Graduate Student Association
Message from the GSA President
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the GSA. At MCW, the GSA provides a great opportunity to take leadership within the graduate school. Our main focus is to support graduate students from an academic, social, and economical standpoint. With representation from all of the masters and doctoral programs, the GSA provides diverse opportunities to network with peers and learn about MCW culture. In addition, the GSA provides students a chance to serve on committees alongside faculty, further extending professional networks that can benefit students after graduation. All students are welcome to join our monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of every month and I encourage anyone that is interested to reach out to our wonderful representatives or executive board members for more information.
The GSA is looking forward to supporting all our graduate student's needs over the coming year!
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
About the GSA
The GSA organizes and co-sponsors events that we believe would be a benefit to current graduate students. Our representative council meets monthly to share institutional committee and program updates, plan events, manage its budget that stems from student fees, and to address any emergent issues. Any graduate student at MCW is invited to attend our monthly meetings, as well as get involved with our many committees.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns for the GSA, please email email@example.com.
Registration and abstract submissions are delegated through the GSA email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about this year’s symposium, please contact them.
Graduate Student Conference Education Fund:
Guy Berst Award:
- Guy Berst Memorial Training Award Information (PDF)
- Guy Berst Memorial Training Award Application (PDF)
Kayoko Ishizuka Award:
Paper of the Season Awards
The Graduate School offers a Paper of the Season award. This award is granted to an outstanding original research manuscript. The Awards Committee of the Graduate Studies Council (GSC) reviews all of the applications submitted to determine if all criteria has been met, and then scores and votes on a winning paper. Awards are granted 4 times per year – 1 for every season.
2021 Winter Paper of the Season Award Winner:
PhD candidate, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy department
2021 Spring Paper of the Season Award Winner:
PhD candidate, Biochemistry department
Teacher and Mentor of the Year
Teacher of the Year is someone who has demonstrated exceptional teaching qualities including great connection with the students and an ability to convey and impart knowledge in a meaningful way. The Mentor of the Year is someone who has provided a learning environment throughout someone’s graduate school career that has driven students to reach their goals in a constructive and supportive way.
To nominate a teacher or mentor, email email@example.com. Please be sure to regard the Graduate Student Handbook on the rules for nominations. Nominations are accepted in the spring.
Teacher of the Year 2019-2020:
Katherine Quinn, PhD
Mentor of the Year 2018-2019:
Alison Kriegel, PhD
President: Courtney Fisher
Vice President: Samantha Swift
Treasurer: Ben O’Brien
Secretary: Briana Meyer
Public Relations: Cara Marzion
2020-2021 Department Representatives:
Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy: Olivia Arnold
Biophysics: Brooke Greiner
Pharmacology and Toxicology: Bailey Sarka
Physiology: Adaysha Williams
Biochemistry: Hayley Powers
Microbiology & Immunology: Sam DeCero
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (IDP): Rachel Fehrman
Neuroscience PhD Program (NDP): Reilly Allison
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP): Kyler Crawford
Public and Community Health: Erica Marion
Biomedical Engineering: Shima Sadri
Masters of Public Health: Morgan Medina
Masters in Medical Physiology: Elle Maricque
Biostatistics: Xiao Li
2020-2021 Faculty & Staff Advisors:
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Neil Hogg, PhD
Director of Enrollment and Student Services: Angela Backus
Program Associate: Monica Richwine
Is your department or program not listed? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to be a representative for your program.
Looking to be an elected representative? Elections are held each March and April. Be sure to look out for a student wide email coming from the GSA for information. Check the Graduate Student Handbook for eligibility requirements.
Interested in attending monthly GSA meetings? Everyone is welcome! Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Join us for social events! The GSA Social Committee hosts monthly social events for all graduate students. Our social events range from professional sporting events, to casual gatherings. Check with your department representative for any upcoming social events.
For more details on how to get involved, please contact the GSA at email@example.com
Want to join a committee? Any student can get involved and serve on most committees, regardless of whether or not they are a GSA representative.
- Academic Standing & Welfare
- Assessment Oversight
- Big Sib / Little Sib
- Community Outreach
- Council for Woman’s Advocacy
- Course Evaluation
- Curriculum & Program
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIAC)
- Educational IT
- Faculty Council
- Faculty IT
- Food Service
- Graduate Outreach and Recruiting Program
- Graduate School Council
- Marquette/MCW Alumni Association
- Office of Educator Development Advisory
- Pharmacy Student Association rep
- Program Evaluation
- Research Affairs
- Spotlight on Science
- Student Assembly Rep
- Student Health Insurance
- GSA Student Symposium
- Title IX
- Tonken’s Fitness Center
- Travel Award Policy
- Woman in Science
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of the committees described above.
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