College of Education *
College of Education *
Graduate Student Organization

Graduate Student Organization


2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Dear College of Education Graduate Students,

Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 academic year.  Congratulations to new students on the start of your programs here at the University of Maryland!  Congratulations to returning students on your continued studies and research! 

The executive board of the Graduate Student Organization this year include myself, Diana Bowen, as President; Annie Goldthrite as Vice-President; Erin Hogan as Secretary-Treasurer; and Judy Foster as GSO faculty advisor.  We are honored to be serving in these positions and are looking forward to many informative, thought provoking, and community-building events this year. 

The GSO has three main foci this year: 1) Build community amongst graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and alumni; 2) Connect our work in education with issues of social justice; 3) Use our organization to bring a critical and self-reflective perspective to our work in education.

Hopefully you were able to attend our first event, the Graduate Student Welcome Fair, which featured organizations from around the campus, and introductory remarks by Dean Wiseman and the chairs of each department.  Additionally, the CHSE and TLPL departments shared their research, which generated conversations amongst both faculty and graduate students. The event also featured more than 25 campus organizations, centers, and groups to better connect you to the diverse offerings and resources on campus.  

This year we are looking forward to hosting a number of events, including a community-building event, an event for faculty to introduce graduate students to research projects, and lastly the annual Student Research Symposium.  Look out for other exciting events as well!

Again, congratulations on the start of the school year, and we are looking forward to engaging with you throughout the fall and spring semester.


Diana Bowen          Annie Goldthrie         Erin Hogan                       Judy Foster
President            Vice-President         Secretary-Treasurer           GSO faculty advisor