GSU Spotlight: 5,500 Miles to Graduation – Grambling State’s Fall 2018 Top Graduate

Valedictorian, Coulibaly, Graduates with Top Honors After 3 Years Away From Home

Lala Coulibaly - 2018 Fall ValedictorianThe Fall 2018 valedictorian for Grambling State University celebrates not only academic success, but also a one-of-a-kind journey on this fall’s graduation stage.

Ms. Lala Aicha Coulibaly will graduate this fall with a 3.91 cumulative GPA, majoring in computer science, and with fluency in three languages: French, English, and her native tongue, Bambara, which she grew up speaking in Bamako, Mali.  Mali is 5,500 miles from Grambling State University and Ms. Coulibaly is excited to share some of her story with her fellow students tomorrow. Continue reading

MEDIA ALERT: Grambling State University Fall 2018 Commencement Information

Fall Commencement to Feature Claire Babineaux-Fontenot and 412 Candidates

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University, Louisiana’s top producer of African-American Computer Science graduates, will celebrate its Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to to attend. Continue reading

Final Approval: Louisiana’s First Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity to Enroll Cohort in 2019

New Program at Grambling State Receives Greenlight from State Board of Regents

GRAMBLING, LA – December 12, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University, Louisiana’s top producer of African-American Computer Science graduates, received final state approval to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in 2019.

766c08d80fbcc188da00f0d7d7448059d7ff576eedfe1098b6150f092d80c9f6ae524d2a451a5825be1acecc02d1e8d8f210d5123b0e7837a6e15ce245d10bc9At a Wednesday, December 12 meeting, the Louisiana Board of Regents offered its approval and support for the University’s new program that aims to enroll its first cohort in Fall of 2019. Continue reading

U.S. Marines Corp Honors Five Grambling State Leaders

IMG_32162018 Centennial Celebration of Women in the Corps Incorporates Grambling State

As a part of this year’s celebration of the centennial anniversary of the first woman member of the Marines; the U.S. Marine Corp acknowledged five women leaders from Grambling State University.

As a part of this year’s Bayou Classic and its national broadcast on NBC Sports, the Corp recognized: Continue reading

Dr. David Ponton to Lead Athletics at Grambling State University

PontonD 2017Long-Time University Leader and Former Coach to Lead Athletics and Student Affairs

GRAMBLING, LA – December 5, 2018 – Today, Grambling State University President Rick Gallot announced that Dr. David “Rusty” Ponton, the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will now lead its athletics division in addition to student affairs. 

“Dr. Ponton has demonstrated a proven dedication to all parts of our student experience for more than 25 years,” said President Gallot. “We are grateful for his service and willingness to continue innovating for our students.” Continue reading

Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

Stadium-Grambling-Eddie-G-1000Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

GRAMBLING, LA – December 3, 2018 – Today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. 

Formerly held in Daytona Beach, FL, the mid-December game will bring more than  $1 million in economic impact to North Louisiana.  Continue reading

Meet the Cast: The Black Nativity Stageplay at Grambling State’s Opening Night

NativityTonight’s the big opening night. The Grambling State University Choir will perform “The Black Nativity.”  The stage play is the iconic telling of the Christmas story as written by author and the “Poet Laureate of Harlem,” Langston Hughes.

The play’s story most recently made headlines in 2013 when Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson brought it to life on the big screen. This week, GSU’s own star cast will revive the live version for a 3-day north Louisiana showing featuring band direction by gospel group Forever Jones musician William B. Taylor.

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Campus Security Update: Incident – November 28, 2018


GRAMBLING, LA – November 28, 2018 – This evening the Grambling State University Police Department was notified of a bomb threat called in to the Grambling Hall facility. 

At this time, University officials can confirm the following:

  • An “all clear” has been issued for Grambling Hall and surrounding buildings.
  • Main Street and Founders Avenue in Grambling, LA have been reopened to all traffic. 
  • All campus academic and administrative offices will resume normal operations on Thursday, November 29.
  • The Grambling State University Police Department will continue to collaborate with Parish and state officials to investigate the source of the threat.
  • At this time, no connection has been confirmed to any other incidents at any other campus.

The safety of our students and campus community remain a top priority. Thank you to our State Fire Marshal, the Bossier City Fire Department, US Marshal, campus police and all other local agencies who collaborate to keep our campus safe.

We encourage all campus community members to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to GSU Police at (318) 274-2222.