Annual Writing Awards: Students Receive Recognition and Financial Support
Associate Professor Todd Heyden with Rose Buscemi, Writing Center Award recipient
Sarah Burns-Feyl, University Librarian, with Christina Bauer, Library Research Award recipient
Writing Center Awards New York City event
Exceptional writing was celebrated at the Second Annual Writing Enhanced Course/Writing Center/Library Excellence in Research Awards, with ceremonies on the Lower Manhattan and Pleasantville campuses. Seventeen New York City and 17 Pleasantville students were recognized for their writing on an array of topics from violence against women, early feminism, and the New Jersey Plan of Union, to the personal narrative of a peer writing tutor and the effect of lactose intolerance in the development of osteoporosis.
Three types of awards were given: one for student writing achievement in required Writing Enhanced Courses (faculty teaching those courses nominated students whose writing was seen as outstanding); the second for students who attended the Writing Center during the semester and made excellent progress (the tutors nominated those students); and the third for outstanding library research. The writing and research awards ceremony was established as a vehicle to recognize the outstanding achievements of students in writing enhanced courses and those who applied themselves to the hard work of improving their skills through working with a tutor at the Writing Center. Thanks to a generous gift from Lauren Rublin, a long-time friend of Pace, awardees received a prize.
Located on the New York City and Pleasantville campuses, the Writing Center is staffed with instructors and peer tutors. Open everyday, the Center is an invaluable and cost-free resource for Pace students, offering both live help and online assistance for those off campus. It also provides numerous opportunities and resources for faculty to foster communication skills and critical thinking through course writings. Learn more about the Writing Center
New York City Awardees
Congratulations to all the award recipients!
By Brian Bonci ‘11
Bonci is a political science major who is enrolled in the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University.
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