February 2024

Grambling University National Alumni Association

Looking Back: Black History Month

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Becoming a part of the change is a picture away.

We had 10 new members join GUNAA this month.

Dr. Tammy Richardson

College of Business, Class of 1991

A Message from Our President

As we celebrate Black History Month and embrace the 2024 GUNAA theme, "Loyal to Thee, Our Dear Ole School," I'm honored to lead and represent you as we continue to navigate this pivotal moment in our organization.

Firstly, I commend each of you for your dedication to our cause and the ongoing membership drives. Your commitment ensures our legacy endures, and our impact continues to grow.

Second, I congratulate our new GSU President, Dr. Martin Lemelle, a life member of GUNAA. We look forward to working with him for the betterment of GSU.

In 2024, GUNAA's theme will be "..we are LOYAL to thee, our dear ole school..." so we will focus on committee work and programs to operationalize our loyalty. The signature programs remain a) an alumni mentor for every student at GSU and b) getting every student a computer.

The key performance indicators are 1) Doubling active membership, 2) Increasing fundraising to >$1 Million and 3) Increasing endowments.

With GUNAA elections on the horizon, I encourage everyone to participate actively. Your voice shapes our future, and your vote is paramount in electing leaders who embody our values and support the needed efforts.

Looking ahead, our National Convention promises to be a beacon of inspiration and unity. Save the dates of July 18th - July 20th as we come together to celebrate our achievements and strategize for the road ahead.

Thank you for your unwavering support. Together, let's honor our history, shape our future, and remain loyal to our cause.

L-R: Student Government Association President, Ms. Alexa Johnson; GSU President, Dr. Martin Lemelle; GUNAA National President, Dr. Tammy Richardson; GSU Foundation President, Dr. Janet Barnes

News & Updates

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans such as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claudette Colvin, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Frederick McKinley Jones, and Gerald Wilson.

February 13, 2024, marked the 105th birthday of Coach Eddie Robinson, a notable African American in GSU history and beyond. To celebrate, the Eddie G. Robinson Museum held a virtual celebration and invited all to share their favorite memories, quotes, and tributes.

GUNAA Life Member

GSU's Next President Named

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to name Dr. Martin Lemelle as the next president of Grambling State University.

Lemelle is a 2006 graduate and former student government association president of Grambling. He has most recently served as executive vice president & chief financial officer at Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at GSU from 2016-2021.

Golden Tiger Announcement

PHONE and TEXT SERVICES are available or any GUNAA alumni who graduated/attended GSU prior to 1986.

GOLDEN TIGERS, get in touch with our national office at 318.247.6770 if you require hard copies of GUNAA materials. To ensure fairness (honor system) and prioritize those who truly need assistance (specifically, individuals with disabilities or those lacking access to email and/or cellphones),please allow this limited capacity to be available for members who rely on it to stay connected with the alumni association.

Alumni are asked to vote multiple times, daily until March 24th, in support of GSU. Awards will be given to the 3 HBCUs with the most votes.



Program Guidelines & Priorities: 

  • Seeking currently enrolled students at Grambling State University with a current record of volunteerism in the community, active leadership in either school or non-school sponsored activities, and/or participation in extracurricular school activities.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and a total family annual income under $100,000.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the university. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to GUNAA their current semester's tuition and fees, G number, and all other pertinent information.
  • Applicants must have all documentation submitted along with their application attesting they are a qualified fit for this scholarship program by application deadline central time zone, late applications are not accepted. 



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Tell our Story...

This year marks a significant milestone in the rich history of Grambling State University as we celebrate 123 years of excellence in education and community empowerment.

Founded in 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School, our institution has stood as a beacon of hope and opportunity for generations of students, particularly those from underserved communities.

Grambling State University was named after P.G. Grambling, who was a white sawmill owner in the early 20th century. Grambling donated the land for the school's original campus, and his generosity and support were instrumental in the establishment of the institution

Under the visionary leadership of Charles P. Adams, who served as the university's president for over three decades, Grambling State University expanded its offerings, evolved into a fully accredited institution, and solidified its reputation for academic and athletic excellence and cultural enrichment.

GUNAA Historian,

Angelee Moody-Rhyne


Women's Bowling

If you're in the metro ATL area, come out and support the team!

Women's Basketball

The Lady Tigers continue their dominance by beating Southern University Jaguars 59 - 57!

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Men's Basketball

The team defeated the Southern Jaguars for a second time this year! Grambling won the game: 63 to 57!


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Our 2023 National Co-Ed Cheerleading Champions are asking for alumni support as they continue to provide spirit, pride and support of all athletic teams. Donate here


Please look for opportunities to attend home and away games - especially those near your communities. Local chapters are asked to host our teams as often as possible!

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Let's support our Lady Tigers in their quest to win SWAC!


We are proud of you LADY TIGERS!


We hope to see you at the Spring game in April!

Outdoor Track & Field

Kickoff will begin on March 15th. Come out and cheer on the team as they will participate in the Louisiana Tech Invitational.


GSU wins the HBCU BLACK COLLEGE Bowl...led by Mr. Dave

Ms. Lee excels on the softball field and in the classroom

Events & Activities




Plan to come back to campus on April 20th to see our football team's Spring Game.




We hope to see you in Houston, Texas on July 19th to July 21st. The committee is planning an awesome convention with you in mind!




Stay tune as we are planning exciting events for our alumni as they come back to campus on the weekend of October 19th.


Alumni Chapter Spotlight

Southern California Chapter

Marion B. Coulter Chapter

(Alpharetta, GA)

HBCU College Fair in StoneCrest, GA

DFW Chapter

Douglas L Williams Chapter

Greater Houston Alumni Chapter

Houston Area Chapters worked in concert to support our Dear Ole School!

Women's Basketball Team in Houston

The Greater Houston Alumni Chapter and the DLW Alumni Chapter collaborated to create healthy gift bags for the men's basketball team, the women's basketball team and the men's baseball team. On Sunday, they fellowshipped and attended church together.

Top Teens HBCU College Fair

at Minute Made Park

St Landry Parish Chapter

Los Angeles Chapter

Recruiting at LakeWood High School for HBCU Day

River Parishes Chapter

(St Charles, St. James, St. John Parishes, LA)

Atlanta Metro Chapter

Charles P Adams Chapter

Team Captains Welcomed

If you would like to lead a team in raising funds for this key GSU fundraising event, please click here to notify Tim Stewart

Looking for the Class of 1974

Congratulations!!! You have reached GOLDEN GRADUATE Status! Your class will be recognized at the Spring May 9-10 2024 Commencement. You need to register to be part of this special celebration. Don't miss out! CLICK HERE


GSU Recruitment Training

In January, over 65 GUNAA chapter members received certification training to properly represent GSU at upcoming college fair and events. See your Chapter President for future workshop dates.

Dr. Edward Holt

Interim Department Chair

Department of History

Season 3 - Now Playing

This season's Voices of Grambling Podcast focuses on the cultural exchange program that Grambling had with several PWI's from 1970 to 1980. Of particular note is the first episode with Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright (GSU alum and current provost at Jackson State University), who speaks not only about her passion for social justice, desegregating Lincoln Parish schools as a child, and her time at Grambling but also her cultural exchange at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. However, I would be remiss to not note the five other stories we have of individuals that came to Grambling from PWI's from 1970-1980. They exhibit a real love for Grambling. In all, it is a fascinating look at the history of an impactful program here at Grambling. 

Get Involved in GUNAA - Join a Committee!

GUNAA Committees are a vital part of the association and the heartbeat of all activities and planning. GUNAA is in search of volunteers who are talented and eager to utilize their gifts to positively effect GUNAA and GSU. Go to our website: or click here: Committees

GUNAA National Alumni Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

9 am - 3 pm CST and peak periods on Fridays.


Phone: 318.247.6770

P.O. Box 565 Grambling, LA 71245

House Matters

These are key documents that govern our association. We need all members to become familiar with the contents:

  • Constitution & Bylaws -- This is the most recent copy of our bylaws from the 2023 National convention in July. Click here for a copy.
  • Financial Procedures - This is the most recent copy from 2013. We are in the process of revising this document. Click here for a copy.
  • Operating Procedures - This is the most recent copy from August 2022. We are in the process of revising this key document. Click here for a copy.

Send any suggested changes to Dr. Tammy Richardson, President, and Robert Killins, Parliamentarian. We will get it to the right committee chairperson(s) for consideration.

We encourage all officers, regional representatives, committee chairs, and chapters to contribute content via

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2024 Theme: "We are LOYAL to thee..."