Chapter History UF

On March 22, 2003, 16 prominent gentlemen founded the University of Florida Chapter of Progressive Black Men, Inc. Since the inception of the UF Chapter they have been devoted to communal support, on-campus programs, and professional development. The UF Chapter developed programs such as the Jesus Jam Benefit Concert, Summer Paintball, 15 days of service, and many others.

Past Presidents

  • Tavarus Green (2013-2014)
  • Julius Ervin (2012-2013)
  • Troy Brown Jr. (2010-2012)
  • Sam Bryant (2009-2010)
  • David Peterside (2008-2009)
  • Terrance Harvey (2007-2008)
  • Harold Pryor (2006-2007)
  • Christian Grant (2005-2006)
  • Kevin Robin (2004-2005)
  • Brent Solomon (2003-2004)

Prominent Members

Billy Holcombe

  • University of Florida Chapter Founder
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame 2007
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Member
  • BSU President
  • Florida Blue Key

Jonathan Riley

  • University of Florida Hall of Fame 2006
  • Former University of Florida chapter of the NAACP President
  • Former Student Government Association Cabinet Director
  • Current Corporate Attorney ( IL) at Private Practice

Brent Solomon

  • University of Florida Chapter Founder
  • Award-winning reporter currently working at WWBT-TV in Richmond, VA
  • “Professional Promise” Award Recipient for reporting and anchoring
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Member
  • National Association of Black Journalists

Dave Vaval

  • Served on Progressive Black Men Inc. National Board as National director of Risk Management
  • Director of Programs for Chapter
  • Teaching Assistant for a College Level Business Class
  • While serving on Black History Month, along with his partner, they were able to convert their weekly film series into all black movies (Gator Nights) which has never been done in the history of Gator Nights for the whole month of February as a part of BHM
  • Former advisor to University of Florida and St. Leo chapters of PBM

Terrance Harvey

  • Former Chapter President
  • University of Florida Black History Month Treasurer
  • Practicing attorney in Jacksonville with own firm

Sam Bryant

  • Former chapter president
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law School Graduate
  • Trial team finalist
  • Trail team final four
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