The school Where Everybody is Somebody, Grambling State University opened its Founder’s Week celebration of 107 years with a Fellowship Breakfast Monday. Incorporating the assistance of GSU administrators, mayors of area cities and others, the breakfast was enjoyed by all. The Founder’s Week Committee encouraged students to become a part of a school with “A History of Pride – A Future of Promise” by recognizing student leaders during the breakfast.
The university laboratory schools took their turn to show a connection to the history of GSU. Using various talents, the students creatively honored Charles P. Adams, founder and first president of now Grambling State University. The highlight of each skit, dance, song, cheer, poem and drum beat brought delight from the audience.
The committee along with President Horace A. Judson took the time to honor employees who had given extended years of service to the university. Topping off the awards were seven employees who had given 40 or more years of service to the school.
Leading the number was Jeanette Wright, an administrative assistant in Enrollment Management, and next in line was Katie Calloway, an administrative assistant in Grounds and Landscape. thirty employees were honored for 30 years or more, and 195 with 20 years or more of service.
Joyce Evans, operations manager of KGRM 91.5 radio station, served as MC of the program. Dr. Judson jokingly said it doesn’t seem a day over 20 years.
“I just want to say thank you and we appreciate your hard work and hope you have many more years,” Judson said.