College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Leadership Development Alumni Share Next Steps for Continuous Improvement

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. [...]

CARC Research Demonstrations Offered to Pathways Symposium Participants

Several participants at the Texas A&M University System’s 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, hosted by PVAMU this year, visited the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) labs and the Research Farm as part of the Academic Demonstrations and Campus Tour program. CARC scientists organized five one-hour themed tours including: 1) Agricultural Remote Sensing Technologies, 2) [...]

Distributions of Starch Granules in Developing Sweet Potatoes

Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), just published his work on starch granules. The goal of the study was to better understand genetic control of physical properties of starch granules. Using a new approach to analyze developmental and genotypic effects on morphology and size distributions of starch granules in [...]

CAHS Graduate Student Presents Research

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and Prairie View A&M University.  Many graduate assistants participate in research that influences issues that are happening in the community. Nakita Bowman, Human Sciences major, and Rukeia Draw-Hood, Program Leader 4-H and Youth Development Program, are conducting an applied research [...]

The Story of an HBCU Experience

Nebraska native Zhane Latrice Brown explains why she chose to pursue her education in agriculture and to dream of becoming a veterinarian at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Brown hails from a small town offering limited educational progress to their minority residents. For her, PVAMU was a culture shock, but she quickly learned to embrace [...]

CAHS Faculty Recognized in ‘Class of Forty Under 40’

Andrea McDonald, Instructor in the Human Nutrition and Foods program, was recognized as a member of Prairie View A&M University’s (PVAMU) inaugural class of Forty under 40 awardees. The award celebrated forty PVAMU emerging leaders who have blazed a trail in their respective fields and who received their start on “the Hill.” The selected individuals [...]

Hundreds Gather for the Lindsey Weatherspoon Agriculture Breakfast

Over three-hundred alumni and friends gathered for The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) 2016 Lindsey Weatherspoon Agriculture Breakfast during Homecoming Week. The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology’s co-organizers Tenelnger Abrom-Johnson and Jacklyn Sanders pulled together current students Raymond and Russell Thomas and CAHS alumna Zelia Wiley to share their CAHS stories [...]

CAHS Apprentices are Encouraged to Take Calculated Risks

The Student Leadership Apprentice Program (SLAP) had an exciting September with excellent speakers and networking opportunities. Ali Fares, SLAP Executive Mentor, and Associate Director for Research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, engaged the students in a meaningful discussion focused on the importance of setting a professional agenda and the impact that creativity has on [...]

A Gown and Crown Achievement

Prairie View A&M University’s homecoming draws former students, family and friends for the game, the parties, the step show and various other events ensuring a unique experience. The coronation of the campus king and queen is always a main focus along with the presentation of the royal court. The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences [...]

Living Your Best Life with Total You Wellness

According to Susan Combs, former Texas Comptroller, in 2009 there were 2.4 million more obese adults in American than in 2007. During that same year, Texas achieved the unhealthy distinction of having 66.6% of all adult Texans overweight or obese. Obesity cost Texas businesses $9.5 billion in 2009. The comptroller reports also indicate that if [...]