Corey Hamilton, President of the UCO Language Society, is a senior working towards his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Philosophy. In addition to serving as the Language Society president, he also serves as House Representative to UCO’s Student Association for the UCO Language Society, the UCO English Society, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Corey has previously served as President of the English Society and Treasurer of both the Symposium of Philosophy and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Societies. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree, Corey plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric.
Meredith Seagraves, President of the UCO English Society, earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with numerous honors and awards in December 2009 and began work on her Master of Arts degree with emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first century literature in January 2010; her thesis discusses autobiography and fiction written by ethnic American authors and the ways in which these texts reflect unique modes of intercultural identity formation. In August 2010, she began an appointment as a teaching assistant in UCO’s Department of English where she teaches first-year composition. Upon completing her M.A., Meredith will pursue her Ph.D. and plans to teach at the university level.
Jennifer Bean, Vice President of the UCO Language Society, earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Education and Photojournalism in May 2011. After teaching high school for a year, Jennifer returned to UCO for her Master of Arts degree with emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first century literature. As an undergraduate, Jennifer was an officer in both the UCO English and Language Societies, and she currently serves as Senator for the UCO Language Society, Public Relations Representative for both English and Language Societies, a committee member for Academic Affairs, a member of the Public Relations Committee, and Vice Co-Chair of Graduate Student Affairs.
Amy Carrell is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Central Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Purdue University; her dissertation combines linguistic theory with rhetorical theory and applies them to verbal humor. Dr. Carrell is the senior advisor of both the Language Society and the English Society and co-advisor of the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. She is also the President of the Oklahoma Conference of the American Association of University Professors.