Two Grambling University legends headed to SWAC Hall of Fame

December 2, 2008

grambling.jpg (Grambling, LA.) - Former Grambling State star Frank Lewis along with Doug Porter, an assistant coach under Eddie Robinson, are part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Hall of Fame class of 2008.
Lewis, a wingback, running back and wide receiver in college, caught 42 career touchdown passes and earned third-team Little All-America as a senior. A two-time All-SWAC pick, Lewis rushed for 1,428 yards and averaged 10.8 yards per carry.

Lewis went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers and Bills. A first-round pick in 1971, he caught 397 passes for 6,724 yards and 40 touchdowns. Lewis was part of two Super Bowl championship teams and made the Pro Bowl in 1981. Lewis was part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2006.

Porter led Valley from 1961-1965, was an assistant coach at Grambling State under Eddie Robinson for nine seasons before guiding programs at Howard and Fort Valley State. His career record stands at 166-105 with just five losing seasons in 26 years. The College Football Hall of Fame inducted Porter earlier this year.

The ceremony will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham on Dec. 11. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (205) 241-3474.

Grambling University’s College of Education to present 3rd Annual Research Symposium

November 11, 2008

GRAMBLING -Dr. Lisa Delpit, renowned scholar and executive director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University, will be the keynote speaker at the College of Education’s 3rd Annual Research Symposium March 26-27, 2009 at the Favrot Student Union. Delpit is the author of several books, including her latest, “The Skin that We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom,” which was published this year.
This year’s symposium will address ways in which professionals from various disciplines, particularly education, inform best practices in rural P-12 schools. It will also explore collaboration between educators and human-service practitioners to assist in the holistic development of the rural P-12 learner. The deadline to submit proposals is Nov. 17, and letters of notification will be mailed after the review process is completed on Nov. 21. The abstracts of selected proposals will be reprinted and published in the College of Education 3rd Annual Research Symposium Schedule.

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Study to explore Grambling State University’s impact on regional economy, quality of life

November 7, 2008

GRAMBLING - Grambling State University has commissioned a study that, for the first time, will make it possible to document GSU’s impact on the economy and quality of life in the Town of Grambling, Lincoln Parish and the region.
GSU is joining seven other campuses in the University of Louisiana System that have commissioned similar studies. Applied Research Technology Corporation of Baton Rouge will conduct the studies to determine each campus’ economic and quality of life contribution regionally and the system’s impact on the state as a whole. Results are expected by late spring.
GSU President Horace A. Judson said the study will not only show the importance of GSU’s economic impact, but also will how the overall value GSU adds to the community.

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