Women Leaders Rally to Share Insights and University Support
Grambling, LA – September 6, 2019 –History-making Grambling State University women alumni have hit the road to bring the University closer to its $1 million Bring It Home campaign goal.
Recently, real estate broker Ms. Greta Turner-Burton, the University’s first woman Director of Bands, Dr. Nikole Roebuck, and entrepreneur Mrs. Arminda Grissett shared insights with other women leaders at the Grambling University National Alumni Association’s Dallas chapter Landmark Fundraiser for scholarships.
More than 120 alumni and supporters assembled to raise money and honor scholarship recipients with a breakfast themed “Women Breaking Barriers.”
Below are insights offered by these Grambling State leading women:
Mrs. Greta Turner-Burton, President of the GUNAA’s Dallas Chapter
“We were so impressed with the students when we visited campus recently,” said Mrs. Turner-Burton. “Our chapter is honored to continue supporting the students and the University as often as we can and in any way that we can.”
~ Mrs. Greta Turner-Burton, Broker, Classic Real Estate of Dallas, Texas
Since 1996, Mrs. Greta Turner-Burton has worked throughout Texas to Grambling State’s Office of Advancement and students through events, scholarships, and fundraising to power the next generation of innovators.
Dr. Nikole Roebuck, Director of Bands at Grambling State University
“When we as a leadership team look forward, [our goal] is helping our students be their best through empowerment, academic integration, and engagement,” said Dr. Roebuck. “To achieve these goals, we need your help with books and tuition and connections. Whether you’re helping a student like Lexia Thomas, who was featured in the Southwest magazine, pay her student bill or helping us land a half-time show, every bit of support matters.”
~ Dr. Nikole Roebuck, Grambling State’s first woman Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music. Additionally, Dr. Roebuck is the third woman band director in the history of historically black colleges and universities and the second woman band director in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Mrs. Arminda Grissett, Dallas Area Entrepreneur
Also, among event highlights was a powerful keynote address from, Mrs. Arminda Grissett, a successful Dallas-area entrepreneur. Mrs. Grisset shared her career story as co-owner of Grissett Enterprises, LLC. Along with her partners, she owns and oversees 10 McDonald’s restaurants with more than 300 employees.
“Our alumni around the world are passionate about giving back to the University,” said Marc Newman, the University’s Vice President of Advancement, Research and Economic Development. “They are the institution’s top source of support because they take pride in the fact that they are the living legacy of Grambling State.”
Today, all Grambling State alumni, families and friends can support the next generation of Grambling State University world-changers by visiting gram.edu/giving. All donations before November 30, 2019 support the 2019 Bring it Home campaign which has raised more than $2.5 million in past years.
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