 2024 – Students in Howard Payne University’s Trial Advocacy program, comprising Moot Court and Mock Trial teams, earned honors in competition against students from across the U.S. in a wide range of events during the 2023-2024 academic year. The program is under the direction of Kenan Boland, assistant professor of government, […]

Ceremony marks completion of HPU’s Spanish for Healthcare Professionals class for fall 2023

BROWNWOOD – January 10, 2024 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2023 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals class hosted a special ceremony honoring the students’ completion of coursework. The curriculum was designed to teach Spanish specifically for application in the medical field. The course, typically offered every other fall semester, was taught by Dr. Danny Brunette-López, professor […]

HPU team recognized at American Mock Trial Regional Competition

BROWNWOOD – April 5, 2023 – Howard Payne University’s Mock Trial team was honored at the American Mock Trial Regional Competition, receiving the Spirit of AMTA Award as the team that best exemplifies the ideals of the American Mock Trial Association – civility, justice and fair play. The other teams at the competition vote on […]

Representatives of HPU’s Department of Social Work take part in Mission Waco Poverty Simulation

BROWNWOOD – November 4, 2022 – Members of Howard Payne University’s social work department recently gained new perspectives through Mission Waco’s Poverty Simulation. During the three-day experience, participants had the opportunity to see the world through a different lens, by walking in the shoes of the impoverished. This is Howard Payne University’s 11th year participating. […]

Two HPU academic programs to host shoe drive through Nov. 2

BROWNWOOD – October 13, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and Department of Social Work are partnering with the non-profit organization Buckner International to collect shoes for vulnerable children across the globe. The shoe drive will take place through Nov. 2 with donation boxes located in various buildings on the […]

HPU presents degrees to 144 graduates at recent Commencement ceremonies

BROWNWOOD – June 30, 2022 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 144 graduates at Commencement ceremonies held for fall 2021 and spring 2022 graduates. Degrees were conferred by Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university personnel. Abilene Jordan Givens, Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication Bethany McClure, Bachelor of Arts in Christian education […]

Retired general speaks at HPU about Ukraine invasion

BROWNWOOD – March 22, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, the Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy, recently hosted retired Lt. Gen. Terry Scott for a unique and expert perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking to and answering questions from approximately 80 HPU students and personnel, Gen. Scott identified causes and potential […]

HPU freshman and team honored at Model United Nations competition

BROWNWOOD – January 28, 2022 – Howard Payne University freshman Alec Gilliland of Midland was honored as a distinguished delegate at the Northwest Model United Nations (NWMUN) conference in Seattle. HPU’s Model United Nations team was also named the second-best team at the conference. “I am so fortunate to be a part of such a […]

HPU hosts The ARK’s Candlelight Vigil commemorating victims of domestic abuse

BROWNWOOD – November 4, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently hosted The ARK Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Shelter’s Candlelight Vigil honoring victims of domestic violence and raising awareness of prevention efforts. The event was held in Grace Chapel and was attended by HPU students and faculty, local law enforcement, social work personnel and other […]

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 students honored at virtual Model U.N. competition

BROWNWOOD – May 12, 2021 – Howard Payne University’s Model United Nations (MUN) team recently participated in a virtual conference hosted in Montreal, Canada. Three students were recognized as Outstanding Delegates: Sierra Ross, a senior from Galveston majoring in the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy and social science (jurisprudence); Joseph Lahmann, a senior from Killeen […]

Seven HPU students complete university’s first Spanish for Medical Professionals course

BROWNWOOD – January 14, 2021 – Seven Howard Payne University students were honored at the end of the fall 2020 semester for their completion of the university’s first Spanish for Medical Professionals course. Each student received a certificate recognizing his or her accomplishment. Students who completed the course were Lesly Garcia, a senior from Cleveland, Texas, majoring […]

HPU Model United Nations wins First Distinguished Delegation award at virtual conference

BROWNWOOD – December 10, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Model United Nations teams recently competed in the virtual Northwest Model United Nations (NWMUN) conference and won the First Distinguished Delegation award, the second-place award for overall team performance. First-time delegate Sierra Ross, a senior from Galveston majoring in the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy and […]

HPU hosts The ARK’s candlelight vigil for victims of domestic abuse

BROWNWOOD – December 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently hosted The ARK (Advocacy, Respect, Kindness) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter’s annual candlelight vigil honoring victims of domestic abuse, celebrating survivors and emphasizing the community’s commitment to ending domestic violence. Bonnie Gosnell, a survivor of domestic violence, spoke about her experience with domestic violence […]

HPU student discusses traditional remedies used in the Hispanic community

BROWNWOOD – November 18, 2020 – Howard Payne University senior Rosa Muñoz recently made a special presentation to students of Spanish and nursing about traditional remedies used in the Hispanic community. The presentation also highlighted the importance of bilingual interpreters in the medical field. Many of the featured teas and ointments are made using common […]

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’s Social Work Club offers free prom dresses to area high school students

BROWNWOOD – February 19, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Social Work Club is eager to assist area high school students in obtaining the prom dresses of their dreams. The club will host its annual Cinderella Project this Thursday, February 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, February 21, from 1 p.m. to 6 […]

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 […]

Eight from HPU’s social work program participate in Mission Waco Poverty Simulation

Six Howard Payne University students, a faculty member and a retired faculty member recently took part in Mission Waco’s Poverty Simulation. The goal of the trip was to give participants a firsthand look at poverty in America. This was HPU’s 10th year to participate in the event. Mission Waco creates a safe, controlled weekend of experiences […]

HPU freshman Brianna Lopez receives UPS scholarship

Howard Payne University freshman Brianna Lopez, a criminal justice major from Corpus Christi, 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). Lopez is the daughter of Roxanne and Daniel Lopez and graduated from W.B. […]

HPU sophomore Haleigh Clevenger receives PACCAR Foundation scholarship

Howard Payne University sophomore Haleigh Clevenger, a sophomore from Brownwood majoring in English and studio art, has been selected to receive a scholarship from the PACCAR Foundation provided by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Her parents are Patrick ’95, who graduated […]

HPU student organizations participate in evening of community building

Students in Howard Payne University’s Social Work Club and Criminal Justice Club recently participated in National Night Out, a community wide event for crime and drug prevention through community awareness and interaction with public servants. Members of the Social Work Club volunteered with Good Samaritan Ministries of Brownwood to help collect canned goods donated during […]