AT&T donated $50,000 worth of scholarships to the Grambling University Foundation to fund areas in science, technology, engineering and math Wednesday. The scholarships will be awarded to 23 students for one year.
President Willie Larkin’s first day at GSU was Wednesday, said this is a big day for GSU.
“To get an investment of $50,000 from AT&T is remarkable,” Larkin said. “They are the first corporation to contribute under my reign. It sets the stage. It gives us leverage to continue to improve Grambling.”
June 16 will be a very special evening at the Dixie Center for the Arts as Miss Dixie Gem Peach, Miss Dixie Gem Outstanding Teen and Princess Peach are crowned during an evening of exceptional entertainment and a lot of surprises.
Joe Price, executive director of the Miss Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization, has a track record of crowning outstanding young women who have gone on to become state titleholders. Reigning Miss Louisiana Hope Anderson was crowned in Ruston and returns to the Dixie as emcee for this year’s pageant.
The never-ending battle against cancer continued on Feb. 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center (TAC) with the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. The event has been an inspiring tradition for several years for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Louisiana Tech University coaches Michael White and Teresa Weatherspoon, and their coaching staffs made an unusual fashion statement by wearing sneakers with their suits at the event. They came together to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and the American Cancer Society’s work to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.
You may be familiar with Louisiana Tech University’s annual summer orientation program, where loads of incoming freshmen and their parents descend upon our community.
This year the university, the City of Ruston, our hard-working Convention and Visitors Bureau and numerous downtown business owners have teamed up to make orientation an even richer experience. Forty-four downtown merchants have agreed to stay open late on four dates this summer, two of which are still to come on July 9 and 30.