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Grambling State to Attend Louisiana HBCU Day at the Capitol

Grambling, LA – April 16, 2019 – Grambling State University, along with the three other Louisiana historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), will assemble for HBCU Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday, HBCU-savethedate-3_1080x1080April 24 starting at 7 a.m. HBCU Day will take place during the legislative session where Grambling State stakeholders will advocate for continued legislative action to increase faculty pay and fund campus structural improvements among other needs in historically black Louisiana higher education.

Participating institutions include Southern University, Xavier University and Dillard University as well as representatives of the Louisiana HBCU Advisory Council. Grambling State students and faculty will present recent academic and organizational highlights as well as share upcoming projects and how they support legislative priorities.

GSU Students Bring Back Law School Lessons for Next Steps

bridge1The University of Iowa welcomed top students of color for a unique law school experience

GRAMBLING LA – April 10, 2019 – Because of the joint efforts of Grambling State University and the University of Iowa College of Law, 19 students from GSU (17 Criminal Justice Majors, 1 Mass Communication Major, and 1 Business Management-Marketing Major) were selected to attend the “Iowa Law Bridge Program” in Iowa City, from March 29-31. Continue reading

GSU 2019 Football Season Tickets on sale Monday, April 8

By: Brian Howard, Sports Information Director

Grambling State Football Season Tickets

GRAMBLING, La. | Season ticket sales for the 2019 football season will be on sale Monday at the GSU Ticket Office, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics has announced.

The Grambling State University Ticket Office is located in the front window of the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Fans are encouraged to attend the Black and Gold game, which is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday, April 13. Season tickets and Bayou Classic tickets will be available to purchase.

For more ticket information, please call (318) 274-2625, (318) 274-2629 or (318) 274-4795. Tickets may also be purchased online via Grambling State Football – Ticketmaster.

The 2019 home schedule kicks off against Alabama A&M for High School Day on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Tigers will face Texas Southern in the 2019 Homecoming game on Nov. 2 and will conclude their home slate on Nov. 9 for Senior Day against Alcorn State.

All home games for the 2019 season will kick off at 2 p.m. at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

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New Startup Competition To Award $4,500 To Student-Grown Businesses

The Golden Pitch - Business Model Competition, Nov. 15, 6pmGrambling State University (GSU) and BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), which specializes in stimulating entrepreneurship opportunities in Northwest Louisiana, have partnered to bring The Golden Pitch competition to the GSU campus. The competition is designed to support student innovation and will conclude at The Golden Pitch event, which will take place on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Grambling Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

GSU Alumnus Becomes First African American mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana

District 26 State Rep. Jeff Hall made history Tuesday night, becoming the first African American to be elected mayor of Alexandria.Jeff Hall

Hall, a former Cleco executive, received 53 percent of the vote and beat his closest challenger by more than 2,400 votes.

The Grambling State University accounting graduate also worked for the city of Alexandria for seven years in the 1970s before going to work for the Central Louisiana Legal Services and the Rapides Parish Police Jury. He joined Cleco in 1981, where he worked for 32 years.

In addition to serving in the Louisiana Legislature, Hall is the former chairman of the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA) as well as the Alexandria Central Economic Development District (ACEED). Hall also served on the Rapides Hospital Board of Trustees.

President Rick Gallot and the Grambling State University family congratulate Mayor-Elect Hall and wish him great success.

 

Campus Security Update

Today shortly after midnight, Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University police were notified of a Facebook post concerning the threat of a shooting at both Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.

Louisiana Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes reported the threat to the Louisiana State Police, whose intelligence unit then began the investigation of the threat. Continue reading

Grambling State Extends Broderick Fobbs Contract to 2022

By Brian Howard, GSU Sports Information Director
 
GRAMBLING, LA GSU Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs–  June 21, 2018 – Grambling State University received approval from the University of Louisiana System on Thursday to extend the contract of the University’s head football coach Broderick Fobbs through the 2022 season.

“Coach Fobbs and his team have done a phenomenal job building the Grambling State program and investing in our student-athletes both on and off the field,” said Athletics Director, Paul Bryant. “We look forward to continuing the legacy of success.”

Fobbs returned to his alma mater in December 2013 and has led the Tigers to a 39-11 overall record in four seasons. Those wins include the University’s first HBCU National Championship since 2008.  Under Fobbs, the team is 32-2 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play and has won back-to-back conference championships in 2016 and 2017. These achievements have contributed to Fobbs winning the SWAC Coach of the Year honor for four consecutive years.

“Grambling State is not just my alma mater, it is home for my family,” Fobbs said. “It’s a blessing to live and work at a school you truly love.”

Under Coach Fobbs’ leadership, Grambling State’s championship program has produced five National Football League (NFL) players. They include Chester Rodgers (Indianapolis Colts), Chad Williams (Arizona Cardinals) and three contracted free-agents, Martez Carter (Washington Redskins), Montrel Meander (Cleveland Browns) and Trent Scott (Los Angeles Chargers).

“What (Coach Fobbs) has done here at Grambling has been special,” said former Grambling State head baseball coach Wilbert Ellis said. “Four years ago he came here and has continually built this program. You can see success on the field.”

Grambling State is set to open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. facing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 6pm in Lafayette, La.

For interviews or more information on Grambling State Athletics, contact Brian Howard at 302.258.7461 or howardb@gram.edu.

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Advancing Grambling State University

Angel Investor Initiative Funds Technology & Entrepreneurship Exposure for Students & Faculty

NLAF 2 By Jovan Hackley

The New Louisiana Angel Fund 2 (NLAF 2), a $3 million angel investment fund made up of about 60 accredited angel investors and companies, announced its partnership with Grambling State University and five additional institutions.

“With this NLAF 2 partnership we hope to open the world of investing and entrepreneurship to promising students in North Louisiana, who we believe will become active entrepreneurs or supporters of the startup community,” said John F. George Jr., M.D., President and CEO of Building Our Region (BRF).BRF has provided $75,000 for the participating universities to become members of the fund.

“Investing in a knowledge-based economy while at the same time diversifying our region’s economy through the launch of innovative, high-growth startups is a win-win for BRF, North Louisiana and our partner universities.”

More than 40 of the Angel Capital Association’s (ACA) 260 member groups, like NLAF 2, have a similar connection to a partner university. Examples include the Duke Angel Network, the Harvard Business Alumni Angels of Greater New York and Notre Dame’s inspired angel group, Irish Angels.

“Ultimately our goal is to provide an invaluable opportunity for our local colleges of business to become more knowledgeable, involved and supportive of the entrepreneur ecosystem that NLAF and others are building and promoting in this region,” said Dr. George.

“We know that North Louisiana and the Universities that line I-20 corridor produce the graduates that are innovating throughout our state,” said Marc Newman, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Research, & Economic Development of Grambling State University.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with current and future business leaders who are recognizing and bringing to life more opportunities in technology and entrepreneurship.”

NLAF 2 is the second fund of its kind to be launched by BRF. The New Louisiana Angel Fund 1 (NLAF 1), launched in 2015 at $2.6 million, has funded 13 North Louisiana-based high-growth startups.

For more information on Building Our Region or the New Louisiana Angel Fund 2 (NLAF 2), visit BRFLA.org.

Beyoncé & Google Award Grambling State $25,000

BEYGood Initiative Partners to Award Additional $100,00 to four more HBCUs
BeyGood HBCU Scholarships
GRAMBLING, LA — April 23, 2018 – One day after closing out a history-making Coachella performance, artist Beyonce and her BEYGood initiative announced a partnership with Google to award another $100,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities that will include Grambling State University for the 2018-19 academic year.

“We’re so grateful to Beyoncé and the generous team at Google,” says Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University. “They are both stellar examples of how individuals from all over can help support and empower the important work at HBCUs.”

The contribution to Grambling State will support the University’s continual leadership in STEM fields. The University is the #1 producer of African-American Computer Science graduates in the state.

“Google understands the vital role historically black colleges and universities play in delivering a high quality and culturally responsive education,” states Maab Ibrahim, a Google.org program manager. “In the last several years, Google has launched innovative programs to close the distance between Silicon Valley and HBCUs; we are proud to continue that commitment by matching Beyoncé’s generous donation.”

For media interviews and more information on Grambling State University, email mediarelations@gram.edu or call (318) 243-5012.

To show your support for Grambling State, visit www.gram.edu/giving.