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AT&T Donates $25,000 to Grow Cybersecurity Talent at Grambling State

DSC_1567-att2Nation’s Largest Communications Provider Invests in Louisiana’s First Undergraduate Cybersecurity Students

GRAMBLING, LA — June 18, 2019 – Today, AT&T announced it has donated $25,000 in scholarship funds to students at Grambling State University; home of Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: Grambling State Alumnus Appointed to Potbelly Corporation’s Board of Directors 

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Dine Brands Global (Applebee’s & IHOP) CIO Adrian Butler to Serve Industry Leader

GRAMBLING, LA – June 5, 2019 – This Spring Grambling State University alumnus, Adrian Butler joined the growing list of minority executives breaking historic barriers in corporate board service. With his appointment to the Potbelly’s Corporation Board of Directors, Butler’s service will help advance the growing uptick of African-Americans and other minorities who are serving on corporate board. Continue reading

Grambling State Professor Honored as Educator of the Year

DSC_4771.Award Day Honors Dr. Mary Ghongkedze for Outstanding Work

Grambling, LA – June 3, 2019 – The Louisiana Reading Association (LRA) has awarded Grambling State University professor Dr. Mary Ghongkedze the top honor of 2019 Educator of the Year. Dr. Ghongkedze will be recognized July 12, 2019 at 7 P.M. at the LRA’s 2019 Awards Ceremony on at the Paragon Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.

The LRA’s esteemed Educator of the Year award celebrates Louisiana instructors who make a major impact through literacy programs outside of the classroom.

Throughout her extensive career, Dr. Ghongkedze has impacted thousands of students as a teacher in Katy, TX, instructor in Grambling State’s College of Education and mentorship of teachers throughout the state.

Dr. Ghongkedze has also been honored for her exceptional service-learning work at Grambling State’s Lunch, Learn and Appreciate awards luncheon in 2015 for a project which emphasized health and wellness concepts for senior citizens. She was recognized again in 2018 for her participation in the MUREP Educator Institute (MEI) held in June at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

About the Louisiana Reading Association

The LRA, affiliated with the International Literary Association promotes and supports reading research, reading development, & advancement of literacy in the great state of Louisiana. The mission of the Louisiana Reading Association is to improve the quality of literacy for all.

Grambling State Baseball Player Named Valedictorian

Heath_Jalen_1B_Colorado_Springs-SQUAREJalen Alexander Heath to be recognized at University’s 2019 Spring Commencement

Grambling, LA – May 07, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University named baseball student-athlete, Jalen Alexander Heath, Valedictorian of the Spring 2019 graduating class. Heath earned top honors, with a 3.98-grade point average, and will take the stage Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the University’s Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Continue reading

Deadline Extended – ESPN – Rhoden Fellowship Internship Opportunity 2019-20 

ESPNAre you interested in sports, marketing, and journalism? Here’s your opportunity to work for ESPN.  Through its Rhoden Fellows Initiative, one student reporter will have the opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four; the NFL games and more of America’s top sporting events.

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Grambling State President to Award $300,000 in Technology Scholarships





GRAMBLING, LA – March 22, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that applications are open for its Technology Scholarship Tour, which will award ten tuition and fee scholarships to incoming freshmen from across the country. Continue reading