BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Hope Hohertz Doremus of Sterling City has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Outstanding Young Graduate. She is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at www.hputx.edu/homecoming.
Doremus and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, November 2, beginning at 5:45 p.m. The honorees will also be featured in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Ticket information for the banquet and a full schedule of the weekend’s events are available online at www.hputx.edu/homecoming.
Doremus graduated from HPU in 2010 with a degree in criminal justice and psychology. While at the university, she was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team, playing on HPU’s 2007-2008 national championship team. She and her teammates were inducted into the HPU Sports Hall of Fame and the American Southwest Conference Hall of Honor. Additionally, she was involved with intramural sports and was an honorary member of the Iota Chi Alpha fraternity.
As a corporal within the Texas Department of Public Safety, Doremus was awarded the Texas DPS Medal of Valor for the courageous and exemplary manner in which she discharged her law enforcement duties during a violent and life-threatening confrontation. According to a later Brownwood Bulletin report, Doremus received the medal for her professional reaction and unselfish devotion to duty and to a wounded fellow officer, while she herself was at great risk, during an incident that occurred in 2016. Additionally, Doremus was a finalist for the IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year Award.
“Howard Payne showed me how to build relationships and how to handle tough life decisions and adversity,” she said. “The success and hard work – from the basketball court to the classroom – has helped drive me to become the best I can be in my career.”
She and her husband, Brandon Doremus, have one son.
Cutline: Hope Hohertz Doremus of Sterling City has been named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Outstanding Young Graduate.