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CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State Black History Convocation

Campus Welcomes CNN Commentator and Nation’s Youngest Elected Legislator in History

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GRAMBLING, LA – January 24, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced CNN Commentator and history-making South Carolina Legislator, Bakari Sellers will keynote the University’s Black History Convocation at 11:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019.

Sellers, an HBCU graduate, is well-known for making history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina State Legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Continue reading

From GSU Tigers: Hill Records Second Career Quadruple-Double

Dyb8d0SU0AAm7WYFrom GSUTigers.com |GRAMBLING, La. | Shakyla Hill etched her name in the college women’s basketball record books on Saturday afternoon as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team rolled past Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 77-57, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
 
Hill posted her second career quadruple-double, a feat never captured before in the NCAA Division I era. The senior guard from Little Rock, Ark. posted her first quadruple-double in a win over Alabama State on Jan. 3, 2018. At the time last year, Hill joined Sonja Tate (Arkansas State), Veronica Pettry (Loyola-Chicago) and Jackie Spenser (Louisville) as the only NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to register a quadruple-double. Continue reading

Grambling State University Unveils New Digital Library Design

New Facility to Deliver 50,000 Square Feet of Student and Community Information Space

GRAMBLING, LA – January 31, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University revealed designs for a new digital library that will add more than 50,000 square feet of learning space to the University, City of Grambling, and North Louisiana community.

“We see this new facility as an information beacon on a hill,” said President Rick Gallot of Grambling State. “We are grateful to the students, University of Louisiana System, the Board of Regents, our Governor and the legislators who are collaborating to make this vision a reality for our campus.”

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Celebrating MLK: How Will You Be Remembered? Join us January 21, 2019

FLYER-FSUB-MLKDay-UpdateFor generations, African Americans have celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the Grambling State University community will share in a time of reflection inspired by one of Dr. Kind’s most famous speeches, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Join the GSU Family and speaker Jevin Hodge, who became the youngest African American official elected within the Democratic Party nationwide at age 23, for a march, ceremony, and reception. Continue reading

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

12 Semester Success Tips from the Grambling State University SGA President

Headshot-AdarianBy Adarian Williams

Guess what #GRAMFAM? That’s right, it’s the first day of classes for the 2019 Spring Semester! The first few weeks on campus are extremely critical for all new and transfer students.

During this time, you get to make high-impact decisions that will have an effect on the rest of your life.

Here are few critical tips for your first weeks (and a few for the longer term) that will make sure you’re on the road to success: Continue reading

MEDIA ALERT: Grambling State University Fall 2018 Commencement Information

Fall Commencement to Feature Claire Babineaux-Fontenot and 412 Candidates

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University, Louisiana’s top producer of African-American Computer Science graduates, will celebrate its Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to mediarelations@gram.edu to attend. Continue reading

Dr. David Ponton to Lead Athletics at Grambling State University

PontonD 2017Long-Time University Leader and Former Coach to Lead Athletics and Student Affairs

GRAMBLING, LA – December 5, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University President Rick Gallot announced that Dr. David “Rusty” Ponton, the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will now lead its athletics division in addition to student affairs. 

“Dr. Ponton has demonstrated a proven dedication to all parts of our student experience for more than 25 years,” said President Gallot. “We are grateful for his service and willingness to continue innovating for our students.” Continue reading