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PVAMU Gala To Celebrate Contributions to Engineering


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: March 3, 2009

Contact:
Bryce Hairston Kennard
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (936) 261-2134, 2121
Fax: (936) 261-2139
E-mail: bhkennard@pvamu.edu
Web: www.pvamu.edu

PVAMU Gala To Celebrate Contributions to Engineering

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas–Prairie View A&M University, a recognized producer of African American engineers, will use its 2009 Gala to celebrate its College of Engineering through the theme “Celebrating Our Global Impact on Engineering and Technology”. The black-tie Gala will feature an expansive technology exposition and program, Sat., April 25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. PVAMU alumnus Roy G. Perry, will serve as the honorary Gala chair.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the university’s endowment.

This year’s Gala will be preceded by the naming ceremony of the PVAMU College of Engineering, in honor of PVAMU alumnus Roy G. Perry, class of 1978. Perry made a name for himself when he became one of the first black executives at Dell, Inc. The university will host a special name dedication ceremony Thurs., April 23 in the Electrical Engineering Building on campus at 3:00p.m.

Graduating its first class in the 1950s, PVAMU’s College of Engineering has become one of the most prestigious and respected producers of talented engineers, computer scientists and technologists. The College has built its reputation on the quality of its research and the opportunities it affords its students and faculty, through partnerships with organizations such as NASA, Shell Oil Company, Exxon Mobil Oil Company, the U.S. Dept. of Defense and Texas Instruments. Housed in the university’s engineering complex, the College offers degrees in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, computer engineering, engineering technology and mechanical engineering.

Name Dedication Ceremony for the PVAMU College of Engineering

WHO: Prairie View A&M University
WHAT: Naming of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2009
3:00 p.m. Program and Reception
WHERE: Prairie View A&M University
Electrical Engineering Building
Prairie View, Texas 77446

Free and open to the general public.

Media are welcome.

Prairie View A&M University Gala 2009

WHO: Prairie View A&M University
Gala Honorary Chair: PVAMU Alumnus Roy G. Perry ‘78
WHAT: Prairie View A&M University Gala 2009
Theme: “Celebrating Our Global Impact on Engineering and Technology”
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2009
6 p.m. Reception and Technology Exposition
7 p.m. Program
WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston
George Bush Grand Ballroom, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77002

Media are welcome.

gala Ticket Info: Individual tickets for the Gala are $150. To reserve seating or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (936) 261-1592/2130 for tickets and general information.

Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. With an established reputation for producing engineers, business leaders, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 41 master’s degrees and four doctoral programs through nine colleges and schools. A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. During the university’s 132-year history, more than 51,500 academic degrees have been awarded. For more information regarding PVAMU, visit www.pvamu.edu .

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