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Sold Out Cornel West Lecture will be available on Live Stream

Prairie View A&M University welcomes prominent activist Dr. Cornel West to campus on Friday, January 18 at 4:00 pm, for a Symposium: Scholars' Voices Series,  African American Culture and History. The symposium will take place in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center, Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium. Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social [...]

Bonner theorizes an alternative framework for the Black male experience

PVAMU Alumna Melanye Price appointed as Endowed Professor of Political Science

Prairie View A&M University is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanye Price ‘95 as Endowed Professor of Political Science and principal investigator for the Mellon Foundation African American Studies Initiative. Price's research and teaching interests include black politics, public opinion, political rhetoric, and social movements. Her most recent book, "The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama [...]

PVAMU President to deliver keynote address for the NAACP 100th anniversary banquet

The Corpus Christi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its H. Boyd Hall Chapter. The celebration, dubbed the 100 Year Jubilee Celebration Program, will take place Sunday, Jan. 19 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, and features PVAMU [...]

Community Leader Shari Griswold Donates $2M for Scholarships

Lifting the Voices of Future Generations: Community Leader Shari Griswold Donates $2 Million for Scholarships through Her Estate   Tired of simply taking. Shari Griswold is ready to give. “I worked in the corporate world for many years, and that was very lucrative for me,” shares Shari candidly. “Yet, I felt as though I was just [...]

Debra L. Lee Challenges 568 PVAMU Graduates to ‘Be Courageous’

Debra L Lee Commencement Address PVAMU Fall 2018 December 16, 2018 COURAGE OVER FEAR Good Afternoon! Thank you to President Ruth Simmons for that warm introduction. To the administration, faculty, and staff. Families, friends and most importantly to the Prarie View A & M University graduating class of 2018… You did it! To the parents, [...]

PVAMU Band Students Participate in 369th Band for Armistice Centennial in D.C.

As the nation honored its veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces during the recent Veterans Day weekend, several PVAMU students played a major role in remaking history in Washington, D.C. as part of the festivities. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, a recreation of the 369th Regimental [...]

PVAMU Veteran Students Give Back to Flight #55 Initiative

Seven Prairie View A&M University Veterans Services students recently participated in the trip of a lifetime, escorting a total of 51 World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to D.C. on the weekend of November 2 - 3, 2018. These students were chosen as Honor Guardians for Flight #55 an all-African American group, providing a significant [...]

PVAMU Alumna Yolanda Ford ’08, Elected First African-American Woman Mayor of Missouri City

PVAMU Alumna Appointed to Council by Governor Abbott

PVAMU alumna Dr. E’Loria Simon-Campbell, Ph.D. '95 was recently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke for a term set to start on February 1, 2019. This council is charged with developing an effective and resource‐efficient plan to reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic burden of cardiovascular disease and [...]