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Grambling State University
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Motto: Where Everybody Is Somebody
Established 1901
Type: Public Coeducational
Endowment: 1.9 million
President: Dr. Horace A. Judson
Undergraduates: 4,440
Postgraduates: 599
Location Grambling, Louisiana, US
Campus: Rural
Sports teams: Tigers
Colors: Black & Gold            website=[1]
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Mascot: [Tiger]

Grambling State University is a public, coeducational university, which is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Located in Grambling, Louisiana, US, Grambling State was founded in 1901. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Grambling is a town located in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Grambling is a town located in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Grambling is a town located in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The school became Grambling College in 1946 named after a sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school to be constructed. Grambling gained university status in 1974. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


The university has distinction of being one of the top U.S. producers of African American graduates, to being the home of legendary football coach Eddie Robinson and its internationally renowned Tiger Marching Band. Eddie Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach. ...

Contents

Academics

A constituent member of the University of Louisiana System, GSU is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Its instructional programs are delivered through a School of Graduate Studies and Research and four undergraduate colleges: The University of Louisiana System is one of four public University systems in Louisiana. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Professional Studies

The university offers 64 programs, leading to certification, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university offers the only doctorate in developmental education in the nation. An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


History

Grambling State University emerged from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern and western parts of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association was formed to organize and operate a school.


After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president. Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. ... There is also the Tuskegee Airmen, a corps of African-American military pilots trained there during World War II Tuskegee University is an American institution of higher learning located in Tuskegee, Alabama. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Under Adams’ leadership, the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School opened on November 1, 1901. Four years later, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, the school was able to offer two-year professional certificates and diplomas after becoming a state junior college. The school was renamed Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute.


In 1936, the program was reorganized to emphasize rural education. It became known as "The Louisiana Plan" or "A Venture in Rural Teacher Education." Professional teaching certificates were awarded when a third year was added in 1936, and the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944 in elementary education.


The institution’s name was changed to Grambling College in 1946 in honor of a white sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school. Thereafter, the college prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business. With these programs in effect, the school was transformed from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. During the 1950s, the college obtained full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University.


From 1977 to 2000, the university moved and prospered. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.


University presidents

Following the first university president Charles P. Adams, in 1936, Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones became the second president.


Five presidents served from 1977 to 2001: Dr. Joseph Benjamin Johnson, Dr. Harold W. Lundy, Dr. Raymond Hicks, Dr. Leonard Haynes III and Dr. Steve A. Favors.


The advent of a new millennium and the beginning of a second century of service ushered in Grambling State University’s first female president, Dr. Neari Francois Warner. Warner served a three-year interim term.


The present president is Dr. Horace Judson, who became the institution’s seventh president in 2004 after a controversial term at SUNY-Plattsburgh. Critics argue that Judson has given himself too much authority over spending matters, with few checks and balances.


Grambling State Launches First Ever $30 Million Comprehensive Capital Campaign


Student Government Association Announces $1 Million Scholarship


In a renewed emphasis of its commitment toward modernized university facilities, student housing and sustained scholarship support, Grambling State University kicked off a Comprehensive Capital Campaign, November 24, with the goal of raising $30 million over the next five to seven years. GSU students were among the first to contribute to the campaign with their contribution of a $1 million scholarship endowment to forge sustained financial support for academic programs. Their endowment was made by a $500,000 contribution which will be matched dollar for dollar and used for need based scholarships.


Athletics

GSU athletics logo, is similar to the Green Bay Packers logo.
GSU athletics logo, is similar to the Green Bay Packers logo.

Grambling's sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Packers redirects here. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. ...


Grambling State plays its arch rival Southern University in the annual "Bayou Classic," which is hosted in New Orleans over Thanksgiving weekend at the Louisiana Superdome and broadcast nationally on NBC. For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... The State Farm Bayou Classic is the annual college football game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, first held in 1974 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The Louisiana Superdome, often informally referred to simply as the Superdome, The Dome or even the New Orleans Superdome is a large, multi-purpose sports and exhibition facility located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... This article is about the television network. ...


Former football coach Eddie Robinson held the NCAA record for most career wins as a head coach at the time of his retirement in 1997. Eddie Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach. ... NCAA redirects here. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


During Robinson’s stellar 57-year coaching career, the University gained a national reputation because of the large number of athletes who joined the professional ranks in football.


After Robinson’s retirement in 1997, former GSU standout and NFL Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams took over the reins of the University's football program.


Currently, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men's Intercollegiate football, along with men's and women's basketball, baseball, track & field, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, bowling and volleyball.


Traditions
Grambling State's colors are black and gold, with red as a tertiary color symbolizing the blood of people of African descent. The school's mascot is the "Tigers," and its slogan is "Where everybody is Somebody." This article is about the color. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Red re-directs here; for alternate uses see Red (disambiguation) Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ...


The World Famed Tiger Marching Band

  • In (1999), President Bill Clinton performed with the band for a halftime show in Grambling, Louisiana and gave Grambling State's Marching Band the undisputed title of " The Best Band in the Land!"
  • The Tiger Marching Band have an average of 125 students with a grade points average of 3.00 or more each year. This number is more than any other black college band and colleges in Louisiana.
  • In 1999, the GSU "World Famed" Tiger Marching Band — along with GSU's female dance troupe, "The Orchesis Dance Company" — was featured in a nationally televised commercial as part of Procter & Gamble's "Tampax Was There" marketing campaign.
  • In 1998, the band was featured in Super Bowl XXXII, along side Motown greats such as Boyz II Men, Martha Reeves, and Smokey Robinson.
  • In 1981, the band appeared in "Marching Band/Coke Is It," an award-winning commercial developed for Coca-Cola USA.
  • The band also was featured performing in the Hollywood films Grambling's White Tiger in 1981, and Drumline in 2002.
  • In the 118th Tournament of Roses Parade, Grambling State's marching band was the marching band in the Star Wars Spectacular, in which all members were wearing Imperial officer uniforms.
  • The band was the only Louisiana entity included in the inaugural parade for U.S. President George W. Bush.
  • Along with the band directors there are many different student leaders that contribute to the success and order of the band. They are members of five distinct organizations, Phi Mu Alpha (National Music Honor Fraternity, 1898), Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Honor Fraternity, 1919), Tau Beta Sigma (National Band Honor Sorority, 1946), Sigma Alpha Iota (National Music Honor Sorority, 1903), and Silver Dogs, Inc. (Prestigious Campus Brotherhood, 1945)
  • The Grambling State Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha,(Omicron Lambda),is the most active black college chapter of the fraternity. It is also the most active in Louisiana.

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Miscellaneous

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BET redirects here. ... Season of the Tiger is a 6-part docudrama that follows members of the Grambling State University (LA) marching band and football team during the 2005-2006 football season. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel Lloyd Spence is an American soundtrack composer best known for his work with NFL Films. ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... Ramblin Gamblin Man is the debut album by American rock band the The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ...

Notable alumni

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References

  1. ^ 2005-06 Fact Book. Grambling State University (2005). Retrieved on 2007-01-17.

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