Dr. Camille Gibson and colleagues were awarded a grant from the Hogg Foundation to evaluate the significant role that faith plays in the lives of African Americans. The goals of this initiative are to expand African American faith-based programs and ministries in Texas to include mental health. Dr. Gibson, an associate professor of Justice Studies, …

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In July, Karen Lane, a recent graduate of the Master’s Juvenile Forensic Psychology Program, has been appointed as the Clinical Liaison for the American Psychology-Law Society’s Graduate Student Committee. She is the first student from Prairie View A&M University to be elected to a position on this committee. Her duties include maintaining an internship database …

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Several recent graduates, Ri’Ana White, Eryka Boyd, and Natasha Jones along with Taniesha Murray, a rising senior, presented at the 46th Association of Black Psychologists International Convention in Indianapolis in July 2014. Their presentation was titled “Cultural Factors as Determinants for Positive Psychological Functioning;” and all these students were mentored by Dr. Derek Wilson.

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In July 2014, Dr. Derek Wilson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, received the Community Service Award at the 46th Association of Black Psychologists International Convention in Indianapolis. Ms. Lucy Uboh, a rising senior in the department, nominated Dr. Wilson for the award because of his service in the Houston area. The Department …

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Jasanne Baugh, a rising junior in the Department of Psychology, completed a summer internship with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program, a literacy-rich summer and after-school program developed to serve children in low-income communities. As part of her summer 2014 internship, Ms. Baugh participated in the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute held at …

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Paris Cunningham, a PV scholar-athlete in tennis and rising junior in the Department of Psychology, participated in the McNair Scholars Summer Program at Wichita State University, an 8-week residential summer program stating on June 2nd and concluding August 1st. The mission of the program is to foster greater diversity in higher education by helping to …

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Congratulations to Xavaier Oliphant regarding your acceptance to the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP).In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Undergraduate Public Health Summer Program (CUPS), the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) offers the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) featuring a combination of enrichment and field …

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The 2014 Royce West Forum and Lecture Series will be held Friday, April 25 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Don K. Clark Auditorium. The topic of the forum is Juvenile Crime and Mental Health Issues:  “What To Do When Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair.”  This panel discussion is designed to provide a …

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