HBU Press Releases

"An Act of Providence" wins writing award for institutional history

February 2, 2012

An Act of Providence, the history of HBU's first 50 years compiled and written by Vice President Emeritus Don Looser, has received the History Writing Award for Institutional History from the Texas Baptist Historical Society. The award will be presented during the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in Corpus Christi in November 2012.

Copies of the award-winning An Act of Providence, which was published in the fall of 2010 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the chartering of Houston Baptist College in 1960, can now be purchased online at Amazon.com. The book is also available for purchase in the HBU Bookstore or by calling 281-649-3258.

An Act of Providence traces the history of HBU from its inception and chronicles the compelling story of God's continuous blessing on institutional development.

Having experienced significant growth in its first 50 years, the University continues under the dynamic leadership of President Robert B. Sloan Jr. to implement a bold twelve-year vision that encompasses every aspect of the HBU experience, including the academic curriculum, faculty development, campus facilities, NCAA Division I athletic competition, student life and community service. HBU will mark its next significant milestone, the 50th anniversary of its opening for classes, in September 2013.

Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body. The University is dedicated to the development of the intellect, the moral character and the spiritual lives of its students. It has access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country.