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Impact Update: How Public Service Commission Investment Continues Impact at Grambling State

IMG_5568$462,000 Energy Grant Opportunity Grows Campus Opportunity for Student Impact

This week, Louisiana’s Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell Awarded  $750,000 in energy efficiency grants, including $462,508 for initiatives at Grambling State.

“Energy Efficiency is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve building comfort and preserve our environment,” Campbell said. “Every dollar that our local governments and public bodies save on their electric bills is a dollar that can help them improve service to the public.”

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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.

Read More at https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/static/9381/dana-williams-phd-appointed-interim-dean-graduate-school

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Grambling State University Celebrates Black History Month 2019

Campus and community host CNN’s Bakari Sellers, Eddie G. Robinson 100th Birthday Celebration, and More

FLYER-BHM-NO-text-squareGRAMBLING, LA – January 24, 2019 – Grambling State University’s month-long Black History celebration will include a long lineup of VIP guests that include CNN’s Bakari Sellers and campus-wide cultural events. The campus and north Louisiana community are invited to visit gram.edu/calendar or download the University’s new mobile app to stay up to date with Black History Events and News. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Feeding America CEO & Former Wal-Mart Exec to Keynote Grambling State Graduation

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot to share  December 14 at University’s Fall Commencement Headshot-Fontentot-Claire

GRAMBLING, LA — November 16, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University announced Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot will keynote the University’s, December 14, 2018 Fall Commencement.
 
Babineaux-Fontenot has earned national recognition for her humanitarian work, growing up as one of 108 siblings, and serving as Wal-Mart’s former Executive Vice President of Finance and Global treasurer.

“Mrs. Babineaux-Fontenot’s long record of service is one we can all learn from,” said President Rick Gallot. “We are grateful and excited for our students to hear how they can leverage their Louisiana education to change the world.”

Babineaux-Fontenot’s long record of service includes serving on the national board of directors for National Urban League, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the Association of Latino Professionals for America, and the National Association of Black Accountants.  
 
Members of the media are invited to join graduates, families, and the University at

Grambling State University Commencement, Fall 2018 
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling State University
100 North Stadium Drive
Grambling, LA 71245

For event media credentials or interview scheduling, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu or (318) 243-5012.

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