HPU School of Nursing assists with COVID-19 vaccinations in Brown County

BROWNWOOD – March 30, 2021 – Since early January 2021, a team of faculty and students from Howard Payne University’s School of Nursing has administered more than 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at sites in the Brownwood area. HPU students and faculty are working to provide vaccines under the direction of the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department and […]

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 nursing students participate in “Our Community Cares” event

Students from Howard Payne University’s School of Nursing recently visited Redstone Park, a local assisted-living facility, and participated in its annual “Our Community Cares” event. The nursing students who participated in the event were Adrien Barrientos, junior from Little Elm; Hanna Crow, senior from Brownwood; Ashley Strong, senior from Brownwood; and Kira Teel, junior from […]

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’s School of Nursing to offer information session on January 23

BROWNWOOD – January 18, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s School of Nursing will host an information session for prospective students on Wednesday, January 23, at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Nina Ouimette, dean and professor of nursing, and Dr. Laci Sutton, assistant professor of nursing, will share information about the nursing program, applying for admission and more. […]

HPU’s Sutton completes Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

BROWNWOOD – October 18, 2018 – Dr. Laci Sutton, assistant professor of nursing at Howard Payne University, recently completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P) degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She additionally holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education and Administration degree from Lubbock Christian University and a Bachelor of Science […]

HPU receives unanimous approval for pre-licensure BSN from Texas Board of Nursing

BROWNWOOD – July 20, 2018 – The Texas Board of Nursing unanimously approved Howard Payne University’s proposal to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. At a BON meeting held Thursday in Austin, the news was communicated to HPU representatives Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer; Dr. Nina Ouimette, […]

HPU nursing faculty take part in “Our Community Cares” event

BROWNWOOD – November 2, 2017 – Faculty members from Howard Payne University’s School of Nursing represented HPU at Brownwood’s recent “Our Community Cares” health fair. The event took place at CMS Health Care, Kindred at Home and Redstone Park. Dr. Nina Ouimette (left), dean of HPU’s School of Nursing, and Laci Sutton, instructor of nursing, […]

HPU files Letter of Intent to Texas Board of Nursing for pre-licensure BSN degree

BROWNWOOD – September 25, 2017 – Howard Payne University continues to make strides in its efforts to offer a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The university is working closely with representatives from the Texas Board of Nursing to ensure necessary measures are taken with regard to nursing faculty and curriculum. Dr. Nina Ouimette, […]

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 […]

Dr. Nina Ouimette named HPU dean of nursing

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2017 – Having served as a teacher and administrator in faith-based educational systems for almost 20 years, Dr. Nina Ouimette, Howard Payne University’s new dean of the School of Nursing, recognizes the importance of holistic nursing care. “This means providing for the whole person – physically, mentally and spiritually,” she said. […]

HPU hosts 10th annual Walk-a-Thon benefitting Walker Cancer Center

BROWNWOOD – November 4, 2015 – Howard Payne University recently held its 10th annual Brenda Newbury Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-Thon. A check for $2,025, representing funds collected in conjunction with the event, was presented to staff of Brownwood’s Walker Cancer Center during the HPU football game versus Louisiana College on Saturday. Following the check presentation, […]