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Howard Payne University awards man with Big Country ties

By Betty Nguyen, bnguyen@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 03 2014 11:12:59 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 03 2014 11:14:11 AM CST
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BROWNWOOD, Texas -

Howard Payne University recently presented a man with an award for his service to the community.

HPU President Dr. Bill Ellis gave Kevin Dinnin the Gordon Ware Cowden Courage in Christianity Award on Sunday at the Spurs basketball game in San Antonio.

Dinnin has a business in Abilene that helps provide a transitional living home for homeless males in the area.

The award is named after Gordon Ware Cowden, who was an HPU graduate and victim of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. Scholarships have also been established at HPU in his honor.

KTXS News spoke with both Ellis and Dinnin to get the facts on the significance of the award.