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Byrd Documentary Wins Big Award in Nation's Capital
Beaumont- The documentary "Byrd: The Life and Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr." directed by Eligah "Ricky" Jason and Eric "Spurgen" Brown, won the Grand Jury Award for best documentary in the 2009 Washington DC Independent Film Festival
The film was picked from amongst thousands of films from around the world.
"The Life and Tragic Death" mainly focuses on James Byrd Jr.'s life as a person and as a family man more so than his tragic dragging death by three men in Jasper, Texas in 1998.
The heart gripping documentary has already won numerous awards from around the country.
You can go to www.dciff.org to view the winners.
To view the trailer for "Byrd: The Life and Tragic Death of James Byrd Jr." go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbxl38gsZM4
For additional information, contact the film maker Eligah "Ricky" Jason by phone at (409) 350-7279 or (409) 924-7843 or by email at email@example.com.
Prairie View Names Building to Honor CNN/FOX Personality
Bryce Hairston Kennard
Prairie View- No greater honor can be bestowed on an individual for than having a building named to honor your achievements.
That is what Prairie View A&M did for CNN and FOX personality Don Clark.
Dedication ceremonies were held Mar. 13 to dedicate the Don K Clark Building to honor PVAMU alumnus Don K. Clark.
Clark is known for his career as an FBI agent and consultant for CNN and Fox National News. He graduated from Prairie View in 1967.
Clark made a name for himself for his expertise on counterterrorism and justice issuesThe Don K. Clark Building houses the university’s College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.
Clark’s name and his 35 years of service in law enforcement, security and counterterrorism will now inspire future generations of students pursing careers in law enforcement, juvenile research and psychology.
The PVAMU College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, meets the research, training and education needs of Texas and the U.S.
The Center and College were established as a result of Texas House Bill 1550, providing degree programs that are the first of their kind in the nation.
The focus has been on juvenile justice and psychology, and the training of juvenile justice and psychology practitioners.
Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in Texas.
With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 41 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools.
A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.
During the university’s 132 year history, nearly 51,000 academic degrees have been awarded.