Since 1983, when a writing center was first established at East Carolina University, undergraduate and graduate students have served as writing center consultants. The center aims to recruit a diverse body of consultants with a wide array of academic interests and strengths. We at the University Writing Center are proud of the accomplishments of our consultant alumni. Read more to learn about the impact our consultant alumni are having in our community and beyond.
Upon graduating with a Master of Arts in English (Multicultural and Transnational Literature Concentration), Lena is now enrolled in the Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year College program. An alumna who is still serving as a consultant as she is in the certificate program, Lena was the first distance education consultant. She lives in Virginia and has published many feature articles in her local newspaper. Check out her work here:
Christopher teaches art at Chicod School, here in Pitt County Schools. On making connections with his professional practice now and his writing center roots, Christopher says, "I'm always having my students write and reflect on their projects and having them think creatively and solve problems just like did at the WC. One of my favorite projects is to have kids draw a fantasy picture and then write an accompanying story (or pick a story and have them illustrate a picture from it)." Christopher provided an example of a lesson he did with his second graders about dragons and literature:
Since being a writing tutor and earning his MA in English, James taught high school English in North Carolina for three years before moving to Arkansas to complete his PhD. Today, he lives in Greenwood, South Carolina, with his wife and daughter and is an Assistant Professor of English and English Education at Lander University. On his experience within the writing center, James says, "I learned a great deal about writing and how to help students with writing at the Writing Center. I went on to tutor at he writing center at University of Arkansas, also. Having experience at ECU helps me understand college students' difficulties in writing academic prose and in critical thinking. I use those skills everyday."