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PVAMU Alumna Named 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (December 9, 2019) - Prairie View A&M University alumna Freweini Mebrahtu has been named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year. Mebrahtu earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from PVAMU in 1992. She has dedicated her life to keeping girls in school by designing a reusable menstrual pad and trying to end [...]

PVAMU Alumna Remembers Husband, Late Rep. Elijah Cummings

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (October 17, 2019) - U.S. Congressman Elijah M. Cummings, Representative from Maryland's 7th District, died early Thursday morning at the age of 68 due to health complications, and his widow, a Prairie View A&M University alumna, was among the first to speak. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said in a statement posted by MD Democratic [...]

PV Power Couple Gives $50,000 to Endow Scholarship Fund and Empower Young Lives

PV Power Couple Kelley Taylor ’99 and Troi Taylor ’00 Give $50,000 to Endow Scholarship Fund and Empower Young Lives       Kelley Taylor ’99 and Troi Taylor ’00 are always up for a challenge—perhaps because the husband-and-wife business team greets every challenge as a new opportunity. “The thing about challenges,” says Kelley, a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NFL Draft Results 2019: Raiders select PVAMU DE Quinton Bell

Silver and Black has run through the veins of the Bell family for decades. In 1991, the Los Angeles Raiders selected running back Nick Bell in the second round (No. 43 overall) of the NFL Draft. The Las Vegas native played three seasons for the team, totaling 853 rushing yards, seven touchdowns, 21 receptions, and [...]

PVAMU alumnus and drumline captain for Beyonce’s Coachella performance sits down with Fox 26

There is still lots of buzz about Beyonce's brand new live album and documentary "Homecoming." One of the performers featured is Houston drummer and former Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm member Larry Allen '07 and '10. Beyonce’ blew everyone's mind when she headlined Coachella a year ago, and now we're getting an in-depth, behind-the-scenes [...]

PVAMU alumnus and county agent talks vertical planting on Great Day Houston

Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Jeremy Peaches '15, Prairie View A&M  University alumnus and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) county agent is doing his part to teach and inform youth on proper techniques to grow food in the city with [...]

PVAMU Alumna Judge Erica Hughes ’03 and ’06 featured in Houston Style Magazine

PVAMU Alumna Erica Hughes '03 and '06 can’t stop smiling these days. She did a lot of smiling on the campaign trail when she was running for criminal court judge. A huge smile was on her face when the election results revealed she had won. The smile got bigger when she took the oath of [...]