Prairie View A&M University’s (PVAMU) commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service extends beyond its main campus and into the Northwest Houston Corridor with the Northwest Houston Center.
Since the late 1980s, PVAMU has endeavored to meet the demand for graduate and certification courses in the Northwest area. During that time, classes were offered at schools in designated school districts. Those simple beginnings have given way to the university’s current state-of-the-art-facility located at 9449 Grant Road.
This centralized location, near Willowbrook Mall just off Tomball Parkway, offers convenience to students looking to earn bachelors and masters degrees in several areas, including education, business, sociology, communications, architecture and nursing. The center is a fully functional extension of the main campus that gives students access to essential student services, including financial aid, academic advisement, the library, computer labs and wireless Internet connectivity.
A degree from PVAMU’s Northwest Houston Center is more than an education. It is your opportunity to experience a blend of quality academic programs, the traditions of a historic university at a convenient location and the opportunity to transform your life.
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.