The smell of fresh, hot grits, eggs, pancakes with maple syrup, country ham, sausage, orange juice and coffee filled the Black and Gold Room Monday morning at the Founder’s Week Breakfast. It was the perfect time to fellowship and get to know one another. A time to reflect upon the founders of GSU and their vision to keep a great institution thriving with success another might say.
Many alumni, staff, students, community leaders, friends and family gathered to kick off Founder’s Week.
During this annual breakfast some of the community leaders came out and served breakfast to the community, students, and staff of GSU. The SGA then served breakfast to the community leaders.
Miss GSU, Ahvery Thomas, and the SGA President, Steven Jackson, started the program off with a warm welcome and greeting to GSU and community of Grambling. After, the signing of the proclamation declaring this week Founder’s Week was signed by President Horace Judson and the mayor of the city of Grambling, Mayor Martha Andrus.
Lastly, a video presentation was given emphasizing GSU’s improvements such as new dormitory halls and eating facilities like Tiger Express. During the video, words were given about President Judson and how during his presidency he has made sure that GSU makes changes to improve education and facilities on campus also making sure he still embodies GSU tradition.
Overall the Founder’s Day Breakfast was a great success.
“I am honored to be here and as a new director this is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet people who have been in the city of Grambling for a while and knows its history,” said Vanessa Littleton, Director of Public Relations at GSU.
State Rep. Rick Gallot, said, “This was a great turnout and a good sign of the community and the university working together to celebrate the history of the founders.”
Grambling State University was founded 108 years ago and has always provided motivation for students, competitive education, and in result students becoming a success.
It is our duty to keep Grambling State University’s history alive and follow in the footsteps of our founders.