HPU Phi Beta Lambda members compete in national competition

BROWNWOOD – September 20, 2016 – Four members of Howard Payne University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization open to all college or university students interested in business related careers, recently competed at the 2016 PBL National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The four HPU students had competed in the spring at the […]

HPU to host Encounter Week September 19-21

BROWNWOOD – September 15, 2016 – Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 19, through Wednesday, September 21. This year’s guest speaker is Dave Edwards and worship will be led by Roger Cullins. Dave Edwards is the founder of Dave Edwards Ministries, located in Oklahoma City. For more than […]

HPU holds 9/11 remembrance event

                BROWNWOOD – September 9, 2016 – Howard Payne University held a memorial event for 9/11 today at which students were invited to place American flags around the university’s Bell Towers. The event was sponsored by HPU’s Student Government Association. Pictured is HPU junior Devin Caraway, from Cisco.

HPU student receives UPS Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – August 29, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Sarahi Castillo, a senior kinesiology major from El Paso, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship in the amount of $2,600 provided by the ICUT Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Castillo is the daughter of Maria C. Medina and […]

HPU holds Convocation ceremony

BROWNWOOD – August 29, 2016 – Howard Payne University began its fall 2016 Chapel and Student Assembly season last week with its annual University Convocation ceremony. Dr. Dalton Bigbee ’69, professor of finance at Northeastern State University, addressed the audience. Other program participants included Dr. Rick Beelby, associate professor of kinesiology; Dr. Gerry Clarkson, president […]

HPU hosts another successful Jacket Journey new-student orientation

          BROWNWOOD – August 25, 2016 – Howard Payne University hosted another successful Jacket Journey new-student orientation last week for incoming HPU freshmen and transfer students. Approximately 320 incoming freshmen and 50 transfer students participated. During Jacket Journey, new students spent their first week in residence halls, learned about HPU traditions […]

Six HPU students honored for servant leadership

BROWNWOOD – May 3, 2016 – Six Howard Payne University students were recently honored for acts of servant leadership on campus and in the community. The awards were presented during HPU’s annual Servant Leadership Program. “We are pleased to be able to honor students who have distinguished themselves through service to others,” said Dr. Donnie […]

Thirty-two HPU students named to prestigious “Who’s Who” list

BROWNWOOD – April 22, 2016 – Howard Payne University recently recognized 32 students named to the 2016 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Nominees must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students who have been noted for their academic abilities, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service […]

Three sisters share college experience at HPU

By Amy Pitman, communications assistant BROWNWOOD – April 6, 2016 – Growing up, the Wolverton sisters each had different thoughts of where they might attend college someday. Their parents, Kelly and Susan Wolverton, taught each of them to follow God’s leading in their lives. Even though they share the same last name, Kelsan, Sharon and […]

Christian-music artists to headline HPU Fest 2016

BROWNWOOD – March 30, 2016 – HPU Fest, Howard Payne University’s annual outdoor music festival, will kick off Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. with a full day’s worth of music, food and activities. This year’s headliners are Josh Wilson and Jason Gray with special guest JJ Heller. The lineup also includes Love and War, […]

HPU names Coach Hunter Sims university’s athletic director

BROWNWOOD – March 29, 2016 – Howard Payne University announced today that Hunter Sims, head football coach, has been named athletic director for the university. Sims will serve a dual role as coach and athletic director beginning in fall 2016 and will report to Dr. Magen Bunyard, vice president for student life and dean of […]

HPU’s Resurrection Week concludes with reminder to love like Jesus

BROWNWOOD – March 23, 2016 – Howard Payne University wrapped its Resurrection Week services Wednesday morning featuring guest speaker Danny Cullins, 1999 HPU graduate. The Mike Romero Band of Houston led worship throughout the week. Resurrection Week is the university’s spring revival event, intended as a time of spiritual renewal for the campus community. During […]

HPU to host Spring Sing 2016

BROWNWOOD – March 15, 2016 – Howard Payne University student organizations will take the stage this Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, for Spring Sing 2016. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Spring Sing is a popular event on the HPU campus, drawing audiences of students, faculty, […]

HPU prepares for Resurrection Week

By Christy Ash, HPU junior BROWNWOOD – March 14, 2016 – Howard Payne University is preparing for its upcoming Resurrection Week, an annual spring revival event, to be held March 21 through March 23 on the HPU campus. The services, open to the community as well as HPU students, faculty and staff, are intended as […]

HPU love story connects generations

BROWNWOOD – February 12, 2016 – Like many men who are getting ready to “pop the question,” Brett Ellis, Howard Payne University senior, wanted to plan the perfect proposal for Shannon Matthews of Brownwood, also an HPU senior. “I originally wasn’t sure what I was going to do,” he said. “Then I talked to my […]

HPU celebrates Black History Month with special Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – February 4, 2016 – Howard Payne University celebrated Black History Month during a Chapel service held Wednesday morning. Participants comprised of members of HPU’s African-American Alumni Association and current HPU students, read stories and shared facts about black historical figures. Additionally, the participants performed several songs and led the audience in singing “Lift […]

Mustaches for Missions: HPU fundraising tradition garners donations and laughs

BROWNWOOD – December 11, 2015 – Members of Last Beard Standing, the Moostaches and The Fan{tache}tics all stepped up to the Mustache Wheel of Doom at Howard Payne University Monday evening to learn the fate of their facial hair. The Baptist Student Ministry’s annual fundraising event brought in $5,331 for student missions. Each November, participating […]

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, […]

Chapman and Bonner crowned HPU Homecoming Queen and Princess

BROWNWOOD – October 16, 2015 – Ashley Chapman of Ennis and Jaclyn Bonner of Lytle were crowned Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Queen and Princess during a ceremony held today on campus. Chapman, the daughter of Ricky and Diane Chapman, is a senior Guy D. Newman Honors Academy student who majors in Spanish and political science. […]

Sims to be head coach at end of semester

By HPU Sports Information BROWNWOOD, Texas – The Howard Payne University athletic department today announced that current assistant head coach Hunter Sims will take over as head football coach at the end of the semester. Following the recent announcement that Howard Payne head football coach Roger Geise would be retiring at the end on the […]

HPU announces 2015 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 14, 2015 – Howard Payne University has announced the 2015 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned this Friday, October 16, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are Ashley Chapman of Ennis, senior Guy D. Newman Honors Academy student who majors […]

HPU head football coach Roger Geise to retire at semester’s end

BROWNWOOD – October 8, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s Roger Geise announced recently that he will be retiring at the end of the fall semester after four seasons as Yellow Jacket head football coach and 11 seasons total with the university. Mike Jones, athletic director, said it has been a pleasure to work with Geise. […]

HPU to host Encounter Week

By Rachel Ellington, HPU senior BROWNWOOD – September 18, 2015 – Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 21, through Wednesday, September 23. This year’s guest speaker is Saleim Kahleh and worship will be led by the Nick Gainey Band. Kahleh, originally from Iran, resides in Houston. Since coming […]

Howard Payne University holds Convocation ceremony

By Emily Peisker, HPU senior BROWNWOOD – September 2, 2015 – Howard Payne University kicked off its fall 2015 Chapel season last week with its annual University Convocation ceremony. Kathy Hillman, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, addressed the audience. Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, said he appreciated Hillman’s words to the students. […]

Serving God By Serving Others: HPU’s Xavier McFalls leads ministry to athletes

A version of this article originally appeared in the spring 2015 issue of HPU’s Link magazine. BROWNWOOD – May 15, 2015 – During his freshman year at Howard Payne University, Xavier McFalls stood before his football teammates and told them something that perhaps few young men have the courage to say to one another. “I […]