Stinger Spectacular scheduled for October 13-14 at Howard Payne University

BROWNWOOD – September 7, 2023 – Howard Payne University invites alumni, prospective students and other friends of the university to Stinger Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. Presented by Citizens National Bank, the event will combine Homecoming, Yellow Jacket Preview and Family Weekend for an exciting time on campus. “We look forward to a […]

HPU students honored for servant leadership

BROWNWOOD – June 16, 2023 – Howard Payne University honored six students for servant leadership demonstrated on campus and in the community at the annual Servant Leadership Awards Chapel near the end of the spring semester. Students honored were Daniel Archer of Houston; Olivia Catlett of Alleyton; Nicole de la Houssaye of Cleveland; Mariah Garcia […]

HPU student Mitsue Rodriguez speaks at First Annual Pfluger Student Leadership Conference

BROWNWOOD – March 31, 2023 – Howard Payne University senior Mitsue Rodriguez recently spoke at the First Annual Pfluger Student Leadership Conference, organized by U.S. Rep. August Pfluger. Rodriguez serves as HPU’s Student Government Association (SGA) president and spoke to high school students alongside other SGA presidents from the University of Texas Permian Basin and […]

HPU hosts 120 at second annual Career Summit

BROWNWOOD – November 11, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently hosted 120 students, university personnel, alumni and event sponsors at the university’s second annual Career Summit. The two-day event featuring a luncheon seminar, a résumé writing workshop and career consultations with alumni. The luncheon included a catered meal by Sodexo and an alumni panel discussion […]

HPU names Dr. Nathan Penland as VP to oversee student experience initiatives

BROWNWOOD – July 9, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently named Dr. Nathan Penland to the position of vice president for student experience. He will lead HPU’s efforts in student life, housing, athletics and public safety. Dr. Penland has most recently served for nearly 12 years at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, as director […]

HPU campus improvements underway in anticipation of fall semester

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2020 – Numerous enhancements across the Howard Payne University campus are in progress or have been recently completed as the institution prepares to welcome students later this week. The slate of projects encompasses improvements to residence facilities, academic buildings, activity spaces and landscaping, with each component contributing to an overall effort […]

HPU students available to fill part-time positions

BROWNWOOD – June 12, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Office of Career Services encourages area employers to consider hiring college students to fill part-time positions. The office works throughout the year to match interested employers with students motivated and grateful for part-time job opportunities while they work on their degrees. Tammy Arreola, HPU career services […]

HPU receives $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant

BROWNWOOD – June 3, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently received a $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant from the Texas Higher Education Foundation. The grant is offered through the Texas Emergency Aid Program, initiated by the foundation in partnership with the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation to aid institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. […]

HPU announces two-hour delay on February 5 due to weather

BROWNWOOD – February 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a two-hour delay of classes and office hours on Wednesday, February 5, due to anticipated inclement weather. All 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes are canceled for the day. Campus activities will resume with the Chapel service at 10 a.m. in Mims Auditorium. The schedule for […]

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 […]

HPU and surrounding communities celebrate the Christmas season

BROWNWOOD – December 9, 2019 – Howard Payne University personnel and students joined with the university’s neighbors in Brownwood, Early and other area communities to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season during “An HPU Family Christmas.” Held at the university on the evening of Dec. 2, the event included a concert, carol singing, the […]

Representatives of HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry work with churches in New York

Six representatives of the Howard Payne University Baptist Student Ministry recently traveled to New York City to serve with churches in the city. During the 10-day trip, the team visited and worked with Graffiti Church, First Polish Baptist Church and Maranatha Romanian Baptist Church.  The group consisted of students Tyler Dingle, a junior from Bellville […]

HPU graduate Karli Conrad ’18 serving as campus missionary intern

BROWNWOOD – November 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University graduate Karli Conrad is serving with the HPU Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) as campus missionary intern for the 2018-2019 school year. Conrad, a native of Katy, graduated from HPU in May 2018 with a degree in marketing. As a student, she was active in the BSM, […]

HPU announces 2018 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2018 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned next Friday, November 2, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Sabrina Martinez of San Antonio, Angelica Ramirez of Austin and Gabrielle Roque […]

HPU to host Encounter Week fall revival September 17-19

BROWNWOOD – September 13, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 17, through Wednesday, September 19. This year’s guest speaker is Saleim Kahleh and worship will be led by the Clayton Tyner Band. Kahleh was raised as a Muslim in a loving Islamic home. After his first […]

HPU students and alumni serve at 2018 Wyoming Youth Evangelism Conference

BROWNWOOD – June 27, 2018 – Howard Payne University students and alumni were among a group of 13 from May First Baptist Church that traveled to Wyoming toward the end of the spring semester to serve at the state’s Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC). The event was held at College Heights Baptist Church in Casper, Wyoming. […]

HPU to hold Commencement ceremony this Saturday

BROWNWOOD – May 1, 2018 – Howard Payne University will hold its spring Commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. The coliseum is located at 500 E. Baker Street in Brownwood. Dr. Bill Ellis, university president, and other university representatives will confer the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Delivering […]

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 […]

Jessica Catlett has found a place to learn and grow at HPU

BROWNWOOD – April 2, 2018 – When one of her high school teachers recommended she look at Howard Payne University, Jessica Catlett was hesitant at first. She was initially nervous about leaving home in Alleyton to attend college more than four hours away in Brownwood. However, she decided to follow her teacher’s advice. She scheduled […]

HPU to present Spring Sing 2018

BROWNWOOD – March 21, 2018 – Howard Payne University students will perform in the annual Spring Sing event this Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The event will be held in Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased online ( or at the door. Spring Sing […]

HPU celebrates Black History Month during special Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University celebrated Black History Month in February with the university’s annual Black History Recognition Chapel service. Participants comprised of members of the African American Chapter of HPU’s Alumni Association and current HPU students, read stories and shared facts in recognition and celebration of the contributions of African […]

HPU students and employees paint bowls for Good Samaritan Ministries

BROWNWOOD – February 28, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Office of Student Life recently hosted employees and students for a bowl-painting activity for Good Samaritan Ministries’ Empty Bowls Project. The annual Empty Bowls event is slated to be held April 5 at the Brownwood Coliseum. Pictured from left is sophomore Lillie McDonald from Tuscola, senior […]