Message to Alumni

A Message from the Dean

Roy G. Perry College of Engineering

Dear Alumni,

Prairie View A&M University College of Engineering cut the ribbon on Thursday, August 25, 2005 for its new $12 million electrical engineering building. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at the new facility’s main entrance and will include comments from Prairie View A&M University officials and several others, along with guided tours through the new electrical engineering building and adjoining engineering complex.

The University began construction of the three-story facility in November 2003 and it is celebrating the project’s completion with a college-wide event. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude with a public open-house, luncheon, entertainment, and media show at the College of Engineering complex on the northeast part of the campus. The Electrical Engineering Department will be moved in by the fall 2005 semester for classes.

More than 300 guests and students are expected to attend the ceremony. The opening festivities and the relocation of the faculty and staff starting in early July will mark a new beginning for the Electrical Engineering Department. Everyone is pleased to be a part of this important milestone in the rich history of Prairie View A&M University and the College’s contribution to engineering education. This new facility, 48,787 square feet, is more than bricks and mortar; it is a promise of a bright future for our electrical and computer engineering baccalaureate, master’s, and Ph.D. students. This is a commitment to provide the best in engineering education in the nation.

The building’s design focus on efficiency, quality and student-friendliness is evident throughout the facility. Visually exciting, high-tech, inviting, with state-of-the-art-equipment, this environment will prove to be an intellectually stimulating environment for students, faculty, and researchers.

Please inform the Alumni of this occasion and especially the Electrical Engineering graduates. We want to ensure that invitations are received in a timely manner; the need for current contact information is crucial. This can be accomplished very easily by visiting the College of Engineering website at and completing the Alumni Information form before July 29, 2005. We assure you that information will remain private. Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Betti Poindexter-Blackshear, Assistant Dean, at (936) 857-2070 if you have questions.


Milton R. Bryant, Ph.D.


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