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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015-2016

March, 2016: MAWCA Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

Three GW Writing Center consultants presented on panels at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Assocation's annual conference over Spring Break on Drexel University's campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Megan FitzGerald
Indirect Fire

Olivia Barrow
A Framework of Feelings: Reflective Tutoring Beyond the Writing Center

Evan DeFrancesco
Doing Grammar: A Comparison of Writing Consultant Training in Morphosyntax

April, 2016: Consultant invited to present to Cabrini College Writing Center

Following her presentation at the 2016 MAWCA conference, Megan Fitzgerald was invited to give a special presentation of her paper Indirect Fire to the director and staff of the Cabrini College Writing Center.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2014-2015

October, 2014: Conference Presentations in Disneyworld, FL

A group of Writing Center consultants and the Center’s directors presented on several panels at the International Writing Centers Association’s annual conference:

Authority and Competence in the Learning Commons: Exploring Synergy Between Writing Consultants and Research Librarians

  • Carol Hayes, Deputy Director of the GW Writing Center

  • Dolsy Smith, Instructional Librarian in the Gelman Library

  • Christy Zink, Director of the GW Writing Center

Art, Syntax, and Identity: MultiLingual Writers in the Writing Center

  • Christine Asaro, consultant pursuing a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Evan DeFrancesco, consultant pursuing an undergraduate degree in Classics and Linguistics

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013-2014

April, 2014: Rachel Lesniak named GW, DC, and Northeast regional student employee of the year! 

In late April, Rachel Lesniak, an undergraduate consultant who worked in the Center for three years, attended the Excellence in Student Life award ceremony as a finalist for the GW Student Employee of the Year award. When her name was called, we were all thrilled—but the best was yet to come. When Rachel went onstage to accept her award, she discovered that she was not only the GW Student Employee of the Year, but that she’d also won the DC-wide competition AND the competition for the Student Employee of the Year for the entire Northeast region of the United States, making her one of four finalists for the national award. Read a full account of Rachel’s awards!