Grambling State University Featured on KTBS Morning News

Grambling State University Featured on KTBS Morning News

Members of the Student Government Association perform the GSU Chant with meteorologist Brian Fowler on the KTBS 3 morning news program on Aug. 27.

Many Gramblinites had an early morning on Aug. 27 as they gathered in the Yard to represent Grambling State University on KTBS 3 morning news from 4:30-7 a.m. KTBS has been traveling around the Ark-La-Tex to promote local colleges and universities.

“It’s a new idea to promote the spirit of college life around the Ark-La-Tex and showcasing each student body and who they are as a college,” KTBS Meteorologist Brian Fowler said. “Grambling is an outstanding college with an amazing history, and we are grateful to be a part of their history this morning.”

Fowler was joined by the GSU cheerleaders, the Orchesis Dance Company, the Student Government Association (SGA), Miss Grambling State University Joiya Smith and her Royal Court, the World Famed Tiger Marching Band, Transfer Recruiter and Enrollment Specialist Latari Flemming, Interim Athletic Director Obadiah Simmons and Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs.

“This was a great event,” Simmons said. “The students and everyone who participated were enthusiastic and enjoyed the opportunity to put Grambling in a positive light.”

Coach Fobbs had a chance to preview Grambling’s first football game of the season against the University of California Berkeley on Sept. 5.

“You’ll see a team that is excited and ready to play,” Fobbs said. “Our focus is to be as mistake-free as possible, so we are hoping to show a team that is focused and ready to perform. Cal is a worthy opponent for us. It’s exciting and it’s going to be a good test for us early on.”

SGA President Jonathan Wallace had a chance to welcome students back to Grambling for the new school year and highlight the Eddie Robinson High School Football Classic on Aug. 29 and the upcoming SGA elections Sept. 9-12.

“It caught us off guard, but when you are called on to represent Grambling State University, it’s always exciting. You don’t get opportunities like this all the time,” Wallace said.