Monday, November 17, 2014

State Legislator, Business Professionals and University Athletes to receive Power 100 Awards

Prairie View, Texas – The members of the Collegiate 100 and 100 Collegiate Women of Prairie View A&M University will present the Power 100 Awards at its Black Tie Scholarship Awards Gala on November 22, 2014 in the Willie A. Tempton Student Center Ballroom at university.

The 2014 Honorees are Mr. Khambrel Marshall, TV Anchor for KPRC, Mr. Roy Perry, Chairman of the Prairie View A&M Foundation, The Honorable, Senfronia Thompson, Texas State Representative, and the Baseball and Women Soccer Teams of Prairie View A&M University. We will also pin and present our new members as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organization.

"These persons were selected for this honor because of their achievement and commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Gray, former president of Collegiate 100. “When we decided to host this event we thought about the impact these persons have made on the community these past years and thought it befitting to honor them for Keeping it 100®”

Ms. Glenda Jones, Director for Career Services at Prairie View A&M University is the Mistress of Ceremonies with Dr. Frazier Wilson as the Keynote Speaker.

The gala is a major event for the Collegiate 100 which was re-chartered at the university in March 2011. The organization was created at Prairie View A&M University in 1993. Funds raised from the event will support the chapter’s mentoring programs, scholarships to students and other special programs.

Past Power 100 Award recipients are State Representatives Alma Allen and Sylvester Turner, Mayors Frank D. Jackson and Michael Wolfe, Professors George Brown and Kelvin Kirby and the PVAMU Women’s Basketball, Men’s Track and Bowling teams.

Current and past programs that have impacted the university community include the Career Expo, held prior to the University Career Festival, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon distribution, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Mentoring the 100 Way with the Freshmen, College Tour for elementary through high school students and Voter Registration Drives.

The Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization of the 100 Black Men of America and is sponsored at Prairie View A&M University 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 information, visit http://collegiate100pvamu.com ABOUT THE COLLEGIATE The Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization of the 100 Black Men of America and is sponsored at Prairie View A&M University 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. Contact: Benecia Curtis, Gala Chairperson collegiate100pvamu@gmail.com P. O. Box 5433 Prairie View, TX 77446 Phone: 408-613-9175

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