September 2, 2010

Grambling State Alumni Provide Financial Support

GRAMBLING, LA — In a time when Grambling State University is facing some of its greatest financial challenges, alumni are stepping up to give.

GSU President Frank G. Pogue said, “This is just the beginning of our efforts to re-engage our alumni. The faculty, staff and students are doing their parts to move the institution forward. Now, we have to motivate our alumni to come together and provide financial support.”

The Grambling University National Alumni Association received over $30,000 in alumni pledges during the national convention in July and recently presented the university with the first installment.

Newly elected GUNAA president Clifton Lemelle said, “We are going to mobilize alumni from the past, present and future generations to get ‘dear ole’ Grambling back to where we are supposed to be. We are charting our courses towards a new beginning.”

Also, Ruston businessman and GSU alumni, Eric Banks of Raceway Petroleum Inc., presented checks to Grambling State University in support of the university’s campaign for A NEW BEGINNING and the GSU Department of Athletics.

Banks said, “I challenge my fellow Gramblinites and the business community to make a financial commitment to support the future growth of this great university.”


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