April 26, 2011

GSU Mass Communications Student Wins UNCF $5,000 Scholarship for Essay

Grambling, LA – UNCF and Union National Life Insurance presented Deasirae Woodard a scholarship check for $5,000 to go towards her education. Ms. Woodard submitted an essay entitled “Still Standing” her story about being homeless throughout high school and beating all odds and graduating in the top 10% of her class at Alief-Taylor in Houston, Texas. Deasirae a junior at Grambling is a Mass Communications major and 2010 Deans List honoree. She plans to become a director and producer when she graduates.

GSU Mass Communications Student Wins UNCF $5,000 Scholarship for Essay
Leon Sanders, GSU interim vice for finance and administration; Rob Bertucci, Union National Life Insurance regional vice president; Deasirae Woodard, mass communication major from Houston; Jerry J. Fabre, Union National Life Insurance district manager; Sharon Reed, director for Student Support Services (Scholarship Committee); Jamicia Albritton, assistant director for scholarships (GSU Financial Aid).

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Syndicated Columnist Roland Martin to Speak at GSU Spring Commencement

Syndicated Columnist Roland Martin to Speak at GSU Spring CommencementGRAMBLING, LA — Roland Martin, one of America’s most visible journalist, analyst, and author will speak at Grambling State University’s 2011 Spring Commencement. Mr. Martin has made numerous appearances on CNN, BET Nightly News, FOX News, MSNBC, and BBC News. He is the recipient of the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview” and the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview.” Martin can be heard Monday thru Friday on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” interviewing and/or analyzing current news issues.

Grambling’s spring commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Following the commencement exercises the graduates and their families will join the university president, Dr. Frank G. Pogue, for a reception at McCall Dining Hall. The University is expecting to graduate over 500 students.

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April 19, 2011

GSU Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

GRAMBLING, LA – The College of Business at Grambling State University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Only 607 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. “The continuation of AACSB is consistent with the excellence for which Grambling State University is internationally known. AACSB is without a doubt the most prestigious achievements a university can achieve and it confirms the quality of our faculty and students. The university is profoundly pleased to have its excellence confirmed by accrediting colleagues,” states Dr. Frank Pogue, Grambling President.

“It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.” “The Dean of the College of Business and the faculty at Grambling State University are to be commended on their efforts to make sure the accrediting team was able to clearly see the strengthens of the programs in the College of Business,” says GSU Provost Connie Walton.

“Grambling State University’s College of Business continues to distinguish itself because of its highly prepared collegiate faculty providing each student with relevant quality instruction. The College provides a supportive environment where students are taught not only business principles and concepts but also the “soft skills” that are necessary for successful business careers. The College’s innovative techniques of demonstrating the benefits of ethical behavior and applied business research provide the foundation for students to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and become socially responsible life-long learners. AACSB in its ratification of the College of Business programs recognizes the expected high business management education standards that are embedded to prepare exceptional and diverse graduates from the College of Business at Grambling State University,” states the College of Business Dean, Dr. Carl N. Wright.
Grambling State University’s achievement will be recognized this month at the 2011 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in New York City.

To learn more about Grambling State University’s College of Business visit www.gram.edu/business . Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.

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Grambling University Foundation, Inc. Elects New Officers

GRAMBLING, LA – No longer the Black and Gold Foundation, the renamed organization, Grambling University Foundation, Inc., elected new officers at its last luncheon meeting. Grambling’s President Frank G. Pogue welcomed the Board of Directors and presented the university’s strategic planning report by having his Vice Presidents present key components of the strategic plan.

The newly elected officers for 2011 – 2012 are: Mrs. Helen Godfrey Smith, Chair, Shreveport, LA; Dr. Richard Rayford, Vice-Chair, Terry, MS; Mr. Ira Wayne McConnell, Treasurer, Houston, TX; and Dr. Janet Barnes, Secretary, New Orleans, LA.

Board Chair Helen Godfrey Smith states, “The current state budgetary issues indicate tough financial challenges for Grambling. The Grambling University Foundation is prepared to find innovative ways to attract financial resources to be sure that Grambling maintains its ability to produce graduates ready to compete on the global stage. Our efforts will be far-reaching and inclusive of all alumni and others who love and value the rich heritage of our university. We have a broad spectrum of fundraising plans to roll out over the next several months as well as a “Capital Campaign.” The name is an important component of our branding and allegiance.”

The Board of Directors will hold a planning retreat along with other board members this summer to further discuss foundation structure and business. The renamed foundation is ready to take charge and handle the tasks at hand.

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April 7, 2011

GSU Orchesis Dance Company on Good Morning America

Grambling, LA – GSU Orchesis Dance Company will be on Good Morning America (ABC Affiliates) this Thursday Morning along with Prarie View A&M at 7:30 a.m. or later. The group will be out front with banners and posters during the Sam Champion Weather Spot(s).

The Orchesis traveled to New York City to take part in the Annual Black College Dance Exchange. Their trip will include workshops at the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway Dance Studio. ODC is scheduled to be in New York April 7-10, 2011.

The Orchesis Dance Company will represent Grambling State University in style. Check them out!

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