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PVAMU alumnus Jaffus Hardrick ’93 appointed interim president of Florida Memorial University

South Florida’s only historically black college and university will soon be under new leadership. The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) announced the appointment of PVAMU alumnus Jaffus Hardrick '93 to serve as the university’s interim president. Hardrick, who currently serves as an administrative official with Florida International University (FIU), will assume his [...]

PVAMU Alumnus secures the legacy of the Buffalo Soldier

Prairie View A&M University alumnus Capt. Paul J. Matthews '68, founder and executive director of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum made his dream a reality. "Seven years (after its creation), we have moved into a historic building," said Matthews, a veteran of the Vietnam War. The museum was apart of a capital [...]

PVAMU alumna Yolanda Ford ’08 makes history in mayoral election

In a historic win, PVAMU alumna Yolanda Ford was elected as Missouri City's next mayor December 2018. The council member went on to unseat long-time incumbent Mayor Allen Owen in a runoff election, in Missouri City. Ford's victory marks the first time a woman or an African-American had been elected to lead the Fort Bend [...]

PVAMU alumna, Erica Hughes ’03 and ’06 elected Harris County court judge

Harris County’s of the Harris County Criminal Court at Law #3, is none other than Prairie View A&M University alumna, Erica Hughes '03 and '06. Erica Hughes has always had a passion to serve others and her community. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be an attorney and judge. There are no [...]

PVAMU alumnus featured on 60 Minutes for initiatives in Nigeria

In April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from the school they were attending in Chibok, a town in Borno State, Nigeria.  Alumnus Reginald T. Braggs ’90, who serves as the Assistant Vice President for Foundation Programs at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), was given the enormous task of developing a program that would educate the [...]

PVAMU alumna secures a job at IBM after completing an internship

Alexa Jackson, a recent alumna who graduated from PVAMU December 2018, has secured a job at IBM in Atlanta after working as an intern in the Watson Customer Engagement department as a digital development representative last summer. Jackson, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics, will be working [...]

Alumni Use Decades of Industry Experience to Teach Younger Generations

Two Prairie View A&M University alumni are making an impact in PVAMU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Horace St. Julian (’71) and Vewiser “VJ” Turner (’80) are adjunct instructors who came out of retirement to teach. St. Julian has over four decades of experience from working at companies like AT&T, IBM, Cooper Industries, and [...]

PVAMU Alumna Robbyn Traylor, MD ’00 is among top 25 women in healthcare

Chief Medical Officer of Next Level Urgent Care, LLC, Robbyn Traylor, MD '00 is named among the Texas Healthcare Diversity Council’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2019. The council will present Traylor with the prestigious award at the upcoming Healthcare Diversity Summit to be held in Houston late February. The award recognizes doctors, nurses, health [...]

PVAMU Alumnus Khadarel Hodge ’17 to play in the Super Bowl

On Sunday, the 390 or so citizens of D’Lo, Mississippi and the entire PVAMU family can take pride in one more distinction: they will have a player in the Super Bowl. Meet KhaDarel Hodge, 23-year-old rookie wide receiver of the Los Angeles Rams, who also is an aspiring male model. We’ll eventually get to the [...]

Vernita B. Harris ’79 ’81 Makes $100,000 Gift to the College of Business

Inspiring a New Wave of Innovation and Creativity through Giving: Vernita B. Harris ’79 ’81 Makes $100,000 Gift to the College of Business Remove Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) from the resume of Vernita B. Harris ’79 ’81 and her life, she says, drastically changes. President of Impact Strategies Consultants, Impact International Group, Envision Marketing [...]