GGSA Officers and Committees

 

Co-Presidents: Matt Robinson & Jessica Nye

Primary responsibilities include scheduling regular GGSA meetings, attending faculty meetings and report back any new information to students, assist as necessary to ensure the timely completion of the responsibilities of other GGSA officers and Committees, and oversee general activities of the GGSA.

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Vice-President and Academic Committee Representative: Becky Edman

The primary responsibility is attending the monthly University Graduate Student Association (UGSA) meetings and report back to GGSA members any new or useful information. Also, attends the departmental academic meetings and report back to GGSA members.

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Secretary: Bill Barrington

The main responsibilities include recording the minutes at each GGSA meetings, helping to maintain the GGSA website.

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Treasurer/Finance & Travel Committee Chair: April Wynn

The main responsibilities include maintaining records for GGSA account balances and insuring that all requirements for the use of GGSA funds are met.

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Webmaster: Steven Vensko

Maintains the GGSA website, ensuring up-to-date, accurate information and a professional appearance.  Also maintains the gradlist listserv.

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Social Chair : John Shorter and Bill Barrington

Social Committee Representatives: Randi Wheatley and Chad Hunter

Coordinate with faculty Social Committee members to plan/organize regular social events for the department.

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Genetics Graduate Student Symposium Coordinators: Lauren Dembeck

Coordinate with the Genetics Department to organize the Symposium.

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Recruitment Coordinator: Sarah Cash

Coordinate with the Genetics Department in transporting and scheduling prospective students visits.

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Journal Club:

Ensures active participation by the Genetics graduate students in a regularly scheduled Journal Club that covers recent, primary literature.

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Student Invited Speaker Coordinator:

Coordinates and executes the visit and seminar of an invited scientist.

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Mentor Chairs: Randi Wheatley

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Outreach Chair: Chad Hunter and Shante Bryant

Outreach Committee: Steven Vensko and Sarah Cash

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Department Retreat Committee Members: Tiffany Garbutt

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Academic Task Force: April Wynn and Sarah Cash

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T-shirt Design Committee: Megan Garlapow and Bhupinder Sehra

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