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Grambling State Appoints Interim Engineering Technology Department Leadership

Notable Engineer and Associate Director of Bands Dr. Edwin Thomas to Head Growing Technology Program  

Thomas-Edwin-Headshot-squareGRAMBLING, LA– August 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that Dr. Edwin Thomas will now lead the University’s Engineering Technology program which recently received new support from Governor Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development.  

“As our technology programs grow, it’s critical to ensure our students are connected with faculty who have the network and the knowledge to deliver a strong career start,” said President Rick Gallot. “From the band to the technology classroom, Dr. Thomas has proven to be a dedicated champion who leverages every opportunity to advance the lives of our students.” 

Dr. Thomas is an alumnus of Grambling State University and member of the academy for more than 30 years. After gaining his Bachelor of Science degree from GSU in 1978, he earned a Master’s in Industrial Technology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Dr. Thomas returned home to Grambling State to earn his doctorate degree in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, Supervision and Management. 

Since then, he has served as an expert consultant on home and plant design throughout Louisiana and served in several faculty positions. Dr. Thomas has also served as an advisor for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. With numerous engineering certifications, include CAED from the University of Texas in Austin, and over 20 years of Industrial Engineering field experience, Dr. Thomas is well known for his leadership as a band director of the World Famed Tiger Marching Band.

The University’s Engineering Technology department offers concentrations in electronics engineering technology and drafting and design engineering technology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET). A construction Engineering Technology concentration is also offered in the department. 

The University will launch a national search for a Head of the Engineering Technology program later this year. 

For more information related to Grambling State University, please contact Jovan Hackley at (318) 243-5012 or mediarelations@gram.edu.  
 
 

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

 

City of Monroe to host August 21st Press Conference for ULM vs. GSU Football Game

LOGO-MonroeAlumni and football fans have been anxiously awaiting the kickoff of the 2019 college football season, headlined by the August 31 matchup between the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks and Grambling State University Tigers at ULM’s Malone Stadium.  Mayor Jamie Mayo and the City of Monroe will host a special “neutral site” pre-game press conference featuring coaches and university officials from both schools, at 10 am Wednesday, August 21, in the Monroe Convention Center Bayou Room, located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe, LA.  The media and public are invited to attend. Continue reading

FOX’s “Empire” Selects Grambling State Student to Shoot Final Season

IMG_5976Kayla Sullers, Mass Communication Sophomore, Interns on Set of Hit Series Finale

Grambling State University student Kayla Sullers landed the internship of a lifetime, working with camera and production teams behind the scenes of FOX’s critically-acclaimed TV show Empire during its final season.

“Everything so far has been very hands-on,” said Sullers when asked to highlight her favorite parts of the experience. “From my very first day, I started on set, witnessing every aspect of pre-production along with the production standpoint.” Continue reading

Media Alert: Groundbreaking Event at Grambling State September 7

Students, Officials, and Alumni to Celebrate the Construction Start for the University’s Digital Library and Learning Commons 

Grambling, LA – August 2, 2019 – Grambling State University, Louisiana’s top producer of African-American Computer Science graduates, will celebrate the start of construction on its new University Digital Library and Learning Commons Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of RWE Jones Drive and Central Avenue in Grambling, LA.   Continue reading

Tiger Takeover: 16 Grambling State Interns Making History

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From Los Angeles to Louisiana to Beijing, Grambling State students are changing the world while putting their education to work.  

At the start of summer President Rick Gallot challenged the student body, saying, “As you head off to invest your summer, whether through internships, work, or continuing your studies, I want to encourage you to never stop innovating.” 

These Tiger interns took the message to heart: 

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President Rick Gallot Goes Live, Tuesday August 13 

LIVE_Prez_2019-2Join students, supporters, and followers for big answers about Grambling State 

Grambling, La – July 23, 2019 – Grambling State University President Rick Gallot will host a live webcast August 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. to share an annual update and connect with students and supporters.

Viewers and media are encouraged to email their questions in advance to www.gram.edu/prezlive19Continue 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