Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tour de Pink Rolls Through PVAMU Campus

Sunday, September 19th, at Prairie View A&M University- this year participants joined to celebrate the SIXTH ANNIVERSARY. Beginning 2005, PVAMU has made a point to team-up with Tour de Pink bicycle tour to fight the good fight against breats cancer. This year's Tour de Pink bicycle tour was presented by BBVA Compass.
     Tour de Pink 2010 is the first bike ride in Texas solely benefiting breast cancer. Routes were available for all levels: 12, 23, 47, 63, 80 and 100 miles!  Participants raised money for Pink Ribbons Project, in motion against breast cancer to fight breast cancer through awareness and education programs and the support of proper screening for the medically underserved funding and outreach initiatives.

      Since it's inception in 2005, Tour de Pink has helped Pink Ribbons Project make a powerful impact within the Greater Houston Community through the efforts of dedicated riders, volunteers, sponsors and all those people who pledge. This year PVAMU had 1,729 participants and 124 teams who have raised more than $164,000 dollars for Pink Ribbons. For more information:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Members Attend NABJ’s Yearly Convention and Career Fair in San Diego

   Seven students and one advisor from the Prairie A&M University NABJ chapter embarked on a trip to San Diego on July 28-August 1 for this year’s national convention and career fair.

   Featured, were speakers from all over the journalist spectrum. From, Regina King’s press conference about the battle of AIDS in America to; Shirley Sherrod breaking news statements about the controversy surrounding her.

   An advance screening of Spike Lee’s new documentary titled “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise” was shown with an Q and A session with him afterwards. The pilot episode of NBC’s new show The Undercovers that features Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, his co-star, was also shown. Mr. Kodjoe as well as J. J. Abrams, the shows executive producers, director and co-creator, gave a brief interview after the showing.

   The convention offered seminars and workshops for any, and everything, you could possible want to know in the world of media and journalism. The career fair brought in major media outlets such as CNN, Washington Post, ESPN, and the Associated Press.

   Ending the convention was an elegant gala where top journalists and media professionals were honored for their hard work and dedication. Such as Soledad O'Brien named journalist of the year. The Philadelphia kickoff party officially ended this year’s convention and career fair.