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Fabrication Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join President Ruth J. Simmons, Dean Ikhlas Sabouni, faculty and staff for the grand opening of the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture Fabrication Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:00 am.

PVAMU welcomes historian and alumnus W. Gabriel Selassie I ’88 for Scholars’ Voices Series

Prairie View A&M University welcomes Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I to campus on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 pm, for a Symposium: Scholars' Voices Series,  African American Culture and History. The symposium will take place in the Don K. Clark Auditorium. About Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I: Dr. W. Gabriel Selassie I is the Ralph Bunche Associate Professor of History [...]

African American History Month

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Cornel West returns to Prairie View to revel in what he says is its ‘renaissance’

Half an hour before his lecture began Friday afternoon, Harvard University professor and renowned civil rights activist Cornel West could be spotted giving his audience at Prairie View A&M University an early welcome with an impromptu appearance, handing out hugs and handshakes to students, alumni, and other attendees. “How are you, brother?” the author said [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

President Simmons Promotes State Fair Classic on Tom Joyner Morning Show

Dr. Simmons Honored By Houston Area Urban League

More than 1,000 guests joined gala co-chairs John Mingé, Calvin C. Guidry, and honorary chair mayor Sylvester Turner at the Houston Area Urban League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala - “Honoring Our Past … Impacting Our Present…Shaping Our Future.”

President Simmons Featured in Texas Monthly

Ruth Simmons, former Ivy League President, takes over at Prairie View A&M University.  The renowned educator (and native Texan) came out of retirement to lead the historically black university.

President Simmons Featured on NBC Nightly News