College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Deputy Director Makes Seminar Presentation

L’Oreal Stepney, Deputy Director, Office of Water at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), visited campus on Thursday, February 2, where she met Cajetan Akujuobi, Vice-President of Research and Dean of the Graduate Studies, before giving a seminar presentation. During her talk she gave detailed information on the TCEQ Office of Water covering the [...]

Chair of AEA Hosts 2017 Winter Meeting

Houston, Texas was the host site for the 2017 Winter meeting of the 1890 Association of Extension Administrators (AEA). Mark Latimore, Immediate Past Chair, passed the gavel to Carolyn Williams, Associate Administrator for the Cooperative Extension Program at PVAMU to begin her two-year term as Chair of AEA.  The AEA Chair is also responsible for [...]

¡Enseñame el Dinero! (Show me the Money)

The State of Texas’ Hispanic population is on the fast track to growth. The 10,405,000 Hispanics makes up 39% of the state’s entire population. Based on a 2014 American Community Survey, the median annual earnings of working age Hispanics is $22,000. In 2013 the United States (U.S.) Census Bureau estimated the median household income just [...]

James E. Tatum Scholarship Recipients Named

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ students Victoria Parker and Tiffany Latin are the recipients of the National Organization of Professional Black Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPBNRCSE) James E. Tatum $1,000.00 Scholarship.  PVAMU winners are two of only ten recipients across the nation. This scholarship program is committed to providing ten (10) $1,000.00 scholarships [...]

CEP Extension Agents Appointed to State Duds to Dazzle Contest Committee

CEP extension agents, project leaders and youth are gearing up to compete in various clothing & textile competitions. During September, CEP extension agents participated in CEP’s 4-H STEAM Conference, held in Houston. All trainings were designed to help staff and volunteers lead various youth-oriented competitions. County clothing and textile trainings facilitated by Joice A. Jeffries, [...]

CAHS Red Carpet Project: Applying Course Knowledge and Skills

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ Instructor Andrea McDonald’s Food Principles and Meal Management class ended the semester with their culminating project: an annual Holiday Party in May Hall on November 30, 2016. Applying principles learned during the semester such as recipe yielding, meal prepping and serving, the class planned the meal for 50 individuals. The [...]

Extension Specialists Attend White House Initiative

According to the U.S. Department of Education, President Jimmy Carter signed an executive order in 1980 establishing a federal program “to overcome the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to provide quality education”. In 2011, President Barack Obama established the National HBCU Week [...]

Estwick Teaches Outside the Classroom

Students learn well through active participation, both physically and mentally. Dr. Noel M. Estwick took a different approach for his AGEC 4233: Land Resources Economics class. This class exposes students to land management and investigation of institutions and government as they relate to agriculture. On November 8, 2016 the students went on a field trip [...]

CAHS Undergraduate Student is National Award Winner

Chatera Claybon, a CAHS undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering taught by Eric Risch, Interim Research Scientist Leader of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, won the Irrigation Foundation E3 student award. Claybon is one of fewer than twenty student nation-wide winners of the Irrigation Foundation award. These students will [...]

CAHS Employees Get Energized Through Skill Enhancement Workshops

Employees in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS) have been engaged in a series of training and development workshops designed to enrich staff skill sets and competencies. The Staff Development Unit delivers invigorating and inspiring workshops and seminars designed to build interpersonal skills through training and webinars. In an effort to keep employees [...]