Rev. Reginald “Reggie” L. Bachus had a simple message for PVAMU students: “Your attitude will determine your altitude.”
Bachus, an alumnus from the class of 2006, returned to the Hill for the fall 2012 general assembly. The event is held each semester to encourage the students, faculty, and staff through motivational words to strive for a better semester.
In his address, Bachus urged the students to be persistent and invest in their future with hard work, sacrifice and dedication. He told the students that “choices are seeds, not trees” and advised that they build a firm foundation for their future today.
“Don’t get frustrated by the seeds that are underground and you can’t see anything happening. Don’t get frustrated staying up late at night studying and you’re wondering why on your next test, your grades haven’t gone up,” Bachus said. “You just sowed a seed. You’re creating the conditions that are conducive for a culture of growth and life. Don’t get frustrated in the process.”
Bachus graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As a student, he was active in the Student Government Association, the National Society of Black Engineers and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He was also Mr. Prairie View A&M University 2003-2004. Bachus went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 2009. He is the pastor of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York.