Let’s build Champions

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Our annual Celebrity Golf Classic continues to raise money for athletic scholarships.  


More than 500 panthers volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of our student athletes. Find out how to become a PantherBacker.

our leadership team

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  1. 1876 -
    Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, originated in the Texas Constitution.
  2. 1878 -
    Enrollment of first students.
  3. 1945 -
    The name of the institution was changed from Prairie View Normal and Industrial College to Prairie View University, and the school was authorized to offer, “as need arises,” all courses offered at the University of Texas.
  4. 1963 -
    Football team won the SWAC Championship

Tyrone Ward
Panther Class of 1996

Elmontre Williams
Panther Class of 1995

The Panther Backers are a non-profit organization designed to enhance athletic scholarship dollars at PVAMU. The organization was founded in 1995 by several former Prairie View athletes whose goal was to raise money for the reinstatement of athletic scholarships at the university. 

 History of PVAMU

Our Team

"Deno" Robertson
Panther Class of 1969

Lynda Robertson
Panther Class of .1970

mission & vision

The Pantherbackers were created to continue the mission of endowing athletic scholarships at Prairie View via the Web. The site provides donors a variety of levels to donate to the scholarship fund along with spotlighting the Panther Backers organization.