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Happy Birthday to Willie Mena Jones-Glass, one of PVAMU’s Longest Living Alumni!

Willie Mena is among the longest living Prairie View A&M University alumni. On April 30, 2016, she will turn 106 years old. Born in Caldwell, Texas, she was one of 8 children born to Willie and Julia French Jones. She chose to attend what was then Prairie View Normal and Industrial College because she wanted to …

Industry Day Lawrence

Hall of Fame Inventor Inductee Victor B. Lawrence Tapped as Keynote for 2016 Industry Day

Prairie View A&M University is pleased to welcome Victor B. Lawrence, Ph.D. as Senior Advisor to the Cyber Security and Information Communication Systems Research Center (CSICSR) which is funded by the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative. Dr. Lawrence will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame at the Smithsonian American Art …

Freeman Bush

Down That Road: Ruth Loretta Freeman-Bush

Born in 1918 to Neil and Pearl Freeman in Liberty Texas, Ruth Loretta Freeman-Bush entered Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College in 1934. While at Prairie View, she played on the women’s basketball team and was a state champion debater.  She graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. After …

Spring ISD partnership

Prairie View A&M University and Spring ISD Announce New Partnership

A new partnership between Spring ISD and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) will allow Spring ISD juniors who rank in the top 25 percent of their class to earn automatic admission to the university. Along with the guaranteed admission, the district will receive fifteen $500 scholarships for students who decide to attend PVAMU (three for …

Reba Bland Evans

Down the Road: Reda Lee Bland Evans

Reda Lee Bland Evans was born October 9, 1913 to Erma Jean and Ollie Bland in Goliad, Texas. Evans entered Prairie View as a 16 year old Elementary Education major with a minor in history and mathematics. While a student, she was on both the varsity basketball and track teams. She was also a student …

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