Notable alumni of Prairie View include: Charlie Brackins, one of the first African-American NFL quarterbacks; Charles Mose Brown, rhythm and blues pioneer; Inez Beverly Prosser, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in psychology; and Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, former WNBA player and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.
About the Prairie View A&M National Alumni Association
The Prairie View A&M National Alumni Association (PVAMNAA) was formed to: (a) build and foster understanding and support of the University; (b) provide services to alumni and loyal friends of the University; (c) encourage communications among alumni and the University; (d) serve as the central organization for the various alumni chapters and clubs; and (e) organize and implement programs necessary for securing grants, endowments and other financial assistance for the University. The association offers two designations of memberships: annual member and life member, and there are more than 36 active alumni chapters across the nation. The president of the PVAMNAA is Mr. Carl Young.