Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Russian Language Students Place in National Essay Contest

Six students from UM’s Russian program placed in this year’s 13th Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.  Each essay was ranked by three judges in Russia, and often the results were simply too close to call among the  1,057 essays submitted from 48 universities, colleges, and institutions across the nation.

Second Place:

  • Chelsea Dickinson
  • Timur Brodskiy
  • Arpi Karen Grigoryan

Honorable Mention:

  • Caroline W. Lyell
  • Elizabeth Rose Williamson
  • Carley Loren Rodgers




Congratulations to Valentina, Tamar and Shokhsanam for their hard work with our Russian-language students and these stellar results.