Graduate Liberal Studies Program

GLS Student Association (GLSSA)

Mission Statement

The Graduate Liberal Studies Student Association (GLSSA) shall serve as the association representing all Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and GLS post-Master's Certificate in Liberal Studies (PMCLS) students at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The purpose of the organization shall be to encourage, recognize, and assist all GLS students academically and socially, as well as to promote the interests and welfare of GLS students within the university.

The Constitution of the Graduate Liberal Studies Student Association

GLSSA Welcome - Fall 2018


 Faculty Advisor -- Ashley E. Hudson, MFA (


Christen Faubel
(910) 899-2330

Travis Henry
(719) 238-6400
Vice President
Chris Riendeau

Georgia Ezzell
(910) 547-5460

Chelsea Wetherell
(925) 324-0009

How to apply for grants:

In order to apply for a grant from GLSSA, you must compose a letter stating what the funds will be used for specifically (travel expenses? research? supplies? etc.). Send this letter to the GLSSA President and Treasurer (see email addresses above). This letter and the required form (see link below) must be submitted at least one month prior to date for which funds are needed and the following requirements must be met: Student must attend at least two open GLSSA meetings and one Student Government Association (SGA) meeting in the current semester, the request letter must be approved by the GLSSA executive board, and the student must have first applied through GSA. Once those requirements have been met and you receive a grant, please contact the program assistant Rachel Gentry (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) to make sure that your expenses meet the requirements of the grant.

APPLICATION: GLSSA grant for Graduate Students through The Graduate Liberal Studies Program Student Association


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Meetings for the Semester

The Graduate Liberal Studies Student Association (GLSSA) invite all GLS students to attend the monthly meetings for Fall 2018 (with Zoom option for remote students). The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11th in the GLS Office in Bear Hall 105 from 7-8pm. You can text Christen Faubel at 910-899-2330 to let you into the building. Future meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm:

  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

Call for GLSSA Officers

Finally, many of the current GLSSA officers will be graduating this semester and we require fresh blood to fill multiple leadership positions. Ashley Hudson has put out a call for officers which includes officer titles, the responsibilities for each position, and many other aspects to GLSSA.

Last Update: August 29, 2018