The Alumni Voice

VOL. 4                                                                                                                                            NO.9 

APRIL 2018 

In This Issue
Giving Back Involves More than Money!

Guest Speaker- Engineering Technology

"Who is IEEEHOUSTON?'

 

   CHRISTOPHER SANDERSON '95

NAA Life Member

NAA Financial Secretary

IEEE Region 5 South Area Chair

Hello Alum! It's that time of year again when we reach out to our alumni to help us with putting on a few fabulous camps with the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.

We are looking for fabulous presenters and amazing campers! If you or someone you know would make an awesome presenter for this year's camps, beginning with REAP, in June please contact me at REAP@PVAMU.EDU.  

If you have a student interested in a free residential camp this summer please contact us! We would love for you and your student to join us! #REAP #PVAMU #FreeCAmp
NAA Chaplain Creates Student Loan Help Video
PRAIRIE VIEW PRODUCES PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE
Michael L. Green Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S 
B.S. '92, Biology-Benjamin Banneker Honors College
   
Dr. Michael L. Green Jr. is a bariatric surgeon with practices in Colleyville, Dallas and Fort Worth. He is a native of Indianapolis, IN, attended the Benjamin Banneker Honors College at Prairie View A & M University and went to medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Green's passion for treating morbid obesity began during his five years of residency training at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Peoria. To further cultivate this passion, he went on to complete an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Providence Hospital, affiliated with Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Green offers the gold standard of surgical weight reduction with a minimally invasive approach. He continues to strive for excellence in this field. He has trained residents and senior surgeons in minimally invasive surgery. He has also served as a preceptor for other surgeons who are beginning in the field of bariatric surgery.

His experience and leadership in the field of bariatric surgery has placed him in key positions to impact weight loss surgery in the DFW area by serving as Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at multiple facilities in the Metroplex. He is board certified and is affiliated with several professional organizations:
* American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
* Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons
* International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
* National Medical Association
* Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
* He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
 
NAA Members receive 
10% off purchases
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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!

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?


CLICK HERE!
                   
    During the March 25th Family & Friends Day/PV Relays NAA Executive Board Members and Chapter Presidents facilitated our first recruitment event of the year. Great thanks to Chapter Presidents Richard Hamilton (ROTC), Denise Smith (Nurses), Debra Ealy (Missouri City), Hester Whitaker (Houston) and Claude Whitaker (Class of '69) for participating. NAA brochures were disseminated in the track & field areas while also promoting our upcoming National Alumni Convention attired in the convention tee with Mardi Gras beads! 
View brochure HERE! 
NAA V.P. Charlotte Jefferson-Huggins discusses NAA membership with Fort Worth Alumni during Family & Friends Day.
 
 Students were informed of the NAA's desire to serve as their advocates when needed. SGA Officer reviews the advocate form.

  The photo area was a big hit among alumni and their families! 
 
   
Today you could be a young person's miracle.
 
 GIVE TODAY!
 
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!
 
    The National Alumni Association'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

 

GREAT THANKS to those Life Members of the NAA that donated to the Annual Fund in the month of March. If you are a Life Member of the NAA and have not received information regarding the Annual Fund please contact the NAA Office.

ANNUAL FUND DONORS (3/18)

$100-$499
Rufus Bardwell IV '93
Diane Davis
Dr. Alex Davis '73
Milbrew & Shirley Davis '52
Grady Dillard
Nancy Donaldson '81

Jesse & Bobbie Fontenette
Janis Hadnot '57
Julia Hartfield '54
Valis Houston '92
Duane Hubert '90
Doris Lowe '53
Kowetha Mack '67
Charles Masters '61
Lawrence Perkins Sr. '72
Rosemary Reynolds '57
Alvin 'Fox' Roberts '53
Milton Russel '73
Oliver Simpson '69
Earnestyne Terry '61
John Terry '64
Ruth Vaughn '47
Joanie Wade '75
Camella Walker '54
William Wallace '92, '97
Cecil Webster '76

Marsha Webster '77
E. W. Wesley '71
Helen Whorton



Kimberley

BACK TO THE BASICS; FORWARD WITH ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT


JOIN US for the following ACTIVITIES: 
 
OPENING DAY 7/19
Golf Tourney $$
NAA Board of Directors Meeting (noon)
State of the University/Plenary Session (3pm)
Mardi Gras Reception (8pm)

UNIVERSITY DAY 7/20 (Purple & Gold Day)
 Q&A Forum with President Simmons and Cabinet (9am)
Panther Luncheon (noon)
Alumni Mentoring (2pm)
*Compliance Training (chapter officers 2:30-4:00pm)
PVAMF (3:30pm)
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) $$
Awards Banquet (7pm)


First 35 with a PAID, FULL convention registration receive a $15 voucher to use in the hotel casino!
NAA CALENDAR
INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF PRESIDENT SIMMONS
Friday, April 20th @ 2:00 p.m.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Saturday, April 21st @ 2 P.M. 

137TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE
Saturday, May 12th
 
HBCU NEWS

   




FORT WORTH CHAPTER 
SUPPORTS THE
JET RELAYS-SOUL FESTIVAL
 3/10
/18
Fort Worth Alumni held a heavy presence at the Relays.The Jet Relays Soul Festival Weekend is an Annual Track and Field Event which features some of the most talented athletes from some of the nation's top colleges/HBCU's, high schools and middle schools. This event is also featured as a Soul Festival with attractions such as a street carnival, Car and Bike Show, Live Music/Concert, celebrity guests, college fair, health fair, and a variety of vendors and food trucks from all over. Thirteen HBCU's including PVAMU participated in the events.

 
Fort Worth Chapter Members with comedian Joe Tory.
ROTC ALUMNI CHAPTER 
RUCK MARCH & BREAKFAST 
3/19 /18
PV Alumnus MAJ James Johnson, the S3 at the TAMU ROTC addresses PVAMU students at breakfast held after the Ruck March. A Ruck March is a less formal forced foot march.The march was approximately 4 Miles with 50 cadets participating. A lumni were allowed to walk alongside the cadets for individual development. The march was held in Hobart Taylor Parking Lot. The continental breakfast was held at 7:30 a.m. in the MSC Ballroom.
PV ATHLETIC CLUB
VOLUNTEERS  
FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY/PV RELAYS
3/24 /18  
The PV Athletic Club could be found volunteering throughout the PV Relays. Chapter members served as host and hostesses, ticket takers, assisted with student sign-ins, lunches, and awards.
Scholarship Applications
ATLANTA METRO CHAPTER
 
DALLAS CHAPTER 
Clever Dean Lewis Scholarship 2018 

FORT BEND CHAPTER
FORT WORTH CHAPTER
HOUSTON CHAPTER
 
CHAPTER & CLASS  NEWS

HOUSTON PV ALUMNI
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER & MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CRAWFISH BOIL
SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH 
 
 

SAN ANTONIO PV ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
email Doris Lowe for tickets djoan1953@yahoo.com

 
FORT BEND COUNTY PV ALUMNI
4TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW &SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
FOR MORE INFORMATION


MISSOURI CITY ALUMNI
MEET & GREET
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH

  
 

NURSES PV ALUMNI
35TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH 
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
 
  
 
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 
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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