• August 2020 Graduation Ceremony Cancellation

    August 2020 Graduation Ceremony Cancellation

    HBU had planned to host a commencement ceremony in August 2020 to celebrate May and August graduates. However, in order to comply with city and county guidelines, we were required to cancel the ceremony. We appreciate your understanding in these very unprecedented times. Since we won’t be able to provide diplomas in person, we are mailing …

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  • Cyber Engineering Student Honored by Texas Business Hall of Fame

    Cyber Engineering Student Honored by Texas Business Hall of Fame

    Nicholas (Nick) Belbas, a junior Cyber Engineering major at Houston Baptist University, was honored with the 2020 Stewart Morris Scholar Award by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF). This $15,000 award is designed to support promising business leaders with a proclivity for community involvement. In particular, the scholarship Belbas received is in honor of …

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  • Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank

    Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank

    The Spirit Golf Association is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to help raise money, and recruit volunteers to distribute food to our local neighbors around Houston. Did you know that 1.1 million people are food insecure in Houston right now? Due to the COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank is currently experiencing a 130%- 150% …

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  • HBU Receives Cullen Trust Grant in Partnership with Houston Food Bank

    HBU Receives Cullen Trust Grant in Partnership with Houston Food Bank

    HBU students returning to campus in the fall of 2020 will have a greater ability to focus upon their education without worry of food insecurity thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Cullen Trust for Higher Education. The Cullen Trust, with The Spirit Golf Association’s Spirit Food Fund, will provide an opportunity for the University …

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  • A Message from Dr. Robert Sloan on June 2, 2020

    A Message from Dr. Robert Sloan on June 2, 2020

    As I’ve watched the news this week, I have mourned the injustice we’ve seen, as well as the violent response across our nation. In these troubling times, my mind has turned to Jesus and what the Scriptures teach us concerning racism, injustice, hatred, and violence. The appearance of Jesus, announcing the loving and restorative reign …

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  • HBU to Host Husky Drive-In Sessions for Incoming Students

    HBU to Host Husky Drive-In Sessions for Incoming Students

    Future Huskies will participate in Husky Drive-In events in which students will receive important information for the fall, and will interact with current students, faculty and staff, as well as President Robert Sloan and First Lady Sue Sloan, from their vehicles as they tour the University campus. HBU looks forward to welcoming students on campus …

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  • Plans to Return to Campus are Progressing

    Plans to Return to Campus are Progressing

    Plans to Return to Campus are Progressing The Husky Strong Task Force has been working diligently to safely reopen the University. Our charge from President Robert Sloan is to think creatively and strategically to develop a plan that will accommodate students in classrooms on campus this fall while making every effort to physically distance and …

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  • New HBU Research Alliance with MD Anderson

    New HBU Research Alliance with MD Anderson

    The HBU College of Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the award of a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation under the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (IUSE-HSI) Program. This grant supports a project that aims to prepare Hispanic students for participation in a high-impact summer research program, giving them the …

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  • HBU Director Named NAFSA 2020 Advocate of the Year

    HBU Director Named NAFSA 2020 Advocate of the Year

     Shannon Bedo, HBU director of International and Veteran Student Services, has been named the NAFSA 2020 Advocate of the Year. With more than 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and …

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  • HBU Professor Recognized by Prestigious Piper Foundation

    HBU Professor Recognized by Prestigious Piper Foundation

    Dr. Levon Hayrapetyan, HBU professor of Business, was named a 2020 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. The Piper Professor Program honors outstanding Texas faculty members who are known for their teaching abilities, their subject-matter expertise, service, and their scholarship. There are 10 awardees in the state of Texas annually; each honoree receives …

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