It’s a 4-peat for the SWAC Championship Panthers of Prairie View A&M University. The Panthers narrowly defeated the Tigers of Texas Southern University 16-14 in the 2010 State Farm Labor Day Classic Football game on September 5 in Houston’s Reliant Stadium. The Panthers have won six out of the last seven match-ups with the Tigers. The Panthers are predicted to win the SWAC and another championship game coming off a 9-2 record in 2009. Congratulations to Head Coach Henry Frazier, III, the Panther Football team and the Coaches. Next stop for the Panthers include a match-up with Southern Mississippi on September 11 in Hattiesburg, MS and Alabama State on September 18 at home in Prairie View. The Marching Storm did its part to fill the Ocean of Soul beyond its own capacity. Incidentally, the Storm reigned supreme at the annual Battle of the Band with TSU on Sept. 3. For more panther information go to http://pvamu.edu/pages/104.asp
On September 11, 2010, the nation paused to commemorate the ninth anniversary of one of the greatest tragedy in American history. It was on September 11, 2001 that more than 3000 persons lost their lives in the World Trade Center disaster. We encourage all to take time out and pay respect to their memory on what is called Patriot Day in the nation. Say a prayer, no matter your religion, light a candle, tie a yellow ribbon to honor the soldiers around the world or turn on your car headlights during the day. Visit the World Trade Center Memorial Tribute at its website: www.wtcim.net.
Papa Leo’s welcomes the new students to PVAMU and invite customers to take come and enjoy its “Home-style Meals” Mon-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The eatery is located at 707 University Drive and also provides catering services. For information, call 713-884-7116.
Calling for all Mount Corinthians – Old and Young, Past and Present for the 152nd Church Anniversary, set for November 14th, 2010. Pastor Crosby and the Mount Corinth Congregation is asking all family and friends to be present for a once and a lifetime event. Speakers include Honorable Pastor Sylvester Smith, Jr. of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bryan and Dr. Ross Cullen of Solid Rock Church in Humble Texas. For more information, contact Mrs. Gwendolyn Carter at 936-857-3522 or Burnest Carter at 936-648-6509.
Your prayers and encouragement are welcomed for the health of Vera Armstrong, Martha Bailey, Esel and Willie J. Bell Sr., Ernestine Carreathers, Nellie Charleston, Dewayne Charleston, Redessa Coleman, Hulen and Irene Davis, B. J. Freeman, Mary Kemp, William H. Parker, James Poindexter, Irene Reid, Cecile Richardson, Otelia A. Watson and Douglas Woolfolk. May God’s peace be with you all!
Our condolences Cecil Boykin and family on the passing of his mother Rosie Lee Boykin on August 29. Funeral services were held on Sept. at the Heavenly Star Baptist Church Houston. Expressions may be sent to The Boykin Family, 20902 Emerald Street, Prairie View, TX 77484.
A View from the Hill: The staff of the PVAMU Career and Outreach Services Department will host its 40th Annual Fall Career Festival on September 20-24. Preliminary activities include a Golf Tournament, Corporate Gathering/Networking, Business Fashion Show, Resume and Career Preparations Workshops. The Annual Recognition Banquet will honor former directors, Interns and training kicks off the events on September 20 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Center Ball Room. The All-majors non-technical job fair is on Sept. 22 and Science/Engineering-technical Job fair is on Sept. 23 in the Student Center. More than 100 corporations, government and non-profit agencies and educational institutions are scheduled to attend. For details, visit www.pvamu.edu/careerservices or call 936-261-3570.
Prairie View A&M University invites the public to the 6th Annual Tour de Pink 2010 bicycle tour on September 19 at the university. Teams from corporate organizations and individuals are invited to participate and raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The event began in 2005 with more than 600 participants and volunteers. The Pink Ribbons Project was created to fight breast cancer by heightening awareness and utilizing educational programs. For more information on Tour de Pink and to volunteer visit www.tourdepink.org.
With an eye for collaboration and sharing, the City of Prairie View hosted the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of Black City Council Members on August 28 in a special meeting. The discussion focused on planning for the upcoming conference on collaborating with HBCU in the communities to assist the cities with economic development, providing scholarships and mentoring for young people. Mayor Frank D. Jackson and Dr. James Wilson, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs welcomed the group on behalf the city and the PVAMU respectively. Council Member Frank Moss of Fort Worth Teresa is the president with Prairie View Council Member Marie Herndon as secretary. Council Men Herbert Thomas assisted with the hospitality.
Congratulations to the PVAMU Soccer and Volley Ball Teams on its recent recognition by the SWAC. Senior Cheri Lindsay was named the SWAC’s Volleyball Player of the Week after helping the Lady Panthers finish with a 1-1 record. The Denver, Colo. native also had a .329 attack percentage in two games last week with nine digs against Houston Baptist. Senior goalie Melissa Aguayo was selected as the SWAC’s Goalkeeper of the Week after helping the soccer team finish 1-1. A native of Houston, Aguayo finished the week with 16 saves as they split two matches with Houston Baptist and Lamar.
Happy September Birthday Congratulations To: Eula Stafford (6), Lee Coleman (6), Martha Harris (6), March Tramble (6), Edward Reid, Jr.( 6), Charles Lewter (7), Rosie Matlock (7), Alvin I. Thomas (7), Frank Francis (8), Deborah Jackson (9), Angela E. Wells (9), Wilfred CJ Alexander (11), Pamelyn Reed (14), Redessa Coleman (16) and Mardell Harden (18). HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO Dorothy and Carlton Carter (2).
Until next week, in the words of the great Jesse Owens, a U.S. Olympian, "Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." Keep sending the news and achievements to email@example.com, fax 936-857-5352, phone 936-857-3272 or P. O. Box 2906, Prairie View, Texas 77446.