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Destination Pantherland Welcomes Incoming Freshmen and Their Families to The Hill

Destination Pantherland - Houston, August 13, 2019 Destination Pantherland Freshman Send-off Celebrations are quickly becoming a new tradition at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Now in their second year, these summer events welcome incoming freshmen and their families to The Hill with rousing cheer routines by the Panther Dolls Dance Team and PVAMU [...]

Billie J. Evans: More Than Just a Staff Member, a Custodian of Dreams

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) means a lot to Billie J. Evans, 2011-12 PVAMU Staff of the Year. A native of Waller, Texas, and an administrative coordinator at the School of Architecture (SOA), Billie started working at PVAMU 27 years ago. She credits the university for taking a chance on her and giving her the [...]

The Power of Prairie View

THE BEAUTY AND IMPORTANCE OF PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY (PVAMU) IS THE INSTITUTION’S ABILITY TO MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE AND HELP THEM GO PLACES THEY HAVE NEVER DREAMED. MY LIFE AND CAREER ARE A TESTIMONY TO ITS POWER. Melanye Price, PhD ’95,Endowed Professor, Political SciencePrincipal Investigator, Mellon FoundationAfrican American Studies Initiative Nearly [...]

Reaching Back to Pull Students Forward: Jiles Daniels, Jr. ’80 Makes His Passion His Legacy through a Planned Gift to PVAMU

In honor of his bequest, PVAMU is delighted to recognize Jiles Daniels, Jr. ’80 in the 1876 Legacy Society, a distinguished leadership group comprising benefactors who make estate plans in support of the university. For Jiles Daniels, Jr. ’80, it is not about him. It has never been. His father made sure of that. “When [...]

Year-end Giving

Dear Alumni and Friends, Happy Holidays! Thank you for spreading joy across Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) throughout the year. As we prepare to celebrate a New Year, we also celebrate you and the difference that your gifts make in the lives of our students and community season after season. Because of you, the New [...]

Class of 1968 Pays It Forward with Endowed Scholarship Fund

You could not miss them. Donned in the traditional gold suit jackets of the Golden Class, the Class of 1968 stood out in the crowd of thousands during Prairie View A&M University’s 2018 Homecoming Week. And while they came to celebrate the past, the future was very much on their minds. “It is tradition for [...]

Straight from the Heart: PVAMU Alumna Viola Bess Hebert, RN, BSN, MA ’74 Commits to Advancing Nursing Education in Perpetuity through Estate Planning

When faced with her own death, Viola Bess Hebert, RN, BSN, MA ’74 focused first on the lives of others. “I was undergoing major surgery and wanted to update my will,” states Viola. “I prayed and reflected on what is important to me—nursing and the lives of patients served by our profession. Nursing is my [...]

African-­American Studies Initiative Awarded $1 Million in Grants and Gifts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) a grant of $500,000 to support its effort to establish an African-­‐American Studies Initiative which will be housed in its Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences. Inspired by the Mellon Foundation award, an anonymous donor pledged an added [...]

New York Couple’s High Regard For Prairie View A&M University President Inspires $200,000 Gift

New York Couple’s High Regard for Prairie View A&M University President Inspires Leadership Gift She left an impression—that is what Prairie View A&M University President Ruth Simmons does—she leaves a mark wherever she goes, inspiring positive change that resonates beyond universities into the lives of individuals, families, and communities. It is what Noreen and Ned [...]

Holt ’54 Shares Why He Gave $400,000 to Help PVAMU Students

Making Blessing Count through Giving Blessings beget blessing—at least they should according to Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) alumnus Raymond Holt ’54.  “I have been blessed throughout my life,” states Raymond. “And that’s why I give.”  Yet, many would find Raymond’s life less than charmed. “I was poor,” he says. “My father died when I [...]