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Grambling State University

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Grambling, LA, United States

Grambling State University is a historically black, public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is the home of late head football coach Eddie Robinson, and is listed on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Wikipedia.


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SANDY POINT, VA, May 12, 2017-- Daisy Howard-Douglas has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.After three and a half decades of invaluable contributions to her field, Ms. Howard-Douglas retired from the field of education in 1997. The same year she began teaching third grade at Sumpter Williams Elementary School, where she stayed for five years, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Grambling State University. Upon leaving Sumpter Williams Elementary, she transferred to Callao Elementary School, where she worked as a fifth grade teacher for five years. Subsequently, she joined Eugene Meyer Elementary School as a fourth grade teacher, where she stayed from 1972 until 1976. At that point in time, she became a kindergarten teacher at Cople Elementary School - a position she held from 1976 until 1985. During her time in this position, she went back to school, attending Virginia Commonwealth University to obtain a Master of Arts in early childhood education. For the following two years, she remained with Cople Elementary in the role of second grade teacher. Before retiring in 1997, she became Fairfield Elementary School's fourth grade teacher for 10 years, during which time she earned a certificate in endorsement principal elementary and middle school from Virginia Commonwealth University.A member of the National Education Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ms. Howard-Douglas now works as the founder, director and storyteller for Westmoreland County Storytellers, where she has been since 1998. She also serves as an advanced board member of the Westmoreland School Systems, where she has served since 2004.A shining example of skill in her field, Ms. Howard-Douglas has parlayed her extensive industry knowledge into an array of creative works, including "Daisy's Bayou Tales," "Africa - My Secret Dream," and "They Came From Virginia." Throughout her career, she has won a variety of awards for her work, including Teacher of the Year with Fairfield Elementary School, a Service Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network. Additionally, she has had the honor of being named to Marquis Who's Who publications such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. Looking forward, Ms. Howard-Douglas intends to continue giving back, as well as working with the Westmoreland County Storytellers.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


Hellas will be installing Matrix® Turf, organic Geo Plus® Infill, and Cushdrain® Pad. Hellas' Cushdrain Pad allows for proper drainage, absorbs stress and diffuses points of impact, adding safety for athletes with increased shock absorption, reducing concussions. The 100% organic Geo Plus® Infill is recyclable, made from select cork and coconut fibers, which resists compaction, increases traction, and will reduce field temperatures up to 40 degrees, compared to rubber infill. "The game day experience will be something we've never had at Grambling. This is going to transform the way we are looked at and opens doors for opportunities to host more than just football games," said Bryant. Head Coach Broderick Fobbs said, "We are champions and champions deserve to play on a field as such." They went 11-1 last year, winning the SWAC Championship and HBCU National Championship at the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl. Rick Gallot, university president said, "As exciting as this is for our alumni and fans, it's really exciting for our football players and band members. Our World Famed Tiger Marching Band members are truly thrilled that they get to perform on a top tier turf." The first home game is September 9 and an extra home game was added October 28, for the annual homecoming game. About Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX. One of the largest sports construction contractors in the U.S., specializing in general construction of sports facilities with innovative artificial turf manufacturing and installation, base construction, field, track, and tennis planning, installation, and maintenance. Visit hellasconstruction.com. About Grambling State University Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University is accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-champion-grambling-state-installing-new-turf-in-historic-robinson-memorial-stadium-300462554.html


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best four-year and two-year colleges in Louisiana for 2017. Of the 22 four-year schools honored, Tulane University of Louisiana, Loyola University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana College and Louisiana State University came in as the top five. 18 two-year schools also made the list, with Louisiana State University Eunice, Delgado Community College, Southern University Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College and Northwest Louisiana Technical College coming in at the top of the list. A full list of schools is included below. “Students looking at colleges in Louisiana have a wide variety of program options and schools to choose from,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “We’ve compared each and found the colleges that provide high quality educational experience with high student success rates as they pursue their careers.” To be included on Louisiana’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited and not-for-profit. Each college was also analyzed based on more than a dozen metrics that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Louisiana” list, visit: Louisiana’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools: Centenary College of Louisiana Dillard University Grambling State University Louisiana College Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University Alexandria Louisiana State University Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of Holy Cross College Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana The Best Two-Year Colleges in Louisiana for 2017 include the following schools: Baton Rouge Community College Bossier Parish Community College Capital Area Technical College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Louisiana Delta Community College Louisiana State University-Eunice Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Nunez Community College Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Remington College-Lafayette Campus River Parishes Community College South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus South Louisiana Community College Southern University Shreveport SOWELA Technical Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | March 3, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Louisiana for 2017. Of the 20 four-year schools that were ranked, Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana Tech University secured the top five institutions. Louisiana’s top six two-year schools were also included on the list, with Delgado Community College, Southern University Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College scoring highest. “For many students, earning a degree in a traditional classroom setting can be difficult, especially when working a full-time job or living far away from campus,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Louisiana schools have outstanding online programs that meet the needs of students who need more flexible scheduling.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, colleges and universities in Louisiana must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also judged based on such criteria as student/teacher ratios, employment services, student counseling, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Louisiana’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Grambling State University Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University-Alexandria Louisiana State University-Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Holy Cross University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana Louisiana’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bossier Parish Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Louisiana State University-Eunice Northshore Technical Community College Southern University Shreveport ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | November 9, 2016
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Leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017. Using a combination of value-based statistics, the site determined 23 schools offer top quality, affordable online education programs, with University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southern University A & M College, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana State University Eunice and Southern University Shreveport scoring highest. "The number of local students attending college in Louisiana has decreased since 2008, while the number of out-of-state students enrolled is on the rise” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "With top online learning programs, the schools on our list are not only the most cost-efficient, they are also creating opportunities for both in- and out-of-state students to earn a quality education.” There are several eligibility requirements that must be met for schools to qualify for the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana list. Only schools who hold accreditation and are public or private not-for-profit institutions are eligible. Maximum tuition costs are also set to ensure affordability standards; two-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $5,000 per year and four-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $25,000 per year. Once basic eligibility is confirmed, all qualifying schools are scored against one another using statistical factors such as financial aid, graduation rates and more. Louisiana’s Best Online Colleges are listed alphabetically below. Full ranking and information on the data and methodology used to determine each school’s placement can be found at: A complete listing of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017: Bossier Parish Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Grambling State University Louisiana State University - Alexandria Louisiana State University - Eunice Louisiana State University - Shreveport Louisiana Tech University McNeese State University New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Nicholls State University Northshore Technical Community College Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of Holy Cross College Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Southern University Shreveport University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Quick Q.,Grambling State University | Skalli O.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Experimental Cell Research | Year: 2010

α-Actinin is a prominent actin filament associated protein for which different isoforms exist. Here, we have examined whether the two highly homologous non-muscle α-actinin isoforms 1 and 4 exhibit functional differences in astrocytoma cells. The protein levels of these isoforms were differentially regulated during the development and progression of astrocytomas, as α-actinin 1 was higher in astrocytomas compared to normal brains whereas α-actinin 4 was elevated in high-grade astrocytomas compared to normal brains and low grade astrocytomas. RNAi demonstrated contrasted contributions of α-actinin 1 and 4 to the malignant behavior of U-373, U-87 and A172 astrocytoma cells. While α-actinin 1 appeared to favor the expansion of U-373, U-87 and A172 astrocytoma cell populations, α-actinin 4 played this role only for U-373 cells. On the other hand, downregulation of α-actinin 4, but not 1, reduced cell motility, adhesion, cortical actin, and RhoA levels. Finally, in the three astrocytoma cell lines examined, α-actinin 1 and 4 had contrasted biochemical properties as α-actinin 4 was significantly more abundant in the actin cytoskeleton than α-actinin 1. Collectively, these findings suggest that α-actinin 1 and 4 are differentially regulated during the development and progression of astrocytomas because each of these isoforms uniquely contributes to distinct malignant properties of astrocytoma cells. © 2010.


Reddy Y.B.,Grambling State University
Sensors and Transducers | Year: 2012

Secure data transfer with minimum overhead is essential. Currently, the secure data transfer in sensor networks uses cryptography, authentication, and probability based approaches. Recently, collaborative trust-based packet transfer technique was used in wireless sensor networks. Further, Sporas formula helps to update the node's trust value in a repeated packet transfer. In the proposed research, the trust level of a node is recommended as the average value generated through Sporas formula and repeated trust calculations. If the trust value of a forwarding node is below the threshold (expected value), the node is suspected as malicious and communicates the status to its neighbor nodes. Further, the neighbor nodes calculate their own trust of a suspicious node using their trust value plus trust factor received from their neighbor. The cooperative and collaborative approach helps to eliminate the suspicious node from the communication path. The proposed technique was analyzed, and simulations were provided. Copyright © 2012 IFSA.


Norman J.,Grambling State University
The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc | Year: 2012

Simulation-based learning is an educational intervention which creates an environment that is conducive to experiential learning. Despite the prevalence of research on the influence of simulation on nursing education, there is a dearth of literature on the effectiveness of simulation-based learning. This systematic review examines literature on simulation outcomes in nursing education from the years 2000-2010. The electronic databases reviewed for the systematic review of the literature included: CINAHL Plus, Medline, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Education, Google Scholar, and Digital Dissertations and Theses through ProQuest. The MeSH search terms included "simulation outcomes measurement" and "nursing education". Seventeen studies were included in the review of the literature. The literature was categorized into three themes; internal outcomes, external outcomes, and clinical evaluation. The available literature on simulation and nursing education provides evidence that that simulation is useful in creating a learning environment which contributes to knowledge, skills, safety, and confidence. This systematic review of the literature revealed a gap in the literature pertaining to the transfer of these outcomes to the clinical setting, and lays a foundation for further research on outcomes specific to simulation and nursing education.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 374.58K | Year: 2010

Grambling State University established the Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science & Technology (CMAST) with funding from an HBCU-UP implementation grant. This Center had a major focus of increasing STEM student performance by reforming mathematics. The present project will expand upon the successes of CMAST by implementing a set of educational strategies and integrated activities to enhance academic performance and increase the success rate of STEM undergraduates. Introductory science and engineering technology courses will be reformed to support student success. A problem based learning approach will be implemented in these courses. Professional development activities will be provided for STEM faculty to assist in the effective transition to an inquiry guided teaching approach. A Living Learning Community will be established for freshmen STEM Majors. The Learning Community will promote the retention of STEM majors from the freshman to sophomore year. The community will be structured to promote teamwork, strong study skills, increase social awareness, and enhance communication skills. A dual STEM degree/teacher certification program through a partnership with the College of Education will be implemented.
The strategies used in this project should be of great interest to educators who face the challenge of retaining and graduating STEM students. Data collected in this project will advance the knowledge of best practices to address the under-preparedness of many entering students for the rigor of STEM disciplines. This project could be used as a model for STEM departments to address the national shortage of qualified STEM teachers in the secondary school setting.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: HIST BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIV | Award Amount: 1.75M | Year: 2011

The Grambling State University HBCU-UP project, Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science & Technology II (CMAST II), is designed to improve student performance and increase the success rate of STEM undergraduates by infusing problem based and inquiry learning pedagogies in introductory sciences and technology courses, expanding a Scholars program with academic coaching, restructuring a summer science program for high school students, and implementing a science and mathematics teacher certification program.

A primary focus of this project is student retention in STEM majors with an approach to increase student retention in STEM introductory courses. These courses will be redesigned to include problem based learning which has been found to improve student learning outcomes and success. Problem based pedagogies have been piloted with promising results in selected sections of introductory courses in Engineering Technology, Computer Science, and Chemistry (using POGIL-Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning), and this project will infuse these pedagogies in the first and second sequence of courses in these subject areas and Physics. Faculty development workshops will be provided to faculty to assist them in implementing these teaching strategies in problem based learning and inquiry. The project will use the STEM First Year Learning Community as an intervention also to support academic success and increase student retention in STEM. A Rising Sophomore Summer Academy will be a three week research training experience to prepare and increase skills and participation of students in research experiences for undergraduates.A STEM Teacher Education Certification program will be developed for biology, physics, and mathematics majors to get teacher certified along with attaining their STEM degree and the project expects to increase the institutions production of STEM teachers.

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