Top left: Robby Earle; Top Middle: Pictured is Dylan Spain, who won second-grade grand champion at the JA Dinner and a Movie; Top Right: John McCallum (center) received the Tulane University Book Award. Bottom: Pictured are the state science fair winners.
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Grambling State University’s Robinson Stadium was officially renamed Eddie G. Robinson Stadium Saturday as part of GSU’s Homecoming festivities. GSU picked up its first win of the season as the G-Men held off Mississippi Valley State 47-40. Pictured above is the unveiling of the new stadium signs while pictured below is the Grambling crowd celebrating the football team’s win. For more on GSU’s big day, see page 9A.
Louisiana Tech University has seen a significant increase in both the quantity and quality of its 2013 freshman class.
According to the university’s fall 2013 enrollment report released Wednesday, the number of first-time freshman enrolled at Louisiana Tech grew by 18.7 percent with a total of 1,552 first-time students registered for the fall quarter. This represents an increase in headcount of 245 over last year.
Being open-minded was the charge presented to 322 graduates of Louisiana Tech University by keynote speaker Tim Petrus during Saturday’s winter quarter graduation, the 311th commencement exercises held at the university.
Petrus, a 1976 Louisiana Tech graduate and executive vice president and general partner of Morning Star Partners oil and gas company in Fort Worth, Texas, told those in attendance at the Thomas Assembly Center that having an open mind, open ears and being open to helping others are the keys to succeeding in all ambitions.