PVAMF’s 1st Labor Day Classic Gala


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Location – Hilton Americas Hotel - Photography by Superior Video Productions, Inc. - The Prairie View A&M Foundation invited family, friends, and supporters to join them at the inaugural Labor Day Classic Fundraising Gala to continue their mission of “Growing Greatness through Giving.” Keynote speaker and Interim President of Prairie View A&M University Dr. Ruth J. Simmons began her speech bragging on PVAMU students and bringing several of them on stage to give their own testimonies. This was a great way to focus on the purpose of the evening – improving PVAMU in academics and student achievement. Some in attendance were emcee, Melanie Lawson; PVAMF Chairman and President, Robert G. Perry; PVAMU Dean, Rev. Charles H. Lewter, IV; TAMU Board of Regents Vice Chairman, Elaine Mendoza; TAMU Chancellor, John Sharp; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Ricky Anderson, Janis Hadnott, Samuel Coleman, Ernest Collins, Nathelyne Kennedy, Terrence Gee, John Osby, Marvin Brailsford, Benny Lockett, Carl Jackson, Billy Davis, Carl Johnson, and Rhonda and Fred Newhouse.