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2019 Founders’ Day and Honors Recognition Convocation

The Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences will host the 2019 Founders’ Day and Honors Recognition Convocation in the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building (Baby Dome) on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. The theme for the occasion is "Growing Ideas, Impacting Lives."  The observance publicly recognizes students’ academic success [...]

President Simmons in studio with Khambrel Marshall on Houston Newsmakers

Former Ivy League President Simmons Leading by Example Ruth Simmons, Ph.D. was the youngest of 12 children in Grapeland, Texas and rose to become president of Brown University for 11 years. How was that possible? She says even with all of the challenges of growing up in poverty and segregation, education became her way out. [...]

Fabrication Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join President Ruth J. Simmons, Dean Ikhlas Sabouni, faculty and staff for the grand opening of the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture Fabrication Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:00 am.

PVAMU welcomes historian and alumnus W. Gabriel Selassie I ’88 for Scholars’ Voices Series

Prairie View A&M University welcomes Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I to campus on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 pm, for a Symposium: Scholars' Voices Series,  African American Culture and History. The symposium will take place in the Don K. Clark Auditorium. About Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I: Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I is the Ralph Bunche Associate Professor of History [...]

African American History Month

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Cornel West returns to Prairie View to revel in what he says is its ‘renaissance’

Half an hour before his lecture began Friday afternoon, Harvard University professor and renowned civil rights activist Cornel West could be spotted giving his audience at Prairie View A&M University an early welcome with an impromptu appearance, handing out hugs and handshakes to students, alumni, and other attendees. “How are you, brother?” the author said [...]

PVAMU President to deliver keynote address for the NAACP 100th anniversary banquet

The Corpus Christi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its H. Boyd Hall Chapter. The celebration, dubbed the 100 Year Jubilee Celebration Program, will take place Sunday, Jan. 19 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, and features PVAMU [...]

Debra L. Lee Challenges 568 PVAMU Graduates to ‘Be Courageous’

Debra L Lee Commencement Address PVAMU Fall 2018 December 16, 2018 COURAGE OVER FEAR Good Afternoon! Thank you to President Ruth Simmons for that warm introduction. To the administration, faculty, and staff. Families, friends and most importantly to the Prarie View A & M University graduating class of 2018… You did it! To the parents, [...]

President Simmons Promotes State Fair Classic on Tom Joyner Morning Show

Dr. Simmons Honored By Houston Area Urban League

More than 1,000 guests joined gala co-chairs John Mingé, Calvin C. Guidry, and honorary chair mayor Sylvester Turner at the Houston Area Urban League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala - “Honoring Our Past … Impacting Our Present…Shaping Our Future.”