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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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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

National Urban League CEO to Keynote Grambling State Commencement

MMorialPortrait-SQUAREEntrepreneur and Lawyer Marc H. Morial to share with students

GRAMBLING, LA — April 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced it will host the Honorable Marc H. Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Morial, who leads the nation’s largest Civil Rights & Urban Advocacy effort, is well known for his local work as former mayor of New Orleans. His tenure as mayor included developing a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance and ended with a 70 percent approval rating.

As a lawyer, Morial won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the underserved.  He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to argue and win a major case before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“It’s an honor to host a transformational leader like Mr. Morial,” said GSU President Rick Gallot.  “His experience in advocacy, service, and entrepreneurship offers an important perspective to our graduates as they prepare to change the world.”

Morial will address faculty, guests, students and their families on the heels of Grambling State’s highest enrollment since 2014 and its recent authorization to offer Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

Event Information:

Grambling State University Commencement, Spring 2019 
Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling State University
100 North Stadium Drive
Grambling, LA 71245

For media credentials and coverage information, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu or call the Office of University Communications at 318-274-2866.

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Speak Up at the Capitol! ULS Day at the Capitol, April 10th

Universities-STD_Grambling-1000Grambling State students and alumni to join the University of Louisiana System in support of higher education.

Do you believe that higher education is an essential part of Louisiana’s future? If so, join Grambling State University and its sister University of Louisiana System schools April 10, 2019, in Baton Rouge, LA. Continue reading