Category Archives: studentlife

FOX’s “Empire” Selects Grambling State Student to Shoot Final Season

IMG_5976Kayla Sullers, Mass Communication Sophomore, Interns on Set of Hit Series Finale

Grambling State University student Kayla Sullers landed the internship of a lifetime, working with camera and production teams behind the scenes of FOX’s critically-acclaimed TV show Empire during its final season.

“Everything so far has been very hands-on,” said Sullers when asked to highlight her favorite parts of the experience. “From my very first day, I started on set, witnessing every aspect of pre-production along with the production standpoint.” Continue reading

Welcome the Class of 2023: Grambling State Rites of Passage, August 11

square-ellipses-logoJoin students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they welcome 2019’s incoming class of new and transfer students. This special experience will celebrate and uplift the next generation of the Grambling State University and the scholars, parents, and community who will continue to make this “The Place Where Everybody is Somebody.”  Continue reading

Grambling Grads: Get a Great Deal on a New Nissan

Social Post_806x421_GenericGrambling State University Alumni who have graduated in the past two years have an opportunity to get a great deal on a new ride. Grambling State University is excited to benefit from the Nissan Vehicle Purchase Program, which can save students, staff, and alumni thousands on a new car.

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Graduation Replay: Grambling State Commencement Spring 2019 – Photos, Video, & Spotlight Stories

Congratulations to the Grambling State University Spring Class of 2019. We know you will celebrate your accomplishments for years to come.

To help, here’s a replay of graduation and a few photos and stories to help you remember the results of your hard work. Continue reading

For Students: President Gallot’s Summer Message

Dear Students:

With so many displays of your brilliance over the last nine months, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for another excellent school year. This year, you’ve enriched Grambling State with incredible work in academics, entertainment, and on the field and courts. That work has been shared around the world and proof of what you may not yet realize; that you are innovators. Continue reading

Deadline Extended – ESPN – Rhoden Fellowship Internship Opportunity 2019-20 

ESPNAre you interested in sports, marketing, and journalism? Here’s your opportunity to work for ESPN.  Through its Rhoden Fellows Initiative, one student reporter will have the opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four; the NFL games and more of America’s top sporting events.

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Grambling State University students are encouraged to apply now at https://jobs.espncareers.com/job/bristol/espn-rhoden-fellowship-2019-2020/5216/10958904

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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

2019 – 2020 SGA Election Results

GRAMBLING, LA – April 8, 2019 – Each spring semester, student leadership opportunities open up for elections in the Grambling State University Student Government Association. Another  important student leader at GSU is our Campus Queen. Miss Grambling State University is elected after weeks of campaigning for the highly coveted position. Much deliberation and excitement has gone into these selections and our student body has been diligent in ensuring its new leaders embody the vision and excellence for the academic year ahead.

Grambling State University proudly presents the 2019 Royal Court: Continue reading

Grambling State and Logan University Grow the Next Generation of Chiropractors

AdobeStock_94298917-1000New Agreement Offers Students a Doctoral Degree in Record Time

Imagine enrolling into college as a freshman and six years later calling yourself Dr. That dream is now possible through a new partnership between Logan University and Grambling State University.

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Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Awards Grambling State Student Prestige Award

Student Radio Journalist Earns Recognition for work with KGRM and on-campus media 
By Jocye Evans, General Manager, KGRM 

 

Pictured (left to right): Students Kamau Dangerfield, Christiana Essien, Maurice Tandy-Patton and Charleston Talbert, operations manager for KGRM, the Grambling State University campus radio station.

Pictured (left to right): Students Kamau Dangerfield, Christiana Essien, Maurice Tandy-Patton and Charleston Talbert, operations manager for KGRM, the Grambling State University campus radio station.

           Grambling State University junior, Maurice Tandy-Patton, was named Student  Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) during its annual Prestige Awards Luncheon held March 21, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana.

            Tandy-Patton won this year’s competition which included both professional and student journalists from throughout the state. The Prestige Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters, was established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service and production creativity. All television and radio stations in the state are eligible to compete, and judging is conducted by a panel of broadcast experts from outside of the state of Louisiana.|
            For the 20-year old Cincinnati, Ohio, native, the award is more than a tribute to his hard work with KGRM, a campus radio station that serves the North Louisiana I-20 corridor. Tandy-Patton’s recognition as an on-air announcer also shares a testament to the perseverance he learned early in life while facing some seemingly insurmountable odds. 

 

With limited contact with a mother who was addicted to drugs, Tandy-Patton and his father lived in numerous shelters and, at one point, in their car.  When he was only eight years old, his father developed kidney disease and later in 2015 lost his life after battling lung cancer.

            “I am very honored and grateful to receive this award,” said the 20-year old unsuspecting recipient who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. “I love broadcasting, particularly radio; and the opportunity to be an

announcer of KGRM, our campus radio station. This experience has been very rewarding and educational,” said Tandy-Patton.
The award, however, was no surprise to some members of the GSU Mass Communication Department. Joyce Evans, general manager of KGRM, describes him as a “dedicated student who always exhibits great initiative, professionalism and diligence.” Maurice has demonstrated admirable leadership ability and his positive attitude makes him a pleasure to work with,” she added.
“I have known Maurice since his first semester of college, when he enrolled in one of the courses I taught. His perfect score on the first test in the course got my attention. He maintained top test scores throughout the semester and was one of the top students in the class,” said Martin O.Edu, professor at Grambling State.
Today, Tandy-Patton maintains a 3.4 grade point average. His ultimate dream is to become a professional broadcaster with a mission to keep the community in which he serves informed of current and important issues and events.

 

“It has been great working closely with and supervising Maurice during his time here at the station,” said Charleston Talbert, operations manager for the radio station.  While at the station, Tandy-Patton was trained in the operations of Shortcut 360

Personal Audio Editor and is currently the producer of the Gospel News Show and hosted two on-air shows, Smooth Jazz with Mo and a talk show, KJ & Mo.

 

            Tandy-Patton is a former contributing writer for the campus newspaper, The Gramblinite, and a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College.