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We, the students of the University of Southern Mississippi Vietnamese Student Association (SouthernMissVSA), are a non-profit student organization based on Southern Mississippi’s campus that strives to preserve our Vietnamese culture and heritage. We are committed to challenge students to become fully engaged and engrossed into their desire to become more educated about the importance of our culture and how it plays an integral role in defining who we are through our embracing of our commonalities and differences such as history, language, community, tradition, religion, and/or spirituality. We hope to provide the necessary interaction between those with different backgrounds to build cross cultural bridges,foster acceptance, and awareness among our campus. As a dynamic and open organization, we are dedicated to maintaining an open and welcoming atmosphere within our association. VSA is a home away from home, where meaningful relationships are created when members work together to enrich each other lives.

Official Name: University of Southern Mississippi Vietnamese Student Association

Official Acronym: USM VSA

Official Hashtag: #VSATTT (VSA to the Top)

Established: 2011

University Address:
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406

University Website:

2016 - 2017 Executive Board


President: Selena Nguyen

Vice President: Alexis Le

Secretary: Sara Dao

Treasurer: Sara Tall

Co-Social Chair: Julie Lam

Co-Social Chair: Danny Nguyen

Fundraising Chair: Ashley Calcote

Community Service Chair: Samantha Robinson

Past Executive Boards

Recent USM VSA News

  • Lina Huynh

    Coming into college, I didn’t know what VSA was. I’ll admit – I wasn’t interested at all but I still gave it a chance. After… more>>

  • Tony Nguyen

    Towards the end of the Vietnam War, my family, like many others, fled their home country in hopes for better opportunities. Even in Vietnam my… more>>

  • Thanh-Thanh Pham

    When initially asked if I would be interested in running for External Vice President for UVSA Gulf Coast, I didn’t think twice. Having just served… more>>

  • Mitchell Nguyen

    Growing up, I never felt “Asian” enough. From attending private school since the first grade, to being one of three Asians in my class, I… more>>