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Students Participate in Toyota Green Initiative

Last week, over 60 students participated in the Toyota Green Initiative campaign. The collaboration between the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Toyota, and North Compass Bank brings together the local community with special events and celebrities. “This was the largest showing of students as of yet and PVAMU students were the largest university representation,” said Alisha Lowe [...]

Ruth Simmons officially named the 8th President of Prairie View A&M University

  Prairie View, TX — The Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System unanimously voted Monday to name Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University. Simmons will assume the presidency of Texas’ second oldest public institution becoming the first woman [...]

Prairie View A&M University Dean Who Got His Start in Small Town Texas

Danny R. Kelley is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle.

New HBCU President-Elect Ruth Simmons Has Bold Plans for Prairie View

President-Elect Ruth J. Simmons sat down with Black Enterprise Magazine to discuss her bold plans for the university.

Marching Storm leads Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

2017 High School Band Day

High School band students from across the state of Texas traveled to “The Hill” to participate in the Marching Storm High School Band Day at Panther Stadium Nov. 11th. Dr. Timmey Zachery, director of bands, said he starts soliciting participation from high school bands in June. “For this year’s performance, nearly 1,200 students and parents [...]

PVAMU Police Department Participates in Local School Festival

Members of the Prairie View A&M University Police Department participated in the Imani School Community Helper Day on Tuesday. The festival was held in Houston and celebrated community helpers such as police officers, firefighters, utility workers, military personnel, librarians and those in the healthcare profession. “My goal and task to all of the Auxiliary departments [...]

Education Icon, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole to Deliver Commencement Address

Prairie View, Texas - Prairie View A&M University today announced that anthropologist, educator and museum director, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, will deliver the keynote address at the University’s 22nd Fall Commencement scheduled for December 16. Dr. Cole made history in 1987 when she was named the president of Spelman College, the first African American woman [...]

2017 MSI Business of the University Conference

Prairie View A&M University recently hosted the second annual Minority Serving Institution Business of the University Conference. For three days, business professionals from MSIs across the country were able to receive insightful information that empowered them to facilitate an institutional commitment to service and excellence. This year’s theme, “Revitalizing Your Business Model for Student Success” [...]

Architecture Students and Professors Invited to Nepal by the United Nations

Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture professors and students have been invited to Kathmandu, Nepal to assist in the restoration of the historic Keshav Hindu Temple. Requested by United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organization Nepal, professors William Batson, Stephon Song and Pankaj Chhetri will use 3D laser scanners to measure the damage done to [...]