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Graduation Replay: Grambling State Commencement Spring 2019 – Photos, Video, & Spotlight Stories

Congratulations to the Grambling State University Spring Class of 2019. We know you will celebrate your accomplishments for years to come.

To help, here’s a replay of graduation and a few photos and stories to help you remember the results of your hard work. Continue reading

Record Breakers Graduate: Hill, Christmas, Orozco, and More Share the Stage

IMG_7596Grambling State Class of 2019 Includes Nationally Recognized Student-Athletes

Grambling State University’s Class of 2019 includes three of the schools most historic athletes: Shakyla Hill, De’Arius Christmas, and Marc Orozco – who have broken school, conference, and national records during their college sports careers.

“Our athletics programs attract some of the best and brightest students in the country,” said Dr. David Ponton, Director of Athletics and Vice President of Student Affairs. “This year’s graduates are a great example of how the lessons they learn on the field can help drive academic success.”
This Spring on May 10, the University will graduate a record 51 student-athletes in one ceremony and included well-known athletes including Shakyla Hill, De’Arius Christmas, and Marc Orozco. Continue reading

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

Truly GramFam: Father and Daughter Graduates Join a Legacy of Gramblinites

Hawkins-FamilyGrambling, Louisiana – May 7, 2019 – Grambling State University’s 2019 will feature a rare occurrence with a father and daughter who will receive their degrees just minutes apart. Leartrice and Lear Hawkins are both candidates to receive their Masters of Criminal Justice at the University’s 2019 Spring Commencement, May 10.

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Farewell from Our 2018-19 Student Government President

Adarian-Headshot-GraduationStepped in history with a longstanding legacy of tradition, service, excellence and exemplifying our university’s motto: Where Everybody is Somebody! I am honored to be granted the stewardship of this venerable institution; grateful for the trust of the Grambling family; optimistic for our shared future.

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National Urban League CEO to Keynote Grambling State Commencement

MMorialPortrait-SQUAREEntrepreneur and Lawyer Marc H. Morial to share with students

GRAMBLING, LA — April 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced it will host the Honorable Marc H. Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Morial, who leads the nation’s largest Civil Rights & Urban Advocacy effort, is well known for his local work as former mayor of New Orleans. His tenure as mayor included developing a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance and ended with a 70 percent approval rating.

As a lawyer, Morial won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the underserved.  He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to argue and win a major case before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“It’s an honor to host a transformational leader like Mr. Morial,” said GSU President Rick Gallot.  “His experience in advocacy, service, and entrepreneurship offers an important perspective to our graduates as they prepare to change the world.”

Morial will address faculty, guests, students and their families on the heels of Grambling State’s highest enrollment since 2014 and its recent authorization to offer Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

Event Information:

Grambling State University Commencement, Spring 2019 
Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling State University
100 North Stadium Drive
Grambling, LA 71245

For media credentials and coverage information, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu or call the Office of University Communications at 318-274-2866.

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