This year's theme, " “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” honors and recognizes the role of women in transforming culture, history and politics as leaders, scientists, educators, politicians, artists, historians, and informed citizens. The theme also celebrates the myriad ways in which the spirit, courage, and contributions of American women have added to the vitality, richness, and diversity of American life. For more information on national events, go to www.womenshistorymonth.gov. Several programs are scheduled throughout the community to commemorate this month . . . The members of the Collegiate 100 will host its "Women in Leadership" Seminar March 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the E.E. Obannion Building. For more information, visit www.collegiate100pvamu.com. Ryan Turner is the president.
The Waller County Master Gardeners Association will present its Spring Gardening Seminar on March 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Waller County Road & Bridge Annex Building, 775 Business 290 E in Hempstead. Several speakers will address the various plants and flowers and how to care for them during the period. Lunch is provided as part of the $25 seminar fee. Registration closes on March 3. For more information, call 979-826-7651.
The Prairie View Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Meeting on March 22, 2016 to be held in the Parish Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 6:00 p.m. The members will elect several members to the Board of Directors and the Credit Committee. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting and let their voices be heard. For other information, call 936-857-4925.
Jerry W. Kellum announces the provision of Notary Public Services, seven days a week, in Prairie View by appointments. Please call 936-857-5215. Discount available to senior citizens.
A VIEW FROM THE HILL: Basketball at Prairie View A&M University is at its best as both Panther teams scored victory against the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M University on February 29 in the Billy Nicks Arena. In the first match the Lady Panthers extended their winning streak to four with a 93-72 victory to up its season 13-12 overall and a 9-7 SWAC record. In the men’s matchup, the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs 85-65, to improve its record 6-22 and 6-10 SWAC. Next matchup, the teams travel to Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi on March 3 where the Lady Panthers will play the Braves at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game is at 7:30 p.m. Then on March 5, the teams take on the Jaguars of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the ladies at 3:00 p.m. and the men’s at 7:00 p.m.
On February 26, the workshops ensued followed by the luncheon sponsored by the USAA Corporation of San Antonio. Mr. Mack Haik, businessman and owner of the hotel made a surprise appearance at the luncheon. Mr. Haik shared his personal and professional experiences and encouraged the students to follow their passions and to always give back to the community. Dr. Michael McFrazier, Vice President for Administration was the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Dr. Lawrence McNeil assisted the students with the case study. Overall, the institute was a huge success for the department according to Glenda Jones, Director for Career Services. For information on Career Services, call 946-261-3576 or visit www.pvamu.edu/careers.
Prairie View A&M University will formally dedicate the Alfred N. Poindexter Veterinary Hospital Building today with programs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, call 936-261-5150 or visit: www.pvamu.edu. The Cooperative Extension Service at Prairie View A&M University continues its Technology Workshops with its presentation of Technology Health: Storage on the Cloud on March 16 in the Carden-Waller Building. For more information, call 936-261-5118.
Until next week, in the words of Dr. W. E. B DuBois, “The function of the Negro college is to maintain the standards of popular education . . . and help in the solution of problems of race contact and cooperation." Keep the news and achievements coming to firstname.lastname@example.org or P. O. Box 2906, Prairie View, TX 77446.