Class of ‘65 celebrates 50th golden reunion

Eighteen members of the Class of 1965 were presented with Golden Reunion Certificates during the 2015 Spring Commencement on May 8. 

The class members had many fond memories of their time at what is now known as Grambling State University.

The members of the 50th reunion class included James Bradford, Jonesboro; Birdex Copeland, Grambling; Mary Casson Davenport, Shreveport; Alfred Dawson, Houston; Lille Doyer Dawson, Houston; Florence Durell, New Orleans; Donald Francis, Jennings; Delia Monroe Hamilton, Shreveport; Clarence Hawkins, Bastrop; Betty Webb Jackson, Grambling; Ida Thomas James, Covington; Hazel Jefferson, Opelousas; Netria Anne Joe, Mandelville; Alice Naylor, Country Club Hills, Ill., William Ruffin, Many; Herbert Simmons Jr., Jonesboro; Gilbert Stampley, Beaumont, Texas; and Bobbie Scott Williams, Beaumont, Texas.

James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro, gives Grambling credit for his success.

“Grambling made me what I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for Grambling,” Bradford said.

E. GLENN LEWIS/The Yearbook Dr. Herbert Simmons receives 50th reunion  certificate.

E. GLENN LEWIS/The Yearbook
Dr. Herbert Simmons receives 50th reunion  certificate.