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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Twelve employees in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS) representing Academics, CARC and CEP and who are alumni of leadership development programs convened to discuss next steps for continuous leadership growth and development. The participants graduated from one of three Leadership Development Programs: LEAD21, Leadership PVAMU, and the TexasAgriLife Extension Advance Leadership Program. …

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