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Around the State: Nursing school gala raises $1 million; HPU alum named athletics chaplain at Texas Tech

Around the State: Nursing school raises $1 million; HPU alum named chaplain at Texas Tech

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing raised more than $1 million at its sixth annual Going for the Gold Gala, Feb. 25. Proceeds will help renovate the new nursing school facility—located in the former Baptist Building in Dallas—and provide scholarships. Keynote speaker was Derek Haas, a Baylor graduate who is co-creator and executive producer of the Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Justice television series. Two graduates of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing were recognized as Going for the Gold Champions—Jessica Haas and Annie Young, school nurses in the Richardson Independent School District who saved two lives last fall.

Corbin Young 150Corbin Young The Fellowship of Christian Athletes appointed Corbin Young, a Howard Payne University graduate, as men’s athletic chaplain at Texas Tech University. In his new role, Young will serve the university’s seven men’s sports teams. Young earned both his bachelor’s degree in practical theology and his master’s degree in theology and ministry from HPU, where he was a four-year letterman in football and collegiate national championship qualifier in Olympic weightlifting. He previously worked with FCA as area director in Brownwood and Midland and is former pastor of First Baptist Church in Tarzan. He and his wife, Kandace, have a 4-year-old son, Kensler, and a second child due in August.

HPUEl Paso Alumni 250Members of the Howard Payne University Alumni Association’s newly created El Paso Chapter are (back row) Blanca Gamez and Priscilla Macias and (front row) Roxanne Jurado and Iban Torres. The El Paso Chapter of the Howard Payne University Alumni Association held its inaugural chapter meeting recently. Four alumni from the university’s El Paso Center elected as chapter officers are Blanca Gamez, president; Iban Torres, vice president; Priscilla Macias, secretary; and Roxanne Jurado, treasurer. To learn more about HPU’s El Paso Center or to get involved with the El Paso Chapter of HPU’s Alumni Association, call (915) 533-8500 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Christian apologists and authors William Lane Craig, Mike Licona and Mark Mittelberg—all from Houston Baptist University—will be keynote speakers at an (Un)Apologetic Conference May 5-6 at First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Speakers at the event—sponsored by the Great Commission Team of the Baptist General Convention of Texas—will address current ways to remove obstacles to evangelism. Cost is $35 for adults and $20 for students through April 20. After that date, cost is $45 for adults and $30 for students. Fore more information or to register, click here.

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing achieved several top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report's listings of 2018 Best Graduate Programs in nursing. Its doctor of nursing practice program ranked 47th, and the master of science in nursing program is listed at 56th. The nurse midwifery program was named the 10th-best for the fourth consecutive year. The Herrington School's master of science in nursing leadership and innovation online degree program ranked 39th in the 2017 rankings..

       
 
 
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