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Meet the Staff

The Center for Writing Excellence is staffed by student writing consultants who are highly trained and come from majors across the campus, including education, English, history, and more. All writing consultants are required to attend a semester-length training course that teaches writing and research processes, writing across the disciplines, interpersonal communication skills, and office policies and protocols.

If you are interested in applying for a job at the Center, and if you have completed the General Education writing sequence (EN 111-112 or EN 121-122) with at least a 3.0 average or above, log in to LionJobs and look for an opening.

Current Center for Writing Excellence Staff:

 

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Bri Palmer

Bri Palmer

Major(s): Film and Media Digital Production
Role: Consultant
Strengths: MLA and APA Formats, Revising, Editing, Organization
Biography: Bri is a senior at UNA. This is her third year working in the CWE. She is also a lab assistant in the communications department at UNA, and she holds the position of secretary in the UNA Film Club. She enjoys screenwriting, cinematography, and other aspects of filmmaking. After she graduates, she hopes to one day work in the film industry.

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Mary Beth Willcoxon

Mary Beth Willcoxon

Major(s): Digital Media and Animation
Role: Consultant
Strengths: Revision, Word Choice, Sentence Structure, Organization, Grammar
Biography: Mary Beth's favorite movie is The Princess Bride, and her favorite book is Howl's Moving Castle. She enjoys reading, writing, and drawing and is a member of the Art Club and the Disney Alumni Association.

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Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan

Major(s): Professional Writing
Minor(s): Spanish and Digital Media Production
Role: Consultant
Strengths: Organization, Brainstorming, Grammar
Biography: Rachel is a member of the Honors Program at UNA. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with friends. She loves to listen to music by Fall Out Boy and All Time Low. After she graduates, she wants to go to graduate school and eventually teach at the college level.

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Mae-Lee Colwell-Shockley

Mae-Lee Colwell-Shockley

Major(s): English/Language Arts
Minor: Art History
Role: Consultant
Strengths: Outlining, Researching, Formatting, Revision, Brainstorming
Biography: Mae-Lee is a junior at UNA. She hopes to one day teach English at,a community college level. In her spare time, she enjoys reading horror and crime novels, writing book reviews, and working on her novel that she will never finish. She is a member of the UNA Art Club and often spends time at the Wesley Foundation.

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Rachel Sweigard

Rachel Sweigard

Major(s): English Language Arts/ Secondary Education
Role: Consultant
Strengths: Brainstorming, Organization, Formatting, Argumentation, Editing, Revising, Grammar
Biography: Rachel is a senior at UNA and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies and is actively involved in the Multicultural Club at UNA. Rachel plans to teach English/Language Arts at the middle or high school level upon graduation and hopes to pursue a graduate degree shortly thereafter. She enjoys medieval literature, modernist poetry, and works by diverse authors. Her favorite book is a tie between 1984 by George Orwell and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and her favorite poet is T.S. Eliot. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and running.

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Katie Spillman

Katie Spillman

Major(s): Social Work
Role: Consultant
Strengths: N/A

Biography: Katie is a Decatur, Alabama native where she grew up with her parents and two siblings. She is now a sophomore majoring in Social Work and hopes to one day work as a guidance counselor. In addition to working in the writing center, Katie also works at Collier Library. In her free time, she likes to curl up inside with a good movie and Chinese food. During the summer, she works as a SOAR Counselor, which is her favorite extracurricular activity. Katie also enjoys reading, writing, going to church, and visiting her two-year old niece.

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Laiken Mann

Laiken Mann

Major:  Elementary Education
Minor:   Collaborative Special Education 
Role: Consultant
Strengths:   Revising, Organizing, Outlining
Biography:   Laiken is a sophomore at UNA and is involved in Alpha Gamma Delta on campus. In her free time, she likes to watch The Office, spend time with friends, and paint. She depends on coffee to get her through the day and is always happy to help others. 



Jordan Tolbert

Jordan Tolbert

Major(s):   Mass Communications / Public Relations
Role: Consultant
Strengths:   Research, Brainstorming, Organization, Revision
Biography:  Jordan is a junior at UNA and majoring in Public Relations with hopes to pursue her education at the graduate level. Jordan is in the Honors Program and is a chair person for the Honors Student Organization. If she is not busy socializing, then odds are she is obsessing over a new series on Netflix and aimlessly snacking on chocolate. 



Monday Sanderson

Monday Sanderson

Major(s):   English Language Arts/ Secondary Education
Minor:  Journalism
Role:  Consultant
Strengths:     MLA Format, Editing, Brainstorming, Organization, Grammar
Biography:    Monday is a junior at UNA. She calls Madison, Alabama her home. She is the current president for the Student Alliance and Equality organization and the Life Editor for The Flor-Ala. She loves to read, specifically any book written by Agatha Christie, Jodi Picoult, or Stephen King. 

 Adriane Waldrep

Adriane Waldrep   

Major: Professional Writing
Minor: Literature
Role:  Consultant
Strengths: Creative Writing, Organization, Brainstorming, Revising, Editing
Biography: Adriane is a native of Cherokee, Alabama. Her major is professional writing and her minor is literature. She hopes to work in the writing and publishing industry in the future. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with horses, going to church, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Dr. Kathleen Richards

Kathleen Richards
Role: Assistant Director
Biography: Dr. Richards has a Master's degree in English Literature from UNA and a Doctorate degree in English Composition and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Richards has been teaching at UNA for approximately ten years. For the first couple of years as an adjunct, part-time English composition instructor, she often volunteered to work in writing centers as a tutor. While tutoring and teaching students in English composition, she became fascinated with writing centers and the work that they do for students. Dr. Richards has been directing the UNA Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) for four years. In order for the writing consultants at UNA to be the very best, she initiated the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC), sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Students at UNA can be assured that the writing consultants in the CWE have gone through extensive tutor training and are fully capable of tutoring students in writing across the disciplines.

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Spring & Fall

In-House Consultations:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00am-9:00pm

Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm


Online Consultations:

Mon - Thurs: 2:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm


Summer I & II
(June and July Sessions)

Mon-Thurs: 12:00pm-5:00pm

(Check the CWE scheduling page at tutortrac.una.edu for availability.)

 

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