E. Faye Williams will return to her alma mater as alumni convocation speaker Friday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. The convocation is sponsored by the Grambling University National Alumni Association, Russell Day, president.
Williams came to Grambling State University at the tender age of 16 from Peabody High School in Alexandria. She worked in the office of the Dean of Women initially, then in the Speech and Dramatic Arts Department where she was a major, minoring in English.
During her college years, Williams was secretary of her freshman class, served on the student council and the Gramblinite. She was inducted into Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and served as Miss Theater Guild. She also pledged Delta Sigma Theta during her sophomore year.
Williams as a freshman inherited a role in her first play when the leading character dropped out of school and she was her understudy. The play was “Tea and Sympathy”, later played a lead role in “A Raisin in the Sun”–a play with which the Guild traveled many places to perform.
Williams graduated in the class of 1962 as magna cum laude from GSU.