Category Archives: alumni

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

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

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

New Era of Excellence Crosses $300,000 Raised for Grambling State University

DSC_6195 copyGrambling State Alumni and Friends raised an additional $65,100 to support Presidential Initiatives

Since President Gallot’s appointment in 2016, GSU Alumni and long-term supporter James Bradford have organized a dedicated group of supporters and givers to help grow Grambling State. For the third year, this group of more than 100 GSU community members supported the third annual New Era of Excellence Reception Saturday, March 16, 2018, raising more than $65,000 to bring their three-year total to $329,000. Continue reading

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer to Keynote Inaugural Grambling State Event

Former Coach to Keynote “Legacy Keepers: Preserving the Eddie Robinson Playbook” March 21

IMG_6163GRAMBLING, LA –March 7, 2019 –The Grambling State University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, announced a very special event in the continuing celebration of what would have been legendary Grambling State University head football coach Eddie Robinson’s 100th birthday this year. Continue reading

Making Black History: 4 #GramFam Give Back Through Public Service

IMAGE-lead-proudie-hall-fergusonOne of the core tenants of the Grambling State mission is “striving for excellence.” Daily, across the country thousands of alumni are honoring this call by making impact in sports, technology, and in public service.

This Black History Month, Grambling State University celebrates four alumni who are making history in public service: 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.

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 Wins Best HBCU in a Record Five Categories

President Rick Gallot named Best Leader for Second Consecutive Year

GRAMBLING, LA — November 15, 2018 — Grambling State University set a new record winning top honors in five categories at the 2018 HBCUGrow LEAD Awards – including recognition for President Rick Gallot in the best leadership category for the second consecutive year.

The University earned top recognition in five categories including:


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Best Leadership
Platinum Award, People’s Choice
President Rick Gallot, Grambling State University
(tie) President Walter Kimbro, Dillard University

Military-Friendly
Platinum Award, People’s Choice
Grambling State University

Best Website
Platinum Award, People’s Choice
Grambling State University, www.gram.edu

Best Marketing
Platinum Award, People’s Choice
Grambling State University

Innovation
Platinum Award
Grambling State University

“When I was appointed President, Dr. Dan Reneau told me it was our generation’s time to be the leadership this University needs,” said President Gallot. “It’s amazing to be recognized with Dr. Kimbrough, who is uncontestably one of America’s best leaders in higher education.”

The Best Leadership award is given to an active president of a historically black college and university at the HBCUGrow Lead Conference; one of the country’s fastest-growing university leadership training events.

This and Grambling State’s other recognitions follow just one week after the University raised a record $1.3 million in its 2018 Bring it Home fundraising campaign. Other recent successes include, an approval to offer Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity and a 100 percent increase in the University’s fiscal health.

“It is a great time for Grambling State,” said Marc Newman, VP for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development. “From our faculty and students to every team member and sponsor, there’s a collective effort to move forward. It’s an honor to have our progress recognized by our peers.”

Winners were selected in several categories based on peer nominations and input and data reviews by a panel of judges.  This year’s categories included LEAD Innovation, LEAD Marketing, LEAD Website, LEAD Military-Friendly and Best Leadership.

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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 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit gram.edu