Radiating Around the World: Welcoming International Fulbright Scholar Aleksandra Jevtic from Serbia

Valparaiso University serves as a beacon of hope and learning, welcoming students from the region and around the globe. As we approach the fall semester, the campus is already buzzing with excitement as we prepare to embrace an exceptional international Fulbright Scholar: Aleksandra Jevtic from Serbia. Aleksandra joins Payton Hodson ’22 and Momin Mirza ’22, ’24 M.A., in a long tradition of Fulbright Scholars who are recognized for their academic and professional achievements, as well as their dedication to service and leadership. 

Aleksandra Jevtic steps onto Valpo’s campus with a rich tapestry of experiences. Hailing from Serbia, Aleksandra brings her expertise as a psychologist and Russian language professor, enriched further by her training in group analytic psychotherapy and systems psychodynamic organizational consulting. Her journey at Valpo will begin in the clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) program, a decision she describes with passion and clarity. “I chose Valpo because of its strong commitment to diversity, community, and educational excellence. The CMHC program offers the perfect mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience,” she shares.

For Aleksandra, the prospect of engaging in practicum and internship opportunities is particularly thrilling. These experiences will allow her to work in varied settings with diverse populations, including hospitals, residential programs, outpatient centers, and with victims of trauma and domestic violence. Such hands-on exposure is crucial in shaping her aspirations to become an effective and compassionate mental health counselor.

As Aleksandra continues her educational journey at Valpo this fall, she brings with her not only her expertise but also her hopes and dreams for a better world and a brighter future for all. Her presence will undoubtedly enrich our Valpo community, reminding us of the transformative power of education and the enduring strength of human collaboration. We can hardly wait to welcome you home to Valpo, Aleksandra!

For those inspired by Aleksandra’s story, Valpo offers many graduate and doctoral programs that continue to uphold our values of diversity, community, and educational excellence. Join this bright Beacon as she forges new paths and radiates lasting impact on a global scale.

International Fulbright Scholar Aleksandra Jevtic