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English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is a professional and social organization that empowers graduate students with a voice in departmental affairs and encourages relationships between graduate students and faculty.

EGSA makes recommendations to the Department Chair and the Graduate Director regarding non-teaching assignments, evaluation of graduate programs, and graduate student grievances.

EGSA also promotes interaction between members of the various specializations within the department. Graduate students of each specialization can learn from the others, so EGSA facilitates interaction between our diverse membership to further our common goals.

In order to encourage graduate students in the English Department to participate in activities that will aid them in their professional development, EGSA offers annual  scholarships in a variety of categories.  For more information about EGSA scholarships, please see go here: EGSA SCHOLARSHIP PAGE.

EGSA also coordinates the EGSA Faculty Award, recognizing a faculty member whose mentoring has benefited graduate students. EGSA sends out a call for nominations every April to determine the award. Recent winners include: 

2014: Gene Halleck 
2013: An Cheng
2012: Ron Brooks
2011: Ravi Sheorey
2010: Jon Billman
2009: Edward Walkiewicz
2008: Edward Jones
2007: Robert Mayer
2006: Carol Moder
2005: Rebecca Damron
2004: Jeffrey Walker 

Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year:

President: Katie Rieger
Vice President: Natasha Tinsley
Secretary: Elsa Klingensmith
Treasurer: Jenna Neece
GPSGA Representative: Kaysee Carrere
GPSGA Representative: Meihua Guo

The EGSA holds bi-weekly meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Morrill 204. 
Yearly officer elections are held in April of each year. 
EGSA Scholarships for travel reimbursement and publication are due on the second Monday in March.


Officer Descriptions

How-to Guide for GPSGA Reimbursement