Graduate Communication Association (GCA)

USF's Graduate Communication Association (GCA) is a student led organization affiliated with the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. The longstanding organizational goals are to provide USF students enrolled in communication with resources to learn about the department and the communication discipline, as well as to foster opportunities for department and campus community-building. GCA strives for an engaged graduate student body by sponsoring events which provide social and professional opportunities, encouraging networking and camaraderie between students and faculty. GCA student-leaders act as liaisons between department faculty and students, as a connection across all graduate programs, and as a resource to communication students of all levels. GCA membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of South Florida.

The GCA Board for the 2019-2020 school year:

Co-President: Wesley Johnson
Co-President: Erick Viera
Social Events Coordinator and Treasurer: Michael McDowell
Secretary: Jessica Lolli
Social Media Coordinator: Laura Mattson
Resource Manager: Anjuliet Woodruffe

Past GCA Board Members


Co-President: Beatriz Nieto Fernandez
Co-President: Ryan D'Souza
Secretary: Elisabeth Mason
Treasurer: Liahnna Stanley
Social Events Coordinator: Sasha Sanders
Social Media Coordinator: Jess Rauchberg
Resource Manager: Zhenyu Tian