Charles Goodnight Project
Charles Goodnight House – The Department of Communication began a partnership with the Armstrong County Museum in 2006 to assist with the documentation and media coverage of the restoration of the historic Charles Goodnight ranch house in the Texas Panhandle. Since that time students from HSU have been involved in a variety of ways in this project leading to academic credit, interdisciplinary projects, numerous awards, a scholarship fund, and an ongoing source of hands-on scholarship for both students and faculty.
Mrs. Koma Byrl Fields, whose family has deep roots with Hardin-Simmons University, started an endowed scholarship fund for HSU Communication students as a result of the Charles Goodnight Project. This fund is used to assist students with professional membership fees, travel expenses, and academic needs affiliated with their education in the department of communication.