I am deeply honored to come back and receive an award from this institution, it is the highest on my list of achievements, said Dr. Thomas Moorehead, one of the 11 alumni inducted into the Grambling State University Hall Of Fame, Gallery of Distinction on Friday, Nov. 3, evening.
The Hall of Fame was started in 1980, under the administration of Dr. Joseph B. Johnson, but had been inactive since 1996. It has been restored under President Horace Judson in his mission of “Reclaiming our Legacy and Claiming our Place.”
“Our vision is to become the premier university, not the premier HBCU, Judson said, the honorees here tonight will help us to achieve that vision.”
The evening opened with greetings from President Judson, and a song by GSU Alumna and Best New Country Artist Nominee, Miko Marks.
“The audience received my music well, and I was so honored to be apart of the event,” said Marks. The honorees and guest enjoyed dinner as the faculty Jazz Ensemble played a tune. It proceeded with the occasion by Dr. Robert Dixon, provost/vice president for academic affairs, and the invocation by Dr. Rory L. Bedford, director of Service Learning & Chair of the Constitution Day Celebration Committee.
“The characters of GSU are evident, and the founders would be proud.” We are here to honor not only those who have been on the field, but who have played the game,” said Dixon.
Shortly following the dinner was the presentation of the hall of famers; Robert Bobb, Dr. Alvin Schexnider, and Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright were honored under the college of Arts and Science. Jeffrey Hall, Thomas Moorehead, and Dr. Penya Mosses-Fields, were honored under the College of Business. “It is an honor and a privilege to be one of the youngest alumni honored into the hall of fame,” said Dr. Fields.
Dr Joseph Carter, and Dr. Ivory V. Nelson were honored under the College of Education. Clarence Bradford, James Thrower Jr., and Christopher Moore, were honored under the College of Professional Studies. ” Grambling is truly the place where the motto is true that everybody is somebody,” said Moore, a television program producer, and the first to manage KGRM, GSU’s radio station.
The Gallery of distinction honorees photographs reside within the academic schools, listed under the photographs are their graduation dates and the induction year. The succeeding Hall of Fame inductee’s photographs will be located in the founder’s home.