Gallot to Embark on Annual Bernetta Ambres Ambassador Tour

Grambling, La. – March 17, 2022 – Grambling State University President Rick Gallot will journey south later this month to meet and interact with potential GSU students as part of the 2022 Bernetta Ambres Ambassador Tour.

The event was started by the late Grambling State alumna Bernetta Ambres and will connect GSU with high school students from St. John the Baptist, Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

Gallot, GSU Vice President for Advancement, Research and Economic Development Melanie Jones and the GSU admissions team speak to junior and senior classes about the benefits of attending Grambling with students being offered on-site admittance.

GSU Director of Bands Dr. Nikole Roebuck will also be participating.

Gallot and GSU’s Bernetta Ambres Ambassador Tour team will depart for New Orleans on March 29 and following a breakfast with the Jefferson Parish Schools System on March 30 will attend an “InspireNOLA” charter schools event to be hosted by Edna Karr High School at from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with student from McDonough 35 also participating.

From 12:30-1:30 that afternoon the GSU team will meet with students at Landry Walker College & Career Preparatory School before meeting with students at St. Mary’s Academy from 2-3 p.m.

Gallot and GSU’s tour team will start the day on March 31 visiting with students at West St. John High School in Edgard from 9-10:30 a.m. before moving to East St. John High School in Reserve for an 11 a.m.-noon visit.

From 12:45-1:45 p.m. that afternoon the group will appear at Booker T. Washington High School to meet with students there as well as others from Frederick Douglas High School and John F. Kennedy High School.

GSU’s recruiting team will then move on to St. Augustine High School to meet with students there from 2-3 p.m. before attending a fundraiser/reception at the Roy E. Glapion Zulu Hall in New Orleans from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On April 1, Gallot and his team are slated to visit the College Academy in New Orleans at a time to be determined.

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