HBU Future Scholars Forum


April 2, 2016

The HBU Future Scholars Forum is for high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and their parents. This is a free, one-day event that will help you get a head start on succeeding in college.

A dynamic lineup of speakers will explain
  • What you can do in high school to prepare to succeed in college
  • How a liberal arts education relates to your faith
  • What the current challenges facing higher ed and how we can overcome them
  • What HBU means by A Higher Education


Attitudes, Habits, and Skills: What You Need to Succeed in College

Margaret Humphreys, director of the Academic Success Center at HBU, will talk about the things that students need to know and do in order to thrive in college.

What They Don't Teach You about Math in High School

Dr. Jared Painter, assistant professor of mathematics at HBU, will talk about the differences between studying math in high school and studying it at the college level. Many students enroll in college math courses not knowing what to expect. After listening to Dr. Painter, you'll have a better idea of what to expect in your college math classes and how you can prepare for them while still in high school.

Intellectual Virtue and the State of Higher Education

Dr. Gary Hartenburg, the director of HBU’s Honors College, will speak to parents and students about how to think about their choices when it comes to higher education. Is college worth it? Should everyone go to college? What should you be looking for in a college? Dr. Hartenburg will address these questions and others in his presentation.

Coming April 2, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location: Dillon 2, in the Hinton Center on the campus of Houston Baptist University.

As Winston Churchill said, “The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities.” Pursue a foundation of wisdom and character by accepting the challenge to study at Houston Baptist University.

If you have further questions about this event, please contact HBU Admissions at admissions@hbu.edu. If you would like more information about the Honors College at HBU, please visit the Honors College at HBU website.