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Prairie View A&M University
College of Arts and Sciences
News Release
Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Dedication Ceremony for PVAMU College of Arts and Sciences
PRAIRIE VIEW -- Prairie View A&M University will host a dedication ceremony Thursday, June 5, for its College of Arts and Sciences, in honor of PVAMU graduates Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford.  The Brailsfords are both Prairie View A&M University alums who have been pioneers in their efforts to garner major support and funding for the university.
The name dedication ceremony for the Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences will begin at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the E.E. O’Banion Science Building on the university’s main campus.  The dedication ceremony will be open to the general public.
While serving in the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Marvin D. Brailsford and his wife June Samuel Brailsford were stationed in many states and foreign countries including Germany.  Together, they have contributed to the university’s first-ever capital campaign and been generous supporters for major university programs and alumni initiatives. They currently reside in Beaumont, Texas. 
Prairie View A&M University’s Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences consists of eight departments and one division offering courses leading to fifteen bachelor’s degrees and six master’s degrees.  Primarily housed in the newly named E.E. O’Banion Science Building, the College seeks to develop students through critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and communication.
WHO:        Prairie View A&M University
WHAT:      PVAMU College of Arts and Sciences Name Dedication Ceremony
WHEN:      Thurs., June 5, 2:00 p.m. Ceremony
WHERE:    Auditorium of the E.E. O’Banion Science Building
                Prairie View A&M University
                Prairie View, Texas 77446-0519
About Prairie View A&M University:
Ranked the only Texas school on Black Enterprise magazine’s 2006 list of “Top 50 Colleges and Universities for African-Americans,” Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in Texas.  With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 41 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools.  A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. During the university’s 132 year history, nearly 51,000 academic degrees have been awarded.  For more information regarding PVAMU, visit .

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