Kierra Rochelle, Grambling State University- c/o 2016, Sport Management & Becoming a Pro-Athlete
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
Bossier City, LA. The G has always been a family thing! That Tiger Blood runs deep within my family’s veins.
Kierra Rochelle celebrating with the Grambling Tigers!!
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I honestly had no idea about the difference until I became a student at the G, being that I had been to predominately white schools for all of my early education years. Now that I understand more of my heritage, I value the fight that my ancestors endured to ensure that I have an education.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience at THE Grambling State University is one I hold dearly to my heart. It’s here that I am learning to accept and embrace all that I am and all that I aspire to be.
Dr. Waneene Dorsey, the Ernest Everett Just Endowed Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences (at Grambling State University), has received the grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to fund cancer research on toxicogenomics as well as the gra
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
Dr. Waneene Dorsey taught me that nothing is guaranteed or given to me if I do not put in the effort and go get it for myself! She made me understand that, to the world, I am already at a disadvantage being that I am a black woman & how important it was that I be headstrong in my education and my career. It’s not about proving them wrong, that will come. It’s about making sure I can support myself & I am accurate with my knowledge.
Category : Student
Grambling State University
Under Graduates: 3,883
Post Graduates: 980
- Athletics: Grambling State University competes in the NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Currently, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men's Intercollegiate football, along with men's and women's basketball, baseball, track & field, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, bowling and volleyball. RIVALS: Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University.
- Notable Alumni: Charles M. Blow - 1991 - New York Times columnist** Erykah Badu - Grammy Award-winning artist** Natalie Desselle-Reid - Actress best known for roles in B*A*P*S, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, and Disney's Cinderella** Judi Ann Mason - Television writer, producer and playwright** Burl Cain - Master's degree in criminal justice, now warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (also known as Angola)** Ollie Tyler - Mayor of Shreveport; former interim state superintendent of education; former Caddo Parish school superintendent** E. Edward Jones - 1952 - Educator, civil rights advocate, pastor, and former president of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., in Shreveport** Edward Joseph Price - 1975 - Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (District 58), businessman in Gonzales** Alicia Reece - Politician, member of the Ohio House of Representatives (33rd district)** Robert Bobb - Politician and public administrator; Emergency Financial Director for Detroit Public Schools; city manager for thirty years in the cities of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Santa Ana, California; and Richmond, Virginia** Israel "Bo" Curtis - Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 2008; member of the Rapides Parish School Board from 1976 to 1992** Bettye Davis - Member of the Alaska Senate and former member of the Alaska House of Representatives from the 21st district** Rick Gallot - Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 29 since 2012; former state representative for the 11th district** Jeff Hall - Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (District 26), accountant in Alexandria** Patricia Cage-Bibbs - 1972 - Women's basketball head coach at North Carolina A&T State University, Hampton University, and Grambling State University; has over 400 wins in her coaching career** Ronnie Coleman - Professional bodybuilder and eight-time Mr. Olympia winner** Jason Hatcher - 2006 - Current NFL defensive end** Tyree Hollins - professional football player** Doug Williams - former NFL quarterback; MVP of Super Bowl XXII**
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