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Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is dedicated to the advancement and development of the nearly 7,000 graduate and professional students at the University of South Carolina.

Graduate Student Recognition Awards
As a part of the Inaugural year of the Graduate Student Awards and Recognition, GSA is extremely excited to announce a recognition program for graduate students in 7 categories presenting 25 awards in appreciation of their contribution to the Carolina Community.

Nomination and Application Form


Graduate Student Town Hall

All graduate students are invited to share their concerns at the next town hall on March 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams and interested students should RSVP to attend.

Town Hall Registration Form


Recent GSA News


Executive Officers

Maggie Carson

Maggie Carson, President

Maggie Carson is a PhD student studying Environmental Health Sciences in the Arnold School of Public Health. 

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Maxwell Akonde

Maxwell, Vice President

Maxwell Akonde is a PhD student studying Epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public Health. He had previously served as the Secretary for Data Management within the Graduate Student Association. 

Contact Maxwell

GSA vice president Christopher Eddy

Christopher Eddy, Treasurer

Christopher Eddy is a fourth-year Ph.D student in the department of Political Science. Over the past two years, he has worked diligently with GSA, serving as both the secretary of legislative affairs and vice president.

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Sudipta Saha

Sudipta Saha, Graduate Council Representative

Sudipta Saha is a fourth-year PhD student studying Mechanical Engineering.  He has previously served as a Secretary of Graduate Student Organizations.

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Christopher Eddy 

Victoria Armstrong

Zach Kenkins

Abigail Hassett 

Ali Iskender 

Makayla Gibson 



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