Congratulations to the winners of the Grambling State University Founder’s Week #GramCapture Photo Challenge! The winners include Brittany Hoskin, first place; E’Vonne Gipson, second place; and Jordan Cameron and Katrina Jordan, third place.
Brittany Hoskin, an instructor in Grambling’s First Year Experience, submitted photos of her class taking a tour of Grambling’s historical sites.
“I teach the First Year Experience, so I have an entire section dedicated to Founder’s Week,” said Hoskin, who won a coffee date for her and a guest with President Willie Larkin for her winning entry.
“It is important for our students to learn the meaning of the institution.
“This is the place where everybody is somebody, and that is important to know,” Hoskin said.
E’Vonne Gipson, a senior mass communication major, entered pictures of herself with pictures of her hero, Charles P. Adams, the founder of Grambling State University.
“I was very excited about entering the Founder’s Day Photo Contest because I am continuing a legacy in attending this historic university,” said Gipson, who won a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
“My grandparents, my mother, her siblings and my sister all attended GSU, so Charles P. Adams founded my second home. I believe Mr. Adams would be proud of how much the university has grown since its creation in 1901.”
Katrina Jordan, an assistant professor and assessment coordinator for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, shared photographs of herself and her colleagues at the Founder’s Day Convocation.
“I’m starting my second year, and I have been very happy at GSU,” she said. “It really makes me want to participate.
“I have worked at other schools where I have not felt as welcome as I do at Grambling State University. I have a lot of school spirit, and the Founder’s events were a bonding experience for me and the new head of my department,” she said.
The final winner, Jordan Cameron, a senior mass communication major, shared photos of Founder’s Week events he captured as a photographer with the yearbook.
“I am always taking pictures, so I just wanted to record the Founder’s events for everyone to remember,” Cameron said.