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Elijah Childers ’58 to be inducted into Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame

Prairie View A&M University alumnus Elijah Childers '58 will be inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. Childers (deceased) graduated from Woodson High School in Abilene before integration where he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track. He started at tackle on offense and defense at Prairie View A&M University, where [...]

Loni Love ’91 keynotes the Multicultural Media Luncheon during NAIAS

The ninth annual Multicultural Media Luncheon took place during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press week on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. This year’s keynote speaker was Loni Love, an Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner and co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show “The Real.” Love [...]

’65 PVAMU alum and war hero recognized for public service

A war hero with local roots was honored recently for a lifetime of public service. Dr. Richard Kimball Watkins, a Huntsville native, former US Army captain, Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, was celebrated on Dec. 20 with a flag flown over the United States Capitol. Kimball was recognized for relentless commitment to his country, [...]

Raleigh Johnson ’18 begins pro football career

Taking the first step toward what he hopes will turn into a long professional football career, former Ozen High School standout Raleigh Johnson II will play for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League next season. Johnson, a defensive back who last played at Prairie View A&M during the 2017 season, will report to [...]

PVAMU Alumnus, Fort Worth’s First Black School Trustee Reby Cary ’41 Dies

Reby Cary went to I.M. Terrell High School before attending Prairie View A&M University. He joined the Coast Guard and fought through five campaigns in World War II and was a very proud military man, Sanders said. Sanders pointed out that Cary died on the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

James’ Quest To Play America’s 100 Greatest Courses In One Year

A PVAMU graduate recently accomplished his goal of playing at the top 100 golf courses in the U.S., just one year after retiring from a 33-year-long career at ExxonMobil. Jimmie James, who graduated from the university in 1984 with a degree in civil engineering, first took up golf at age 45, when he was in [...]

Morning Ag Clips: Horace Hodge

Entering college as a young, wide-eyed freshman, many people have no idea where the journey will lead. Horace Hodge could not have imagined the path his life would take as he set out to attend Prairie View A&M University, where he would study in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS).

Kashara Bell Uses Juvenile Justice Degrees to Mentor 4Hers

Kashara currently serves as the PVAMU Family and Community Health Agent in Wharton County. In this role, she helps the community engage in more agricultural experiences and become more aware of food options. According to Kashara her top takeaway from her experience with CAHS was to be open and ready to expand your knowledge in [...]

PVAMU Alumna Named Dean at Columbia College

Columbia College, in partnership with Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Marquez as the dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement. Marquez holds a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health; an M.Eng. in civil [...]

’99 Alumna Bridgett McGowen Serves as President of BMcTALKS, LLC

Class of 1998 and 1999 Prairie View A&M University alumna, Bridgett McGowen, is an awarded international speaker and presentation skills coach who is expertly talented in moving businesswomen to find the right voice, fully embrace their passions, and master their messages when they take any stage at any time! McGowen serves as the President [...]