Academic Insights Archives - Academic Affairs

Professor Achieves 40-Plus Years of Teaching Excellence

Dr. Alfred L. Parks is the College of Agriculture and Human Science’s (CAHS) 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member. It’s no wonder – this is his 42nd year teaching at Prairie View A&M University. He started back in the ‘70s as an associate professor and department head in the CAHS. “When I started in this profession, I never [...]

Spacecraft Carrying PVAMU Payload Launches into Space

A team from Prairie View A&M University developed a payload that launched into Earth’s polar orbit on October 29. The payload is riding aboard the Ten-Koh spacecraft built by the Kyushu Institute of Technology-Japan (KIT) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “We designed and developed the payload, SHARP-CPD (Solar and Heliospheric Assessment of Radiation [...]

First Aid Training Addresses Youth Mental Health

This fall, Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center hosted a first aid training on youth mental health. Teachers, counselors, and school resource officers from surrounding school districts, as well as officials with the Prairie View Police Department and the City of Prairie View attended the training on November 2 for free. “The [...]

Digital Media Arts Team Wins in Game Jam Competition

Seven students from Prairie View A&M University’s digital media arts program won the popular vote in Chillennium 2018, the largest student-run game jam in the world. College students from more than a dozen universities across the nation traveled to Texas A&M University October 12-14 to participate in the competition, which involved creating a video game [...]

Students Put Research on Display for Annual Symposium

The Biology Department hosted its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on October 26. The event showcased students at PVAMU while encouraging other students to conduct research and share knowledge. “When students engage in research as an undergraduate, it deepens their learning. It also makes them much more competitive when applying to professional and graduate schools,” said [...]

Students Win Big at 15th Annual TAMUS Research Symposium

Nine Prairie View A&M University students took home awards at the Texas A&M University System’s Pathways Student Research Symposium, which was held November 1-2 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Graduate deans from each member institution host the annual event. “Prairie View A&M University students have consistently presented competitive and intriguing research during [...]

PVAMU Alumna Recognized for Her Work at NASA

Shirley Holland-Hunt (’81) is an innovator at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She recently appeared in one of the space agency’s publications for her role as an agreements integration manager. Two years ago, she was recognized as one of NASA’s modern-day Hidden Figures. “The most thrilling part of my job is being involved [...]

Faculty Member Honored at Annual Nursing Conference

Pamela Brandy-Webb, a clinical assistant professor in PVAMU’s College of Nursing, was recognized at the Institute for Spirituality and Health’s 2018 Spirituality in Nursing Awards on October 12. Receivers of the award show spirituality – an awareness of the value of spirituality in healthcare; compassion – empathy with regard to all levels of diversity in [...]

Professor Leads Talk at Medical School in Houston’s TMC

Dr. Mark Tschaepe, associate professor of philosophy at Prairie View A&M University, led a talk on Diminishing Microaggressions in the Clinic and Beyond at McGovern Medical School in the Texas Medical Center on November 6. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at McGovern invited Tschaepe to speak as part of their Diversity Days Program for [...]

Enrollment Grows as PVAMU Expands Academic Support Services for Students

More students than ever are attending Prairie View A&M University. This fall, PVAMU reported an overall headcount of 9,516 students (up from 9,125 last fall, 8,762 in the fall of 2016, 8,268 in 2015, and 8,343 in 2014). PVAMU is also gaining new ground by: • increasing the percentage of students who return in good [...]