Grambling Ambassador Tour includes stops at St. John Parish high schools

Published 1:40 pm Monday, March 28, 2022

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RESERVE — Grambling State University President Rick Gallot will journey to Southeastern Louisiana March 30-April 1 to recruit potential Grambling students as part of the 2022 Bernetta Ambres Ambassador Tour.

The event was started by the late Grambling State alumna Bernetta Ambres and will connect GSU with high school students from St. John the Baptist, Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

Gallot, GSU Vice President for Advancement, Research and Economic Development Melanie Jones and the GSU admissions team speak to junior and senior classes about the benefits of attending Grambling with students being offered on-site admittance.

Grambling State Director of Bands Dr. Nikole Roebuck will also be participating. She and her staff will conduct on-site scholarship auditions for The World Famed Tiger Marching Band.

Gallot and GSU’s Bernetta Ambres Ambassador Tour team will depart for New Orleans on March 29 and, following a breakfast with the Jefferson Parish Schools System on March 30, will attend an “InspireNOLA” charter schools’ event to be hosted by Edna Karr High School at from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with student from Eleanor McMain also participating.

From 12:30-1:30 that afternoon, the GSU team will meet with students at L.B. Landry before meeting with students at St. Mary’s Academy from 2-3 p.m.

Gallot and GSU’s tour team will start the day on March 31 visiting with students at West St. John High School in Edgard from 9:15-10:15 a.m. before moving to East St. John High School in Reserve for a 10:45-11:45 a.m. visit.

From 12:30-1:30 p.m. that afternoon the group will appear at Booker T. Washington High School to meet with students from Kipp New Orleans Charter Schools. Students from Frederick A. Douglas High School and John F. Kennedy High School will also participate.

GSU’s recruiting team will then move on to St. Augustine High School to meet with students there from 1:45-2:45 p.m. before attending a fundraiser/reception at the Roy E. Glapion Zulu Hall in New Orleans from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On April 1, Gallot and his team will visit Collegiate Academy Charter Schools hosted at George Washington Carver High in New Orleans from 10:15-11:15. Participating schools include Abramson Sci Academy, Rosenwald Collegiate Academy, Livingston Collegiate and Collegiate Baton Rouge (virtual).