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HPU to host first Ministry Monday event on campus

Howard Payne University invites high school juniors and seniors interested in ministry to visit its campus on Monday, Nov. 11, during the university’s first Ministry Monday event.

Visiting students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students in the HPU School of Christian Studies, sit in on a class, tour the university’s campus and enjoy a free meal. Attendance is free, including any additional guests accompanying prospective students.

Attendees may register in advance online or the day of the event during check-in. Check-in will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in HPU’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.

Dr. Gary Gramling, dean of the School of Christian Studies, director of Christian studies graduate programs and professor of Christian studies, noted the eagerness of the school’s faculty, staff and students to meet potential new students to introduce them to what HPU offers.

“We are excited to welcome prospective students who feel called to the ministry,” he said. “HPU is a wonderful place to prepare for ministry. Our ministry students develop lifelong friendships with fellow minsters, have opportunities to serve in ministry roles while in college and are challenged to grow both academically and spiritually. We are grateful to God for the amazing ministry students He has sent us through the years.”

For more information about Ministry Monday and to register online for the event, visit www.hputx.edu/ministry-monday.

Applications are being accepted for the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters at Howard Payne University (www.hputx.edu/apply). For more information about HPU, including the wide range of available financial aid options, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at enroll@hputx.edu.

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Cutline: HPU will host its first Ministry Monday visit day for prospective ministry students on Monday, Nov. 11.

HPU announces tuition freeze for 2020-21 academic year

Howard Payne University has announced a freeze of tuition rates from the 2019-20 academic year extending to the 2020-21 academic year.

The freeze represents HPU’s continuing commitment to provide affordable and Christ-centered higher education of the foremost quality to its students and their families.

“Our administration understands the significant financial commitment that attending college represents for students and their families,” said Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president. “We hope this tuition freeze will financially assist our students and provide stability for them going into the new academic year.”

Applications are being accepted for the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters at Howard Payne University (www.hputx.edu/apply). For more information about HPU, including the wide range of available financial aid options, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at enroll@hputx.edu.

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Cutline: Howard Payne University has announced a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 year.

HPU’s Central Texas Scholarship offers financial assistance to area students

HPU campus skylineBROWNWOOD – May 16, 2018 – The Central Texas Scholarship offered by Howard Payne University provides financial support to area students. The scholarship awards $15,000 annually, totaling $60,000 over four years to each eligible student. Students become eligible for the scholarship if they are graduates of high schools in the Central Texas area, meet unconditional admission requirements for HPU and enroll full time in the fall and spring semesters.

HPU’s Central Texas Scholarship area encompasses high schools or homeschools in Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Burnet, Coke, Concho, Coryell, Erath, Fisher, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Jones, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McLellan, Menard, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Runnels, Schleicher, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Sutton, Taylor, Tom Green and Williamson counties.

Students have the opportunity to thrive in HPU’s Christ-focused atmosphere while choosing from more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs. HPU students benefit from a 10:1 student-faculty ratio that affords more individualized interaction and attention.

Numerous opportunities for extracurricular student involvement at HPU include the Baptist Student Ministry, collegiate athletics, intramural sports, Moot Court, Model U.N. and Student Speaker Bureau, along with many more student events and activities. Athletes at HPU compete in the NCAA Division III’s American Southwest Conference in six men’s sports and six women’s sports.

Applications are still being accepted for the fall 2018 semester (www.hputx.edu/apply). HPU offers a variety of financial aid options. For more information about the Central Texas scholarship and other opportunities at HPU, please visit www.hputx.edu or contact the Office of Admission at enroll@hputx.edu or 325-649-8020.

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Cutline: Located in Brownwood, Howard Payne University offers the Central Texas Scholarship specifically to area students.

HPU’s Heart of Texas Scholarship offers financial assistance to students from local area

HPU seal on gateBROWNWOOD – May 16, 2018 – The Heart of Texas Scholarship offered by Howard Payne University provides financial support to future students from Brown and surrounding counties. The scholarship awards $15,000 annually, totaling $60,000 over four years to each eligible student. Students become eligible for the scholarship if they are graduates of high schools in the Heart of Texas area, meet unconditional admission requirements for HPU and enroll full time in the fall and spring semesters.

The Heart of Texas area encompasses high schools or homeschools in Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties.

Caleb Callaway, sophomore Christian studies major from Early and Heart of Texas scholarship recipient, said the scholarship has proven to be helpful to him as he studies at HPU.

“The Heart of Texas Scholarship helps me to pursue my desire to get a Christian education,” said Callaway. “Having the Heart of Texas Scholarship gives me a lot of financial security.”

Students have the opportunity to thrive in HPU’s Christ-focused atmosphere while choosing from more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs. HPU students benefit from a 10:1 student-faculty ratio that affords more individualized interaction and attention.

Hannah Williams, a fellow Heart of Texas scholarship recipient and sophomore elementary education major from May, notes that this interaction is a significant benefit of studying at HPU.

“I love how the professors love the students like their own families,” said Williams. “That’s exactly what HPU is – a family.”

Numerous opportunities for extracurricular student involvement at HPU include the Baptist Student Ministry, collegiate athletics, intramural sports, Moot Court, Model U.N. and Student Speaker Bureau, along with many more student events and activities. Athletes at HPU compete in the NCAA Division III’s American Southwest Conference in six men’s sports and six women’s sports.

Applications are still being accepted for the fall 2018 semester at Howard Payne University (www.hputx.edu/apply). HPU offers a variety of financial aid options. For more information about HPU, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at enroll@hputx.edu.

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Cutline: Located in Brownwood, Howard Payne University offers the Heart of Texas Scholarship specifically to students in Brown County and surrounding counties.

HPU’s Cheryl Mangrum honored at national conference

Cheryl Mangrum with NABEP award for webBROWNWOOD – August 15, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Cheryl Mangrum, associate director of admission, was recently honored among colleagues at the annual meeting of the National Association of Baptist Enrollment Professionals (NABEP). Mangrum received the first-ever Trent Argo Memorial Award, described by presenters as the “most valuable player” award among enrollment teams from 13 member institutions across seven states.

NABEP created the award to honor the memory of Trent Argo, vice president for enrollment management at Virginia’s Bluefield College, who passed away unexpectedly in April.

“Trent was a friend and a longtime member of NABEP,” said Kevin Kirk, HPU’s associate vice president for enrollment management. “I can think of no one more deserving than Cheryl of the first award in his memory.”

Mangrum, who graduated from HPU in 1991, has been employed in HPU’s area of admission and recruiting since 1981. Kirk commended her for her dedication to students throughout the years.

“Cheryl certainly works hard to recruit and enroll students but, beyond that, she cares and prays for students,” he said. “If you mention a student’s name, even from decades ago, chances are she’ll remember the student and tell you something about him or her.”

Mangrum accepted the award before her colleagues and members of Argo’s family.

“What a humbling experience and what a great honor,” she said. “I hope we all can continue to honor Trent’s memory and the wonderful calling and the passion that he had for the students with whom he worked. I feel blessed to share God’s love and His word with Howard Payne University students.”

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Cutline: HPU’s Cheryl Mangrum was recently honored at a national meeting of enrollment professionals.

HPU to host last Yellow Jacket Monday preview event of the semester

YJM Logo 2015BROWNWOOD – April 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host its last Yellow Jacket Monday of the spring 2017 semester next Monday, April 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Yellow Jacket Monday is a preview day for prospective students and their parents. The event is free, and registration is available at www.hputx.edu/yjm.

Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors and allow prospective students to experience life at HPU. Attendees will meet faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, dine in HPU’s Beadel Dining Hall, meet with admission counselors, learn about financial aid and more.

“If you’ve ever thought about visiting HPU, this is the time to do it,” said Lacy Culpepper, assistant director of admission. “Yellow Jacket Monday is a fast-paced event and a great way for prospective students and their families to learn about our academics, campus life, scholarship opportunities and more.”

HPU offers a wide range of financial aid opportunities including the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 over four years to eligible students from Brown and surrounding counties.

For more information and to register, visit www.hputx.edu/yjm. Those unable to attend are invited to schedule individual campus visits by completing the form at www.hputx.edu/visit or by calling 325-649-8020.

HPU to host Yellow Jacket Monday on March 20

PrintBROWNWOOD – March 10, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host the next Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents on Monday, March 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm.

Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors and allow prospective students to experience life at HPU. Attendees will meet faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, dine in HPU’s Beadel Dining Hall, meet with admission counselors, learn about financial aid and more.

“All students who want to attend HPU, and even those who aren’t sure yet, are welcome to register for Yellow Jacket Monday,” said Lacy Culpepper, assistant director of admission. “It’s a great way to learn about our academics, campus life, scholarship opportunities and more.”

HPU offers a wide range of financial aid opportunities including the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 over four years to eligible students from Brown and surrounding counties.

For more information and to register, visit www.hputx.edu/yjm. For those unable to attend in March, the last Yellow Jacket Monday of the semester will be held on April 24. Prospective students may also schedule an individual campus visit by completing the form at www.hputx.edu/visit or by calling 325-649-8020.

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HPU to host free preview event for high school students and parents

BROWNWOOD – February 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host a Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents on Monday, February 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm. Registration ends February 18.

Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors and allow prospective students to experience life at HPU. Registrants will meet faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, dine in HPU’s Beadel Dining Hall, meet with a financial aid counselor and more.

Lacy Culpepper, a 2015 HPU graduate, serves as an admission counselor and campus visit coordinator.

“Campus preview days are valuable experiences for high school juniors and seniors,” he said. “Yellow Jacket Monday is an exciting event and a great opportunity to learn all that HPU has to offer.”

HPU offers a wide range of financial aid opportunities including the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 over four years to eligible students from Brown and surrounding counties.

For more information and to register, visit www.hputx.edu/yjm. For those unable to attend in February, additional Yellow Jacket Monday events will be held March 20 and April 24.

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Cutline: HPU admission counselor Kegan Duncan greets a prospective student at a recent Yellow Jacket Monday preview event.

HPU to host Yellow Jacket Monday free preview event

Yellow Jacket MondayBROWNWOOD – January 9, 2017 –Howard Payne University will host a Yellow Jacket Monday preview day for prospective students and their parents next Monday, January 16, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required at www.hputx.edu/yjm.

Yellow Jacket Mondays are designed for high school juniors and seniors and allow prospective students to experience life at HPU. Registrants will meet faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, dine in HPU’s Beadel Dining Hall, meet with a financial aid counselor and more.

“Yellow Jacket Monday is a great opportunity for future students to get to know more about HPU,” said Lacy Culpepper, admission counselor and campus visit coordinator. “If you plan to attend HPU or if you’re not quite sure where you want to go to college, come spend the day with us and let us show you all that HPU has to offer.”

HPU offers a wide range of financial aid opportunities including the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 over four years to eligible students from Brown and surrounding counties.

For more information and to register, visit www.hputx.edu/yjm. For those unable to attend in January, additional Yellow Jacket Monday events will be held February 20, March 20 and April 24.

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Cutline: Prospective HPU students and their families check in at a recent Yellow Jacket Monday preview event.

HPU to host financial aid seminar for area parents

HPU's Old Main TowerBROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – Parents of area high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about financing a college education are invited to attend a free financial aid seminar at Howard Payne University on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 6 p.m. All parents are welcome at the seminar, even if their children do not plan to attend HPU. The event will be held in the Richard and Wanda Jackson Conference Room of HPU’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.

During the event, Glenda Huff, HPU’s director of student aid, will provide information on the college financial aid process with special emphasis on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

According to Huff, many universities have early priority dates for awarding financial aid.

“Students who will start college in fall 2017 should begin considering financial aid options as soon as possible,” she said. “Those who apply for aid early may have better options than those who wait to the last minute.”

Representatives from HPU’s Office of Admission will also be at the seminar to provide more information about the university. HPU offers many financial aid opportunities including the Heart of Texas Scholarship which awards $60,000 over four years to students from high schools or homeschool programs in Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties.

For more information about the seminars or the Heart of Texas Scholarship, contact PJ Gramling, director of admission, at (325) 649-8406 or pgramling@hputx.edu.

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Cutline: HPU will host a financial aid seminar on November 15 to discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as well as HPU scholarship opportunities. Pictured is the university’s Old Main Tower.