2017 Founders’ Day & Honors Recognition Convocation

The College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology presents the 2017 Founders’ Day & Honors Recognition Convocation. The event will start at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29th in the William “Billy” J. Nicks Sr. Building. This year’s selected keynote speaker is attorney and CNN Political Commentator, Bakari Sellers. Along with being an attorney and CNN Political [...]


The Texas Tribune will host a free, open-to-the-public lunchtime event — A Conversation with Reps. Senfronia Thompson & James White — at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Thompson, D-Houston, has represented House District 141 since 1993. She serves as chairwoman of the House Local & [...]

Special Message from the President

March 4, 2017   RE: A Message from the President   Prairie View A&M University family,   Having attended the second day of the White House meetings with HBCU Presidents, I wanted to share my impressions with you. I was unable to attend the first day of the meeting when the HBCU Presidents were scheduled [...]

Sheriff Zena Stephens Honored at Women’s History Month Kick-Off Event

Newly elected Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was honored March 2, 2017 at the Women’s Council for Leadership and Service Women’s History Month kick-off event. Each year, the WCLS hosts a month’s worth of events in honor of Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is, Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. Stephens is the first [...]

The Women of Prairie View: Dr. Jewel Prestage

Dr. Jewel Prestage, born to Brudis and Sallie Bell Johnson Limar on August 12, 1931 in Hutton, Louisiana, was the first African American woman in the United States of America to receive a Ph.D. in Political Science. Prestage was the fourth of ten children and the oldest daughter of four. She originally enrolled in Southern [...]

2017 PV Girls Rock Awards Ceremony

The annual PV Girls Rock Awards Ceremony is here! Presented by the current Miss Prairie View A&M University, Jeaiza Quinones, the event honors the women of Prairie View A&M University and will take place at 3 p.m. March 4, 2017 in the Opal Johnson-Smith Auditorium. PV Girls Rock is free of charge and open to [...]

2017 Career Services Leadership Institute

The Office of Career Services hosted their annual Career Services Leadership Institute at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Houston. The three-day event, February 23 – 25, had 75 student-participants and 30 employers to attend. Participants ranged from freshmen to graduate students. This year’s institute theme was “Success Has “U” In it”.   CSLI was created [...]

Black History Month Program at Holleman Elementary

I.T. Holleman Elementary School hosted their inaugural Black History Month program, February 24th, with the assistance of PVAMU students and the Office of Special Programs and Cultural Series. The University was initially approached by Barbara Tompkins, a representative from Holleman Elementary, requesting assistance in presenting a Black History Month program at her school. When Yolanda [...]

2017 Women’s History Month Calendar of Events

Each year, the Women’s Council on Leadership & Services presents Women’s History Month. All events hosted reflect this year’s theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. On Thursday, March 2, 2017, they are hosting their kick-off event featuring guest speakers, Dr. Marcia Walker-McWilliams and Krystal Mayo ’03. To see the month’s calendar of events [...]

3rd Annual Essay/Oratorical Contest

As part of the 2017 President’s Lecture & Culture Series, The Office of the President presented the 3rd Annual Essay/Oratorical contest Thurs. Feb 23rd. Students were asked to submit an essay about the 2017 Black History Month theme: “The Crisis in Black Education : Black Lives Matter.” The essays submitted explored the theme and incorporated [...]