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 2019


 Faculty Advisor -- Ashley E. Hudson, MFA (


Kim Carr
(704) 248-1637

Vice President
Clint Thorman
(828) 578-4750

Chelsea Wetherell
(925) 324-0009

Liz Watkin
(828) 398-7512
Georgia Ezzell

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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Palaver Links:

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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 2019 (with Zoom option for remote students). Please stay tuned for updates on GLSSA meetings. No meetings will be scheduled for Summer 2019.

Call for GLSSA Officers

In order for GLSSA to remain an active organization eligible for funding, we require that all 5 leadership positions be continually filled. GLSSA advisor Ashley Hudson requests GLS students consider joining GLSSA as an officer. Please contact Ashley Hudson at for information about the responsibilities and opportunities associated with being a GLSSA officer. Serving your fellow students as a GLSSA officer has a low demand on time but a great impact on student success and opportunities. We hope you’ll join!

Last Update: September 17, 2019