Category Archives: alumni

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

 

 

GSU Alumnus Becomes First African American mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana

District 26 State Rep. Jeff Hall made history Tuesday night, becoming the first African American to be elected mayor of Alexandria.Jeff Hall

Hall, a former Cleco executive, received 53 percent of the vote and beat his closest challenger by more than 2,400 votes.

The Grambling State University accounting graduate also worked for the city of Alexandria for seven years in the 1970s before going to work for the Central Louisiana Legal Services and the Rapides Parish Police Jury. He joined Cleco in 1981, where he worked for 32 years.

In addition to serving in the Louisiana Legislature, Hall is the former chairman of the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA) as well as the Alexandria Central Economic Development District (ACEED). Hall also served on the Rapides Hospital Board of Trustees.

President Rick Gallot and the Grambling State University family congratulate Mayor-Elect Hall and wish him great success.

 

Register Today! GSU’s Next High School Day, February 16, 2019

It’s never too early to start the path to become a Tiger! This Spring Grambling State will welcome thousands of families, prospective students, and leaders to its 2019 Spring High School Day – February 16.

Graphic-square-highschoolday-s19High School day is a high-energy, day-long opportunity to experience college. Students from high schools across the state and nation will get to experience: Continue reading

5 Ways to Invest in Grambling State: Radiothon & Day of Giving, Friday, Nov. 2

RadionThon-PromoThere are just a few days left to help Grambling State University Bring It Home 2018. No matter how you’d like to give, the 7th Annual Radiothon and Day of Giving is a great time to make your tax-deductible contribution and help our students, faculty, and campus continue to grow.

Here are five ways you can help Bring it Home before the big total announcement and help us beat our $1 million goal:

  1. SHOW UP in Person: Stop by KGRM – Friday, Nov. 2

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