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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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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

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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Grambling State Launches New Mobile App

Smartphone application brings news, events, and students services to iOS and Android devices.

Whether you’re a current student, future student, faculty member, or alumni, Grambling State’s new mobile application makes it easy to get engaged with Grambling State.

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Shannon Frank Reeves, Sr. Appointed Director of Alumni Affairs

Grambling State University hires Alumnus to Join Institutional Advancement Team

headshot-Reeves-ShannonGRAMBLING, LA – September 13, 2018  – Grambling State University President Rick Gallot today announced the appointment of alumnus and California native Shannon Frank Reeves, Sr. as its Director of Alumni Affairs.

Reeves has over 30 years of experience in non-profit executive management, government affairs, economic development and higher education. Prior to his appointment at Grambling, he served as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Alabama A&M University. Continue reading

Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed to host Coffee Forum at Grambling State

Faculty-Student Roundtable to Feature Top Louisiana Higher Education Official

Louisiana’s new Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed will host a face-to-face forum with students, faculty, and education leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. on the campus of Grambling State University.kimhunterreed.adv718.adv_-768x511

The forum, one stop on a two-day North Louisiana tour, is part of  Dr. Reed’s ongoing outreach to connect with the students, campuses, and education leaders throughout the state.

“We believe that Dr. Kim Hunter Reed is uniquely positioned to lead Louisiana Higher Education into the future,” said Louisiana Board of Regents Chair Robert W. Levy in a release announcing Dr. Reed’s appointment.

“It’s critical that we talk about the importance of making sure more people have access to good education and training,” said Dr. Reed.

At the event, to be held at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Museum, students and professors will get to connect and share their perspectives directly with Commissioner Reed.

“It’s an incredible honor to have Commissioner Reed on our campus listening to the students and faculty who are leading our innovation and success,” said President Rick Gallot of Grambling State. “We know that we have great support throughout our state and it is always an honor to personally share our gratitude and feedback.”

Prior to her appointment as Louisiana’s 9th Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Reed served as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Her experience also includes serving in President Barack Obama’s administration as Deputy Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education, leading postsecondary diversity and inclusion work.

“Coffee with the Commissioner,” Tuesday’s forum event, will kick off promptly at 7:30 a.m. For questions or inquiries related to Dr. Reed’s visit, email


Grambling State’s Bring it Home 2018 Kicks Off with $218,000 in Raised in the First Month

Bring it Home Campaign Kick-off Logo PhotoThis July, Grambling State University’s Bring it Home kicked off with a number of major donations from alumni, staff, and corporate donors raising $218,000 in one month.

“It’s amazing to see the strong surge in initial support,” said Marc Newman, Grambling State University’s Vice President for Advancement, Economic Development, and Research. “The impact of every gift helps grow our campus and we’re grateful for partners who support that growth.” Continue reading

Why Help Grambling State University Bring it Home?

BIH-Impact Graphic-finBy Marc Newman, VP of Institutional Advancement, Research, and Economic Development

Last year’s Bring it Home fundraising campaign garnered a headline-making $1.2 million in support. While the numbers are impressive, the real power of the investment that our alumni, community members, and corporate partners have made will be felt for generations.

Here’s a short recap of a few amazing things that happened as a result of last year’s Bring it Home and why you should invest to make this year’s campaign even bigger.

Student Financial Help

Last Year’s Bring It Home campaign helped provide more than $250,000 in direct support for students in need. This aided the university in impacting the balances of hundreds of students through a variety of scholarships; including GAP which is designed solely to support students in reaching the academic finish line.

Scholarships & Grants

Another way last year’s givers helped make a difference was in the more than $250,000 in grants that were awarded as a result of the conversations, investments, and help from our alumni and community members. Those monies help fund cutting-edge research in robotics, biomedical research, technology, and more right here on Grambling State’s campus

More Engaged Alum

In 2017, each of our active alumni chapters did an amazing job spreading the word and growing the investment our past graduates make in Grambling. That investment showed up, not only in the dollars on the balance sheet; it resulted in an eight percent increase in alumni giving. The University also benefited from student recruiting, guest speaking, and other networking opportunities that continue to create success.

Let’s Bring it Home Again!

Because of last year’s enormous success, we’re continuing the drive for a second year. Visit or join us on campus for the Coffee Kickoff for Bring it Home 2018 while you are in town for the Alumni Convention weekend.

Thank all of you for your support and creating the impact that makes the difference for our students and campus community.