While most students were having fun on the beach or traveling this summer, Grambling State University, offered two summer sessions for the first time in the school’s history.
The idea was brought to action by Dr. Robert M. Dixon, provost and vice president of academic affairs, who wanted to “maximize educational opportunities for all students.”
The two summer sessions were designed to give students the opportunity to take more courses. According to Dr. Dixon, he felt it was time to take summer school up a notch because he looked around the state at other universities with two summer sessions and said “why not Grambling State University.”
Students had various opinions about having two summer sessions.
” It is a advantage to getting ahead in College,” said Shantell Holly, junior from Austin, Texas.
The total number of students enrolled in the first summer session was 1,369 students while the second session was 1,202. Seventy-five percent of the students were in- state and 25 percent were out-of-state.
There were more female students than males who took advantage of the two sessions.
” Two summer sessions worked out great. Students were able to take more classes and hours and should have engaged in this opportunity along time ago”said Karen Lewis, executive director of enrollment management services.
Kendra Sloan, a Senior from Midland, Texas, said “It gives a chance to take classes that would have been a conflict in the fall.”
“It gives students more of an option,” said Carmencita Pruitt, senior from Ruston.
Temeka Hardman, a freshman fromRingold, said “I feel it is a cram fest but at the same time you gain more hours.”
“It helps you gain more hours,” said Robert Yangeh, junior of Ruston.