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Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M Humanitarian Award
News Release
Monday, February 09, 2009

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas--Prairie View A&M University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2009 PVAMU Humanitarian Award.

The PVAMU Humanitarian Award is awarded annually to both a PVAMIU student and a member of the community, whose lives exemplify a spirit of love and helpfulness to others. 

One of PVAMU’s most prestigious awards given to a student or non-student individual, the Humanitarian Award awardees will both be announced and presented in full regalia during the Prairie View A&M University spring commencement exercises May 2009.

In recognition that service is one of the highest ideals to which one can aspire and consistent with the centuries old tradition of universities recognizing outstanding service, Prairie View A&M University established the Humanitarian Award in 2005.  The award honors individuals who are making outstanding contributions to the University, the state of Texas and the nation.  Recipients of the annual award are considered PVAMU’s measure of excellence in character and service to humanity.

To download PVAMU Humanitarian Award applications, please visit or call (936) 261-2130.  The application deadline is March 23, 2009.

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 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, more than 51,500 academic degrees have been awarded.  For more information regarding PVAMU, visit

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