Graduate Consultative Committee (GCC)

The primary responsibility of the graduate consultative committee (GCC) is to represent the student body to the faculty of the department of statistical science. Members of the GCC act as liaison between faculty and students to ensure needs and desires of both parties are met and addressed within the department.

The GCC work primarily with the director of graduate studies (DGS) to ensure all academic needs of the students are met. Complaints or suggestions by the students regarding departmental issues (e.g. seminar, office space, etc.) are brought to the department head by the GCC.

The GCC and graduate students organize the Departmental New Student Orientation each Fall (with Scavenger Hunt and Progressive Dinner with faculty), campouts for Basketball Tickets, the annual Halloween Party, and other events during the year. The GCC is also responsible for coordinating desk selection, assigning student advisors to first year Ph.D. students, and assigning hosts to visiting students.

GCC elections are held in August every year before the beginning of fall term.

Current GCC Representatives

Ph.D. Students
  • Liz Lorenzi (3rd year student)
  • Jialiang Mao (1st year student)
  • Victor Pena (4th year student)
MSS Students
  • Cecily Abraham (1st year student)
  • Will Eastman (1st year student)

MSEM Student

  • Eden Huang (1st year student)

GCC Activities

Each semester, the GCC organizes activities to help create a sense of community among the graduate students. For 2013-2014, the following activities were organized by GCC:

  • New Student Orientation and Scavenger Hunt
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Campout
  • Annual Halloween Party 
  • Visit to the Duke Lemur Center
  • T-Shirt Design Competition

Contact Us

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