The Education and HDFS Graduate Association (EGA) is the official student organization of full- and part-time graduate students at the University of Delaware’s School of Education and Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Officers are elected to EGA each year for a one-year term. Students are granted membership in this association upon acceptance to the School, and its officers are elected from among your peers and colleagues.
The EGA serves as a link to news, information, and events within the school that affects graduate students. It also serves as an advocate and representative to the faculty and administration of the School on matters ranging from quality of life to programs and advising. The EGA also holds events throughout the semester. Check the event calendar for upcoming activities and connect with them on Facebook.
2016-17 Education Graduate Association Officers
President: Marcia Shirilla
Marcia Shirilla holds a Master’s degree in Leisure Studies from Penn State and a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech. She has 17 years of experience working in the recreation industry including summer camp and after-school programming, health and wellness programming, and facility management. She also taught as an adjunct instructor at North Carolina Central University’s Department of Physical Education and Recreation. Her research interests include investigating how children perceive learning and play, how children learn through play, and how physical activity is related to the development of executive function.
Vice President: Soumita Basu
Soumita Basu is a second-year student in M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Her study interests involve designing digital learning environments as well as augmenting learning experiences using technological solutions. Prior to this program, she received her M.A. degree in English from India. Soumita currently works as a Graduate Assistant for the administrative office of the School of Education. She is elated to serve as the Vice-President of EGA.