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Education Graduate Association

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.

2015-16 Education Graduate Association Officers

Ryan PalmerPresident: Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer graduated from University of Delaware’s Psychology program in 2014. He is currently in his second year of the School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. program. He is interested in expanding the scope of mental health education in middle and high schools and hopes to one day work in school administration. He currently works with graduate housing with UD’s Residence Life and Housing department.

Rachel SalingerVice President: Rachel Salinger

Rachel Salinger graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in Psychology and Studio Art. Currently, she is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School Psychology program, where her research interests concern teacher training and supports, principally for educating students with disabilities. She also works on the evaluation team for the INBRE and EPSCoR education grants with Dr. Cheryl Ackerman. Rachel is looking forward to serving as EGA Vice President this year!

 Kelly ScanlonSocial Chair: Kelly Scanlon

Kelly Scanlan is a second-year masters student in Human Services Leadership. Prior to this program she graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S in Human Services and a B.A in Spanish language and culture. Her current research focuses on how access to education impacts the identity development of stateless adolescents in the Dominican Republic. She also works with New Directions Early Head Start for her graduate assistantship. Kelly is excited to get involved with EGA this year.

Hui YangSecretary: Hui Yang

Hui Yang (Mocha) is a first-year Ph.D student in the Learning Sciences specialization. She is a graduate research assistant at the Delaware Center for Teacher Education. Before entering the doctoral program, Hui received a B.S.E in Elementary Education, a B.S and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. She is very excited to be part of EGA for the 2015-2016 academic year!

Annastasia PurintonPR/Social Media Chair: Annastasia Purinton

Annastasia Purinton is a second-year MA TESL student. She is also currently working as a private tutor in the Chester County region and a substitute teacher in Delaware. Annastasia received her B.A. in English Literary Studies from the University of Delaware in May of 2014. Her academic interests involve literacy teaching for English language learners.


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