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Gov. Edwards Announces Technology Agreement With Grambling State

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GRAMBLING, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Grambling State University President Rick Gallot and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson to sign a $1.2 million Memorandum of Understanding which will advance technology careers for Grambling State students. Continue reading

GSU Alumna Dana Williams, Ph.D. Appointed As Interim Dean Of Howard’s Graduate School

Dana Williams Ph.DWASHINGTON – January 30, 2019 – Howard University has appointed Dana Williams, Ph.D., as the Interim Dean of the Howard University Graduate School. Williams serves as the chair of the Department of English and a professor of African American literature. She received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Grambling State University and her master of arts and doctoral degrees in English from Howard University.


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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

GSU Spotlight: 5,500 Miles to Graduation – Grambling State’s Fall 2018 Top Graduate

Valedictorian, Coulibaly, Graduates with Top Honors After 3 Years Away From Home

Lala Coulibaly - 2018 Fall ValedictorianThe Fall 2018 valedictorian for Grambling State University celebrates not only academic success, but also a one-of-a-kind journey on this fall’s graduation stage.

Ms. Lala Aicha Coulibaly will graduate this fall with a 3.91 cumulative GPA, majoring in computer science, and with fluency in three languages: French, English, and her native tongue, Bambara, which she grew up speaking in Bamako, Mali.  Mali is 5,500 miles from Grambling State University and Ms. Coulibaly is excited to share some of her story with her fellow students tomorrow. Continue reading

Final Approval: Louisiana’s First Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity to Enroll Cohort in 2019

New Program at Grambling State Receives Greenlight from State Board of Regents

GRAMBLING, LA – December 12, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University, Louisiana’s top producer of African-American Computer Science graduates, received final state approval to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in 2019.

766c08d80fbcc188da00f0d7d7448059d7ff576eedfe1098b6150f092d80c9f6ae524d2a451a5825be1acecc02d1e8d8f210d5123b0e7837a6e15ce245d10bc9At a Wednesday, December 12 meeting, the Louisiana Board of Regents offered its approval and support for the University’s new program that aims to enroll its first cohort in Fall of 2019. Continue reading

U.S. Marines Corp Honors Five Grambling State Leaders

IMG_32162018 Centennial Celebration of Women in the Corps Incorporates Grambling State

As a part of this year’s celebration of the centennial anniversary of the first woman member of the Marines; the U.S. Marine Corp acknowledged five women leaders from Grambling State University.

As a part of this year’s Bayou Classic and its national broadcast on NBC Sports, the Corp recognized: 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

Doug Williams, Eddie G. Robinson, and More Recognized at the 45th Bayou Classic Coaches Luncheon

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Grambling State University student-athletes and notable alumni were recognized for accomplishments in scholarship, service, and lifetime achievement the 45th Bayou Classic Coaches Luncheon. 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.