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GSU Spotlight: The Alexanders on Giving From the Heart – #BringItHome2018

Charles (Grier) Alexander and Donyetta Davis Alexander experienced similar financial hurdles while they were students at Grambling State University. They both received a little help which made a big difference in their collegiate experience. As they look back, they have always wanted to offer support to GSU students.

GRIER-Alexander“Someone helped me in my time of need,” said Charles. “It was a great gift. And I knew for me to live up to the ‘GramFam’ expectations that I had to do the same for the next student.” Continue reading

Grambling State Senior Receives Top Honor from White House HBCU Initiative

Faron Rush to represent GSU during National HBCU Week Conference, Sept 16-18

GRAMBLING, La.– September 12, 2018 – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has named Grambling State University Senior, Faron Rush, to its roster of 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars.
Rush, of Chicago, Ill., was one of 63 students nationwide to earn the Initiative’s highest student recognition.

Headshot-Rush-FaronHe will travel to Washington, D.C. September 16-18 to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s National HBCU Week Conference and receive recognition at the Initiative’s Excellence in Innovation and Competitiveness Awards. As a scholar, he will engage in workshops on leadership, professional development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: 3 Lessons from Leveraging a Technology Wave – Dwayne Jackson #BringItHome2018

Dwayne-JOhnsonAfter 20 years in information technology, Grambling State alumnus Dwayne Jackson cast out on his own to build a technology enterprise. Sixteen years later, his journey includes major wins like increasing revenue more than 45 percent and serving clients including federal, state, and local government entities across the U.S.

Jackson, who founded Software Tech Enterprises just two years after the dot-com crash, recently shared critical advice for students and other alumni who are considering careers and entrepreneurship.

Here are his three lessons for entrepreneurs who are looking to leverage today’s technology wave: Continue reading

4 Ways Students Can Help Grow GSU (Without Running for Office)

By Adarian Williams

The hustle to the graduation finish line is very real. From our studies, jobs, and working to Talktomethursdaysecure the perfect internship, it may seem like there isn’t “time” to get involved and help tackle those opportunities we know will make our campus better.

But, that’s where you’re wrong. Getting involved is a lot easier than you think.

Here are four easy ways you can help the University function effectively (without taking on an officer role with a student organization):

  1. Join the Tiger Council

The SGA Tiger Council grants students the opportunity to volunteer with the Student Government Association without holding an office. From working with special events, helping gather and share the student voice on campus, to working hand-in-hand with campus leaders, Tiger Council is a great way to facilitate meaningful changes here on campus. Continue reading

The Power of the Grambling State Brand – Results of the “Look for the Label” Program 2017-18

Look for the Label! Trademark & Licensing at Grambling State UniversityThe continued help of our supporters and our sponsors is about more than just dollars at Grambling State University. Every effort, from giving to “looking” to support licensed vendors, helps improve the lives and campus experience of students and faculty – ultimately producing the talented leaders who go on to positively impact their local communities and the world.

With that said, we’d like to thank you for your generous support in 2017 of our “Look for the Label” licensed GSU product program.  Your contributions by choosing to buy licensed products made an $800,000 difference to GSU, and we look forward to beating that this goal in the 2018-19 academic year!

How the “Look for the Label” Program Created Positive Impact Continue reading

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