Alcorn State’s Vera Zholondz Named Mississippi International Student of the Year
Alcorn State music major Vera Zholondz was recently selected as the 2011 StudyMississippi Undergraduate International Student of the Year. StudyMississippi is a program that connects international students with compatible degree and educational opportunities in the United States.
Zholondz is from Voronezh, Russia, she is a member of the International and Multicultural Student Organization (IMSO), the ASU Jazz Band, the ASU Concert Choir and will be representing the university at the National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference. She is also part of the Natchez First Presbyterian Church Choir, tutors music history and writing, serves as a mentor to new international students and has performed at multiple university and community events.
“Congratulations to Alcorn State University for Vera Zholondz being chosen as the first StudyMississippi International Students of the Year, said Dr. Lokesh Shivakumaraiah, president of the Study Mississippi Consortium. “We thank Vera and Alcorn State University for her exceptional personal contributions to international student life and community outreach in the state of Mississippi.”