VITA Volunteers Needed

The PVAMU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered in partnership with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers.  Volunteers receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns.  Not only do volunteers learn about better tax preparation, they also make an difference by helping …

Best of the Best Invited to Join Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Forty-three business majors were invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma.  Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral program at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).  In order to be eligible for an …

Ndaba Mandela to Visit PVAMU

The PVAMU College of Business is pleased to welcome Ndaba Mandela to the campus Thursday, October 2.  Mr. Mandela will be addressing the student body between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium of the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center.  His visit to the campus is sponsored by the …


PVAMU Business Dean Quddus Offers Insight on Bangladesh Economy and Garment Industry in The New York Times and on National Public Radio


Dr. Munir Quddus provided valuable insight into Bangladesh’s economy, focusing on the garment district, on National Public Radio’s Planet Money program.  Quddus’ knowledge of the country’s economy and the impact of the garment district, an area of his research, was sought out immediately following the May 2013 clothing factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers; he was also quoted in an editorial piece in The New York Times.  Dr. Quddus, who has led the PVAMU College of Business for more than a decade, is also a professor of economics as well as co-author of “Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh.”

Bridget Ross to Lead PVAMU Small Business Development Center

Bridget Ross has been named the fourth Director for Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center (PVAMU SBDC).  Ross

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joined the PVAMU SBDC in March where she will help small business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability, all free services provided by the PVAMU SBDC for clients in Waller and Grimes counties.

Mrs. Ross has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry serving as a Regional Vice President for a major financial institution, loan officer for a mortgage banker and as a realtor.  Most recently, she served as the Houston region loan officer for PeopleFund, a non-profit 501(c) (3), Community Development Financial Institution, based in Austin, Texas and brings a wealth of knowledge from her work with ACCION, the nation’s largest micro lender.

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Congratulations to the PVAMU chapters of the Association of IT Professionals who competed successfully at the national student conference in St. Louis, the National Association of Black Accountants who earned chapter of the year and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society for recognition as an Exemplary Chapter. (More.)

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