Willie Simmons Named PVAMU Head Coach

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Willie Simmons, the offensive coordinator who engineered one of the nation’s best scoring attacks for the SWAC-champion Alcorn State University Braves, was today named head coach at Prairie View A&M University.
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Former PVAMU Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator Headed to Texas Southern

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Former Prairie View A&M head football coach Heishma Northern is the new defensive coordinator at arch rival Texas Southern University, and will be joined on the sidelines by his former Panther offensive coordinator, Mark Orlando.
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UAPB Alumna Vinita Hegwood Addresses National Controversy Over Ferguson Tweets

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Vinita Hegwood, a graduate of the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff resigned her position as a teacher at Duncanville High School in Dallas last month, following public reaction to a series of tweets from Hegwood on the Michael Brown murder investigation in Ferguson, Mo.
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WATCH – Paul Quinn WE over ME Farm Featured on ESPN

Paul Quinn College was recently featured in ESPN the Magazine for its football field-to-farm conversion. ESPN also featured the story on its digital broadcast platform, in an interview with PQC president Michael Sorrell.
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AT&T Donates $100K to Texas Southern Urban Academic Village

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First-generation college freshmen at Texas Southern University will have greater access to academic and workforce preparation, thanks to a $100,000 grant from telecommunications corporation AT&T.
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WATCH – Waller County Cop Pepper Sprays PVAMU Student, Under Investigation

ABC 13 in Houston last week reported on an incident involving a Prairie View A&M University student who was pepper sprayed by Waller County Police Officer Adolphus Cannon.
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Texas Southern Receives $800K Homeland Security Grant

Texas Southern University recently announced receipt of a five-year, $800,00 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, under the auspices of its Scientific Leadership Award program.
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Research Capacity Grows at Prairie View A&M

Student and faculty researchers at Prairie View A&M University will have more room for exploration this fall, thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense.
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Wiley President to Head Methodist Church Association on Schools and Colleges

Wiley College President Haywood Strickland will lead the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, one of the largest advocacy arms of the church, charged with advancing historically Black colleges with founding roots in the denomination.
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WATCH – Texas Southern Ocean of Soul in Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade

Check out the Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Marching Band performing in the annual Hall of Fame Parade in Canton, Oh.
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