PRAIRIE VIEW PRODUCES PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE
Terry Smith, AIA
Founder & Principal In Charge
Bachelor of Architecture, '93
Mr. Terry Smith, AIA, NOMA is President and Founder of Smith & Company Architects. A former Managing Principal with one of the nation's largest architectural firms, he has served as Project Manager | Project Architect for a diverse range of projects. Terry has more than 20 years of experience in architectural planning and design, has designed more than $400 million dollars in projects, and is the recipient of multiple design awards.
Smith's added experience has been obtained by serving as
Vice President of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Services for Texas Southern University. He was working as principal of a major architecture firm when he decided it was time to launch his own firm in 1999, just one year after becoming a registered architect. Within this capacity, he managed more than $150 million in design work. Mr. Smith's ties to his professional and local community run deep. He has served as a board member for numerous professional and community organizations, and in 2008 his firm was recognized as one of the Houston Minority Business Council's Emerging Ten, which recognizes companies that make significant contributions to their industry and community. Pictured below are 2 projects you may be familiar with. To view more of Smith & Company projects copy the link: http://www.sc-arch.com/smith-company-architects-newsletter-fall-winter-2016.
The new PVAMU Welcome Center will serve as the first destination for prospective students and parents when visiting the campus.
The 7,600 SF building will be located near the front lawn of the campus and will be the first building visible by incoming guests to the campus.
Giving Back Involves More than Money!
"Panthers Doing Business with Panthers"
A monthly meetup group created to encourage Prairie View Alumni to network and do business with one another. There is no fee to attend for PV Graduates. However, if you decide to purchase breakfast you will be expected to cover your own tab. No gimmicks, no sales presentations, and this is not a network marketing pitch. Purely networking! This month (JULY 14th) we will be at the Prairie View family owned soul food restaurant
Please invite fellow alumni and bring your business cards for this event
Tell Your PV Story
NAA LIFE MEMBER
NAA LIFE MEMBER
DR. KENYATTA CAVIL
NAA LIFE MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON SEASON TICKETS!
email:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
10% off purchases
Note: NAA members must email email@example.com to receive your password. Also, NAA Members currently in the AD's Club, will not be able to create a duplicate account.
Dr. Tania White, '92
Creates Student Loan Help Video & APP
(Apple and Android)
Let's Finish What We Started
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
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 $1,100 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 July 31, 2018.
Make your check payable to:
PV National Alumni Association.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (936) 857-5817
To all financial members of the Association. Pursuant to Article XIV of the Constitution, notice has been given of impending voting for approval or rejection of proposed amendments to our current Constitution and Bylaws. These items will be voted upon during the Plenary Session (Business Session) which begins at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 of the 2018 Convention held at the Boomtown Casino and Hotel New Orleans (4132 Peters Road; Harvey, Louisiana 70058).
GREAT THANKS to our Life Members that gave to the NAA Annual Fund in the month of June.
NAA ANNUAL FUND DONORS
Hilltopper - $1000-$1999
Col (Ret) Rayford Shaw, '71
Myrtle Shaw, '72
Opal J. Smith, '54
Pathfinder - $100-$249
Ernest Richards, '73
Kimberley Ball, '95
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!
NAA President seeks answers at Texas A&M
After it was made public that Ruth J. Simmons
was to be the 8th President of Prairie View A&M University many of you reached out to me with your concerns regarding the process for her selection as president and the lack of input from Alumni. This past March on behalf of all alumni and as President of the PVAMU National Alumni Association I contacted Chancellor Sharp via email and expressed our desire to be present in the search when the time comes to select the 9th President of Prairie View A&M University. Chancellor Sharp forwarded my email to Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. John Hallmark who then invited me to the campus of Texas A&M. On June 12th we met to discuss the circumstances that led to the hiring of President Simmons and the process for choosing her successor. Ultimately, Chancellor Sharp has the legal right to appoint a president to any A&M System school sans a search committee. Dr. Hallmark shared that a similar situation at A&M Commerce occurred in which the university's president was appointed without a search committee.
he process for selection of the 9th President of PVAMU should proceed as follows:
1. President Simmons submits her leave date to the A&M System.
2. After the president's leave date has been announced the REGENTS form a search committee.
a. Traditionally, the search committee is comprised of 10-15 persons; 2 regents, 3-4 faculty, the faculty senate president, a staff person, an administrator, a donor, a community person
, 2-3 alumni and the student body president.
3. A search firm is hired to seek the best possible candidates.
a. In the 1st month, open meetings
b. In the 2nd month, job announcement
4. The committee will narrow the search from 8 to 3 candidates.
5. Chancellor Sharp and Dr. Hallmark spend a considerable amount of time with the 3 candidates.
6. The names of presidential candidates are NEVER published. All committee members must sign a confidentiality agreement (Most University Presidents do not want their current institutions to know they are seeking other employment. Although the candidate names are
not disclosed committee members may update constituents regarding the process.)
BACK TO BASICS; FORWARD WITH ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
We're talking three days of alumni networking and information exchange, social events, tours, and award recognitions! If you haven't met our new university president, Dr. Ruth Simmons, join us in Louisiana and hear her vision for our beloved Alma Mater.
OPENING DAY 7/19
NAA Board of Directors Meeting (noon)
State of the NAA/Plenary Session (3pm)
UNIVERSITY DAY 7/20 (Purple &
State of the University/Q&A Forum with President Simmons and Cabinet (9am)
Development: Expand Your View
Student Loan Management
*Compliance Training (chapter officers 2:30-4:00pm)
HBCU Alumni Party & Class Pictures (8pm)
NAA DAY 7/21
Memorial Service Breakfast (8am)
*Officer Training (chapter officers) (10-12pm)
Bus Trip to French Quarter (2-5) $$
DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR CONVENTION TEE! $$
CONVENTION ADS DUE!
Thursday, July 5th
44th ANNUAL ALUMNI CONVENTION
Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21
Join PVAMU NAA Today! Only $60!
The PVAMU National Alumni Association needs your support!
We are 70,000 STRONG.
LET"S SHOW IT!
President LeAndre Sanders stands with scholarship recipients. The Chapter welcomed 3 new PVites to the Panther Family.
LOS ANGELES CHAPTER
LA Chapter Members Paige Jackson,'15, Brody Deal,'17, and Ruth Hayes,'5
PV Alumni across the state were invited to fellowship and celebrate Juneteenth at TJ Hatter and Tisket a Tasket. Great Food and wonderful alumni - a great combo!!
ATLANTA METRO CHAPTER
PARTICIPATES IN THE
11th ANNUAL HBCU ALLIANCE 5K RUN/2K WALK
The Run/Walk is in its 11th year of raising much needed scholarship dollars for students in the Atlanta Area.
WASHINGTON D.C. CHAPTER
PARTICIPATES IN THE
HBCU ALLIANCE 5K RUN/2K WALK
The D.C. Chapter secured sponsors so that PVAMU Students could participate. PVAMU students Kirsten Budwine (congressional intern) and Ervin Bryant participated along side chapter members. The Run/Walk is in its 6th year of raising much needed scholarship dollars for students in the D.C. Area
ATLANTA METROPOLITAN CHAPTER
2018 HBCU SUMMER FEST
TO VOLUNTEER EMAIL
Saturday, July 14th
PRAIRIE VIEW ATHLETIC CLUB
GET ON THE BUS!
Thursday, July 19, 2018
PV-NIC & MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
ATLANTA METROPOLITAN CHAPTER
ANNUAL END OF YEAR
Saturday, August 25th
FREE for all Atlanta Chapter Members!
SUMMER GOLF SHOOTOUT
Sunday, September 30th
SPONSORED BY THE WASHINGTON D.C. ALUMNI CHAPTER
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:
Assisting students in overcoming obstacles that hinder educational advancement;
Direct financial support to students;
Engaging the classes of the 80's and '90's, younger alums and recent graduates;
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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