Graduate Student Association

Our mission is to provide graduate leadership, functioning as a community of scholars in which teaching, research, and service are instrumental keys in strengthening and guiding our futures. The Graduate Student Association maintains a commitment to provide the means for a responsible and effective graduate student enrichment experience.

While the Graduate Student Association utilizes the University’s historical, cultural, human and physical resources to enhance professionalism, the GSA serves as a liaison between culturally and academically diverse graduate students and exists as a pillar of support for the graduate student environment.


2021 - 2022 GSA E-Board

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to network with other graduate students, universities, corporations, community service groups and foundations
  • Exchange of scholarly ideas and goals with graduate students of similar interests and backgrounds
  • Become an advocate for the graduate student body that focuses on issues and concerns of graduate and professional students

Latest GSA Announcements

2021 – 2022 GSA Schedule of Events

Previous Events

Fall 2021 New Graduate Student Online Orientation
Date: August 19, 2021

Social Event: Fall 2021 Campus Scavenger Hunt
Date: August 27, 2021
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General GSA Meeting
Date & Time: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 | 5:00 pm 6:00 pm
GSA General Meeting Agenda Thursday, September 16, 2021

Research Workshop
Recording Link | Passcode: !PC0i481 (case sensitive)
Date & Time: Thursday, September 30th, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Homecoming Events: Street Jam and Office Decorating (In-person)


Upcoming Events

General GSA Meeting
Zoom Link
Date & Time: Thursday, October 21st 2021 | 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

GSA In-Person Social Event
Fondren Public, 2765 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39216
Date & Time: Friday, October 22rd, 2021 | 7:00 pm

GSA Virtual Social Event
Zoom Link
Date & Time: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Leadership Team

Name: Sreenath Panchagnula

Position: President

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: Hyderabad, India








Name: Deepak Vadlamudi

Position: Vice President

Major: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE)

From: Vijayawada, India








Name: Lauren Corby

Position: Secretary

Major: Environmental Science

From: Dorsey, Illinois








Name: Jenney Ainsworth

Position: Treasurer

Major: Accounting

From: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Name: Jessica Orey

Position: Parliamentarian

Major: Journalism and Media Studies

From: Jackson, Mississippi

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Name: Carlton Lyons

Position: Coordinator of Membership Development

Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

From: Utica, Mississippi








Name: Symone Lawson

Position: Student Advisor

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: Mebane, North Carolina


GSA Email:


Staff Advisor

Ms. Deborah Washington

Graduate Dean

Dr. Preselfannie W. McDaniels