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GSU Spotlight: Dr. Meg Brown & GSU’s New Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grambling State’s New Bachelor of Science in Nursing is one of the University’s most anticipated programs in recent history. Dr. Meg Brown has helped lead the effort. But, what fuels her passion for GSU Nursing and what’s next for the program? Watch to learn more in this GSU Spotlight.

Did you always want to be a nurse? 
“I always grew up with the expectation of becoming a nurse and I never thought anything else about it, that was the way it was going to be.”

What Should We Expect From This Program? 
There’s a history with Grambling for an undergraduate nursing program. Grambling’s program was exceptional. It was considered to be a star within the county, and we plan to go back to that; and to be an exemplar for other programs.”

Learn More about GSU Nursing & the New Bachelor of Science Program
The Grambling State University School of Nursing is growing the best in healthcare providers through cutting-edge education. From our pre-nursing program and new Bachelor of Science in Nursing to graduate education and research, our students, faculty, and alumni are helping shape one of America’s most important helping professions.

GSU Spotlight: Mass Communications Student Wins Thomson Reuters/White House Correspondents’ Scholarship

By Jovan Hackley

This year’s White House Correspondents Dinner included stellar representation from GIMG_9203-Taylerrambling State University.

As one of two winners of the Thomson Reuters/White House Correspondents’ Association Trust in Reporting Scholarships, Grambling State graduate student Tayler Davis received an invite and attended this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

“The dinner and weekend were amazing. It was amazing to connect with so many people and be in the room with those who have been making media history,” said Tayler Davis who is one of two HBCU students who received the Reuters scholarship. “Being a part of the weekend reassured me that I’m in the right field and has opened doors for me to meet major players at CBS, behind Face the Nation, and I even got the chance to meet Don Lemon.”

Davis, an aspiring television news reporter from Baton Rouge, LA is in her first year of graduate studies in GSU’s Department of Mass Communication. A graduate of Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Davis hopes to one day become an anchor and White House correspondent and she’s well on her way. She is the first designee for the $7,000 award which is one of several highly competitive scholarship efforts and training programs offered by the news service.

“It is beyond big for Grambling to be a part of this effort,” said Dr. Robbie Morganfield, who teaches graduate courses and serves as head of GSU’s Mass Communication department. 

Morganfield, whose career includes services as a political reporter and editor for several of the nation’s largest newspapers, is launching a Public Affairs Reporting Institute this summer to provide Davis and other students classroom and practical experience.

“We are living in a time when diverse voices and perspectives are more important to the news industry than ever,” Morganfield said. “We have to be players in this very important movement.”

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 2.30.32 PMDavis is an active member of National Association of Black Journalists, volunteers at KEDM – North Louisiana’s NPR station, and has served as a moderator for a community town hall forum sponsored by the Grambling Department of Mass Communication and the City of Grambling. While enrolled at ULM, Davis worked as a reporter for the campus-based Hawkeye newspaper and the campus public radio station.

“It’s an incredible honor to see students like Tayler elevating their experience,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “They are turning class-time into careers. That’s the kind of initiative that ensures our bright legacy continues.”

GSU Spotlights highlights the accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni successes throughout the GSU Community. To nominate a student or alumni or provide feedback on GSU Spotlights, email the Grambling State University Office of University Communications at mediarelations@gram.edu.

 

GSU Spotlight: Student Poets Share for National Poetry Month

By Tyree Burnett

Since its founding in 2008, Lyrical Quest, a student group at Grambling State University, has offered an outlet for student artists. Singers, poets, rappers, and musicians on campus perfect their craft and foster their skills performing everything from original pieces to covers of their favorite artists.

In honor of National Poetry Month, GSU would like to spotlight two talented poets from Lyrical Quest.

Spotlight Question: How Do You Get the Courage to Perform?

“Just have fun and remember why you’re doing it, just to tell your story and tell your truth,” exclaims Sherrell Martin, an Elementary Education major from Bogalusa, LA, and noted spotlight artist of GSU’s Lyrical Quest.

Spotlight Question: Why is Poetry Important to You?

Kadedra Ashton, a sophomore Psychology major from Shreveport, LA says, “Poetry gives me a better outlook, and it lets me express myself to people who want to say it, but they don’t say it”.

Congratulations ladies. Continue perfecting your craft and sharing your truth through performance.

About National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. After the observed success of National Women’s and Black History month; the Academy was inspired to create a month to bring awareness and appreciation to the art of poetry. Today, National Poetry Month is the most popular literacy celebration in the world.