May 1, 2013

Grambling State University Student Wins National “Green” Contest

A graduating senior has won a major corporate contest focused on green campuses, winning prizes for himself and the university

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue officially announces and presents Corban Bell, a business major that competed with scores of historically black college students in a major national contest sponsored by Toyota.

The Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower the African American community to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. Bell competed with an essay, a campus proposal and an online vote as the automobile maker works with HBCUs and the TGI Coalition, a collective of environmental experts and celebrities who speak on sustainability within the African American community and relevant ways to go green, to encourage African Americans to “think green.”

Join Pogue, Bell, Vice President of Student Affairs Stacey Duhon and others to hear about the automobile and other benefits Bell has won and to hear what he has won for the university’s campus beautification and green campus efforts.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO: Bell will get the keys to a brand new Toyota Prius and drive it away from the student union. The event will include bright green Toyota Green Initiative “green” bags and dark green TGI megaphones as well as some Grambling State University recycling bins.

NOTE: Interested media are asked to contact the university’s Office of Public Relations and Media Communications in advance by emailing or calling 318-533-5337.

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