Richland Springs natives Kendra Brockman, Jana Gibson, Cason Fikes and Laurie Slone received honors at Howard Payne University (HPU).
Fikes was named to the President’s List, Gibson was named to the Dean’s List and Brockman and Slone were named to the Honor Roll List for the fall semester of 2008.
Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the President’s List, a 3.65-3.99 grade point average to be named to the Dean’s List, and a 3.5-3.64 grade point average to be named to the Honor Roll.
Founded in 1889, HPU is a Christian, coeducational university offering a full array of liberal arts, pre-professional, and honors studies, as well as a graduate program to its students. Located on a residential main campus in Brownwood, Texas, and at four extension centers across the state, the university is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
HPU was ranked #2 in the “Best Value” among comprehensive bachelor’s degree-granting institutions in the Western region of the United States according to “America’s Best Colleges 2009,” published by U.S.News & World Report. Additionally, for the sixth consecutive year, HPU was named in the “Top Schools” category.