27 Notable alumni of
Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University is 1479th in the world, 525th in North America, and 494th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 27 notable alumni from Prairie View A&M University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mr. T

    Mr. T
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    television actoractorprofessional wrestlerfilm actoractivist
    Biography

    Mr. T, is an American actor and professional wrestler. He is known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III. He is also known for his distinctive hairstyle inspired by Mandinka warriors in West Africa, his copious gold jewelry, his tough-guy persona and his catchphrase "I pity the fool!", first uttered as Clubber Lang in Rocky III, then turned into a trademark used in slogans or titles, like the reality show I Pity the Fool in 2006.

  2. Megan Thee Stallion

    Megan Thee Stallion
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    rappersongwritersinger
    Biography

    Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced "Megan the Stallion"), is an American rapper. Originally from Houston, Texas, she first garnered attention when videos of her freestyling became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram. Megan Thee Stallion signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018 where she released the mixtape Fever (2019) and the extended play Suga (2020) both of which reached the top ten of the Billboard 200.

  3. Loni Love

    Loni Love
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Loni Love is an American comedian, television host, actress, author, and former electrical engineer. While working as an electrical engineer in the early 2000s, she switched to music engineering, until later launching a career in stand-up comedy. She was the runner-up on Star Search 2003 and was named among the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in both Variety and Comedy Central in 2009. She is one of the co-hosts of the syndicated daytime talk show The Real which premiered on July 15, 2013.

  4. DJ Premier

    DJ Premier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    club DJdisc jockeyrecord producercomposerrapper
    Biography

    Christopher Edward Martin, known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preemo), is an American record producer and DJ. He is considered one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. He was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the rapper Guru—and presently forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce da 5'9".

  5. Maya Rockeymoore

    Maya Rockeymoore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    punditpolitician
    Biography

    Maya Michelle Rockeymoore Cummings is an American consultant, politician, and former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party in the United States. Before her election as party chair, she briefly ran for Governor of Maryland. She owns a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm.

  6. Kirko Bangz

    Kirko Bangz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    singerrappersongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Kirk Jerel Randle, better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Houston, Texas. He is best known for his single, "Drank in My Cup" which was released in 2011 and peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His name is derived from grunge rock singer Kurt Cobain.

  7. Emanuel Cleaver

    Emanuel Cleaver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Prairie View A&M University
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianpastorradio personality
    Biography

    Emanuel Cleaver II is a United Methodist pastor and American politician who has represented Missouri's 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. The district includes the southern three-fourths of Kansas City, including all of the city south of the Missouri River, as well as the more rural counties of Lafayette, Ray, and Saline east of Jackson. Cleaver is a member of the Democratic Party, and chaired the Congressional Black Caucus from January 2011 to 2013.

  8. Charles Brown

    Charles Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-1999 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    songwriterpianistsingerrecording artist
    Biography

    Tony Russell "Charles" Brown was an American singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced nightclub style influenced West Coast blues in the 1940s and 1950s. Between 1949 and 1952, Brown had seven Top 10 hits in the U.S. Billboard R&B chart. His best-selling recordings included "Driftin' Blues" and "Merry Christmas Baby".

  9. Cecil Cooper

    Cecil Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Cecil Celester Cooper is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros. From 1971 through 1987, Cooper played for the Boston Red Sox (1971–76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977–87). He batted and threw left-handed, and attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas.

  10. Dorrough

    Dorrough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    musicianrapperrecording artistsongwriter
    Biography

    Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough, known professionally as Dorrough Music (or simply Dorrough), is an American rapper and songwriter. His singles include "Walk That Walk", "Get Big", "Ice Cream Paint Job", and "Beat Up the Block". He has produced a series of 6 mixtapes (including three with Gangsta Grillz) and 2 studio albums.

  11. Percy Sutton

    Percy Sutton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2009 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianaircraft pilot
    Biography

    Percy Ellis Sutton was an American political and business leader. An activist in the Civil Rights Movement and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He was the highest-ranking African-American elected official in New York City when he was Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, the longest tenure at that position. He later became an entrepreneur whose investments included the New York Amsterdam News and the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

  12. Dewey Redman

    Dewey Redman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2006 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    clarinetistcomposerjazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Walter Dewey Redman was an American saxophonist who performed free jazz as a bandleader and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett.

  13. Craig Washington

    Craig Washington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Craig Anthony Washington is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Texas who served in the Texas State Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

  14. Inez Beverly Prosser

    Inez Beverly Prosser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1934 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in Prairie View A&M University
    Studied in 1916
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Inez Beverly Prosser, teacher and school administrator, is often regarded as the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D in psychology. After growing up in Texas, Prosser was educated at Prairie View Normal College, the University of Colorado and the University of Cincinnati. She was killed in a car accident a short time after earning her doctorate.

  15. Frederick D. Patterson

    Frederick D. Patterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1988 (aged 87)
    Biography

    Frederick Douglass Patterson was an American academic administrator, the president of what is now Tuskegee University (1935–1953), and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944, UNCF). He was a 1987 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and 1988 recipient of the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

  16. Steve Henderson

    Steve Henderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Steven Curtis Henderson is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who is best remembered for being one of the players the New York Mets acquired in the infamous "Midnight Massacre."

  17. Craig Watkins

    Craig Watkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Craig Marcus Watkins is an American lawyer. He was the district attorney for the Dallas County, Texas in the United States from 2007 to 2015. He became the first elected African American district attorney in Texas after he was elected in 2006.

  18. Calvin Waller

    Calvin Waller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-1996 (aged 59)
    Biography

    Calvin Augustine Hoffman Waller was a United States Army lieutenant general.

  19. Julius W. Becton, Jr

    Julius W. Becton, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Julius Wesley Becton Jr. is a retired United States Army lieutenant general, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and education administrator.

  20. Emerson Emory

    Emerson Emory
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2003 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    psychiatristphysician
    Biography

    Emerson Emory was an American internist and psychiatrist from Dallas, Texas. Aspiring to be a doctor from an early age, he attended Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College before serving in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army during World War II. After studying at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, Emory conducted his residency at St. Paul's Hospital, which was the first major hospital in Dallas to grant staff privileges to African American doctors.

  21. David L. Brewer III

    David L. Brewer III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Prairie View A&M University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    David L. Brewer is a retired vice admiral of the United States Navy and former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The 35-year veteran of the Navy was the captain of USS Mount Whitney from April 3, 1991 – December 5, 1992, commanded Military Sealift Command from August 2001 until his retirement in March 2006, and served as Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training from 1999 to 2001. As Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training, he is known for helping to develop the Navy College Program and negotiating contracts with 11 colleges, universities and community colleges to provide bachelor and associate degree programs to more than 300,000 sailors. As Commander of Military Sealift Command, he is known for overseeing the massive Military Sealift Command (MSC) partnership with the private sector shipping contractors operation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom which involved moving over 20,000,000 square feet (1,900,000 m) of equipment to the Persian Gulf in less than four months. He is also known for leading the Military Sealift Command's disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

  22. K. Peter Turnquest

    K. Peter Turnquest
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kevin Peter Turnquest is a Bahamian politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance from May 15, 2017 to November 25, 2020. He is a Certified Public accountant. He was the deputy leader of the Free National Movement. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University and his Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

  23. Billy K. Solomon

    Billy K. Solomon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Prairie View A&M University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in agriculture
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Billy King Solomon is a retired Quartermaster officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant General and former Commander of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia.

  24. Christia Adair

    Christia Adair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1989 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in Prairie View A&M University
    Studied teaching
    Occupations
    activistsuffragistsuffragette
    Biography

    Christia V. Daniels Adair was an African-American suffragist and civil rights worker based in Texas. There is a mural in Texas about her life, displayed in a county park which is named for her.

  25. Devonte Patterson

    Devonte Patterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Devonte Dawayne Patterson is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. He played college basketball at Ranger College and Prairie View A&M.

  26. Louise Daniel Hutchinson

    Louise Daniel Hutchinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Biography

    Louise Daniel Hutchinson was an American historian. She was the former Director of the Research at the Anacostia Community Museum. Growing up in Washington, D.C., Hutchinson was exposed to the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of community. Hutchinson worked closely with the African American community of Washington, D.C. and staff at the Smithsonian Institution to help build the Anacostia Community Museum. She was a historian of the Anacostia community.

  27. Reby Cary

    Reby Cary
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2018 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    writerpolitician
    Biography

    Reby Cary was an American educator, politician, and historian in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. He was the first black school board member in Fort Worth and served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1985. He was the author of numerous books about the history of African Americans in North Texas.