Around the State: New HPU faculty

Leslie Greaves, Derek Smith, Rafael Franco-Cuevas and James Finch have joined the Howard Payne University faculty.

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Howard Payne University hired four faculty members—James Finch, professor of business administration; Rafael Franco-Cuevas, instructor of Spanish; Leslie Greaves, instructor of nursing; and Derek Smith, associate professor of chemistry.

Breckenridge Village of Tyler linda taylor130Linda Taylorhas named Linda Taylor associate executive director of advancement. Breckenridge Village offers residential and day enrichment programs to meet the needs of disabled adults.

Baptist University of the Américas will present the T.B. Maston Symposium on Christian Ethics Oct. 5-6. The conference topic is “A Cross-Cultural Conversation on Race Relations.” It will begin at 7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Speakers will include Albert Reyes of Buckner International, Kathryn Freeman from the Christian Life Commission and Bill Tillman with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board. The conference is free, and registration is not required. 

Dallas Baptist University will hold a Columbus Day Patriot Preview for prospective students and their parents Oct. 12. Included is a tour of the campus, meetings with faculty and administrators, and information about admissions, financial aid and campus life. The event is free for each student and up to two guests. For more information, click here.  

BCFS, formerly Baptist Child & Family Services, has appointed Jamie Thompson as director of education of its education services arm. The organization operates Head Start programs throughout Texas. Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of early learners. 


First Baptist Church in Yorktown, 80th, July 12. Mark Collins is pastor.

Scott Jones, 10th, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Stockdale, Aug. 9.

Luther Shelander, 10th, as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Rockdale. 

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Randy Aly, fifth, as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Hearne.

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