Student Representative

Giving Students a Voice

The Glass Art Society Student Representative is an important position on the Board of Directors. The Student Representative serves as the primary champion of student projects and is the key intermediary between student members and the general membership of GAS. The Glass Art Society encourages all eligible, full-time student members in a degree-seeking glass program to apply.



Emily Kuchenbecker was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for two years, for the start of her BFA. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she is currently finishing her senior year in the 3D BFA program.

While enrolled at UWSP, Emily has attended many visiting artist workshops in order to expand her studio knowledge. She participates in the student organization SCULPT, as well as supporting the UWSP Glass Program as a studio intern.

Emily is serving as the GAS Student Representative for 2015-2016.

"Being the Student Representative for the Glass Art Society provided me with professional development opportunities that set a foundation for my career." - Emily Kuchenbecker, GAS Student Representative 


2016 Call for Self-Nominations

Application Deadline: October 17, 2016


  • Ensure your eligibility and review the position duties (below)
  • Write a letter of intention explaining what you can bring to the position and how you could best serve GAS student membership
  • Submit your resume or CV
  • Provide two references complete with full name, title, email address, and phone number.
All application materials may be emailed to Shelbey Lang, Executive Assistant at  


  • Gain real-world experience in non-profit administration, project management, conference planning, and more.
  • Collaborate and network with the noted artists, educators, and professionals on the GAS Board of Directors.
  • Boost your resume by organizing student-related projects and initiatives.
  • Get published by contributing regularly to our quarterly GASnews online newsletter.
  • Make a difference by communicating and creating opportunities to students in the field of glass art.
  • It’s fun!


  • Enrolled full time in a college-level, degree-granting program focused in the field of glass during the 2016-17 school year.
  • Current GAS student member.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of one year of service. Note: Eligible student representatives may run for re-election for a potential maximum term of three years.
  • Ability to attend the annual GAS conference planning meeting and the annual GAS conference with the Board of Directors.
  • Strong sense of organization and responsibility for assigned duties.
  • Recommended: Prior experience as a GAS student liaison.


  • Serve as primary intermediary between student members and the general GAS membership.
  • Communicate the mission, membership benefits, and special student opportunities of the Glass Art Society to eligible students interested in art made with glass.
  • Participate in monthly Board of Director conference calls.
  • Serve on the Board of Director’s Education and Print/Digital Media Committees and contribute to committee projects.
  • Solicit one student liaison from each qualifying school and maintain regular contact with the liaison to share information about the GAS conference and membership to interested students in their program.
  • Contribute to GASnews, the quarterly online GAS newsletter, about student-focused projects and opportunities. This includes writing both the Student Profile and School Profile in each issue.
  • Attend the annual GAS planning meeting with the Board of Directors. Note: travel and lodging to the planning meeting is paid for by GAS.
  • Attend the annual GAS conference. Note: Student Representative is responsible for his/her own travel and accommodation at the annual conference. Limited financial support may be available through the GAS Student Rep Travel Fund, but is not guaranteed.
  • Before and during the annual conference, assist in managing the International Student Exhibition, organize student demonstrations (if applicable), and contribute to Portfolio Review, the Education Resource Center, Poster Presentations, and other projects as needed.
  • Assist GAS with social media and other outreach as needed.
  • Serve as a mentor to the incoming student representative.





The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.