EGSA

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The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is an organization of and for UNC Charlotte's graduate students in the English Department. Every graduate student in the English program is automatically an EGSA member and we invite students from every graduate concentration in the program to become involved in EGSA activities.

EGSA plays an important role in Graduate Student Development by organizing activities with faculty, providing financial support for students attending conferences, and by hosting one of the largest Graduate Conferences in the southeast.  EGSA serves as a starting point for students to coordinate study groups for such things as the MA exam and coordinates various fundraisers and social events throughout the year.


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EGSA  OFFICERS (2015-2016):

Cara DeLoach, President

Ryan Weber, Co-President

Nadia Clifton, Vice President

Kelsey Helveston, Secretary

Seth Boulton, Treasurer

Shanon Murray, Co-Treasurer

Jordan Fisher, GPSG Senator


Cara DeLoach, President

Cara DeLoach, President

Hello! My name is Cara DeLoach and I am a second-year MA student, concentrating in English Literature. I am interested in social theory, feminist studies, and the interaction between politics and literature. I moved to Charlotte from Texas and have loved living in the state! I especially enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking and rafting, and hope to do more exploring in the state over the next year. I also love coffee, talking, and getting to know new people--so always feel free to strike up a conversation! You can always reach me at cdeloac1@uncc.edu.

Ryan Weber, Co-President

Breanne Weber, Co-PresidentI was born and raised out west (I consider Denver, Colorado my hometown but spent a lot of time in Phoenix, Arizona) and have lived in Charlotte for the past 10 years. I received my BA in English from UNC Charlotte a few years back and I'm excited to be a part of the Graduate community. I am currently pursuing my MA in English Literature with a concentration in Children's Literature. I work as a Pastor at Journey Church in Huntersville where I get paid to pelt teenagers with dodgeballs and help connect people in the Lake Norman community. I'm excited to be a part of EGSAand look forward to connecting with you. Feel free to e-mail at rpweber@uncc.edu.

 

Nadia Clifton, Vice President

Alex Swanston, Vice President

Hello, hello! I’m excited to be serving as Vice President for EGSA this year. I grew up in Charlotte, and earned my BA in English at UNC Charlotte. I love this school and the English department so much that I decided to stay for the MA in English with concentration in Literature. After I graduate in May, I plan on pursuing an MA in Library Science with the aspiration of becoming a librarian in a museum or academic library. In the meantime, however, I will be busy this year as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Prospect for Success Program, and officer of two other student organizations on campus: President for the Early Modern Paleography society, and Secretary for the Children's Literature Graduate Organization. My scholarly interests include Shakespeare studies and Early Modern recipe books, book history, and magical realist literature. When not busy with all that school entails, you’ll probably find me reading for fun or working in my garden. Feel free to contact me at nclifto1@uncc.edu with any questions, comments and concerns.

Kelsey Helveston, Secretary

Alex Batty, Co-TreasurerHello, everyone! I was born and raised in the Charlotte area, but received my BA in English from NC State University. While studying abroad in England my senior year, I realized how much I loved being in the college classroom and decided that I would continue my education at the graduate level. I am now pursuing my MA in English at UNC Charlotte with a concentration in Technical/Professional Writing, and intend on entering the corporate world after graduation. I am particularly interested in Children's, Young Adult, and Medieval British Literature, and write YA novels in my spare time. I am shamelessly addicted to Netflix and YA Fantasy novels, and may or may not have a large collection of dragon statues. Feel free to email me at khelves1@uncc.edu if there's anything I can help you with!

Seth Boulton, Treasurer

Hi everyone!  I am a North Carolina native and I have lived in the Charlotte area for most of my life.  I earned a BA in English from Wingate University and I am currently working on a master’s in technical writing at UNC Charlotte.  I am currently working a graduate assistantship in the academic technology department of CHHS and I hope to continue in this field after graduation.  My personal interests include music, comic books, and science stuff.  Let’s make this a great year!  Go get ‘em! rboulton@uncc.edu.

 

Shanon Murray, Co-Treasurer

Yekaterina Dolmatova, Secretary

Hi everyone! I will be serving as Co-Treasurer for ESGA for the 2016-2017 school year. I am originally from Houston, TX and I relocated to Charlotte four years ago. I earned my BA in Sociology with a minor in English here at UNCC and I am currently pursuing an MA in English Literature. My ultimate goal is to become a university English professor after I earn my PhD. In addition to my studies, I work in the Dean of Students Office as the graduate assistant for Minority Student Services and the SAFE Program. I enjoy working with such an awesome mentoring program that helps incoming freshman transition through their first year of college. When I'm not on campus, I am usually spending time with my family. I look forward to this school year and feel free to reach out to me with any questions at smurra27@uncc.edu.

Jordan Fisher, GPSG Senator

Hey, I’m Jordan! I was born in Colorado, but I’ve lived in a lot of other places since then. I received a BA in English at Gardner-Webb University and came to UNC Charlotte for a MA in English with a Children’s Literature concentration. I love to spend time writing my own stories and playing video games. I’m excited to be a part of ESGA and hope to foster a like-minded community of English lovers. I can be reached at jfishe70@uncc.edu.

 

 


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Contact EGSA:   egsa@uncc.edu

EGSA Advisor:  Prof. Lara Vetter