Prairie View Celebrates The Legacy Of The Students That Started It All

On Tuesday February 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Willie A. Tempton Sr. Memorial Student Center Ballroom, Prairie View A&M University will host its inaugural Unknown Eight Gala. It will be a black tie event honoring the legacy of the program students who were the first to enroll at the then, Alta Vista Agriculture & Mechanicial College.

Although Prairie View was established in 1876 The Unknow Eight, who were all men, did not enroll and begin there studies until March 11, 1878. Now 142 years later Prairie View is continuing to grow and improve with an grand enrollment total of 9,152 students as of Fall 2017.

The history of Praire View is rich and intriguing, and with this Inagural Gala, Prairie View continues to create history and a legacy that lives on.

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Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.


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