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As we rejoice this Founder’s Week, we’d wish to say a particular thanks to the 1000’s of alumni who assist develop the GSU Legacy by way of their private achievements and efforts like Convey it Residence.

Listed below are eight alumni whose accomplishments this yr helped show that we actually are “The Place The place All people is Any person:”

“It’s not in regards to the particular person, it’s about Grambling” – Doug Williams

In Males’s Basketball Willis Reed, GSU Legends Class of 2009, was lately honored in 2017 by the Knicks as they celebrated the seventieth anniversary of their franchise. This yr marks the forty eighth anniversary of some of the memorable moments in NBA historical past as Reed powered by way of accidents to the historic 1970 NBA Championship win. Mr. Reed was a standout basketball participant at Grambling as a two time All-American and in addition led the Tigers to a NAIA nationwide championship in 1961. In 2014, he was additionally named No. 10 on Louisiana’s record of all-time high 51 athletes

In Leisure Charles Guidry, GSU Honorary PhD Class of 2015, is a “actual life” model of the favored present “Queen Sugar.” In the present day, Mr. Guidry continues constructing a multi-million-dollar operation from his 4,100 acres in Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. He’s half proprietor of a sugar mill and white sugar refinery. With an honorary doctorate from Grambling State and Bronze Star from navy service in Vietnam, Guidry sits on the board of administrators of the American Sugar Cane League. Earlier this yr, Guidry and relations have been featured within the Washington, DC version of the Wall Road Journal in promoting aimed toward Congress and the Farm Invoice.

In Soccer Doug Williams, GSU Legends Class of 2010, former GSU head coach and NFL quarterback, is marking a milestone in celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of historic win in Tremendous Bowl XXII – making historical past as the primary black quarterback to win a Tremendous Bowl. Mr. Williams’ MVP efficiency opened the door for African American gamers and quarterbacks to be checked out in a unique mild. Combating by way of accidents and acting at such a excessive degree of management, character, poise, and self-discipline – paving the best way for future generations to return like Mike Vick, Donovan McNabb, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell, Cam Newton, and Jameis Winston simply to call a couple of.

In Music Dr. Nikole Roebuck, GSU Class of 2001, holds the excellence of being the primary lady assistant director of the Grambling State Marching Tiger Band! She is a former pupil member of the Tiger Marching Band. Roebuck additionally at the moment serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Band Director and has taught on the College for 11+ years. She’s going to proceed in each roles (professor and assistant director) whereas serving as Interim Head of the Division of Music. Out of GSU, she has represented us properly as she serves as clinician for regional all metropolis honor bands and has garnered nationwide acknowledgement for her analysis of collegiate band administrators and the consequences of sound stress publicity.

In Males’s Basketball Larry Wright, GSU Legends Class of 2011, is a Louisiana Sports activities Corridor of Fame 2018 inductee, and a Grambling State basketball legend. He was a highschool All-American and collegiate All-American for the Tigers earlier than successful an NBA Championship in 1978 with the Washington Bullets. He additionally received a European Championship taking part in in Italy. When requested what’s his greatest accomplishment, he didn’t hesitate to say, “the factor which means greater than something on the earth is my children attending and graduating school”.

In Girls’s Basketball Tarcha Hollis, GSU Legends Class of 2011, makes it into the World Almanac of Info 2018 for the Prime 10 gamers with probably the most Profession Factors Per Recreation for the Girls’s NCAA Basketball Division I All-Time Leaders. Tarcha was a standout at Grambling from 1988-91scoring a complete of two,058 factors. The Woman Tigers, below fellow Grambling Legends Sports activities Corridor of Fame coach Pat Bibbs, claimed the SWAC regular-season and match titles in 1988-89.

In Enterprise Perry Jones, GSU Class of 1984, was chosen for the 2018 EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Government Checklist. Mr. Jones is a Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Distillation at Diageo North America. He additionally serves the Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical College Board of Trustees, Grambling State College Faculty of Private Growth Board, and the Grambling State Nationwide Alumni Board.

In Soccer Basketball Everson Partitions, GSU Legends Class of 2011, was inducted into the 2018 Black Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame. He was additionally among the many Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame Class of 2018 finalists up for consideration. Partitions is understood for setting a Grambling college document – main the nation in interceptions in 1980, which nonetheless stands right this moment. He then performed 14 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Cleveland Browns, incomes All-Professional honors thrice and a Tremendous Bowl after the 1990 season with the Giants.

All of our Grambling Alums are shining examples in the neighborhood who encourage right this moment’s youth to achieve for the celebrities! They’ll endlessly symbolize the expertise that comes out of Grambling State College – Have been all people is any individual!

Let’s hold the momentum going and rejoice the continued success of our Grambling Alums. If you already know of a Grambling Alum who must be highlighted, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu.

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