The Alumni Voice

VOL. 4                                                                                                                                            NO.11 

June 2018 

In This Issue
Giving Back Involves More than Money!
COLONEL EARL TERRY 
Speaker
Representing the
ROTC Alumni  
Chapter at the 2018 Army Awards Ceremony held on the campus of PVAMU.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonels (P) Cedric Hill and James Porter for achieving the Rank of Full Colonel in 2018. Also congratulations to our newest alumni and newly commissioned D'angelo Thompson, Cody Blackburn, and Theron Brayas as they walked across the stage as graduates and 2nd Lieutenant Colonels. 


YOUTH & TEEN  
Prairie View A&M University Offers a Variety of Summer Camps and Programs for Youth Ages 17 and Younger! Please Click on the Link Below for More Information!

SUMMER LINK 
PRAIRIE VIEW PRODUCES PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE
Darrell Davis
B.S. Chemistry, 1979

   
Darrell Davis began his career as a forensic chemist with the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1979 at the Southwest Laboratory in San Diego, California. As a forensic chemist, Davis was responsible for analyzing seized evidence for the presence of controlled substances. Mr. Davis is also qualified as an expert witness in over 10 states and was a leader in the DEA laboratory as an expert in the seizure of clandestine drug laboratories. Additionally, he trained law enforcement personnel and state and local chemists in the manufacture of controlled substances.

From 2000-2012 he served as the Laboratory Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration's South Central Laboratory in Dallas before retiring from the federal government. In 2001, he co-founded and became president of Committee for Action Program Services (CAPS), which is a non-profit Science and Technology Organization located in Cedar Hill, Texas. The primary objective of the organization is to offer professional development to K-12 Science Educators and enrichment programs for students who seek careers in science and technology. Through CAPS, Mr. Davis has begun to address the issue of getting more minorities, particularly African Americans students interested in and pursuing a career in science. Through the CAPS Initiative, Mr. Davis has expanded his work to the state of Georgia providing classroom resources to Wilkinson County Schools.

In 2014 Darrell Davis became Executive Director and Founder of STEMversity which provides analytical services for the global community, training and research opportunities for secondary, postsecondary students and educators in the area of analytical science.  
Dr. Tania White, '92
NAA Chaplain
Creates Student Loan Help Video & APP

App Available
(Apple and Android) 
NAA LIFE MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON SEASON TICKETS! 
email:ljcollins@pvamu.edu for more information
 
NAA
Members receive 
10% off purchases
made at
 

Note: NAA members must email pvunaa@pvualumni.org to receive your password. Also, NAA Members currently in the AD's Club, will not be able to create a duplicate account.

 

JOIN TODAY!

| News on "The Hill" |

#PVNation, do not miss your opportunity to get a tailgating space this season! Spaces are on sale NOW! Tell a friend, tell a neighbor, make sure you reserve your space! Link: https://bit.ly/2HHxuho.

Let's Finish What We Started
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Panthers it is time we addressed our remaining $6 million commitment.

We committed to contribute $10 Million for construction of the new Panther Stadium, we raised $4 Million and we have $6 Million to go!

We're asking all Alums to meet the challenge of our students and match their commitment.  All you need to do is contribute $1,500.

Will you join those that have met the Student Challenge and start a monthly recurring gift of any amount you can afford and give at  www.helppvbuild.org?

HBCU NEWS

 

View the PVAMU Welcome Center!

 

   



CLICK HERE!
                   
 
In the 3rd quarter of this fiscal year the PVAMU National Alumni Association welcomed 50 new and renewing members to the NAA Family!
 
LIFE MEMBERS
Maranda Babin, '17  Charles Porter III, '89 
Wanda Baskins  Michael Johnson, '87 
Jamesia Fransau, '17  Alexis Hendon, '17 
Afeyinwa Amanchukwu '17   
 
ANNUAL MEMBERS
Era Robertson  Eric Busby, '01  Velvet Fitzpatrick 
Gwendolyn Harrison, '68  Norma Pulliams, '70  Theodore Campbell 
Hiram Harrison  Rosonya Traywick, '08  Marcel Spears, '12 
Paulette Smith, '67  Edwin Miles  James Tarver 
Ronald Hammons, '70  SaLeeta Curl, '05  Wendell Downs 
Rowland Steptoe, '78  Kevin Hoffman, '89  James & Melodye Berry 
Crystal Braziel, '08  Billy Philips, '69   Mannaser Marshal, '06 
Christine Manning, '67  Dawn Butler-Samuel, '99  Doretha Maddox, '96 
James Woods, '89  Chantell Link, '98  Kenya Sturns, '97 
Jarmellia McGowan, '04  Lisa Okwanna, '96  Alane Lillie, '92 
Catherine McKinney, '89 LeAndre Sanders, '10  Pamela Brown, '84 
Christopher Paul, '98  Wanda Jackson
 -Graves, '86 
Lorenzo & Dina Gooch, '91, '92 
Xavier Buster, '12  Tiyah Reed, '17  Marcus Hines, '90 
Mignon Washington  John & Heather Allen, '00, '98  Edward & Tammy Hannah, '02, '01 
 
GREAT THANKS to our Life Members that donated to the NAA Annual Fund in the month of May.  
 
NAA ANNUAL FUND DONORS
(May 2018)
 

Hilltopper - $1000-$1999
  Benny Lockett, '62
Ernest Owens, '73
 
Alta Vista - $500-$999
Cecil & Marsha Webster, '76 & '77
Sandra Malone, '54
 
Century Club - $250-$499
Waymon Binford, '78
Tammy Welcome-Brown, '88
 
Pathfinder - $100-$249
Paul Thomas, '54  James Bryant 
Louis Wells  Wilma White, '54 
Fannie Burt, '44  Norene Powell, '63 
Shirley Harvey  Savanah Clark, '49 
Thomas Hendricks, '59  Bettye Sinegal, '66 
Ollie Jones, '56  Mary Wells, '69 
Royle King, '75  Doyle Carrington, '57 
Dietra Mosley, '73  Terrie Davis, '76 
Jessie Palmer, '59  Tyrone Davis Sr., '77 
Eva Richardson, '59  Alfred Nash, '65 
Ray Seals, '64  Scheretta Wilson 
Dr. Robert Stinnett, '53  Neal Harris 
The NAA's Annual Fund is collected for operational use which includes;
*Creating a Mentoring and On-line support network to connect alumni with students
*Expanding communications via the website and all forms of social media for alumni outreach
*Additional repairs and maintenance to our Alumni House
*Any IMMEDIATE operational needs of the National Alumni Association

If you are a Life Member of the NAA and have not received information regarding the Annual Fund please contact the NAA Office. 
  
 Donate online or by mailing your donation to P.O. Box 2875 - Prairie View, Texas - 77446. The NAA is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity. Make your check payable to PVAMU-NAA. Thank you in advance. We appreciate your support.  
  
  Please take note of upcoming events in our alumni chapters, enjoy the articles and links provided for your enlightenment and feel free to share!   
FROM THE PEN OF THE PRESIDENT!
 
     KUDOS to NAA V.P. Charlotte Jefferson - Huggins and the Constitution and By-laws Committee for completing the arduous task of reviewing our constitution & by-laws. They had not been reviewed since 2009. The committee ensures the constitution & by-laws meet today's standards; inviting the NAA board of directors to review, give feedback and submit amendments. In accordance with the constitution all amendments had to be turned-in by April 15, 2018. CURRENT NAA members will receive a copy of the amendments via USPS on or before June 19, 2018 for voting purposes.
 
 
     Congratulations are in order for the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter and PVAMU Junior, Kirsten Budwine. This native of Plano, Texas began her internship Monday, June 4th in the office of PV Alumnus and Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II. I had the opportunity to speak with the political science major and share in her excitement as she traveled to meet with the intern coordinator and Congressman Cleaver. The D.C. Chapter has set a fine example of offering an 'uncommon opportunity' for students of PVAMU. The chapter hopes to repeat Panthers On Capitol Hill for a minimum of 4 semesters. Funding to support the program is made possible by the National Alumni Association, the Washington D.C. Chapter, the PVAM Foundation and Congressman Cleaver. Kirsten receives a stipend to help defray travel and living expenses and all housing is provided at no cost to her. For more information review the brochure in the next column.


Go Panthers!
Kimberley


BACK TO THE BASICS; FORWARD WITH ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT 
OPENING DAY 7/19
NAA Board of Directors Meeting (noon)
State of the NAA/Plenary Session (3pm)
Mardi Gras Reception (8pm)

UNIVERSITY DAY 7/20 (Purple & Gold Day)
State of the University/Q&A Forum with President Simmons and Cabinet (9am)

Alumni Mentoring (2pm)
Student Loan Management (2pm) 
*Compliance Training (chapter officers 2:30-4:00pm)
PVAMF (3:00pm)
 
HBCU Alumni Party & Class Pictures (8pm)

NAA DAY 7/21

Memorial Service Breakfast (8am)
*Officer Training (chapter officers) (10-12pm)
Athletic Summit (1pm)
Bus Trip to French Quarter (2-5) $$

First 50 persons with a PAID, FULL convention registration receive a $15 voucher to use in the hotel casino!
 
 

DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR CONVENTION TEE! $$


Join PVAMU NAA Today!  Only $60!

The PVAMU National Alumni Association needs your support!
We are 70,000 STRONG.
 LET"S SHOW IT! 


DALLAS CHAPTER  
HOST ITS
ANNUAL CLEVER DEAN LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 
5/10/18
Fifteen $1000 scholarships were awarded to senior high school students residing in Dallas County and accepted to PVAMU. These students will begin their academic career in Fall 2018.

HOUSTON CHAPTER  
RECRUITS NEW MEMBERS 
ALUMNI INITIATION PINNING CEREMONY 
5/10/18

 Sponsored by the Office of Special Programs & Cultural Series 
The pinning ceremony is designed to serve as a bridge from student to alumnus and recognizes graduating seniors for the current semester. Held on both campuses, vital information such as the importance of giving back to the university is disseminated. Highlights of the evening include remarks from an alumnus, participation by representatives of the National Alumni Association (Frederick Roberts: Main Campus; Chris Sanderson: NW Houston Campus) and candidates receiving their official alumni lapel pin. The ceremony concludes with a reception.

NURSES CHAPTER  
HOST  
RECEPTION FOR COLLEGE OF NURSING GRADUATES & WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS 
5/16/18
Nineteen nursing graduates were treated to dinner and door prizes at the last Nursing Alumni Chapter meeting. Each graduate received a nurses alumni t-shirt and were encouraged to join the alumni chapter. A reception for nursing graduates is held twice a year in May and December. Next up the Board exams for these graduates. 
 
 WACO CHAPTER  
HOST ITS
27th ANNUAL J.J. FLEWELLEN SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET  
5/24/18
What a legacy, 27 years of awarding scholarships to incoming PVites!  Five high school seniors were recognized for their efforts. Each student receiving a $1000 scholarship from the Waco Chapter. Congratulations to Waco Chapter President Deloz Lenord and her committee for a most beautifully decorated facility, the Be llmead Civic Center was a glow in purple and gold.
CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER & CLASS  NEWS
 
AUSTIN CHAPTER 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Richard E. Scott Building
4717 Heflin Lane 
Tuesday, June 5th; 7 p.m.
 
ATLANTA CHAPTER 
PARTICIPATES IN 
11TH ANNUAL ATLANTA HBCU ALUMNI ALLIANCE
5K RUN/WALK 
Saturday, June 30th

WASHINGTON D.C. CHAPTER
PARTICIPATES IN
6TH ANNUAL HBCU 5K RUN/2KWALK - HBCU ALUMNI COMMUNITY DAY
Saturday, June 30th  
  
PRAIRIE VIEW ATHLETIC CLUB
GET ON THE BUS! 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 
 
  
 
 

 
THE CLASS OF '67's 
DREAM FUND
 CONTINUES
See the DREAM FUND video HERE! 
 
 
SPONSORED BY THE WASHINGTON D.C. ALUMNI CHAPTER
To view full brochure and apply CLICK on this link


Click below to join the Class of 1992 Facebook Group
PVAMU Class of 1992 
Alumni SUITE Rewards...
Don't miss an opportunity to be inside Panther Stadium in the
'Room with a View!'
 
  It's Time For Prairie View A&M University Football!
The Prairie View A&M University National Alumni Association has purchased another stadium suite (with REDUCED pricing) and YOU, our premier suite members.

(1) Your $1,050 donation guarantees access for you to the NAA Suite for all home games of the 2018 football season; includes food and drink (this package does not contain a parking pass).
Balance due by June 30, 2018.
NO REFUNDS

Make your check payable to:
PV National Alumni Association.
For more information email: pvunaa@pvualumni.org or
call (936) 857-5817

NAA CALENDAR
 
NAA AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE!
Friday, June 15th

PANTHERS BEYOND THE HILL DUE!
Wednesday, June 20th

CONVENTION ADS DUE!
Thursday, July 5th

www.pvunaa@pvualumni.org
 
NAA  CHAPTERS & CLASSES
Atlanta Metropolitan, Austin, Beaumont, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Bend, Fort Worth, Hempstead, Houston, 
Johnson Space Center, Los Angeles, Missouri City, North Dallas Denton Collin County, Prairie View Agriculture, Prairie View Local,
Prairie View Nurses, PV Athletic Club,  PVAMU ROTC, San Antonio, Waco, Washington D.C.
Class of '53, Class of '54, Class of '55, Class of '59, Class of '60, Class of '61, Class of '62, Class of '64, Class of '66, Class of '67, Class of '69

Four points of focus for chapters and classes:
*Advocacy:
Assisting students in overcoming obstacles that hinder educational advancement;
*Friendraising/Scholarships:
Direct financial support to students;
*Membership:
Engaging the classes of the 80's and '90's, younger alums and recent graduates;
*Mentorship:
 Sharing of experience and expertise between legacy, younger alums, and students.                         
 
The purpose of the Association is to form a union of Prairie View A&M University, ex-students, and interested citizens of similar aspirations for the perpetuation of PVAMU.  
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Prairie View A&M University National Alumni Association - Headquarters

124 University Drive  .   Prairie View, Texas  77446

 
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