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Around the State: UMHB board approves dorm; Going for the Gold gala slated

Around the State: UMHB board approves dorm; Going for the Gold Gala slated

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor board of trustees approved construction of a 46,000-square-foot residence hall on the north side of the campus. The three-story facility will offer dormitory-style housing for up to 214 students. UMHB’s strategic plan for 2011 through 2018 calls for the university to provide campus housing for at least 65 percent of its full-time undergraduate students. Plans call for construction of the residence hall to begin this spring, with the goal of having the project completed and ready for use for the fall 2018 semester.

Derek HaasScreenwriter, novelist and producer Derek Haas will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Going for the Gold Gala to benefit Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Haas, a Baylor graduate, is executive producer of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D and Chicago Med on NBC-TV. The event is scheduled at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas. For more information, click here, call (214) 808-9802 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hannah Justice 300Hannah Justice of Brownwood is the first student admitted into Howard Payne University’s new biomedical science program.Howard Payne University launched a four-year biomedical science program for students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, biomedical engineering, biomedical research and other human-health fields. In addition to completing academic coursework, students will experience medical internships, skills clinics, mock interviews, mentorship with local health professionals and program visits to various professional schools in Texas. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average and interview with an admissions committee to enter the program. For more information, click here, call (325) 649-8158 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anniversaries

Jarvis Philpot 150Round Mountain Baptist Church in Leander will recognize Pastor Jarvis Philpot, who turns 95 on March 19.Round Mountain Baptist Church in Leander, 25th, Easter Sunday, April 16. An anniversary service will be held at the worship hour, followed by barbecue dinner on the grounds at noon and an Easter egg hunt for children. Also, Jarvis Philpot, the church’s pastor all 25 years, will turn 95 years old March 19, and the congregation will celebrate with a fried-chicken dinner that Sunday at noon. For more information, see the website, www.rmbcleander.com or call (512) 259-2362.

       
 
 
 
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