Meet the Captains – #BringitHome2018

IMAGE-BIH_CaptainsBy Kyndall Colon

More than 97 percent of Grambling State University students receive some form of federal and state financial aid. With big debates around financial aid programs, TOPS, and overall funding in higher education, bottom-line support for students is critical in helping them reach their educational goals.

At Grambling State, our “Bring it Home” annual fundraising campaign helps meet students at their point of need – from scholarships to funding solutions for deferred maintenance and employee development. The campaign’s $1 million goal is one of many University efforts to help close the gap between graduation for students. 

“If the state can’t supplement it, mother and father, church or scholarship organization who does it? Somebody has to step up to the plate to make it happen and Grambling State is doing that.” According to Marc Newman, Vice President for Advancement, Research and Economic Development.

As the second year of the campaign heats up, it does so with a team of leaders across the country who are helping “Captain” this year’s efforts.

 “We have a group of alums that have come through Grambling and have done great things out in the world. They are actively utilizing their networks to help us raise money everywhere from Los Angeles and New Orleans to Houston and Dallas; and even all the way to Washington, DC,” Says Newman. “The campaign gives our alums and our base the opportunity to hear our message and invest in the success they are seeing take place.”

Grambling State University would like to thank this year’s Bring it Home Captains – who are leading the charge across the nation.

This year’s 2018 Bring it Home Captain Campaign list includes:

  • Adarian Williams
  • Alicia Jackson
  • Alvin Washington
  • Angelee Moody Rhyne,
  • Berranthia Brown
  • Brandon Logan
  • Calvin Williams
  • Cathy Conwright
  • Cecil Rochelle
  • Cherie Kirkland,
  • David Aubrey
  • Don Nelson
  • Dustin Barnes
  • Errol Conner
  • Harmona Epps
  • Hope Crawford
  • Ingruil Foster
  • LaCrecia Jones
  • Marva Griffin
  • Murphy Cheatham
  • Ralph Wilson
  • Russel LeDay
  • Shelia Carr
  • Suzanne Mayo
  • Tarlesha Smith
  • Terri Allen

If you would like to host a Bring it Home fundraising event or to contribute, you can contact or contact any of our captains.

Thank you to all of our captains and supporters for helping drive another year of success as we help #BringitHome2018.