Alumni Archives - Academic Affairs

Alumni Spotlight: DeMarr Holmes ’16

“From the classroom to Main Street,” Cleveland, Ohio native and Prairie View A&M University alumnus DeMarr Holmes owns Screwston Sole. He says it’s the first smart sneaker store in America. “The smart sneaker concept is perfect for consignment sneaker stores,” said Holmes. “Usually, when you shop at places like these, you constantly have to check [...]

Alumni Use Decades of Industry Experience to Teach Younger Generations

Two Prairie View A&M University alumni are making an impact in PVAMU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Horace St. Julian (’71) and Vewiser “VJ” Turner (’80) are instructors who came out of retirement to teach. St. Julian has over four decades of experience from working at companies like AT&T, IBM, Cooper Industries, and Raytheon. [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Williams ’18

Rachel Williams (’18) is the first alumna to represent Prairie View A&M University as an HBCU Fellow at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. She just wrapped up the first of three semesters at the school in New York City. “I graduated from PVAMU with a degree in business management, but I’ve always wanted to [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Loushay Davis ’18

Loushay Davis (’18) is a proud new Prairie View A&M University alumna who has overcome a lot in her days. She was born 25 weeks premature, weighing only one pound. Growing up, she had to deal with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and asthma, to name a few. But she did not let challenges with her health [...]

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 [...]

Nursing Graduate Publishes Article

Prejean currently works full time in the Level 1 Trauma Center at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas. Prairie View A&M University alumnus Michael Prejean, BSN, RN, published an article in the international journal Annals of Emergency Medicine. According to Prejean, the article entitled ‘Adverse Effects of Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Cancer [...]

SOA Grad Shines in the Construction Industry

Prairie View A&M University alumna Vanessa Campos (Vanessa Melendez) was recently featured on her company’s social media page for ‘Women in Construction Week.’ “I started working at Hensel Phelps shortly after I graduated in 2016,” said Campos. “I love my job! I can honestly say, even if it is mostly men that I work with, [...]

Ten Students Commissioned into U.S. Army, Navy

On May 11, Prairie View A&M University conducted a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for its Army ROTC and Navy ROTC programs. “With our guest speaker, Navy Veteran and former mayor of Prairie View, Frank D. Jackson, we honored the hard work, dedication, resilience, and duty of cadets turned officers,” said Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams, department head [...]

Army ROTC Hosts Spring Awards Ceremony

Prairie View A&M University’s Army ROTC program annually recognizes the achievements of the Cadets within the program. This year, the program recognized 30 Cadets for their body of work at its ceremony on April 5. Organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars, USAA, and AUSA, to name a few, sponsored awards given to the Cadets. [...]

Finance Major Wins First Place in National Competition

Prairie View A&M University’s Romaine Knight, a junior Finance major in the College of Business, won first prize in the national FOCUSS Idea Competition, which took place on April 26, at CUNA Mutual Group headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Knight competed against students from five other universities. The primary objective was to propose ways for credit [...]