GRAMBLING — Grambling State University and its students got their fair share of celebrity sightings Monday morning when Judge Glenda Hatchett, of the television show “Judge Hatchett” made her way to the campus to speak.
Hatchett spoke as part of Grambling’s Lyceum Series, and T.H. Harris Auditorium was packed full of students and area residents waiting to hear a few words of wisdom from the famed TV judge.
“Today I get the honor of ordering a judge around,” GSU President Frank Pogue joked when talking about Hatchett.
In his introduction of Gov. John Bel Edwards at Tuesday night’s Union Parish Chamber of Commerce banquet, Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, foreshadowed a common theme during the governor’s remarks.
In March, Edwards hosted four students from Union Parish High School who helped save the life of a man who had spent the night face down in a ditch in near-freezing temperatures. In his remarks to Xavier Harper, Alania Montgomery, Dylan Cranford and Joshi Eiland, Edwards used a biblical reference — that of the good Samaritan — to portray the teens’ actions.
Grambling State University will again host the LA GEAR UP Summer Learning Camps this summer starting with Week I which will be held during July 8-14. Week II activities will be held from July 15- 21. The focus of the LA GEAR UP (Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) camps is to help students develop and enhance academic and leadership skills needed to promote success in planning and completing their post secondary education.