Around the State: Health Fair at HPU; ETBU students visit state capitol

Howard Payne University President Bill Ellis and First Lady Diana Ellis pose with Buzzsaw the Yellowjacket, the school’ mascot, following a relay race during the university’s Spring into Health Fair.

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Health screenings, exhibits, games, a relay race and giveaways highlighted the fourth annual Spring into Health Fair at Howard Payne University. Teresa Cavitt, adjunct instructor in HPU’s School of Education and a student in the university’s master of education in sport and wellness leadership degree program, organized the event. Featured speakers included Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes and Mayor Pro Tem Draco Miller.

ETBU Capitol 250Five students from East Texas Baptist University visited lawmakers in Austin for Tuition Equalization Grant Student Advocacy Day. Five students from East Texas Baptist University—Jamie Becker, sophomore from Jacksonville; Maci Brewer, junior from Abilene; Alex Dorman, sophomore from Longview; Michael Harris, junior from Lone Star; and Mitchell Penny, junior from Brownsboro—visited the state capitol in Austin March 22 for Tuition Equalization Grant Student Advocacy Day.  The students spoke with representatives and senators to thank them for their service and to ask for continued funding for the TEG program. The Texas Legislature created the Tuition Equalization Grant program in 1971 to provide limited financial assistance to students who choose to attend independent colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has assisted in-need students to bridge the gap between tuition at state and independent institutions.

Satterfield 150Mike Satterfield Mike Satterfield, founder of Field of Grace Ministries and teaching pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, is featured speaker for the Resurrection Week annual spring revival, April 10-12, at Howard Payne University. The Darnell Band from Austin—led by songwriter Daniel Darnell—will lead worship at each of the services, 10 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in HPU’s Mims Auditorium.

Ordained

Ally Matteson to the gospel ministry March 19 by South Main Baptist Church in Houston. 


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