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Prairie View A&M University
2009 Homecoming
News Release
Monday, October 12, 2009

Charlie Wilson Headlines Prairie View A&M Homecoming Celebration
~ PVAMU To Pay Tribute to Former Director of Bands George “Prof” W. Edwards~

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas--More than 10,000 Prairie View A&M University alumni, students, faculty, staff and supporters will converge on the campus of Prairie View A&M for its 2009 Homecoming celebration which will include a week-long schedule of exciting events — Oct. 11-17. 

This year’s theme “Something New, Something Old, Everything Purple and Gold,” will feature several events and entertaining programs that will welcome alumni back to campus. On Fri., Oct. 16, PVAMU will host a Homecoming concert with R&B sensation Charlie Wilson, which will also feature singer and PVAMU alumna Erin Stevenson and comedian ALI.

The events of the week will culminate with a Homecoming parade, football game against Mississippi Valley State University and the Stage Breakers Step Show, Sat. Oct. 17.   

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, George “Prof” W. Edwards was posthumously selected as the 2009 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. He will be represented by friend, Deborah Dungy who will lead this year’s parade in his honor. There will also be a special performance dedicated to Edwards during the football game half-time show. The Homecoming parade, long standing PVAMU tradition will be held Sat., Oct. 17.

All events are open to the general public. Some require fee for entry.

WHO:            Prairie View A&M University
WHAT:          Prairie View A&M 2009 Homecoming Celebration
THEME:         “Something New, Something Old, EVERYTHING Purple and Gold”
WHEN:          Oct. 11-17, 2009
WHERE:         Prairie View A&M University campus
                  
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519

PVAMU HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS

Fri., Oct. 16

PVAMU Historical Overview Exhibit
12 Noon – 5 p.m.
Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center
This exhibit brings the Homecoming theme: Something New, Something Old, EVERYTHING Purple and Gold to life, by highlighting the past and present.
General Admission: FREE

Concert featuring R&B Artist Charlie Wilson
Also featuring singer Erin Stevenson and comedian ALI
8:00 p.m.
William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building
Tickets:
Student General Admission: $25
General Admission: $35
Tickets for Charlie Wilson Concert are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Floor seating: $40
*Available at PVAMU Bookstore, surcharge may apply.

Sat., Oct. 17

Homecoming Parade
9:15 a.m.
To begin on University Drive at U.S. Highway 290
Admission: FREE

Football Game - PVAMU Panthers to play the MSVU Delta Devils
2:00 p.m.
Blackshear Stadium on PVAMU campus
Tickets: $19 general admission, $10 child general admission
PVAMU students FREE with student I.D.

For a full schedule of PVAMU 2009 Homecoming events, tickets and updates, please visit: www.pvamu.edu/homecoming09

About Prairie View A&M University
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, corporate leaders, nurses and educators, the university offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools. Prairie View A&M recently named its College of Engineering for alumnus Roy G. Perry and the university’s marching band, The Marching Storm, was featured as the lead band in the 2009 Rose Parade.  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 www.pvamu.edu.






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