Category Archives: awards

REPLAY: President Gallot Answers Live – 2019 University Update

This year’s annual event follows a year of history-making moments for Grambling State including a new 24-hour dining program, more than $20 million in funding for facility updates, the upcoming launch of Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, and the World Famed Tiger Marching Bands invitation to perform for Beyoncé and Adidas.   Continue reading

Students Win: Gram1901Dining Survey Winners Take Home an iPad, Apple Watch, and $250

AdobeStock_183963784-800Congratulations to Ke’Nyja Hayes, D’Errah Nelson, and Jasmine Smith, whose winning feedback won them prizes in our spring @gram1901dining survey. Winners, who were selected at random, joining more than 500 other campus responders. Their feedback helped design our new 24-hour dining program that kicks off in just a few weeks.   Continue reading

Grambling State Launches New Dining Program with Magic Johnson’s Sodexo Magic

Student Feedback Fuels New $6.7 Million Facility Updates and 24-hour Service

_DSC4439-EDITED-final-webGRAMBLING, LA — July 15, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced the launch of a long-term partnership with a new dining service provider SodexoMAGIC. The new agreement will deliver $6.7 million in facility renovations, new major-brand quick-serve restaurants, and 24-hour dining.
“The best part of our new program is that we, as students, are driving the design,” said Steven Wilson, rising senior and President of the University’s Student Government Association. “I’m grateful to President Gallot and the entire administration for how they’ve helped turn our comments, emails, and surveys into an experience that supports all of our students.” Continue 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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AT&T Donates $25,000 to Grow Cybersecurity Talent at Grambling State

DSC_1567-att2Nation’s Largest Communications Provider Invests in Louisiana’s First Undergraduate Cybersecurity Students

GRAMBLING, LA — June 18, 2019 – Today, AT&T announced it has donated $25,000 in scholarship funds to students at Grambling State University; home of Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: Grambling State Alumnus Appointed to Potbelly Corporation’s Board of Directors 

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Dine Brands Global (Applebee’s & IHOP) CIO Adrian Butler to Serve Industry Leader

GRAMBLING, LA – June 5, 2019 – This Spring Grambling State University alumnus, Adrian Butler joined the growing list of minority executives breaking historic barriers in corporate board service. With his appointment to the Potbelly’s Corporation Board of Directors, Butler’s service will help advance the growing uptick of African-Americans and other minorities who are serving on corporate board. Continue reading

Grambling State Professor Honored as Educator of the Year

DSC_4771.Award Day Honors Dr. Mary Ghongkedze for Outstanding Work 

Grambling, LA – June 3, 2019 – The Louisiana Reading Association (LRA) has awarded Grambling State University professor Dr. Mary Ghongkedze the top honor of 2019 Educator of the Year. Dr. Ghongkedze will be recognized July 12, 2019 at 7 P.M. at the LRA’s 2019 Awards Ceremony on at the Paragon Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.  

The LRA’s esteemed Educator of the Year award celebrates Louisiana instructors who make a major impact through literacy programs outside of the classroom.  

Throughout her extensive career, Dr. Ghongkedze has impacted thousands of students as a teacher in Katy, TX, instructor in Grambling State’s College of Education and mentorship of teachers throughout the state.

Dr. Ghongkedze has also been honored for her exceptional service-learning work at Grambling State’s Lunch, Learn and Appreciate awards luncheon in 2015 for a project which emphasized health and wellness concepts for senior citizens. She was recognized again in 2018 for her participation in the MUREP Educator Institute (MEI) held in June at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. 

About the Louisiana Reading Association 

The LRA, affiliated with the International Literary Association promotes and supports reading research, reading development, & advancement of literacy in the great state of Louisiana. The mission of the Louisiana Reading Association is to improve the quality of literacy for all.