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):

Shanon Murray, Co-President

Kevin Chauncey, Co-President

Sara Eudy, Vice President

Katherine Tallent, Secretary

Macy Dunklin, Co-Treasurer

Jessie Cortez, Co-Treasurer

Melissa LaFrate GPSG Senator


 

Shanon Murray, Co-President

Shanon Murray, Co-PresidentHi everyone! I will be serving as Co-President of EGSA for the 2017-2018 school year. I am originally from Houston, TX and I relocated to Charlotte almost 5 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. 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.

 

Kevin Chauncey, Co-President

Kevin Chauncey, Co-PresidentHello everyone! I'm excited to be one of EGSA's two co-presidents for the upcoming year. I was born and grew up in Raleigh, but I've spent the last 5-6 years in Charlotte here at UNC Charlotte. Please feel free to ask me anything you think you need to know about the school or the area! I'm a huge soccer fan (I support Manchester United, but we can talk about anything), a bit of a nerd (yet pale in comparison to many of our classmates and EGSA's other officers, well done y'all), and I'll be spending most of my time studying Linguistics this year. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at EGSA events, among others. You can reach out to me about anything at kchaunce@uncc.edu.

 

Sara Eudy, Vice President

Sara Eudy, Vice PresidentHello! I’m Sara Eudy, your current EGSA Vice-President. I completed my undergrad at UNC Charlotte in Spring of 2017 and decided to stay on another two years for my Master’s in English. In addition to being your VP, I’m also the president of the Early Modern Paleography Society, as well as Student Vice President of UNC Charlotte’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. I watch cooking shows pretty religiously (GBBO has my heart), and I try, and often fail at, cooking recipes in my own kitchen. I have two cats, Fitz and Binx, way too many books, and an ever-growing vinyl collection. If you want to contact me, you can shoot me an email at seudy4@uncc.edu, or stop by the TA Office (290N) in the English Department. Let’s make this a great year!

 

Katherine Tallent, Secretary

Katherine Tallent, Co-TreasurerHello! My name is Katherine Tallent and I am a second-year MA student, concentrating in English Literature. I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2016 with an English major and a women's and gender studies minor, and I'm so happy to be pursuing my Master's at UNCC too! My interests include British literature, children's literature, women's and gender studies, feminist theory, and Marxism. I am currently teaching two University writing courses, but my overall goal is to one day become a professor of English literature and to earn my PhD. I love getting to know new people, so please feel free to reach out to me at any time at ktallen3@uncc.edu

 

 

 

Macy Dunklin, Co-Treasurer

Macy Dunklin, Co-TreasurerHi there! I am one of the rare Charlotte natives who stuck around through the years. I received my bachelors from UNCC in German and German Translation. After interning abroad as an English teacher and mentor, I decided I wanted to pursue a master's of English. Besides being your co-treasurer, I am working in the University Writing Center as a TA. When I'm not leaning over my school books, I'm reading more books like the newest Murakami novel or a cookbook. In the academic off-season I try to see as much of the world as I can! I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you through the EGSA- mdunklin@uncc.edu.

 

Jessie Cortez, Co-Treasurer

Jessie Cortez, SecretaryHi all! I’m Jessie, and I’m your EGSA co-treasurer! I’m originally from Lake Charles, Louisian,. I went to McNeese State University, where I majored in English and minored in Spanish. I came up to Charlotte last year to pursue a Master’s degree in English with a concentration in composition and rhetoric. EGSA was vital in my becoming part of the UNCC community, and I’m happy to connect with my fellow English graduate students. Outside of school, I enjoy exercise, and I’m currently training for my first half-marathon.

 

 

 

Melissa LaFrate, GPSG Senator

Hi, I'm Melissa! I have lived all over the U.S. but I consider North Carolina home. I received my B.A. from UNCC in English Lit with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, I am currently studying to get my masters in English Lit. I enjoy spending my time with my family and my dog, Harris Teeter. When I am not studying, I am teaching first year writing at UNCC. I can be reached at mlafrate@uncc.edu.

 

 


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Contact EGSA:   egsa@uncc.edu

EGSA Advisor:  Prof. Lara Vetter