Alcorn senior Jonathan Weir accepted into the HBCU All-Star cohort

The scholastic achievements of one Alcorn State University student have earned him national recognition.

Jonathan Weir, a senior majoring in agribusiness management with an emphasis in accounting and finance, was accepted into the 2015-2016 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) All-Star cohort to participate in the White House Initiative on HBCU student ambassador for Alcorn. Weir will serve as an ambassador for the Initiative by providing outreach and communication with students about the value of education.

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) recognized 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. The All-Stars will participate in this year’s White House HBCU Week Conference in September.

Weir felt elated about being chosen to participate in the White House Initiative.

“It is an honor to have been selected,” said Weir. “I am ecstatic about this coming year as an ambassador.”

Weir looks forward to being a good example for his fellow Alcornites.

“I plan to use various social media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, and other networking sites as well as hosting forums using information given from the White House. I also plan to promote campus leadership, community involvement, school spirit and the value of HBCUs.”

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