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In Memoriam: James F. Tucker, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: James F. Tucker, 1925-2016

Dr. Tucker served as president of Virginia State from 1968 to 1970 and then served on the economics faculty and was the director of the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech from 1970 to 1974.

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education has created an award to honor Christine A. Stanley, the vice president and associate provost for diversity and professor of higher education administration in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

Texas HBCU Signs Agreement With the National Institute of Technology of Mexico

Texas HBCU Signs Agreement With the National Institute of Technology of Mexico

The National Institute of Technology of Mexico is headquartered in Mexico City and operates 263 campuses throughout the country. Now students at any campus will be eligible for study abroad opportunities at Prairie View A&M University.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

Two Black Scholars Are Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Missouri Kansas City

Two Black Scholars Are Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Missouri Kansas City

The two Black finalists for dean of education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are Keith B. Wilson, a professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Abul A. Pitre a professor at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

Professor Warren joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1989. He was a recognized as an expert on corn and sorghum diseases and developed plants that were resistance to disease.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

In Memoriam: Elizabeth N. Noel, 1951-2015

Dr. Noel joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in Texas in 1981. She served as professor, department chair, dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, and associate vice president for research.

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

Dr. Clement Glenn was an associate professor in the College of Business at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. At the time of his death Dr. Glenn was concluding his tenure as speaker of the faculty senate at the university.

The New Dean of the College of Education at East Tennessee State University

The New Dean of the College of Education at East Tennessee State University

Terrence Hicks has been serving on the faculty at the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Hicks was on the faculty at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Since its inception in 1989, the Honda All-Star Challenge has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to Black colleges and universities. This year’s national champion was a team from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

Professor Webster joined the faculty at Prairie View in 1967. During his years on the faculty, he served as chair of the department of counselor education and the department of psychology. He also served as dean of the Graduate School.

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Jones was a professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

Prairie View A&M University Redefines Its Mission

Prairie View A&M University Redefines Its Mission

After a two-year review process involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black educational institution in Texas, has announced that it has formulated a new mission statement to better identify its core values.

Three HBCUs Receive Research Grants From the Department of Energy

Three HBCUs Receive Research Grants From the Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued grants to three historically Black universities under its Support for Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research program. The three grantees are Delaware State, Clark Atlanta, and Prairie View A&M.

Four African Americans Presented With Prestigious Awards

Four African Americans Presented With Prestigious Awards

The four honorees are Lynden A. Archer of Cornell University in New York, Gary L. LeRoy of Wright State University in Detroit, Jada Bussey-Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, and Derek Wilson of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

In Memoriam: Jewel Limar Prestage, 1931-2014

In Memoriam: Jewel Limar Prestage, 1931-2014

At the age of 22, she earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa. She was the first African American women to receive a Ph.D. in political science from an American university. She then taught for 33 years at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Thornton, 1933-2014

In Memoriam: Evelyn Thornton, 1933-2014

Dr. Thornton taught at Prairie View A&M University in Texas for more than 40 years. She was still an active member of the faculty at the time of her death at the age of 81.

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis had an award named in her honor. Cristal Truscott of Prairie View A&M University, Elias S. Siraj of Temple University, and the Africana studies program at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis were also honored.

In Memoriam: CherRhonda Smith-Hollins, 1980-2014

In Memoriam: CherRhonda Smith-Hollins, 1980-2014

At Prairie View A&M, Dr. Smith-Hollins worked in the areas of student retention and recruitment. She coordinated the engineering school’s summer programs and was adviser to the university’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Prairie View A&M Provost Is Stepping Down and Returning to the Classroom

Prairie View A&M Provost Is Stepping Down and Returning to the Classroom

E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has announced that she will step down from these posts on August 31, 2014.

Honors for Two African American Educators

Honors for Two African American Educators

Urmeka Jefferson of the University of Missouri received an award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and Terence Hicks of Prairie View A&M University was honored by teacher’s education group.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Those appointed to new positions are Nicole Roach at Webster University, Ronyelle Ricard at Southern University, Laurie Giles at Eastern Nazarene College, Marilyn Kershaw at the University of Cincinnati, Lason Hines at Prairie View A&M University, and Terrell L. Strayhorn at Ohio State University.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Cristal C. Truscott was named interim chair of the department of music and theater at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Muhammad Pate, the former minister of state for health in Nigeria will be teaching with the Global Health Initiative at Duke University.

In Memoriam: Charles A. Hines, 1935-2013

In Memoriam: Charles A. Hines, 1935-2013

In October, 1994, Dr. Charles A. Hines was appointed the sixth president of Prairie View A&M University and served in that role until 2002. He held a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University and served for 38 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Major General.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Camisha Duffy at Murray State, Michael Leo Owens of Emory University, Ashley Robinson at Prairie View A&M, Valandra German at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Clayton Steen at Bowie State, and Natasha Billie at Langston University.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Bridget Ross at Prairie View A&M, Kimberly Edwards-Hunter at the University of Montevallo, Laleta Davis-Mattis at the University of the West Indies, and Dominic Mack at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Jacquelyn White at Prairie View A&M, Juliana Mosley at Edward Waters College, and Emily Dickens at the University of North Carolina system.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Calvin McFadden at Bristol Community College, Chinyere Ukabiala at Grinnell College, and Billy Lawton at Prairie View A&M University are assuming new responsibilities.

Two HBCUs in Texas Adding New Residence Halls

Two HBCUs in Texas Adding New Residence Halls

Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University are both adding major new residence hall complexes to their campuses.

The New Dean of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University

The New Dean of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University

Alton B. Johnson will also serve as director of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center and administrator of the Cooperative Extension Program at the university.

In Memoriam: Lindsey Wetherspoon, 1924-2012

In Memoriam: Lindsey Wetherspoon, 1924-2012

He taught for nearly 60 years in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Five HBCUs Participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative

Five HBCUs Participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative

Alabama State University, Prairie View A&M University, St. Augustine College, Paine College and North Carolina Central University are involved in the UNCF project.

A New Dean at Prairie View A&M University

A New Dean at Prairie View A&M University

Tamara Brown, who was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky for the past 13 years, is the new dean of the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology.