Saturday, November 16, 2013

Collegiate 100 Honors Citizens with Power 100 Awards

The members of the Collegiate 100 and 100 Collegiate Women presented its Power 100 Awards in style at the Black Tie Scholarship Awards Gala on November 16, 2013 in the Willie A. Tempton Student Center Ballroom at Prairie View A&M University. KPVU's Maurice Perkins (DJ MoPhat) served as host for the gala affair.

Honorees of the award included 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 founded at Prairie View A&M University in 1993 by Frederick V. Roberts. 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.

Forty-eight new members were formally presented at the gala. The members inducted for fall 2013 are: Ladies:-Bisola Aboderin, Tarynn Adams, Alajasia Apponey, Myah Armstrong, Armani Callihan, Dominique Clark, Skye Cotton, Benicia Curtis, Chelsea Daly, Candice Garner, Alexandria Hall, Erial Henderson, Celia Hinkson, Elizabeth Johnican, Sharay Johnson, Chloe Louis, Kerryea Martinez, Chape’ll Moore, Ugonna Okpala, Markita Richardson, Gabrielle Scott, Sheri Walls, Davida Wells, Writney Williams and the Men:- Jamal Bacon, Roderick Barree, Jeremy Butler, Terry Dixon, Jalen Farmer, Aaron Fowler, Michael Gerald, Tyrone Graves, Cornell Hamilton Jr., Corey Henry, Christopher L. Jackson, Demetrius Jenkins, Crayton Johnson, Kurt Lambert, Te’Sjown McCray, Brian Miller, Dejhon Moore, Timire Morris, Alexander Porter, Jordan Powell, Zuri Stewart, Travino Thomas, Gary Walker and John Watkins. These students come from varied backgrounds and skills and are expected make a significant contribution to the organization and the community.

In recent months the Collegiates have sponsored several programs to impact the university community to include the University's Career Festival, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon distribution, Mentoring the 100 Way with the Freshmen, College Tour for elementary through high school students Boy's to Men mentoring at Arnold Middle School 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.

Details and support of the organization can be viewed at www.collegiate100pvamu.com. For information contact: Jonathan Amos, president at: collegiate100pvamu@gmail.com.

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