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A Special Message from the VP of Student Affairs

On February 18th, following my letter outlining changes in housing, hundreds of students attended an open forum to discuss those changes. In my view, thanks to the openness and candor of those who attended, we had an engaging and passionate discussion about a number of the challenges that students continue to face in housing availability; [...]

PVAMU Alumnus secures the legacy of the Buffalo Soldier

Prairie View A&M University alumnus Capt. Paul J. Matthews '68, founder and executive director of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum made his dream a reality. "Seven years (after its creation), we have moved into a historic building," said Matthews, a veteran of the Vietnam War. The museum was apart of a capital [...]

PVAMU alumna Yolanda Ford ’08 makes history in mayoral election

In a historic win, PVAMU alumna Yolanda Ford was elected as Missouri City's next mayor December 2018. The council member went on to unseat long-time incumbent Mayor Allen Owen in a runoff election, in Missouri City. Ford's victory marks the first time a woman or an African-American had been elected to lead the Fort Bend [...]

PVAMU alumna, Erica Hughes ’03 and ’06 elected Harris County court judge

Harris County’s of the Harris County Criminal Court at Law #3, is none other than Prairie View A&M University alumna, Erica Hughes '03 and '06. Erica Hughes has always had a passion to serve others and her community. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be an attorney and judge. There are no [...]

Architecture Professor to use AIA Grant to help portion of Houston’s aging population

The American Institute of Architects’ Design for Aging Knowledge Community selected Assistant Professor Jessica April Ward in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture as a 2019-2020 AIA Design for Aging Fellow. As a fellow, Ward will use a $10,000 grant to further research being done in PVAMU’s Regenerative Design Studio course – one of [...]

PVAMU alumnus featured on 60 Minutes for initiatives in Nigeria

In April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from the school they were attending in Chibok, a town in Borno State, Nigeria.  Alumnus Reginald T. Braggs ’90, who serves as the Assistant Vice President for Foundation Programs at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), was given the enormous task of developing a program that would educate the [...]

PVAMU alumna secures a job at IBM after completing an internship

Alexa Jackson, a recent alumna who graduated from PVAMU December 2018, has secured a job at IBM in Atlanta after working as an intern in the Watson Customer Engagement department as a digital development representative last summer. Jackson, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics, will be working [...]

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 adjunct 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 [...]

Mathew Knowles Lecture Registration

PVAMU welcomes Dr. Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment for a lecture presentation

Prairie View A&M University College of Business welcomes Dr. Mathew Knowles to campus on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 pm, for a presentation, “The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: The Business of Music, Film and Entertainment Industry."  The lecture will take place in the Agriculture/Business Multipurpose Building in the Ernest Boyd and Floretta Brown Collins Auditorium. Dr. Knowles is an author, [...]