PVAMU Gala to Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Its College of Nursing

PVAMU Gala to Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Its College of Nursing

~ Dr. Alvin I. Thomas, PVAMU President Emeritus and Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, President and CEO & COO of The Texas Medical Center to serve as Honorary Gala Co-Chairs~

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas--Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, will host its 2008 Gala to celebrate 90 years of nursing education through its College of Nursing, Saturday, April 12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the university’s “Extend the View, Shape Tomorrow Today,” capital campaign. Anchored in a rich history of teaching, research and service, Prairie View A&M University’s celebrated College of Nursing has educated and trained nurse and health care professionals for nearly a century. The College is housed in the Texas Medical Center and was the first program at PVAMU to offer a diploma in 1922 to enrolled students.

WHO: Prairie View A&M University

WHAT: Prairie View A&M University Gala 2008 Celebrating 90 Years of Nursing

WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2008

6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Program

WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston

George Bush Grand Ballroom, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs:

Dr. Alvin I. Thomas, President-Emeritus, Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, President and CEO & COO, Texas Medical Center

Gala Reception Host:

Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis, RN, FAAN, CEO, Diversified Health Care Systems and immediate past president of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., and PVAMU graduate, class of 1959

Media are welcome.

Tickets Info: Individual tickets for the Gala are $150. To reserve seating or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (936) 261-2130 for ticket and general information.

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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, 37 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 131-year history, nearly 48,000 academic degrees have been awarded. For more information regarding PVAMU, visit www.pvamu.edu.

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