Wesley Foundation director Vera Hall transfers to another unit

After eight consecutive years and nine total years of service to the Wesley Foundation, Inc. at Alcorn State University, Elder Vera Hall will transfer to another Wesley Foundation Unit within the United Methodist Church.

During Elder Hall’s tenure as director of the Wesley Foundation, she has coordinated and organized weekly REAL (Reaching Every Alcornite in Love) Talk College Ministry where students are engaged with real life events, correlated with biblical events and scripture teachings.

She also coordinated, initiated and organized the first Gospel celebration during Alcorn Homecoming week, which is now an annual event sponsored by the Student Government Association.

The Wesley Foundation was the first to host a Full Figure Women’s Conference for two consecutive years, thus receiving a grant to continue the conference annually. The Wesley Foundation sponsored students to the Holy Land on a mission trip to Israel. Alcorn students and Elder Hall also traveled to Costa Rica with Rice and Beans Ministries for a mission trip during the summer of 2012.

Under Elder Hall’s leadership the Wesley Foundation has received numerous grants and conference funding for student leadership training, among others, such as REAL Men and REAL Women Conferences, youth camps and revivals. The Wesley Foundation has participated at Exploration Conferences in Jacksonville, Florida, Dallas, Texas, and Saint Louis, Missouri.

In addition, The ASU Wesley Foundation sponsored Gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson, “Sunday’s Best” Top Finalist Dathan Thigpen and The Holy Nation, REAL Talk Social Media favorite Pastor Kimberly Jones Pothier, contemporary Christian music artist Trent Monk, Family Connection Choir, and Pastor Tony Yarber, the current Mayor of the City of Jackson.

Wesley Foundation was voted Best Student Organization for two consecutive years by the student body and has won float competitions in the Alcorn State University Homecoming parade.

Alcorn State University is the only HBCU in the state of Mississippi with a Wesley Foundation Building.

The Wesley Foundation’s motto is “Engaging Student Outside the Classroom” and the students, faculty and staff at Alcorn State University have been engaged and blessed by the Wesley Foundation under the leadership of Elder Hall.

We salute Elder Hall and wish her well in her future endeavors.

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