Pineville resident and banker Willie Spears to be inducted into Grambling’s Hall of Fame


GRAMBLING- Willie Spears of Pineville is one of 16 Grambling State University alumni who will be inducted into the GSU Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual homecoming weekend celebration. The reception, banquet and induction ceremony will be Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the university assembly center.

The honorees represent the university’s academic colleges and athletics. Other honorees are:

This year’s inductees include the following distinct graduates:

Bettye J. Davis-Professional Studies
Thomas Harvey-College of Education
Dr. Willie L. Hill, Jr.-College of Education
Fred Irby, III-College of Education
Fred Marsh-College of Business
Ira Wayne McConnell-College of Business
Betty Jean S. White-College of Education
Dr. Neari F. Warner-College of Education
Dr. Allen Williams-College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Leon Whitaker-College of Education
Patricia C. Bibbs-Athletics
Lee Fobbs-Athletics
Aaron James-Athletics
Michael Lyons-Athletics
Benjamin Williams-Athletics

Noted journalist, entreprenur, philanthropist and talk show host, Tom Joyner will be the keynote speaker at the semi-formal annual event. Tickets are $85.00 each, $165.00 couple, non-profit group/organization (table of 8) $655.00 and corporate (table of 8) $ 1200.

For further information, contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at (318) 274-6265 or (318) 274-2217.

One Response

  1. I have known Willie since he was a branch manager at the Masonic office of Hibernia. He is well deserving of the honor…Congradulations!

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