GSU announces Beacon winners
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University today announced the list of Beacon Award honorees, including an internationally known pastor, a couple of famous former National Basketball Association players, a couple of prominent business leaders, an educator and a popular singer.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is being recognized in the community development/civil rights category. In 1998, Jakes started the Metroplex Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which works to remedy social and economic disparities in historically underserved communities.