Brochure design contest winner gets prize

Attendees to a reception sign a poster for Eddie G. Robinson’s 100th birthday. Glenn Lewis/GSU Media Bureau

Coby Pointer, a Grambling State University senior from California, won the Eddie G. Robinson Museum brochure contest, held recently in conjunction with the commemoration of what would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday. 


The monetary prize was given by the Eddie G. Robinson Museum in conjunction with the History Department and Dr. Rose Belton. 


Pointer’s design was unusual in the size, and was done in shades of black and white and featured many facts and quotes about and from the legendary Coach Robinson.


Students enrolled in history classes during the fall 2018 semester were eligible.


The contest winner received his prize during the commemoration of  Coach Eddie G. Robinson’s 100th birthday celebration, which was on Feb. 13. 


Pointer’s award was presented on Feb. 14. His award-winning brochure is on display in the Museum.


Also on display during during the commemoration events were the birthday cards for “Coach Rob” done by Grambling State students and other students from Lincoln and Ouachita parishes.


More than 20 organizations and classes participated in the giant birthday card display. Dr. Rodrigues Davis of the Art Department supplied easels and expertise in setting up and organizing the display of cards.


This was a 2 day event to honor  a man that was more than the winningest coach in college football, but a great humanitarian, a great person, a great teacher and an extraordinary man who believed in Grambling and the United States of America.  


Carolyn Collier, executive director of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, said the events were a successful joint effort of the museum, the university and the community to “Keep the Legacy Alive!”