Alumni Archives - Academic Affairs

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 [...]

Alumnus Flourishes Post-Graduation

Draylon Leassear is only a few months into his post-PVAMU life, but the Construction Science graduate is already making headlines at his new company. “Upon completing my probationary period with AECOM at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the vice president of our Houston office featured me on the front page in our company’s newsletter as [...]

Two Alum Volunteer at Madison Area College Fair to Help Recruit Future Panthers

Prairie View A&M University alumni are making a difference from Texas all the way to Madison, Wisconsin. That’s where TJ McCray, director of Instructional Technology and Media Services for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), and Victoria Crosby, who is pursuing a law degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently volunteered to help recruit future Panthers [...]

Want Them to Follow, Give Them the Map

LaRachelle Smith (PVAMU Class of '94), who is now director of Marketing, Communications, and IT within the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), began her career as a project engineer with the Boeing Company’s International Space Station Program at NASA. Dr. Danielle Hairston-Green received her doctoral degree from PVAMU. But, before attending PVAMU, Danielle [...]