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A Leg Up for Law School: Grambling State Partners with University of Iowa College of Law

AdobeStock_107155820-smallWhile the number of lawyers in America continues to grow,the share of African-American lawyers hasn’t changed in more than six years according to the American Bar Association.

Now, Grambling State University is partnering with the University of Iowa College of Law to prepare and grow the next generation of black lawyers.

“From Thurgood Marshall to Barak Obama, African-American lawyers have made some of the greatest contributions to American policy and progress,” said President Rick Gallot of Grambling State University. Continue reading

Grambling State Students Take Home $10,000 Grand Prize at Bayou Classic Biz Tech Challenge

Grambling State Students Win First and Third Place in Business Startup Competition 

GRAMBLING, LA – November 23, 2018 – Two of the three Grambling State University student teams took home more than $10,000 in cash prizes at the 2018 Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge; a competition challenging students to develop a technology-based business plan.

GSU participated as one of 17 colleges and universities from Louisiana and surrounding states who were invited to participate in the chaWinners-BizTechllenge, sponsored by NexusLA and GE with additional support from Exxon. Continue reading

Grambling State Student Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 in Startup Support

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program invests cash and training in GSU’s Golden Pitch Winners

This week, seven Grambling State University student entrepreneurs were rewarded more than $10,000 in support for their startups through the Golden Pitch Business Model Competition sponsored by BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP).

“This competition is helping young innovators hone their business skills and bring to life their own dreams,” said Donald White, Dean of the College of Business. “They’re learning that their innovative ideas can become much more than a thought — they have viable businesses they are growing.”

The Golden Pitch, one of three Louisiana university business plan competitions that make up the Grand Prix program, attracted 14 student teams from Grambling State University. Student entrepreneur teams received training and mentorship from local entrepreneurs, investors, and faculty members in hopes of winning one of three cash prizes, scholarships to Louisiana Startup Prize 2019 and the Patent Academy, and one year of business services from EAP.

This year’s winners include:

Screen Shot 2018-11-17 at 4.11.20 AM$3,000 Cash Grand Prize Winners 
Jarrid Richards, Kerwan Antoine, and Casey Henry

$1,000 Cash Runner Up
Sherdica Moses

$500 Cash Third Place
Latina Jones and Faron Rush

“One of EAP’s objective is to foster entrepreneurial education at the university level,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of EAP. “We think the best way to grow an entrepreneurial-minded ecosystem is to expose students to an environment that celebrates their innovation. Through EAP’s Grand Prix college business plan competitions, we are guiding students and young entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, taking them from concept to reality.”

For more information on this year’s winning ideas or the Golden Pitch, please contact or (318) 243-5012.

Stephon Wilson to Represent Grambling State at International Manufacturing Conference

Wilson-StephonStephon Wilson, a junior Business Management and Computer Information Systems major, will represent Grambling State University at the 2018 Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA’s) Annual Private Label Trade Show November 11-13 in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson, who was nominated by GSU’s Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Donald White, will shadow and get real-time pitch experience and mentorship from retailers and buyers for large brands. Last year’s mentor companies included big names such as Walmart, Whole Foods, Hormel Foods, Wegmans, H-E-B, and 45 others Continue reading

Homecoming 2018: Schedule Available Featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Teyana Taylor, and more

Post_Square-GSU-SIGN-Academic-BUildingsHey GramFam! It’s our favorite time of year. Homecoming 2018 season is here! Follow this post and the links and album below to track the flyers, news, and latest events for Homecoming 2018:

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Grambling State Launches New Mobile App

Smartphone application brings news, events, and students services to iOS and Android devices.

Whether you’re a current student, future student, faculty member, or alumni, Grambling State’s new mobile application makes it easy to get engaged with Grambling State.

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The Golden Pitch: $5,000 for Winning GSU Student Business Ideas

GSU - Instagram 2Is there a startup in your head? Do you have a business idea that just needs funding and mentorship? Apply now for the 2018 Grambling State University “The Golden Pitch” competition.

What is the Golden Pitch?

The Golden Pitch is a North Louisiana entrepreneurial and business development event that is currently open to all GSU students. The competition’s goal is to provide real-world education in entrepreneurship and to boost awareness and innovation commercialization in our region.

GSU students can submit models for new businesses in any industry. Qualifying participants will progress through 3 phases in the competition – 1) Idea Proposal, 2) Business Development Workshop, and 3) The Final Pitch.

What Can You Win?
The top 3 finalists will be awarded cash prizes, scholarships, and in-kind professional services. Continue reading

From Rouse’s to RWE Jones Drive: Freshman Jordan Taylor Makes Headlines for Choosing Grambling State University

Baton Rouge native who helped autistic teen acknowledged by University of Louisiana System for choosing GSU 

Jordan in Confernce RoomJordan in Confernce Room2It’s been a busy summer for Jordan Taylor. In just a few months he’s gone from helping a customer in need to national headlines, a free car, and more than $125,000 in support to achieve his college dream of becoming a Grambling State University Tiger.

“Coming to Grambling has been great,” said Taylor as he addressed the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors during a special meeting where he was acknowledged for his contributions. “The people have been really helpful, and I want to thank Chairman Perkins, Dr. Henderson, and the President of Grambling State for all of their help in getting me here.”

Taylor, a freshman Math Education major, garnered local and national media attention after a social media video went viral. The video showed him helping a customer at Rouse’s supermarket where he worked. That customer, Jack Ryan Edwards, age 17, has autism and was shopping when his father when Jordan and he met in at the Rouse’s on Drusilla Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“It is a great opportunity today to be part of a great story that has taken place over the last few weeks and caught national attention,” said Al Perkins, Chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. “When the story went public, everybody reached out to see what they could do to help Jordan. It was the mayor of Baton Rouge (Sharon Weston Broome) who took a major leap and a major role to reached out to make Jordan’s dream of college come true.”

To watch the full video of Jordan’s acknowledgment, click below or visit

Jordan, from the entire Grambling State University Community, welcome to the #GramFam.

10 Ways Grambling State Interns are Changing the World this Summer

Intern-DayFrom IBM to international trade and politics, for almost 120 years Grambling State University’s produced impact makers that helped drive some of the world’s most important change. And, this summer is no different.

Here are 10 Ways Grambling State Interns are helping create positive impact on a local and national level: Continue reading