Fall 2014 Commencement

November 17, 2014

Rehearsal – All Candidates

DATE: Friday, December 12, 2014

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

LOCATION: William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building Prairie View, Texas


 Commencement Ceremonies

DATE: Saturday, December 13, 2014

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building Prairie View, Texas

Ceremony for the Graduate School, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, School of Architecture, Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts


DATE: Saturday, December 13, 2014

TIME: 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building Prairie View, Texas

Ceremony for the College of Business, Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and the College of Nursing


Commencement Speaker

Dr. George C. Wright

 Dr. George C. Wright is the seventh president of Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. Prior to joining the PVAMU family, Wright was Executive Vice-President for academic affairs and provost at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to assuming that post, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs. In 1993, he joined the faculty at Duke University as vice provost for university programs and director of the Afro-American studies program. He served as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor and was the holder of the Mastin Gentry White Professorship of Southern History, and vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin. His career began as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky.

Wright is a noted African-American scholar, author and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and awards, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence and the Lillian and Tom B. Rhodes Centennial Teaching Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Wright received his bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in history from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate in history from Duke University. In 2004, Dr. Wright was awarded an honorary doctorate of Letters from the University of Kentucky.