Events Archives - Academic Affairs

Faculty Conference Focused on Smart Strategies to Impact Students

This year’s Faculty Conference hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs was engaging, informative, and inspiring. “Faculty were given a chance to hear and reflect on student voices – we had six students, ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to athletes, nontraditional, and honors students share their experiences,” said James Palmer, interim provost and senior [...]

COE Hosts Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics Workshop

The third edition of the Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics Workshop took place May 15-16, at Prairie View A&M University. “Hosted by the Electrical Engineering Department, the workshop covered state-of-the-art research and development in deep learning and high-performance computing for big data analytics, especially for mission-critical applications,” said Interim Dean Shield B. Lin. “Students received tutorial [...]

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 [...]

College of Nursing Hosts its Largest-Ever Open House

Prairie View A&M University’s College of Nursing held its annual Spring Open House on April 19. “Reporting over 160 potential students, the largest attendance in the history of the event, made it a very special occasion,” said Dr. Forest Dent Smith, director of Admissions and Student Services. Dozens of local high school students interested in [...]

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. [...]

48 Students in CON’s Centennial Class Receive White Coats

Prairie View A&M University’s College of Nursing held a White Coat Ceremony on April 7. Dr. DeMonica Junious, assistant professor and coordinator of the Nurse Administration Program at PVAMU, served as the keynote speaker. “Students are still talking about the meaningful way Dr. Junious incorporated the theme Nursing: The Ultimate Adventure into her remarks to [...]

2018 Black College Dance Exchange Draws Hundreds to PVAMU

You might have noticed the billboards around town for the 37th Annual Black College Dance Exchange (BCDE) April 12-15. Prairie View A&M University’s performing dance company, Classic Dance Ensemble, along with the Health and Kinesiology Department within the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, hosted the event this year with the theme, “Reflection, Refocus and Rejuvenation: [...]

Elementary Partnering School Day

PVAMU’s Office for Strategic Partnerships and K-12 Outreach hosted its 5th-ever Elementary School Day. More than 1,000 students from 12 area schools attended. “Our theme this time around was “It’s Carnival Time.” We had hotdogs, sack races, fraternities and sororities stepping, music, etc., in addition to the kids learning about our campus, meeting some of our [...]

Strawberry Research Provides Service to Texas Farmers

Strawberries are proven to improve cardiovascular and brain health, as well as prevent some types of cancer. It’s no wonder Prairie View A&M University is trying to get ahead of the curve by finding ways to help limited-resource farmers successfully grow organic strawberries. According to the USDA, California produces 91-percent of strawberries in the U.S., [...]

Nearly 100 Students Attend Scholarship Reception

Ninety-three students from 40 school districts across Texas attended PVAMU’s annual University Merit Scholarship Reception on March 2. The students received one of the University’s three most prestigious scholarships: the Regents’ Student Merit Scholarship, Presidential Academic Scholarship, and Distinguished Achievement Academic Scholarship. “These types of programs are designed to showcase our academically gifted students, academic [...]