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Grambling State Appoints Interim Engineering Technology Department Leadership

Notable Engineer and Associate Director of Bands Dr. Edwin Thomas to Head Growing Technology Program  

Thomas-Edwin-Headshot-squareGRAMBLING, LA– August 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that Dr. Edwin Thomas will now lead the University’s Engineering Technology program which recently received new support from Governor Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development.  

“As our technology programs grow, it’s critical to ensure our students are connected with faculty who have the network and the knowledge to deliver a strong career start,” said President Rick Gallot. “From the band to the technology classroom, Dr. Thomas has proven to be a dedicated champion who leverages every opportunity to advance the lives of our students.” 

Dr. Thomas is an alumnus of Grambling State University and member of the academy for more than 30 years. After gaining his Bachelor of Science degree from GSU in 1978, he earned a Master’s in Industrial Technology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Dr. Thomas returned home to Grambling State to earn his doctorate degree in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, Supervision and Management. 

Since then, he has served as an expert consultant on home and plant design throughout Louisiana and served in several faculty positions. Dr. Thomas has also served as an advisor for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. With numerous engineering certifications, include CAED from the University of Texas in Austin, and over 20 years of Industrial Engineering field experience, Dr. Thomas is well known for his leadership as a band director of the World Famed Tiger Marching Band.

The University’s Engineering Technology department offers concentrations in electronics engineering technology and drafting and design engineering technology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET). A construction Engineering Technology concentration is also offered in the department. 

The University will launch a national search for a Head of the Engineering Technology program later this year. 

For more information related to Grambling State University, please contact Jovan Hackley at (318) 243-5012 or mediarelations@gram.edu.  
 
 

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About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 42 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit gram.edu

 

Grambling State Recognized as a Top Producer of Minority Graduates

_DSC1126University Recognized in Five Academic Categories for Leading U.S. in African American Graduates 

Grambling, LA – August 12, 2019 – Recent data published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education acknowledged Grambling State University as a top 10 leading producer of African American graduates in five categories: computer science, social sciences, education, marketing, and homeland security and related areas. Continue reading

President Rick Gallot Goes Live, Tuesday August 13 

LIVE_Prez_2019-2Join students, supporters, and followers for big answers about Grambling State 

Grambling, La – July 23, 2019 – Grambling State University President Rick Gallot will host a live webcast August 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. to share an annual update and connect with students and supporters.

Viewers and media are encouraged to email their questions in advance to www.gram.edu/prezlive19Continue reading

Student Services Update: New Dining Program Adds 24-Hour Service & More [InfoGraphic]

Header-Square-POST-DiningCongratulations Tigers! You’ve done it. Your feedback, research, surveys and emails have created a state of the art dining program that will improve campus eats for years to come. From 24-hour dining to new restaurants, learn what to expect during the generation of @gram1901dining

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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

First Woman Band Director Appointed at Grambling State

IG-SHARE-ROEBUCK-HeadshotDr. Nikole Roebuck to Lead as Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music

GRAMBLING, LA – May 31, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced Dr. Nikole Roebuck will lead as the University’s new Chair of the Department of Music and its first woman Director of Bands. Dr. Roebuck’s work will include overseeing operations for the World-Famed Tiger Marching Band which was recognized globally in April 2019 after performing for Beyoncé and Adidas. Continue reading

Triplet-Mom Graduates from Grambling State University  

Group-Auset-Champion-EditedStudent Becomes Mom on Her Way to Education Goal

Grambling, LA – May 9, 2019 – Grambling State University’s more than 400 Spring Graduates will include one student who became a mom to three sons on the way to her goal. Auset Champion, at age 23, is set to graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice on May 10, 2019, at the University’s Spring Commencement. Continue reading

Truly GramFam: Father and Daughter Graduates Join a Legacy of Gramblinites

Hawkins-FamilyGrambling, Louisiana – May 7, 2019 – Grambling State University’s 2019 will feature a rare occurrence with a father and daughter who will receive their degrees just minutes apart. Leartrice and Lear Hawkins are both candidates to receive their Masters of Criminal Justice at the University’s 2019 Spring Commencement, May 10.

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