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Jan 28th, 2014
Groundbreakings Make Way for New Facilities
For Immediate Release:
The landscape of Prairie View A&M University will soon be changing thanks to the addition of new buildings.

The University celebrated the groundbreakings on Jan. 23 for the new academic building that will house the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the College of Business as well as the new retail and bowling center.

The first groundbreaking was held near University View for the retail center project. The new building will include a supermarket and a restaurant for now, but businesses such as a dry cleaner, hair salon, a dollar store and t-shirt company may soon be added.

The center will feature a bowling alley, providing the PVAMU Bowling team with a place to practice. Glenn White, head bowling coach for PVAMU, was happy to see the center come into fruition. “This is an unbelievably exciting occasion that I’m proud to be a part of,” he said. “This facility will help improve our practice, and I think it will take us to another level. I’m thankful for this opportunity and I’m thankful for what the university has done.”

Later the same day, a groundbreaking was held for the new building that will house the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the College of Business. The project will be located in the geographical core of the university, near Hilliard Hall and the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology. The new facility will be over 89,000 square feet and four-stories high.

For the College of Business, the L‐shaped building will include a proposed 400-seat auditorium, study rooms, technology‐enhanced classrooms, open collaborative spaces to emphasize teamwork and a state‐of‐the‐art trading room. The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ space will include a creamery and meats laboratory.

The projects are slated to be completed in 2015.

About the Company:
Established in 1876 as a land-grant institution by the 15th Legislature of the State of Texas, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the state. With meager beginnings as an industrial school for minorities, the University has thrived for 137 years, dedicated to fulfilling its mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.
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