He was a medical doctor (OBGYN) and the first Black member of the Board of Regents for The Texas A&M University System.
Dr. John B. Coleman was the first Black to serve on the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. He was appointed by Governor Mark White and reappointed by Governor Bill Clemons.
Dr. Alvin I. Thomas developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University in 1970.
The Alvin I Thomas developed the first plan for PVAMU with the appointment of the Centennial Council in 1968.
Margaret Penn Sherrod
Margaret Penn Sherrod was the first Miss Prairie View A. & M. College to compete in the Miss Texas/Miss America Scholarship Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas in July 1970. Margaret was also the second Black to compete in that pageant.
Thursday is Purple and Gold Day
The University Ana states that Thursday is traditionally Purple and Gold Day because it was a day designated for various convocations and general assembly.
The school was integrated in 1963.
The school was fully integrated in 1963.
Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College (University) became a four-year college in 1901
The Twenty-seventh Legislature, in 1901, authorized the school to offer a four-year course of study that included the Academy and Normal School in four Divisions: education, agriculture, home economics and mechanical arts. A diploma and bachelor of science degree were given upon completion of ...
The homecoming theme for 1973 included the words Pride Produces Productive People and was later revised to Prairie View following the parade.
The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College (University) in May 1903.
A diploma and bachelor of science degree were given upon completion of any curriculum. The first three degrees were granted in May 1903.
The Office of Career Services was formerly located in the renovated Anderson Hall from 1978 to 2004. It relocated to 2nd Floor of Evans Hall in January 2004. Students are encouraged to register with Career Services to participate in the career fairs and internships.
The College of Engineering is named in honor of Roy G. Perry
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