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(Source:  Brenham ISD – You Make A Difference.  April 17, 2017.  http://www.brenhamisd.net/page/you.youmakeadifference)

The Prairie View Social Work Action Club has volunteered their time at DAEP/Pride Academy beginning in 2013. This partnership was created from a vision to increase mentorship for students at DAEP/Pride Academy. These Prairie View A&M college students provide meaningful peer mentoring with high school students focusing on making a connection to challenges teens face. It also serves as preparation for the students seeking employment in the area of social services. Since the inception of the program, the students and mentors have established solid relationships in which both are eager for the next meeting.

Prairie View A&M Social Work Action Club – You Make A Difference!

Students:

  • Giavanni Vega
  • Sherieka Kellum
  • Jeanique Jefferson
  • DeVanne Gilmore
  • Brianna Butler
  • Era Sneed
  • Senswayla Burns
  • Keanna Manning
  • Zaria Larkins
  • Marquita Green
  • Lindzy Monroe
  • Jalen Weatherspoon
  • Artela Lorton
  • Eric Alsup
  • Sunni Malbrough
  • Jailin Singleton

 

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Sophomore Roman Zepeda presented to the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members during their annual summit Feb. 23 – Feb. 25.  Mr. Zepeda presented on his contributions to the Round Rock Junior Police Academy and his memorable experiences that he encountered as JPA’s first Drill Sergeant.  Mr. Zepeda, a Political Science major, is a Navy ROTC (Marine Option) midshipman and an active leader on campus.  This past year, he served as an intern in the Round Rock City Manager’s office and also was a Bush School Public Service Fellow at Texas A&M University – College Station.  After commissioning into the Marine Corps and serving his country, he hopes to be involved in city management and local government.

Roman Zepeda

Sophomore Roman Zepeda, a 2015 Stony Point High School grad, with his mentors, Dr. Steve Flores the Superintendent of Round Rock ISD and Allen Banks the Chief of Round Rock Police Department.

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Anjerrika R. Bean

Dr. Marco Robinson, Anjerrika R. Bean, MA, and, Prof. Michael Royster at the Lecture Series Event.

Sociology Program alumna, Anjerrika R. Bean, MA, returned to “the Hill” to present a research presentation entitled, “Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence and the Faith-Based Community.”  Bean is a doctoral student in Sociology at Howard University in Washington, DC.   Referring to the assembled audience as her “family”, Bean led a lively and engaging discussion on the state of the Black Church and how social learning theory predicts that African American women may not report instances of violence.  Students were introduced to critical issues that face people of color and also encouraged to try to do something to change their community.

The GR Woolfolk Division Lecture Series was designed to honor the fifty year legacy of Dr. George Ruble Woolfolk, a pioneering educator, historian, and former faculty member at Prairie View A&M University.  The lecture series invites scholars, students, and community members to share innovative ideas on critical issues of social, historical, and political importance and is held at least once a semester.

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Herman Marion Sweatt

Photograph, Picture of Heman Sweatt holding a press conference for the NAACP headquarters in New York City, 1950. Photo by Fred M. Vinson. Courtesy of the University of Texas. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107

Heman Marion Sweatt originally intended to become a physician.  This professional goal changed wit him applying for admission to the University of Texas Law School at the age of thirty-seven (37) in 1946.  Denial of his admission placed Sweatt, a married mailman with a Bachelor’s degree in biology earned sixteen (16) years prior to his law school application. On a trajectory to become the plaintiff in a law school de-segregation suit filed by the NAACP against University of Texas President, Theophilus S. Painter.  In April of 1950, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sweatt, and two months later; in June of 1950, issued a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Sweatt could have easily begun classes at the Prairie View Law School in downtown Houston, which was established in 1947, or the School of Law of the Texas State University for Negroes in Austin.  Each established under the “separate but equal” doctrine.  However, he refused and remained steadfast to attend the University of Texas.  In September of 1950, he was admitted and began classes forging an example of leadership, courage, and determination that continues to inspire students even today.  We honor his legacy in opening the door for others by naming the LSAT prep program, the Heman Marion Sweatt LSAT Prep Program

Program Goal

The primary goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the legal profession by increasing law school enrollment for undergraduate college students from disadvantaged groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.  This Prep program’s rigor is designed to enhance skills to improve the participants’ performance on the LSAT thereby increasing their opportunity for successful admission into the Law school of their choice.  A cohort of not less than 10 and no more than 15 participants will be admitted into this Prep program on a bi-annual basis.  Courses will be offered by KAPLAN test prep instructors.

This project is jointly supported by the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences.

Application Deadline

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:00PM / JJPY 133 or via email at nkmitchell@pvamu.edu.

Requirements

  1. Junior/Senior Standing;
  2. 3.0 GPA;
  3. Resume and Completed Application;
  4. Two Academic Refrences;
  5. Receipt Reflecting Payment of $250.00 to the PVAMU Cashier’s Office.
  6. Contact vlayers@pvamu.edu for instructions.

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Becky Lewis (POSC), Megan Tillman (CRJS), Alex Goodwin (POSC), and Jessica Cotton (HIST) presented at the Symposium.

Becky Lewis (POSC), Megan Tillman (CRJS), Alex Goodwin (POSC), and Jessica Cotton (HIST) presented at the iRiseUP Symposium.

This year, Division students took top honors at several undergraduate symposium on campus and in other areas.  Alex Goodwin, a Junior POSC major won best poster at the iRise Up symposium and at the Annual Symposium of the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology.   Kiara Ballard (POSC) and Alex Goodwin (POSC) attended summer research programs at the University of North Texas in Conflict Management and Peace Science.  Both will be presenting their research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association.  J’Nia Stewart (Hist) attended a summer research program at Princeton and will be publishing her work later this year.  Jovvonta Mason participated in PVAMU’s REU program and won best poster for the summer program.


2015-2016 Projects (Sample)

  • Ballard, Kiara. 2016. “A Comparative Analysis of Drug Rehab Programs in the United States and Portugal.” iRiseUP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View,Texas. (March).
  • Ballard, Kiara.  2016.  “How Human Rights Organizations Deescalate Subnational Conflict.”  NSF REU in Conflict Management and Peace Studies at University of North Texas.  (July).
  • Cotton, Jessica.  2016.  “An Examination of Demographic Trends in the 5th Ward of Houston.”  iRiseUP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View,Texas. (March).
  • Crosby, Victoria. 2016. The Dragon and the Iguanas: China’s Role in Latin America. Honor’s Thesis. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. (May).
  • Goodwin, Alexander.  2016.  “The Legacy of Official Segregation on Institutional Trust.”  NSF REU in Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science.  Grant Number:1359148.  University of North Texas.
  • Goodwin, Alex. 2016. “The Best Prison Systems in the United States.” iRiseUP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. Won Best Poster for Social Sciences and Humanities. (March).
  • Goodwin, Alex. 2016. “The Best Prison Systems in the United States.” 11th Annual College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. (April).
  • Mason, Jovvonta.  2016.  “Southern Democrats in the 1960’s:  Ushers of Neo-Conservatism.”  PVAMU REU.  History Program.  (August).  Won best poster in summer research program.
  • Lewis, Becky. 2016. “United States and Cultural Imperialism.” iRiseUP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. (March).
  • Tillman, Megan. 2016. “Procedural Stops and Minority Populations.” iRiseUP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. (March).
REU at North Texas

Kiara Ballard and Alex Goodwin attended the Summer REU on Conflict Management and Peace Studies at the University of North Texas.

 

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Dr. Karl Baughman, Assistant Professor of History

  • Received his Ph.D. in History in 2011 from Western Michigan University
  • Has taught for more than 11 years
  • Is joining us from Stephen F. Austin University
  • Has published extensively (book chapters, journal articles)
  • A recipient of many research and teaching awards

Dr. Marco Robinson, Assistant Professor of History

  • Earned his Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi in 2010
  • Has taught for more than 13 years
  • Is joining us from Rust College Holy Springs, Mississippi
  • A recipient of many teaching achievement awards
  • NEH Award of $100,000

Dr. Harry Adams, Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy

  • Received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2004
  • Had taught before at PVAMU for more than 12 years and a few years more at other universities
  • Is joining us from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
  • Has published nine peer-reviewed journal articles

Dr. Krystallynne Mikle, Assistant Professor of Social Work

  • Earned her Ph.D. in Social Work in May 2016 from UT Austin
  • Has had years of experience in the practicum area of Social Work
  • Has published 5 journal articles

Dr. Farrah Cambrice, Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Received her Ph.D. from Tulane University in Sociology in 2009
  • A recipient of several teaching and grant awards
  • Has taught for more than 10 years
  • Has published 7 refereed articles
  • Winner of several grant awards

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