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Jonas Zoninsein

Jonas Zoninsein

Professor Jonas Zoninsein passed away April 19th 2010, after a prolonged struggle with lung cancer. Jonas was a wonderful teacher, friend, colleague, and an important part of the College since his arrival in 1990.  The college is providing several opportunities for you to remember and honor Professor Zoninsein’s service to his students and MSU.  We hope you can participate in at least one if not all of the following:

Support the Jonas Zoninsein Memorial Fund to assist students studying abroad in Brazil.  Gifts can be made at MSU Online Giving or by mail using a pledge form.  Please contact Rocky Beckett with any questions at (517) 432-2117 or beckettr@msu.edu.

An "Evening of Memories" to celebrate the life and career of Professor Jonas Zoninsein was held on September 11, 2010 at the MSU Kellogg Center. Jonas’ wife Leni and their daughters attended the dinner with students, friends and colleagues. People laughed and cried. It was a night Jonas would have enjoyed. You can view pictures from that evening here.

State News Article about Jonas.