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Ten PVAMU Graduates Commissioned to the US Military

Prairie View A&M University conducted a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for its Army ROTC and Navy ROTC programs. “With our guest speaker, Navy Veteran and former mayor of Prairie View, Frank D. Jackson, we honored the hard work, dedication, resilience, and duty of cadets turned officers,” said Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams, department head and a professor [...]

Summer Camp Rallies Youngest PVAMU Campers

Summer camps have stood the test of time.  Dating back to 1861 in Washington and Connecticut, youth have spent time boating, fishing, and swimming after hiking to a forest destination and setting up camp.  One of the first organized American camps documented is The Gunnery Camp. Annually, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) offers a variety [...]

Criminal Justice Students Travel to India

As Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) continues to “go global”, Dr. Camille Gibson and six students majoring in Criminal Justice enrolled in the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems course, spent two weeks as guests of the University of Madras in Chennai, India.  The students visited India to learn about the nation’s justice system and heard from [...]

Cambrice Working to Improve PVAMU Residents’ Quality of Life

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently invited Dr. Farrah Gafford Cambrice, an assistant professor of Sociology at Prairie View A&M University, to participate on a panel during the 2018 U.S. Ignite Application Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. Her job was to talk about her role in PVAMU’s Smart and Connected Rural Communities Planning Grant.

YEP4Success Promotes Youth Entrepreneurship

Nate Peterson, PVAMU CEP Community, and Economic Development County Extension Agent joined efforts with AgriLife Agent Fralonda Aubrey to launch YEP4Success as a part of the Sustainable Communities Project 2018 Leadership Camp at Forest Glen Camp, TX.

Concert Chorale to Perform in Germany and Poland

The Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. A. Jan Taylor, will travel to Germany and Poland, August 26 through September 12, 2018.   At the invitation of Polish conductor Mariusz Smolij, the Chorale will perform two concerts of American music with the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, in Toruń, Poland for the International Summer [...]

Researcher Ram Ray Provides Irrigation Expertise in India

Ram Ray, Research Scientist from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, recently visited Gujarat, India to share his irrigation expertise with farmers, agricultural extension specialists, and research scientists of the Kutch District.

PVAMU Enhances Classroom Experience

Technology continues to be a powerful tool for professors, specifically when it comes to helping them learn more about their students. Among professors and administrators surveyed across the U.S., one benefit is to give professors the opportunity be more creative in their curriculum and freeing up time to provide more individual assistance to students.  Integrating [...]

PVAMU Graduate Makes Firefighter History

More than 300,000 professional firefighters work in the United States. The Labor Department reports that more than 90 percent of all professional firefighters work for local government. Firefighters fight active fires or make emergency medical calls as a result of accidental injury or disasters. Firefighters save lives and millions of dollars a year in property [...]

PVAMU Develops Cloud Software for Oil & Gas

Oil and gas is hardly the first industry that springs to mind when one mentions cloud computing. The technology that has been expanding at a snail's pace, disrupting business models and enabling innovation across industry boards, has not really met with a lot of enthusiasm in the energy industry—at least not yet. But this may [...]