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Thursday Night Lights: The Untold Story of the Prairie View Interscholastic League

Michael Hurd, director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture at Prairie View A&M University, recently published a book entitled Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas. Hurd noticed there was a lack of stories about the Prairie View Interscholastic League so he drew on interviews, [...]

Fall commencement exercises streamlined to one ceremony

This fall, commencement exercises will be combined. There will be one ceremony during which degrees will be conferred upon all degree candidates. This realignment marks the return to the PVAMU tradition of a single ceremony that incorporates all colleges and the School of Architecture. Commencement is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., December 16, 2017 . The [...]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for New 466-Bed Housing Facility

American Campus Communities recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new 466-bed housing facility on the Prairie View A&M University campus called “University Square”. Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System John Sharp, Interim President Ruth J. Simmons and CEO and Founder of American Campus Communities Bill Bayless all provided remarks during the ceremony. This [...]

Student Selected as 2017 HBCU All-Star

Ervin A. Bryant, a junior History major from Spring, Texas, was selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote excellence, innovation, and sustainability. Bryant is one of 62 All-Stars and the only student representing Prairie View A&M University. “I’ve had many amazing opportunities [...]

Student Selected for Prestigious Award from Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Mechanical Engineering student Maria Rossana Ruiz has been selected as the 2017 winner of the National Technical Achievement Recognition STAR Award for Undergraduate Student Role Model by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Of over 130 nominations, Ruiz is one of the 21 winners announced for their contributions to the STEM field. “This is the [...]

PVAMU On the Road to Becoming A Tobacco-Free Campus

Faculty, staff, and students are working to make Prairie View A&M University a smoke/tobacco-free campus. Greg Rose, the Program Manager for Health Education & Promotion, has started the initiative alongside his students in the Panther PhD program. Within the last two years, the University has received two grants to assist with Rose’s efforts. In 2015, [...]

2017 Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign Kick-Off

The Prairie View A&M University Annual Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign Kick-Off will be held, Wednesday, September 27th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in front of the A.I Thomas Administration Building. Inside the celebration tent, faculty and staff can play games, win prizes and enjoy food. They are also encouraged to enroll in payroll deduction to [...]

Dr. McFrazier Selected for Inaugural Aspiring Leaders Program

Dr. Michael L. McFrazier has been selected to participate in the inaugural Aspiring Leaders Program at the University of Pennsylvania. With a very competitive group of applicants, McFrazier was one of 20 participants chosen from various schools across the nation. Spearheaded by the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School [...]

Department of Homeland Security Awards Grant to COB Professor

Hurricane Harvey did a number on Southeast Texas, but many can attest, social media helped lessen the storm’s impact. "The focus and basis of my research for the past eight years has been how to use technology, such as social media, effectively in disaster management to benefit everyone, including the young and the elderly, in [...]

Student Affairs Receives $1.8 Million in Grant Funding

Dr. Bernadine Duncan Director of Student Counseling Services Dr. Bernadine Duncan, Director of Student Counseling Services, was awarded two grants totaling approximately $1.8 million. The first award is a Title III grant of $180,000 per year for five years, for a total of $900,000. The primary goal is to enhance Student Counseling Services in order [...]