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Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoins Workshops are a Huge Success

The College of Business at PVAMU successfully organized two continuing education workshops last month titled “Bitcoins, Cryptocurrencies and Block Chain Technology,” and “Fraud and Forensic Accounting Workshop.” Dr. Hesam Shahriari, assistant professor of finance, led the currency and technology workshop on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event hosts were pleased to see a diverse group of [...]

Finance Professor to Host “Money Matters” Financial Planning Event

While many college students are likely somewhat aware of the importance of financial planning in their adult lives, they likely don’t realize it should start even before their college graduation. Danny Harvey, a finance professor and financial planning program director at the university, is aiming to change those attitudes. Harvey will be hosting “Money Matters,” [...]

Rising Senior Honored as Gilman Scholarship Recipient

Abdul-Aziz Muhammad, a rising senior computer engineering major from Houston, was recently named a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, which serves as an opportunity for undergraduate students to intern and/or study abroad around the globe. Students applying for this scholarship must receive credit for their internship, and also receive a Federal Pell Grant. Muhammad first [...]

Biology Student’s Blood Stem Cells Donation Helped Save a Life

A Prairie View A&M University senior is currently making it her mission to increase awareness of the need for bone marrow and blood stem cell donations at historically black colleges and universities such as PVAMU. Lauren Ashley Ward, senior biology major, donated blood stem cells last April, which helped to save the life of a [...]

Pottorf Inspires Students to be World Changers, One Design at a Time!

When Assistant Professor of Architecture Shelly Pottorf left ‘Corporate America’ five years ago to begin her teaching career at Prairie View A&M University, she sought out to make a difference. “Before I came to PVAMU, I was an architect who was solely in professional practice for 15 years,” said Pottorf. “I was working in a [...]

4-H Engages Youth in an Outreach STEM Program

The two worlds of Agriculture and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, had a group of 4-H students shooting for the stars in a recent Youth Lab. The out-of-this-world lesson was part of the National 4-H Science mission mandate, which is designed to address the following: unsolved worldwide social problems, a shortage of scientists [...]

PVAMU Launches Mobile App to Enhance Campus Safety

Free Rave Guardian Mobile App for Students & Staff Turns Your Phone Into A Personal Security Device As part of the Prairie View A&M University’s ongoing commitment to campus safety, the Prairie View A&M University Police Department has announced that they are launching Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a [...]

Lewter Appointed to the City of Houston’s LGBTQ Advisory Board

Assistant Director of Student Engagement Charles Lewter, IV has been appointed to the city of Houston's  LGBTQ Advisory Board. "I am elated about the opportunity to serve!  It’s my belief that all students matriculating at Prairie View A&M University should experience an enriching college journey regardless of their faith, gender and sexuality. Diversity and Inclusion [...]

Henry Receives 1890 Excellence in Extension Award

Jimmy Henry, program leader of Community & Economic Development (CED), with the Cooperative Extension Program felt honored to receive the 1890 Excellence in Extension Award. The award presented in Orlando, Florida by the Association of Extension Administrators at the annual meeting of the Joint Southern Region Program Leadership Network had special meaning for the Cooperative [...]

Alumnus Marcel Spears Wants More Stories About The ‘Tenacity’ Of Black People

(Photo by Timothy Kuratek/CBS via Getty Images) Prairie View A&M University alumnus Marcel Spears spoke to ESSENCE where he dished on seeing more stories about the Black experience and what makes "The Neighborhood" special. Spears is television’s fresh new face and one you should know. Right now, the young actor currently stars alongside [...]