Saturday, October 26, 2013

Collegiate 100 to honor State Representatives Alma Allen and Sylvester Turner and PVAMU officals with the Power 100 Awards

Prairie View, Texas – October 28, 2013 – The members of the Collegiate 100 and 100 Collegiate Women will present the Power 100 Awards at its Black Tie Scholarship Awards Gala set for November 16, 2013 in the Willie A. Tempton Student Center Ballroom at Prairie View A&M University.

Honorees of the award include Texas State Representatives Alma Allen and Sylvester Turner, Professors George Brown and Kelvin Kirby and the Women’s Volley Ball and Men’s Indoor Track Teams of Prairie View A&M University. Mrs. Allen has represented district 121 for the past four years, while Mr. Turner has represented district 139 for the more than fifteen years. Dr. Brown has served as head of biology department and director pre-medicine for more twenty years, with Dr. Kirby serving as faculty member and director for NASA sponsored research for some fifteen years. Both the Volley Ball and Indoor Track Teams have won the SWAC championship during the past three years.

"These persons were selected for this honor because of their distinguished service, achievement and commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Gray, Gala Committee Chair. “We decided on this year’s list because of the significant impact they have made and continue to make on the community and we pleased to honor them because they are ‘Keeping it 100™”

The gala is a major event for the Collegiate 100 since its re-chartering at the university in March 2011. The organization was created at Prairie View A&M University in 1993. Proceeds from the gala will support the organization’s mentoring programs at Arnold Middle School and Navasota Elementary School, scholarships to students and other special programs at the university.

Newly inducted members will also be formally pinned and presented to the public at the gala.

In recent months the Collegiates have sponsored several programs to impact the university community to include the Spring Career Expo, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon distribution, Mentoring the 100 Way with the Freshmen, College Tour for elementary through high school students and Voter Registration Drives. The organization was the recipient of the President’s Cup for Outstanding Student Organization for 2012-13 at PVAMU.

The Collegiate 100, an auxiliary organization of the 100 Black Men of America is sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Metro Houston, Inc. The mission is to support the 100 in its four for the future programs: mentoring, education, health and wellness and economic empowerment to improve the quality of life of the community.

For sponsorship and ticket information, call Patrick Gray at 832-398-5262 or write: collegiate100pvamu@gmail.com.

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