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 engineering class builds scale model of Regency Bridge


BROWNWOOD – December 11, 2019 – A group of engineering students at Howard Payne University recently constructed a scale model of Regency Bridge. The model was one of several constructed for Engineering Design Project, an upper-level capstone course for engineering majors. The class, taken over the course of two semesters, requires students to research and […]

Patterson follows Justice through HPU’s biomedical science program

Howard Payne University’s biomedical science program reached two significant milestones recently with the graduation of its first program participant and the admittance of its second student. Hannah Justice of Brownwood, who was admitted to the program as a sophomore in 2017, graduated in May and Morgan Patterson, a junior from Kerrville, will begin coursework in […]

HPU’s Dr. Derek Smith and Frank Ritter ’17 instruct students at 4-H Horizons Camp

Dr. Derek L. Smith, former associate professor of chemistry at Howard Payne University, and Frank Ritter ’17 recently led a workshop for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students during the 4-H Horizons Camp, sponsored by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and HPU. The camp is held each year at the Texas 4-H Conference Center […]

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 Dr. Craig Younce to return to Zambia with students

BROWNWOOD – February 20, 2019 – After a mission trip to Zambia in fall 2018, Dr. Craig Younce, assistant professor of biology, will return this March with a group of students to serve at a local orphanage. The trip, which will be from March 7-20, will help students unite their education with God’s call on […]

HPU student and alumna judge area robotics contest

BROWNWOOD – February 11, 2019 – For the third year in a row, Howard Payne University provided arena judges for the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Area 15 Robotics Contest. This year’s competition took place on January 19 in the gymnasium of the John H. Glenn Middle School in San Angelo with elementary and middle […]

HPU’s School of Science and Mathematics introduces S.T.I.N.G.E.R. Lab

BROWNWOOD – January 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s School of Science and Mathematics introduced an innovative class this fall for students seeking to major in biology and a handful of other majors. The class has been named the S.T.I.N.G.E.R. Lab, which stands for Scientific Training for Inquiry-Guided, Experiment-Based Research. “This lab is different than […]

HPU upgrades lecture hall with help from Midland charitable foundation

BROWNWOOD – October 4, 2018 – Students in Howard Payne University’s School of Science and Mathematics began the fall semester in a newly updated classroom thanks to the generosity of the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation of Midland. Last semester, HPU received a grant of $207,000 from the foundation. The funds, designated for HPU’s […]

HPU professor and alumnus team up for forensic science workshop

BROWNWOOD – September 14, 2018 – This summer, Dr. Derek L. Smith, associate professor of chemistry at Howard Payne University, and Frank Ritter, 2017 HPU graduate and science teacher at Early Middle School, teamed up again to present a forensic science workshop. The former professor-student duo presented at the 4-H Horizons Camp held at the […]

HPU faculty member and alumnus jointly conduct forensic science workshop

BROWNWOOD – August 6, 2018 – Dr. Derek L. Smith, associate professor of chemistry at Howard Payne University, and Frank Ritter, 2017 HPU graduate and middle school science teacher in Early ISD, jointly conducted a forensic science workshop at the 2018 STEAM conference this summer at the Region 15 Education Service Center in San Angelo. […]

HPU’s Dr. Derek Smith leads forensic science workshop for local elementary students

BROWNWOOD – May 23, 2018 – During the spring 2018 semester, Howard Payne University’s Dr. Derek L. Smith, associate professor of chemistry, conducted a forensic science workshop for 35 local elementary students at the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. The workshop was sponsored by the Andy Roddick Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission […]

HPU students give presentation at Texas Academy of Science meeting

BROWNWOOD – May 16, 2018 – Two Howard Payne University chemistry majors recently presented at the 2018 Texas Academy of Science meeting at Midland College. Abraham Cooper, senior biochemistry and piano performance major from Early, and Richard Treviso III, junior chemistry major from Oak Cliff, each presented on different aspects of implementing cactus fiber and […]

HPU receives grant from James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation

BROWNWOOD – April 13, 2018 – Howard Payne University has received a grant of $207,000 from the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation of Midland. The funds are designated for HPU’s Biomedical Science Program, with $150,000 to be used for an endowed scholarship in Mr. Davidson’s name and the remaining $57,000 to be used for […]

Community tours HPU’s newly remodeled science labs

          BROWNWOOD – December 8, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Science and Mathematics hosted an Open House last week to celebrate the newly remodeled science labs in HPU’s Winebrenner Memorial Hall of Science. The reception took place in rooms 210, 211 and 212 of the facility, each of which […]

HPU forensic science students attend professional conference

BROWNWOOD – December 1, 2017 – Howard Payne University forensic science students recently attended the 2017 meeting of the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists held at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Attending the conference were Mackinzey Boyer, freshman forensic science and Guy D. Newman Honors Academy major from Granbury, and Alexa South, freshman forensic science/criminal justice […]

HPU to host Open House for newly remodeled science labs

BROWNWOOD – November 28, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s School of Science and Mathematics will host an Open House this Thursday, November 30, to celebrate the newly remodeled science labs in HPU’s Winebrenner Memorial Hall of Science. The come-and-go event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in rooms 210, 211 and 212 […]

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 students among judges at local science fair

BROWNWOOD – November 15, 2017 – Three Howard Payne University students were among the judges at a recent science fair for students at Brownwood’s Cross Classical Academy. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the fair. HPU judges included Paulo Flores, sophomore biochemistry major from Chandler; Montana Phelps, senior double major in engineering and […]

HPU faculty member earns doctoral degree

BROWNWOOD – October 12, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Dennis Gibson, assistant professor of physical sciences, recently completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in chemistry from South Dakota State University. Dr. Gibson, who joined the HPU faculty this fall, titled his dissertation “Relationship of the fractal and chemical characteristics of self-assembled natural […]

HPU’s Cooper participates in medical research program

BROWNWOOD – October 4, 2017 – This past summer, Howard Payne University senior Abraham Cooper of Early participated in the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program. The program was a twelve-week research opportunity for top undergraduate students across the country interested in biomedical sciences. Cooper was one of five […]

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,” […]

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’s forensic science program acquires mass spectrometer

BROWNWOOD – May 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s forensic science program recently acquired an Agilent tandem gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, an analytical instrument that helps to identify chemicals based on molecular mass and ionic charge and is commonly used in many fields of science. The equipment was acquired as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration […]