September 12, 2011

Enrollment on the Rise at GSU

Enrollment on the Rise at Grambling State University

GRAMBLING, LA — Starting his second year as president at Grambling State University Dr. Frank G. Pogue is on track to meeting one of the 10 priorities set for the university. By 2015 Dr. Pogue and his administration plan to increase Grambling State University enrollment to 7,500 students. The 2011-12 academic year is getting off to a good start. Grambling’s preliminary enrollment report shows that enrollment has risen to 5,207 a 4.27% increase from the previous academic year.

In a recent interview, Dr. Pogue stated, “The increase is welcomed news because it is the best indicator that students and parents value the quality of education Grambling provides. It is a clear signal that the strength of our fully accredited academic programs and our highly competent faculty who are deeply committed to excellence and to maintaining a student centered learning environment.

Grambling State University has a goal to increase its undergraduate and graduate enrollment from 4,900 to 7,500 students in the next five (5) years. From all indications, we are moving toward achieving our enrollment goals.”

“We were able to increase our enrollment by utilizing a team approach. Faculty and staff worked with our Admissions/Recruitment team to convert the prospective student to a registered student. During the 2010 academic year, we reviewed our transfer student admissions policy. We revised the policy so that it supported a seamless transfer of community college students Grambling State University (GSU). The partnership that we entered into with Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) last year resulted in our getting our first cohort of students this fall. During the spring 2011 semester, 119 students were admitted BPCC @ GSU. These students attended BPCC @ GSU during the spring 2011 and summer sessions. This fall eight-one (81) BPCC @ GSU students were eligible to be fully admitted to Grambling State University,” states Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Connie Walton.

During these difficult times Grambling State University has position itself to be a premier university that is cost effective for its students while they work towards achieving a top notch education.

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September 6, 2011

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore’ Constitution Day Lecturer at GSU

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore’ Constitution Day Lecturer at GSUGrambling, LA – Lt. General Russel L. Honore’ (Ret) will serve as the guest lecturer for Constitution Day at Grambling State University. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 a. m. in T. H. Harris Auditorium on the campus of Grambling State University.

Lieutenant General Honore” served as the 33rd commanding general of the U. S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for his service as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina. During this time, Honore’ was responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for the Gulf Coast area following Hurricane Katrina and as the 2nd Infantry Division Commander while stationed in Korea. When speaking of General Honore’, Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, referred to him as a “John Wayne” dude that can get some stuff done. This comment came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was accused of not handling the disaster well. Honore’ is credited with turning the situation around.

A press conference will be held at 10:00 a. m., in the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, September 8 prior to the lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning and is open to the public. For additional information, please contact Dr. Rory L. Bedford, director of service-learning at Grambling State University at 318-274-2547.

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September 2, 2011

GUNAA Makes Financial Contribution to Alma Mater

Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA)
Makes Financial Contribution to Alma Mater

GRAMBLING, LA – GUNAA President Clifton Lemelle and other board members presented a $23,000 check to Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue Friday morning at a private presentation on GSU campus. The national alumni association has made a total financial contribution of $49,300 this year to the university.

“This is a wonderful example of the love and commitment alumni have for the contributions Grambling State University has made to their personal professional accomplishments. This contribution will be used to support our students, who are increasingly in need of financial support. It is a very timely gift to the university as we celebrate our 110th birth-year celebration. The contribution will send the right message to supporters of Grambling State University as we prepare for a capital campaign,” comment Grambling’s President Frank G. Pogue.

Grambling State University and the alumni association are working together to bring alumni from all around the world to build a financially sound university.

“Just as God took nothing and created this wonderful universe, he also endowed spiritual and visionary leaders to establish Grambling State University from a NLCARA to a renowned university. As our alma mater says, “long may thee stand ’til all the land has felt the worth of thy great hand.” Grambling yesterday, Grambling today, Grambling State University forever,” states Lemelle.

GUNAA President Clifton Lemelle  presents check to GSU President Frank G. Pogue.
Pictured: GUNAA President Clifton Lemelle presents check to GSU President Frank G. Pogue.

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