STUDENT SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
This committee supports graduate student physical, mental, and social health and general well-being at the University of Memphis. We plan events and student activities that encourage student connection and stress relief, as well as promotes and advocates for resources that help meet graduate student needs. This committee is managed by the VP, Regina Alabere (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are currently partnering with the Counseling Center to promote free, virtual, weekly group therapy for all graduate students currently held on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00am. For more information, click here to access the center's virtual walk-ins between 10:00am and 3:00pm M-F. The clinician on duty will add you to the group once you have completed the necessary paperwork. The group is not mandatory, and there are no consequences for missing meetings.
Populate Resources Bulletin Board (including public events, healthcare assistance, emergency funds, available assistantships etc. to be updated monthly from GAR reports)
Send Student Needs Assessment (after engagement increase efforts to reach more students to better understand their needs)
CONFERENCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Conference & Professional Development Committee helps to coordinate the professional development seminars for graduate students at the University of Memphis. We host several Professional Development Seminars each semester and students who attend 5 seminars before graduation will receive a certificate of distinction and stole at graduation. The committee helps locate speakers and promote this resource to students. Committee members also help with networking events, and research competitions. The This committee is managed by TBD.
Networking Event after Spring 2022 Award Ceremony
R1 Competition (to be featured in newsletter and on website)
AWARDS, FINANCING, & FUNDING COMMITTEE
The Awards, Financing, and Funding Committee helps allocate student travel funding to graduate students once funds dip below a certain amount and works with the University of Memphis Graduate School to give student scholarships and awards. Members of this committee may act as judges for travel funding and student award recipients as well as help plan student events and promote new scholarship opportunities. This committee is managed by the VP of Fiscal Affairs and Awards, Brian Bogue (email@example.com).
Spring 2022 Award Ceremony (including new 4.0, EB, and GAR awards)
Host and Record a Training on Travel Funding Application Process
If you are interested in serving on any of the listed committees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the current managing EB member listed under each committee.