Faculty Ambassador Awards
The Faculty Ambassador Awards recognize projects and partnerships that go beyond conventional research activities to get faculty members and students directly engaged with communities in positive ways, building relationships that reap short- and long-term benefits for those communities and for our institution. The awards are two annual monetary prizes, worth $750 each, awarded to faculty members who are able to bring their scholarship into particular communities in creative and beneficial ways. All full-time faculty members are eligible for these awards.
Dr. Debbie Jones, PhD, RN: Dr. Jones is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing who has a long track record of organizing and participating in community-based health awareness activities where she and her nursing students get directly involved in providing free basic health services to underserved populations in Houston, including cancer awareness events where participants are screened for breast cancer and prostrate cancer.
Dr. Wendy I. Bergin, DMA: Dr. Bergin is an Associate Professor of Music who has developed an ongoing partnership with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham, providing opportunities for PVAMU student musicians to perform on a regular basis in Brenham as well as at special events for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, comprised of 150 churches. Through her work, Dr. Bergin provides a channel through which talented student musicians are able to carry the PVAMU message into communities that are not normally exposed to it.