UWC News and Accomplishments

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!

Several of our consultants are graduating next weekend, and we're so proud that they spent a portion of their time at Appalachian with us here in the wriiting center. Congratulations to Bailey, Caleb, Carrie, Jerry, Jonathan, Kendall, McKenzie, Nicole, and Isabel! 

Rose Received Scholarships and Four+1 Status

Rose, one of our undergraduate consultants, has just been accepted into the 4+1 Accelerated Admission program through the Reich College of Education and given scholarship money (from the 4+1 program) for her summer graduate course work. Additionally, she received the Essie D. Briggs and Donald B. Briggs Scholarship for Education in December 2015. We're so proud of Rose! Congratulations! 

Kendall Received a Special Honor and Presented at a Conference

Kendall, one of our undergraduate consultants graduating this semester, was recently honored as Outstanding Senior in the English Department at the College of Arts and Sciences Celebration. Additionally, she did an oral presentation titled "Scholars and Detectives: One In The Same" for the Celebration of Student Research about her semester researching with Dr. Colin Ramsey, and she spoke on her research into making a new critical edition of John Rollin Ridge's 1854 novel "The Life And Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: the Celebrated California Bandit." How lucky we are to have Kendall on our staff! Congratulations!


Michelle has Been Accepted to NC State

Michelle, one of our faculty consultants, has been accepted to NC State's Doctoral Program in Adult and Community College Education where her goal is to focus on writing knowledge transfer in non-traditional students. We're so proud of her! Way to go, Michelle!

Veronica Received Special Recognition

Veronica received Honorable Mention for being a Top Ten Contender in the Aportfolio Scholar's Award competition this semester. Even though Veronica didn't win the top prize, we're extrememely proud of her accomplishment and her Aportfolio (which you can check out on the WAC website).

McKenzie Got a Job

McKenzie, another of our Seniors graduating in May, also just got a job after graduation! She'll start work at Classic Graphics in Charlotte, NC on the Family Dollar account. This account handles all the promotional graphics for Family Dollar's 8,000 locations in North America. McKenzie will be working on weekly design projects for the graphics, as well as handling customer relations with Family Dollar stores. Congratulations, McKenzie! We're so proud.

Jerry Got a Job

Jerry, one of our graduating Seniors, just got a job lined up for after graduation. He'll be working with Grassroots Campaigns, which is a progressive organization that specializes in running face-to-face campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups. They build membership bases and mobilize citizens for groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Democratic National Committee, the Nature Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, and Oxfam America. Jerry will be missed, but we're so proud of him!

Hannah is Presenting at a Conference

Our very own Hannah is presenting a paper titled "Young Adult Literature and Societal Changes" at Appalachian State's Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors on April 21st. Way to go, Hannah!

Mercer to Present at a Conference

Mercer, one of our graduate student consultants, will be presenting at the North Carolina Counselor's Association Conference in Greensboro, NC on February 18th. She is a part of a three person group who did a poster presentation titled "Mindful Medicine for the Sexual Wound: Bridging the Gap Between Approach and Avoidance" on Mindfulness and Sexual Abuse. Congrats, Mercer!

Caitlin to Present at a Conference

Caitlin, one of our graduate student consultants, has had her paper, "Consumed by the Broken Staccato: A Feminist Reading of Zelda Fitzgerald's Save Me the Waltz," accepted to the Southeast Women's Studies Association Conference (SEWSA) at Winthrop University. Congratulations, Caitlin!

Veronica is Going to a Conference and has a New Position

Veronica, one of our new four+1 consultants, was just accepted to the SEWSA 2016 Intersectionality in the New Millennium: An Assessment of Culture, Power, and Society Conference in April. Additionally, she just took on a new position as the Assistant Editor of the Cold Mountain Review!

Shannon Made Dean's List

Shannon, one of our desk staff members, made the Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester. Way to go, Shannon!

Tutor Representation at 2016 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference

Consultants Isabel, Adrienne, Veronica, and Haley will present their panel, "Implementation of the Unconventional Consultant," at the 2016 SWCA conference in Columbus, GA. 

Haley Made Dean's List and Took on a New Role

Haley, one of our new undergrad consultants, made the Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester. Additionally, she's now the President of the Women in IT Club. Congrats, Haley!

Cramer and Bailey Make Spotify

The Romantic Egotists, made up in part by our own Cramer and Bailey, have a new album out, Ghost Music, that's streaming on Spotify. You can also download the album on the website Bandcamp. You can also catch up with the guys on their Facebook page.

Hannah Made Dean's List

Hannah, one of our desk staff members, made the Dean's List for the spring semester! Congrats, Hannah!

C.C. Accepted to Syracuse

C.C., one of our faculty consultants, will begin working on her PhD at Syracuse University in the fall. Congratulations, C.C.!

Hannah to Present at 2015 Celebration of Creative Research and Student Endeavors Conference

Hannah, one of our desk workers, will present her paper, "The Effects of Communism on Chinese Women," at Appalachian's Celebration of Creative Research and Student Endeavors Conference this April. Way to go, Hannah!

Graduates' Plans

This spring, we have three undergraduate consultants graduating from Appalachian: Tyler, Josie, and Jayna.

During the summer, Tyler will be working as a Teaching Assistant for a Psychology course for the Duke TIP Summer Studies Program on Appalachian's campus, and in the fall, she'll start the PhD program in Social Psychology at UNC-Greensboro.

Jayna will be working at Appalachian this summer as an assistant to Traci Royster helping with Summer Orientations, and this fall, she will be interning with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Penn State.

Joise is taking a gap year and relaxing a bit before applying to graduate school for Fall 2016.

Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations are in order for two of our outstanding undergraduate consultants, Cramer and Nicole. Cramer was just awarded the Kate Peterson Scholarship for English Majors, and Nicole was awarded the Department of English Endowed Scholarship!

Cramer to Present at 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Convention

Cramer, one of our second-semester undergraduate consultants, is set to present his paper, "Mad Identities in The Taming of the Shrew," at the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta convention in Albuquerque, NM this March. Congrats, Cramer!

Hannah on Chancellor's List

Please help me congratulate Hannah, one of our brand-new desk workers, on making the Chancellor's List for the Fall 2015 semester, her first at Appalachian! Way to go, Hannah!

Julie awarded Grant

Julie has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Enrollment Management to study transfer students and community college writing centers. Her findings will be presented at a future ASU Transfer Sympsium and writing center conferences.

Shannon to be Published

One of our amazing desk workers, Shannon, is going to be published later this year by Think Piece. Click here to read more about The Great Repression, her upcoming book of illustrations and poems. Way to go, Shannon!

Jayna is Homecoming Queen

Our very own consultant, Jayna, was crowned Homecoming Queen on Oct. 11, 2014! Click here to read more about the event. Congrats, Jayna!!

NCWCN/SWCA Directors' Day

Assistant Director Rachel Robinson took part in the NC Directors' Day in Raleigh this spring. Check out their activity here.

Patterson Scholar

Nicole, one of our new undergraduate consultants, is one of only 16 students to be named a Patterson Scholar! Read about her honor here.

Tutor Spotlight

Check out former consultant, Kyle Blochl, in the SWCA Tutor Spotlight


Appalachian Writing Programs Receive National Award

Appalachian State University’s writing programs, Writing Across the Curriculum,
the University Writing Center, and Composition, have been selected to receive
the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. The Conference on College
Composition and Communication (CCCC) is the world's largest professional
organization for researching and teaching composition. This certificate is
awarded to outstanding programs and is extremely competitive: the total number
of programs honored since 2004 is 30 and includes Duke and NC State.

The CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence Selection Committee's
decision to honor ASU’s programs was based on its vertical writing model and
evidence of substantial professional development. Georgia Rhoades, Beth Carroll,
and Kim Gunter, directors of the writing programs, will be presented with a
certificate at the awards session of the annual conference in St. Louis in March