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PVAMU’s School of Architecture Celebrates Juneteenth By Hosting AYA Symposium

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate freedom while honoring the past, and Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture has exciting plans that do both. In collaboration with the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture (TIPHC), PVAMU will be hosting the AYA Symposium, formerly known as the Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival [...]

Celebrating Our Legacy: PVAMU Alumni Honored at DC Reception

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, served as the venue for a memorable night celebrating the achievements of PVAMU graduates from across the nation. Prairie View A&M University’s alumni reception, presided over by President Ruth J. Simmons, was held on Saturday, June 15th. The event featured an [...]

PVAMU Alumnus Patrice Bailey ’95 Named Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen has appointed Patrice Bailey to an Assistant Commissioner post at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Bailey will oversee Outreach, Agricultural Marketing and Development, Dairy and Meat Inspection, and Food and Feed Safety for the MDA. Bailey, a native of Harlem, New York, holds a B.S. in Agriculture Education from Prairie [...]

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Learning to Create Leaders: PVAMU Hosts The 2019 African American Studies Summer Institute

The 2019 African American Studies Summer Institute was held at Prairie View A&M University from May 28-31. Designed as an opportunity to allow faculty from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences to learn best practices for incorporating African American Studies into the curriculum, the days featured speakers in the morning and workshops in the [...]

Positive Mental Health at PVAMU: Dr. Derek Wilson on How Prairie View Has Shaped His Research

Dr. Derek Wilson is a man on a mission: to improve mental health for people of African descent. “We need to instill in every minority child, particularly Black children that they come from somewhere. They have a rich history of success, triumph, and excellence for which they can still represent. Our young people in this [...]

Mathew Knowles shares industry knowledge as Visiting Professor in the College of Business

Can you even imagine a world without Beyonce? It’s a bleak prospect that would’ve been reality were it not for Mathew Knowles—yes, that’s one “T,” he makes sure to remind us. Father and former manager to world-renowned superstar Bey and Grammy-winning chanteuse Solange, Knowles is largely known as the man behind the music—beginning, of course, with Destiny’s Child—a [...]

PVAMU research details African Red Dust’s rising threat to health and environment

A conversation with Dr. Richard Griffin can give you a whole new way of thinking about dust, and not the kind you sweep and remove from homes, apartments and offices. Specifically, Dr. Griffin studies the red dust of West Africa that can carry toxins while travel-ing right across the Atlantic Ocean in the high winds [...]

Graduates leave Prairie View A&M University with exciting plans for the future

Despite the dreary weather, the atmosphere inside the Baby Dome this past Saturday was as bright as the future of PVAMU's class of 2019. Eight hundred and forty-one promising new graduates received their diplomas during the Spring Commencement ceremony. A surprise came during the event when the president instructed the graduates to look under [...]

PVAMU student studying abroad in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia this summer

This summer, Ines Frazier, a second-year agriculture major and chemistry minor at Prairie View A&M University, will participate in Switzerland’s School for International Training’s (SIT) Study Abroad Program for Food Security and Nutrition. The PVAMU Honors Program student will spend six weeks, from June 3-July 15, examining food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms [...]